With a reputation for vitality and versatility, the internationally acclaimed Adelaide Symphony Orchestra is South Australia’s largest performing arts organisation, established in 1936.
For over 80 years, the ASO has been there to corroborate life and contribute to South Australia’s identity. Today the ASO plays a major role in Adelaide’s cultural and economic vibrancy, and enriches the community through more than 70 world-class performances to more than 90,000 diverse concertgoers each season. Each year it extends its audience beyond the concert halls through its Out of the CBD series and regular broadcasts on ABC Classic FM. And the ASO’s comprehensive Learning Series for schools and families symphony directly touches the lives of more than 16,000 children, thereby forging a special connection to music from a young age.
Delivering diverse and colourful programming with leading international and Australian musicians, it has also enjoyed hugely successful performances with such artists as Ben Folds, Tim Minchin and The Hilltop Hoods. The ASO has embarked on numerous international tours, including China, Korea, Singapore and Carnegie Hall in New York, and plays a vital role in the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, OzAsia Festival, WOMADelaide, State Opera of South Australia and Australian Ballet.