About Us

AUSTRALIAN DISCOVERY ORCHESTRA

Principal Conductor: Kevin Purcell

 

Australia has extraordinary, highly trained and gifted orchestral musicians who, for varied reasons, rarely if at all get the opportunity to perform orchestral music with their peers.  So we’ve decided to change that.

Our  Mission:

To provide exceptional and talented Australian orchestral musicians with enriching opportunities to perform with their peers who, for whatever reason, do not make their living from full-time performance.

Our first nationwide call for players is now closed.  A new search for our roster will open in early 2017.

The Australian Discovery Orchestra is providing 68 exceptional musicians, from all over the country, the opportunity 2 – 3 times per year to come together to perform repertoire combining classic masterworks, lesser-known but important pieces, and the chance to shine a light on inspiring Australian music.

Recognising a “both/and” mindset – as opposed to the more common “either/or” approach to orchestral programming – we have cast aside all notions of highbrow and lowbrow music. The ADO’s concert programs will never distinguish between the music of Bernstein and Bruno Mars, Ravel and Radiohead, or even Sibelius and Sting.  We simply perform great orchestral music across all genres – and often in the same concert!


OUR INTERACTIVE, IMMERSIVE, MAP EXPERIENCE FOR OUR FORTHCOMING

‘A FOREIGN FIELD THAT IS FOREVER ENGLAND’

OUR INTERACTIVE MUSIC MAP EXPERIENCE IS COMPLETE!

Check out our FIVE interactive Music Maps complete with videos of ADO orchestra members demonstrating themes from the works we are performing

Cotswolds-Map

Image: Laura Hallett Illustration

Our audience invitation begins weeks before our concerts using a combination of new transmedia entertainment tools to increase participation and enjoyment – especially for audiences new to orchestral music.

Come imagine with us!

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