About

AUSTRALIAN DISCOVERY ORCHESTRA

Principal Conductor: Kevin Purcell
 
The Australian Discovery Orchestra provides 68 exceptional professional musicians from across the country the opportunity several times each year to perform repertoire embracing the catalogue of extraordinary orchestral music rarely heard live in-concert, occasional performances of classic masterworks revealed in a new light and, a commitment to premiering new Australian music.
The orchestra is committed to seeking new ways of engaging audiences through focusing on the exceptional talents of these musicians through whose efforts provide the catalyst for listeners to epxerience one of the most humanly transformative activities imaginable – live classical music.

2019 Season Live Concert Tickets Now on Sale

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Book online and bring your children (Under 15) to every event for FREE


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CONCERT 3 WEEKEND

Bax_Festival3Sir Arnold Bax Music Festival
~inaugural festival~

August 31 – September 1st.

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.””

W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)

 

Concert 1. Pro-Musica Orchestra (cond. John Ferguson)

Mediterranean

King Arthur Suite – E. Elgar

 

Concert 2. ADO Chamber Music Soloists

Elegaic Trio

Divertimenti – F. Bridge

Pastorale et Arlequinade – E. Goossens

Clarinet Sonata in D Major (clar. Anne Brisk)

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Concert 3. Australian Discovery Orchestra

Tintagel

Lament (For Catherine, aged 9 “Lusitania” 1915) – F. Bridge

From Dusk ‘Till Dawn*

*Australian premiere performance with the permission of the Bax Trust and in cooperation with the Royal Academy of Music

 


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CONCERT 4 SPECIAL EVENT

October 27th

KeysofLife

“Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine”

Alan Turing (1912-1954)

(Students of Daphne Proietto from Keys of Life Foundation perform with the ADO)

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Photo ©Alex Coppel/Herald Sun

featuring the music of R. Vaughan Williams, D. Shostakovich, G. Bizet, P. Grainger and M. Clementi

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The Lark Ascending

Soloist: Marianne Rothschild

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872- 1958)

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Still available on Pay-Per-View from our 2018 Season

The ADO presents the Australian premiere

Kurt Atterberg (1887-1974)

Symphony No. 3 Op. 10 West Coast Pictures (Västkustbilder)

I. Sonnenrauch (Sun-smoke; Soldis)
II. Sturm (Storm)
III. Sommernacht (Summer Night; Sommarnatt)

Kurt Atterberg

“…the Third is arguably the finest of Atterberg’s nine, and there are some who rate it one of the finest Nordic symphonies of the first-half of the 20th century…”
Gramophone April 2016
  • PREVIEW


    Still available to watch from our 2017 Season

    Tosca

    Love | Murder | Betrayal

    Puccini’s incendiary operatic masterpiece (abridged) in concert

    Floria Tosca: Lee Abrahmsen
    Mario Cavaradossi: Matthew Reardon
    Il Barone Scarpia: Simon Meadows

    PREVIEW

    Now free to watch the whole concert through to 31 October 2019

    Click here to watch now