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Adelaide Symphony Orchestra premieres Our Don

ADO-600Composed by South Australian Natalie Williams and commissioned by the South Australian Government, the five-movement work chronicles the public and private aspects of Sir Donald’s life, and is interwoven with stunning archival video, photographs and words by Bradman biographer Peter Allen. The premiere was conducted by South Australian Luke Dollman and featured a guest appearance by actor Gary Sweet.

The Guardian wrote: ‘This grand musical tribute of five movements, opening with The Boy from Bowral, is a sweet and emotional reminder of why he is still idolised. Headlines, story, music and archival footage combine into a dramatic, almost filmic experience, as rewarding as the sound of leather on willow.’