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Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

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The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra was founded as a 17-player radio ensemble in 1936 in South Australia’s Centenary year. Along with its season of core orchestral repertoire, family, new music and commercial concerts, the ASO provides the orchestral support for all productions of the State Opera of South Australia, as well as the Adelaide performances of The Australian Ballet and Opera Australia. The orchestra has also performed at every Adelaide Festival since its inception in 1960.
Included in the ASO’s long list of achievements are two seasons of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle, in 1998 with conductor Jeffrey Tate and the first fully Australian production with conductor Asher Fisch in 2004. Both these seasons brought international acclaim to the ASO.  for more information visit www.aso.com.au