The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will travel to Mount Gambier for the 30th anniversary of Generations in Jazz. The 68-piece orchestra will perform in the big-top tent alongside a high-profile list of guest artists in May.
ASO Managing Director Vincent Ciccarello said, ‘We are delighted to take part in this celebrated festival in its 30th year. The ASO has a special connection with the Limestone Coast community and we look forward to returning to the nation’s home of jazz in 2017 to share the experience of live orchestral music with as many people as possible.’
Generations in Jazz has grown to become the nation’s largest weekend jazz music festival, with the number of entrants this year expected to eclipse the record participation of 4,400 musicians and support staff from 107 schools across Australia and New Zealand.
Generations in Jazz Chair James Morrison said crowds are in for the experience of a lifetime. ‘We had two big bands on stage at our most recent Generations in Jazz on the Saturday night and there’s only one place to go from there – a symphony orchestra!’
Since 2015, the ASO has re-activated its regional touring, visiting Mt Gambier and Whyalla and instituting its Out-of-the-CBD series which goes to outer metropolitan centres, reflecting a commitment to take orchestral music to various South Australian communities.
The ASO is also broadcast on ABC Classic FM, ensuring that all Australians are able to hear our music.