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Explore Adelaide Wind Orchestra's diverse 2017 Season below, or by clicking the icons above.

Our 2017 highlights include West Side Story,  Pictures at an Exhibition, the best new music for winds, and concerts which show off the best of our brass and woodwind talents in new and exciting ensemble formats.

Our repertoire ranges from European chamber music to twentieth century movie masterpieces, but our primary passion is presenting the best new and original wind music to you. 
 
We invite you to see something you love, but also something that will challenge you to think or hear differently.

The best music from Oscar winning films played live by an orchestra with no strings! With a program bigger than Ben Hur featuring the music of Morricone, John Williams & Gershwin, its a show for all movie lovers.
 
"We have a world class ensemble in our midst"(Barefoot Review) so click your ruby slippers together and let us take you over the rainbow.

7:30pm Saturday 18 March
2:30pm Sunday 19 March

Concordia College Chapel, Corner Balmoral / Cheltenham Street, Highgate

 
Full Price: $35.00
Concession: $30.00
Child: $20.00
Autumnal Winds is a feature of some of Adelaide Wind Orchestra's musicians in a chamber setting.  A small wind ensemble provides the perfect medium for a composer to paint deliberately and delicately,  demonstrating the vast spectrum of colour available to our winds in Autumn.

 With a focus on the twentieth century,  we start with Ligeti's Bagatelles for wind quintet, censored by the Soviets for being 'too dangerous' and finish with Adam Gorb's First Symphony, a typically playful and raucous Gorb composition for thirteen instruments, ending the concert on an energetic high.  

György Ligeti - Six Bagatelles
Josef Myslevicek - Octet
Gustav Holst - Terzetto
Adam Gorb - Symphony No. 1

2pm Sunday 21 May

Concordia College Chapel, Corner Balmoral / Cheltenham Street, Highgate
Adult : $20.00
Concession: $10.00
Child: Free
 
 
Conductors : David John Lang, Martin Cheney
Soloist : Melanie Walters (Flute)

Cassie To – Ostara’s Equinox
Sam Young – Glide Path
Lowell Liebermann - Concerto for Flute (Soloist : Melanie Walters)
INTERVAL
Timothy Mahr - A Noble Element
Steven Bryant – Dusk
John Mackey – Aurora Awakes

7:30pm Saturday 15 July

Concordia College Chapel, Corner Balmoral/Cheltenham Street, Highgate

 
Full Price: $30.00
Concession: $20.00
Child: $10.00
 
 Conductors : Matt Klohs, Peter Handsworth
Soloist : Peter Handsworth (Clarinet)


Our old friend and founding conductor, Peter Handsworth, rejoins us for a celebration of our fifth birthday. We welcome Matt Klohs from the Royal Australian Navy Band, and an energetic leader in the Australian wind band scene, to conduct a favourite work or two.

Morton Gould - Derivations for Clarinet and Dance Band
(Soloist : Peter Handsworth)
Leonard Bernstein - Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Michael Markowski - Dreamland 
Leonard Bernstein - Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront

7:30pm Saturday 23 September

Elder Hall, North Terrace, University of Adelaide

 
Full Price: $30.00
Concession: $20.00
Child: $10.00
The Brilliance of Brass, Adelaide Wind Orchestra's Brass section comes alive as a brass ensemble conducted by Howard Parkinson.

2pm Sunday 22 October

Concordia College Chapel, Corner Balmoral / Cheltenham Street, Highgate

 
Adult : $20.00
Concession: $10.00
Child: Free
 
 
Conductor : Luke Dollman
Soloists : Samantha Webber (Clarinet), Daniel Webber (Saxophone)

We finish the year on with the mighty Great Gate of Kiev in our first major performance under Luke Dollman. 

Igor Stravinsky - Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Rachel Bruerville - Double Concerto WORLD PREMIERE
Modest Mussorgksy - Pictures at an Exhibition

7:30pm Friday 8 December

Concordia College Chapel, Corner Balmoral / Cheltenham Street, Highgate

 
Adult : $30.00
Concession : $20.00
Child : $10.00