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ASO: The Meditation Series: Silence


ASO: The Meditation Series: Silence

  • Date: Friday, 14 February 2020, 1pm & 6pm
  • Venue: Grainger Studio — 91 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA
  • Tickets: Standard Seat: $50 | Yoga Mat: $60 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (08) 8233 6226

Event Details

Silence, as performed by the ASO, is a meditation and symphony concert in one. This 60-minute event is performed in near darkness with no interval, no applause, and no distraction. 60 seconds of silence between each piece transforms the listening process into a completely uninterrupted experience.

Musicians in the western world know that there are 12 notes in the musical alphabet. There is, however, the seldom acknowledged 13th note. Yet it has always existed, and some of our greatest composers have used it to astonishing effect.

The space between the two sets of four notes in the opening bars of Beethoven’s iconic 5th Symphony is that 13th note. The note is silence.

Silence is everywhere but hidden. It is both peaceful and unnerving.

This Valentine’s Day, indulge in a performance unlike any other. With the option to recline on a yoga-mat before the world-class Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, join us and enter the world of silence.

Program to include

Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Elgar Sospiri
Edwards Enyato I: Sereno
Tavener Veni Creator Spiritus: Puro e tranquillo
Pärt Silhouan’s Song
Barber Adagio for Strings
Richter On The Nature of Daylight
Bach Cello Suite No. 6 in D, BWV 1012: II. Allemande


Featured non-Australian music: Pärt, Elgar, Tavener, Barber, Richter, Bach

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Chorale and Ecstatic dance : for string orchestra (1993) ['Sereno'] by Ross Edwards
— performed by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

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