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Our Don : A Symphonic Tribute to Sir Donald Bradman

Event

Our Don : A Symphonic Tribute to Sir Donald Bradman

  • Date: Thursday, 14 August 2014, 7pm
  • Venue: Adelaide Town Hall — 128 King William St, Adelaide, SA
  • Tickets: Adults: $55.00 | Children: $20.00 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 131246

Event Details

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra presents the world premiere of Our Don, a new multimedia musical portrait for orchestra and narrator by South Australian composer Natalie Williams, with a guest appearance by actor Gary Sweet. Interwoven with stunning archival video, and words by Bradman biographer, Peter Allen, this specially commissioned score celebrates Sir Donald Bradman’s life as a national hero and Australian icon. Conducted by Luke Dollman, the first half of the program includes a performance of Golijov’s Songs by Greta Bradman, acclaimed soprano and grand-daughter of the cricketing legend, and opens with Graeme Koehne’s Shaker Dances.

Commissioned by the Government of South Australia.

Performers: Gary Sweet (narrator), Luke Dollman (conductor), Greta Bradman (soprano)

Featured non-Australian music: Osvaldo Golijov: Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (08) 8233 6233 or by email to aso@aso.com.au

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Our Don : a symphonic tribute to Sir Donald Bradman (2014) by Natalie Williams — World premiere
— performed by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Luke Dollman
Small town : for chamber orchestra (1976) by Peter Sculthorpe
— performed by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Luke Dollman
Shaker dances : string orchestra [Square order shuffle] by Graeme Koehne
— performed by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Luke Dollman

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