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ASO: Dean's Fire Music


ASO: Dean's Fire Music

  • Date: Friday, 4 May 2012 to Saturday, 5 May 2012, 8pm (Friday); 6:30pm (Saturday)
  • Venue: Adelaide Town Hall — 128 King William St, Adelaide, SA
  • Tickets: $99-$20 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 131246

Event Details

The ASO will make history when it gives the Australian premiere of the orchestral version of Brett Dean’s Fire Music. This new work is Dean’s powerful response to the devastating Black Saturday bushfires of 2009 and will be conducted by the composer himself.

“The work was inspired by a combination of experiencing, albeit from the safe proximity of the city, that day's diabolically extreme heat, wind and ultimately devastating stories of death and disaster," says Dean.

Dean will place musicians both on stage and in different areas of the Town Hall in an attempt to conjure in sound, the sense of spread and threat on all sides.

Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski

Featured non-Australian music: Stravinsky, Haydn, Sibelius

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

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Fire music : music for orchestra (2011) by Brett Dean — Australian premiere
— performed by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Brett Dean

Featured artists

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