Update from ASO

With COVID-19 restrictions easing across South Australia, all of us here at the ASO are now turning our sights firmly towards returning to the stage. Obviously there are still many things to consider and, for the time being at least, we won’t be able to return to concert-giving as we knew it before the pandemic.

Update from ASO


However, we’re coming up with innovative ways of presenting the ASO. Please continue to be patient with us and we’ll give you further updates as soon as we can.

In the meantime, based on the current advice and restrictions, we have made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone our scheduled program up to Friday 21 August.

The latest concerts and events affected so far are:

She Speaks: Festival of Women Composers

Wed 24 Jun - postponed to later date in 2020

Classical Hits with Guy Noble
Fri 26 & Sat 27 Jun – postponed until 2021

Love and Passion - Master Series 6
Fri 24 & Sat 25 Jul - cancelled

Mozart at Elder 2
Wed 12 Aug - cancelled

Respect: The Music of Aretha Franklin
Fri 14 & Sat 15 Aug - postponed until 2021

Heavenly Visions - Master Series 7
Thu 20 & Fri 21 Aug - cancelled

Ben Folds: The Symphonic Tour
Thur 19 Mar – NEW DATE ANNOUNCED Sat 6 Feb 2021

Click here to view the full list of cancellations, including those previously announced

All ticket holders to the events listed will be contacted directly regarding refunds, credits and donations in the coming days.

I’m pleased to advise that the orchestra will return to work on Tuesday 9 June to rehearse and work on

repertoire in sections and small ensembles. It’s a brave new world for all of us but we’re excited to be coming back.

Please stay tuned for more news and continue to visit the wonderful content in theASO Virtual Concert Hall.


In every instance, if an event has been cancelled, ticket holders will receive communication from the relevant booking agency following this email to confirm cancellation arrangements. In accordance with Australian Consumer Law, refunds will be offered wherever a concert or event has been cancelled.

Credits and donations

Many of our patrons have asked if there are alternatives to refunds that will help the ASO through this unprecedented period. For those who are able, please consider converting some or all of your ticket value to:

  • a tax-deductible donation or
  • a credit note for future use

Details and instructions on how to convert tickets them to a credit note or donation will be provided to ticket holders by email or phone shortly.

Postponed concerts and events

If an event has been postponed, or rescheduled, we ask you to hold on to your tickets until the new dates are announced. If the new dates are not suitable, ticket holders will then be given the opportunity to secure a full refund or take up one of the options mentioned above.

Stay tuned and stay healthy

Above all, we’re primarily concerned with the health and wellbeing of you, our supporters, our employees, and our suppliers, and the ASO stands ready to play its part in controlling the spread of COVID-19.

We look forward to being able to entertain, motivate and inspire our audiences. We appreciate your patience and support in what are unprecedented times.

Vincent Ciccarello

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Managing Director


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