The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra has unveiled its 2020 offering and, like many orchestras worldwide in what will be the 250th anniversary year of Beethoven’s birth, the program centres on performances of all nine of the composer’s symphonies to be helmed by Principal Guest Conductor Mark Wigglesworth. Other highlights include the return of Nicholas Carter to conduct Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, a mini festival of music by women composers, a smorgasbord of violin concertos, and the Adelaide debuts of three musicians dubbed “child prodigies”: pianist Lauren Zhang (BBC Young Musician of the Year) and violinists Fumiaki Miura and Emily Sun.
Mark Wigglesworth. Photo © Sim Canetty-Clarke
“The ASO’s relationships with our dynamic Artistic Leadership Team continue to grow,” says ASO Managing Director Vincent Ciccarello. “Mark Wigglesworth will increase his weeks with the ASO; the legendary Pinchas Zukerman becomes our Principal Artistic Partner; and we’re delighted to announce that Paul Rissmann, one of the world’s leading music educators, will become our Creative Partner for the next three years.”
The 2020 Season will feature international conductors, and soloists from Estonia, United Kingdom, France, Germany,...