With the shut down of live concerts due to the COVID-19 pandemic stretching on, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra has announced a new digital initiative, the ASO Virtual Concert Hall.
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra horn player Emma Gregan in the studio. Photo © Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
The initiative, led by the ASO’s Director of Artistic Planning, Simon Lord, along with a technical team headed by Paul Cowley, sees the ASO’s rehearsal space, the Grainger Studio, transformed into a digital TV studio. ASO musicians will record a series of recitals, which will be available to watch weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and available to be viewed for seven days.
“Our regular schedule of live concerts is currently on hold due to COVID-19,” said ASO’s Managing Director Vincent Ciccarello. “However, in the interim we are pleased to bring you a series of online recitals featuring our very own ASO musicians. While the online experience is unlikely to replace the thrill of a live concert, we hope they’ll give you some solace and company.”
Paul Cowley in production mode. Photo © Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
The recitals available to watch now include...