Adelaide Festival // 2 - 18 March 2012

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Michael Rother

Michael Rother (NEU! Kraftwerk, Harmonia), Dieter Moebius (Cluster) and Hans Lampe (La Düsseldorf) join forces for a world premiere event.

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Michael Rother

Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo

Described by Miles Davis as “the most impressive musician in the world”, multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal is a true musical icon.

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Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo

Miles Davis Prince of Darkness

The Australian Art Orchestra returns to its jazz roots with a work inspired by legendary jazz luminary, Miles Davis.

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Miles Davis Prince of Darkness

The Hilliard Songbook

The Hilliard Ensemble is music to make the spirit soar... this extraordinary group are classical music superstars.

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The Hilliard Songbook

St Vincent

St Vincent

J.S. Bach: St John Passion

Adelaide Chamber Singers continue their stellar Adelaide Festival run performing Bach’s St John Passion with Sydney Chamber Choir.

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J.S. Bach: St John Passion

Chiri Featuring Bae Il Dong & Senyawa

Two unique ensembles, Chiri featuring Bae Il Dong and Indonesian duo Senyawa, come together to explore the furthest realms of musical ecstasy.

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Chiri Featuring Bae Il Dong & Senyawa

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

LA underground cult figure turned international pop star, Ariel Pink’s sound is as sublime as it is surreal.

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Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

Roky Erickson

Originator of the term “psychedelic”, this rock ‘n’ roll pioneer has influenced generations of artists, including Patti Smith, Sonic Youth and Janis Joplin.

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Roky Erickson

Charles Bradley

Daptone Records singer Charles Bradley performs deep, dark songs of loss and longing across soul, funk and R&B.

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Charles Bradley

Jane Birkin sings Serge Gainsbourg

Iconic singer, actress, director and songwriter Jane Birkin presents a special concert in tribute to enfant terrible Serge Gainsbourg.

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Jane Birkin sings Serge Gainsbourg

Dreamers

Celebrating artists whose creative legacy elevates them to legendary status, Dreamers is a program for musical innovators, icons and iconoclasts.

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Dreamers

Mass

The thrilling spectacle of Bernstein's Mass is underpinned by a profound statement of human faith. Explosive, cathartic and ultimately uplifting.

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Mass

The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres

History comes alive as Tafelmusik combine music, science and storytelling in an unforgettable concert inspired by the great astronomers.

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The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres

Towards Light

From Sculthorpe to Shostakovich, The ASQ fuse gorgeous melodies with poignant tenderness, resulting in a work of grand symphonic proportions.

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Towards Light

The Festival @ Lunch

Each weekday throughout the Festival Elder Hall comes alive with a rich array of music featuring some of Australia's finest musicians.

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The Festival @ Lunch

The festival @ LUNCH : Works Without Boundaries

One of Australia’s most eclectic musicians and leading pianists, Mark Isaacs, presents a program of new work.

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The festival @ LUNCH : Works Without Boundaries

The festival @ LUNCH : Themes and Variations

A stunning twentieth century twist on two great dances of the Baroque period by violinist Sophie Rowell.

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The festival @ LUNCH : Themes and Variations

The festival @ LUNCH: Perpetual Song

Evocative piano trio by Latvian composer Vasks alongside Smetana’s heart-rending work performed by the Elder Trio.

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The festival @ LUNCH: Perpetual Song

Barrio

Night falls and a bustling shanty town awakens at Barrio.

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Barrio

The festival @ LUNCH: A Gust Inside the God

Nicholas Bochner creates another sound world in works for cello and electronics.

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The festival @ LUNCH: A Gust Inside the God

The festival @ LUNCH: The Ringtone Cycle

Graeme Koehne’s mini-operetta tells Peter Goldsworthy’s story of a love affair in a text message age.

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The festival @ LUNCH: The Ringtone Cycle

The festival @ LUNCH: Divine Madness

Settings of the visionary poetry of Friedrich Holderlin by Wilhelm Killmayer, Wolfgang Riehm and Viktor Ullmann.

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The festival @ LUNCH: Divine Madness

The festival @ LUNCH: Landscapes - Cityscapes

The Benaud Trio perform works by Ross Edwards, Matthew Hindson and Nicholas Buc.

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The festival @ LUNCH: Landscapes - Cityscapes

The festival @ LUNCH: Contrasts

Stravinsky's Soldier’s Tale, Bartok's Contrasts and the world premiere of Ghosts of Galicia by Charles Bodman Rae.

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The festival @ LUNCH: Contrasts

The festival @ LUNCH: Three Lanes

A musical voyage with three celebrated Australian musicians, each leaders in their respective fields of classical, jazz and improvised musics.

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The festival @ LUNCH: Three Lanes

The festival @ LUNCH: Russian Bells

Russian pianist, Konstantin Shamray, performs works inspired by the heavenly sounds of Russian Orthodox bells.

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The festival @ LUNCH: Russian Bells

Ennio Morricone Live

The greatest of all film composers steps away from the screen to lead the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in Elder Park.

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Ennio Morricone Live

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Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

With a captivating joy in music making, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra brings the music of the past leaping into the 21st century.

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Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Eddie Palmieri's Latin Jazz Sextet

“The sun of Latin music”, Eddie Palmieri, leads his fiery, super-tight Latin Jazz Sextet on polyrhythmic journeys through Salsa and Latin Jazz.

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Eddie Palmieri's Latin Jazz Sextet

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Psychic TV

Avant-garde anti-hero Genesis Breyer P-Orridge reminds us that what is dangerous and what is important is never far apart.

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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Psychic TV

The Hilliard Ensemble and Australian Chamber Orchestra

An ensemble famous for mesmerising performances of early and contemporary vocal music and a chamber orchestra renowned for inspired programs collaborate.

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The Hilliard Ensemble and Australian Chamber Orchestra

APAM

Held over five days, the Australian Performing Arts Market showcases Australia and New Zealand’s best new performing arts.

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APAM

Womadelaide

Australia’s boldest celebration of global music culture, WOMADelaide is an internationally renowned four-day embrace of world music, arts and dance.

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Womadelaide

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