ASO To Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Titanic Sinking with Special Concert – 13th April

ASO commemorates 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking with a special concert

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will pay tribute to one of the most famous maritime disasters in history with a special Titanic Anniversary concert on Friday 13 April, 8pm at the Festival Theatre.

Conducted by Guy Noble and featuring Adelaide-born actors, Paul Blackwell and Alexandra Rice, the concert will recreate the voyage of this extraordinary ship through music from the day as well as memoirs, news reports and heroic tales of survival and courage.

The program includes Elgar’s touching Nimrod from Enigma Variations, Benjamin Britten’s Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman Overture and Sir Henry Wood’s setting of the hymn, Nearer my God to Thee.

“It will be like a piece of musical theatre, charting the course of the Titanic from that hopeful and magnificent day when it sailed out of Southampton to the disastrous collision with the iceberg and the extraordinary scenes that followed as the ship sank,” said Noble.

“It is an astonishing story of human achievement and hubris and one that has fascinated me for a long time – even before the amazing James Cameron film. I even worked on a musical in Sydney about the sinking. The ship actually sank on 15th April 1912, but we’re doing our concert on 13th April – almost exactly 100 years ago to the day. The 13th also happens to be a Friday – so I hope we’re not tempting fate!”

Join the ASO on a voyage like no other in a night that explores the joy and tragedy of one of history’s most unforgettable events.

Audience members are encouraged to come dressed up! Prizes for the best period costume.


Titanic Anniversary

Friday 13 April, 8pm

Festival Theatre

Tickets from $51.50 (concession). Bookings through BASS or 131 246


Britten Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes

Elgar Enigma Variations

Honegger Pacific 231

Sibelius Symphony No 5 In Eb Major

Trad. Somewhere a Voice is Calling

Glover-Kind I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Dvořák Symphony No 9 In E Minor

Wagner Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Berlin Alexander’s Ragtime Band

Trad. Nearer My God to Thee

Chopin Arr. Schmidt Marche funèbre

Sullivan Overture in C

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