What’s on in Adelaide

Mar 23, 2014, updated Oct 22, 2015
The Adelaide Youth Orchestra

The Adelaide Youth Orchestra

There’s plenty of talent on show in Adelaide this weekend. The Adelaide Youth Orchestra will perform one of the world’s most popular symphonies, the Australian Music Collective showcases the best of the best, there are multisensory delights at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute and the immortal Rocky Horror Show is sure to please.

Adelaide Youth Orchestra

The 80-piece Adelaide Youth Orchestra launches its 2014 Maestro Series at Elder Hall on Sunday. The performance will feature Dvorák’s stirring and much-loved American symphony, Symphony No. 9 of From the New World. Prodigious 13-year-old violinist Tianyou Ma will perform Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No 3, accompanied by the AYO. The performance will conclude with Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, an homage to servicemen of World War II.

French Film Festival

The Alliance Française French Film Festival is celebrating its 25th year in Australia with a line-up of contemporary films spanning the gamut of genres, from documentary to comedy and drama. It is screening at Adelaide’s Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas until April 8, with weekend screenings including Camille Claudel 1915 (the true story of sculptor Camille Claudel – played by Juliette Binoche – who was confined to an asylum after the end of her affair with Rodin), heist thriller 11.6, and romantic dramedy Bright Days Ahead (read InDaily review here).

Concerts – AMC Sessions

Tonight the first of six concerts held by the Adelaide Music Collective will be performed at the Goodwood Institute, showcasing the best musicians from around South Australia. Singer songwriter Tasha Coates will host performances by Nancy Bates and John Bakers (The Baker Suite) and John Schumann and Hugh McDonald (Echo & The Princess). Eighteen local artists will perform and twelve individuals or groups wil be presented with an AMC award for national or international achievement. The set by Echo and The Princess will feature an acoustic take on their Redgum hits from the ‘80s. You can book here.

The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show
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The ever-popular Rocky Horror Show is back in town as part of a 40th anniversary Australian tour. Creator Richard O’Brien plays the narrator for the Adelaide season, Craig McLachlan as Frank N Furter, and there’s the promise of fun, frolics and frivolity galore. It’s playing at the Festival Theatre until April 13 and is recommended for ages 15+ – as the warning says, “there are rude bits”. Read the InDaily review here.

Four Rooms – Tandanya

A number of leading Aboriginal artists have created new “multi-sensory installations” in four separate rooms for this exhibition at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute.  “Each ‘room environment’ draws on a range of media such as video, objects, sound and lighting, challenging audiences to look at Aboriginality and the practices of Aboriginal people as ever-changing, experimental and highly contemporary,” say the exhibition notes. Four Rooms opened during the Adelaide Festival and runs until April 6.

Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art

With the theme Dark Heart, the Art Gallery of SA’s 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art offers the chance to see cutting-edge works by 28 contemporary Australian artists and collectives. The exhibition (running until May 11) includes photography, painting, sculpture, installation and the moving image, exploring issues ranging from intercultural relationships and the environment, to gender and political power. You can get a taste of what’s in store here.

On screen

See InDaily’s reviews of the latest films screening in Adelaide:

Cuban Fury
Bright Days Ahead (French Film Festival)
Need for Speed
All is Lost
Endless Love
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave

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