Adelaide Art Orchestra

Reviews & Articles

A Swingin’ Christmas Proms Adelaide Festival Theatre - December 2014

“As the year draws to a close it is time, once again, for that great Adelaide seasonal tradition, the Christmas Proms. When it comes to family shows, this one takes the cake. Long before he was appointed the CEO and Artistic Director of the State Opera of South Australia, Timothy Sexton brought... Read More »

Philip Glass Opera Trilogy Her Majesty's Theatre - August 2014

“Whilst Einstein and Satyagraha are given highly successful performances, for me, the culmination of that which is best in this marathon undertaking lies in the superb production of Akhnaten, Glass’s take on the life and revolutionary religious ideas of Egypt’s premier roi-soleil. With... Read More »

Einstein on the beach – Philip Glass Opera Trilogy Her Majesty's Theatre - August 2014

“Conductor Timothy Sexton shows brilliance in the way he leads both the quintet of musicians from the Adelaide Art Orchestra and the sixteen singers from the State Opera Chorus. Einstein on the beach must be one of the most difficult operas for musicians to play or chorus to sing as they shift... Read More »

Akhnaten – Philip Glass Opera Trilogy Her Majesty's Theatre - August 2014

“The Adelaide Art Orchestra were enthralling, playing brilliantly under the baton of Timothy Sexton who infused them with life. It is such a captivating score – with such simple sounding complexity… this was an all-embracing, deep and awesome experience that I will savour for decades... Read More »

Pecan Summer Her Majesty's Theatre - July 3 to 5, 2014

“The company is in the very safe hands of David Kram, and the Adelaide Art Orchestra is excellent in the score, orchestrated by Jessica Wells. There are many reminiscences of Puccini, especially his Madama Butterfly, another opera where a woman loses her child. Pecan Summer is a memorable work on... Read More »

Swing on This Adelaide Cabaret Festival - June 2014

“Four fine voices and the very polished Adelaide Art Orchestra joined forces for a one-off nostalgic delight of Swing, showcasing some of the best of the last 40 years of popular song. The Adelaide Art Orchestra was a first class support and fundamental to the success of the show, not least in the... Read More »

South Pacific Adelaide Festival Theatre - January 2014

“Music Director and conductor Stephen Gray led a firing Adelaide Art Orchestra, arguably the nation’s best pit band. What a joy it was to hear the large original orchestration in all its glory”. Peter Burdon – The Advertiser 2 January 2014   “Stephen Gray conducts the excellent... Read More »

Christmas Proms Adelaide Festival Theatre - December 2013

“The popular Christmas Proms took on Broadway this year, and who better than mastermind Timothy Sexton and the Adelaide Art Orchestra to keep toes tapping in a solid program. Guest stars Mitchell Butel and Chelsea Gibb delighted in solo spots and fun ensemble numbers with the band and the... Read More »

Kristin Chenoweth Adelaide Cabaret Festival - June 2013

“Kristin Chenoweth has twice the voice of Dolly Parton (at only half the price) and she used that voice to knock the socks off her audience at the Festival Theatre in her Australian stage debut during the 2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. The Tony and Emmy award-winning performer has impeccable... Read More »

Christmas Proms Adelaide Festival Theatre - December 2012

“Adelaide Art Orchestra are in fine form – as tight as it gets – beautifully conducted by Timothy Sexton who is also the welcoming host of this toe tapping Christmas get-together”. Stephen House – 13 December 2012 Read More »