Orchestral concerts were well established by the time of Federation, with orchestras such as the Elder Conservatorium of Music founded in 1897. The Australian Broadcasting Commission's (ABC's) Adelaide Studio Orchestra was formed in 1934 and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in 1936.
Records about music and musicians in South Australia in the Archives' collection range from copyright applications, immigration files, photographs and programs, to correspondence related to the ABC studio orchestra and sound recordings of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
|SELECTED ITEMS RELATING TO MUSIC IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA|
|Photograph of the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, South Australia, 1959||A1200, L32802|
|Permanent units – orchestra – Adelaide – includes reports by Heinze, James and Schneevoigt; Committee for Establishment of Permanent Orchestra, 1935–48||SP1558/2, 752|
|Adelaide Studio Orchestra, 1943–56||SP613/1, 6/4/7|
|ABC concert programs – bound copies of programs from the 1948 South Australian concert series, 1948||SP722/1, 41|
|Copyright application, R Squarise sheet music, 'The Adelaide Arcade grand polka', 1885||AP476/4, B206|
|Copyright application, P Romano sheet music, 'The Adelaide original celebrated Kreuz polka' plus copyright form, 1895||AP476/4, B426|
|Italian consulate file – opera company, 1928||AP501/2, 288|
|Alien registration form – Antonietta Meneghell, also known as Toti Dal Monte, opera singer, 1928||D4880, ITALIAN/MENEGHEL A|
|Alien registration form – George Percy Grainger, composer and musician, 1934||D4880, AMERICAN/GRAINGER G|