ABC Classic

Classic 100 in Concert

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The Classic 100 in concert will be held at Hamer Hall in Melbourne on Thursday night, June 20. Tickets are selling fast.

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But today a younger and wider audience is connecting with classical music through very contemporary means: movies, TV, video games and social media.

From string quartets being asked to bring a touch of Bridgerton to a wedding ceremony, an orchestra putting on a concert of video game music, Studio Ghibli inspiring a love of composer Joe Hisaishi, or discoveries of Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony via TikTok, new and passionate audiences for classical music have emerged in the most unlikely of places.

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This is the fourth time Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, famous for its finale Ode To Joy, has topped the Classic 100 countdown.

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What a fabulous Classic 100 Feel Good over the weekend, culminating in my all time fav composer Beethoven taking top spot. ABC Classic is such a gem of a broadcaster and enriches my soul. If anyone messes with this ABC treasure … well just don’t !

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The portrait was a finalist in this year’s Archibald Prize.

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