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Lunchtime Concert Series

From March until October, treat yourself to fine music every Friday, surrounded by friendly faces in the magnificent Elder Hall.

A vibrant blend of local, national and international artists perform a host of exciting and diverse programs - from classical masters, to jazz standards; from baroque to experimental and contemporary. Elder Conservatorium Staff and Students feature in many of the concerts, so come along and experience the musical fruits of their dedication and passion.

We're pleased to present the 2017 Lunchtime Concert Series program. Entry to each concert is $12 General Admission, available at the door from 12:30pm. If you plan on attending most of the concerts, you could save up to 30% by purchasing a Gold Pass subscription! We look forward to welcoming you back to Elder Hall.

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Friday 17 March

Elizabeth Layton - Director
Carly Cameron - Trumpet

Mozart   Divertimento in D K.136
Neruda   Trumpet Concerto in E-flat
Grieg   Holberg Suite Op. 40

ELDER CONSERVATORIUM CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

In a glowing start to the season, the Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra presents favourites from three intertwining musical eras, beginning in the Classical age before revisiting earlier days still with a central work by Bohemain composer Johann Baptist Neruda. In the ‘Holberg Suite’ we bridge two centuries, recalling Baroque times through the music of a 19th-century composer.

Friday 24 March

Clemens Leske - Piano

Vine   Anne Landa preludes (selection)
Schumann   Davidsbündlertanze Op. 6

IMAGINARY DANCES

Highly acclaimed Australian pianist Clemens Leske presents an exploration of vivid and fantastic musical imagery. A selection of Vine’s brilliant miniature preludes sets off a colourful journey through the imaginary world of an earlier composer, with Schumann’s allegorical ‘Dances of the League of David.’

Friday 31 March

Elizabeth Layton - Violin
Ian Munro - Piano

Stravinsky   Suite Italienne
Stojowski   Violin Sonata No. 2 in E major Op.37

VIOLIN RECITAL

Russia embraces Italy, and Poland joins with America, in this program of vibrantly-blended cultures. A cherished work of Stravinskian charisma takes the stage with a rarely-heard sonata by the Polish-born Zygmunt Stojowski, a pianist-composer whose influence encompassed New York and the new-built halls of Julliard.

Friday 7 April

Lucinda Moon - Violin
Katrina Brown - Harpsichord

Bach   Sonata III in E major BWV 1016
Bach   Sonata IV in C minor BWV 1017
Bach   Sonata VI in G major BWV 1019

SILKEN CATHEDRALS

Bach’s melodic purity combined forces with his monumental structural skill to create these works, trio sonatas for two instruments. Likewise, renowned Baroque artist Lucinda Moon joins with Adelaide harpsichordist Katrina Brown to recreate the blended strength and delicacy of Bach’s masterpieces.

Friday 14 April

GOOD FRIDAY - NO CONCERT

Friday 21 April

Dean Newcomb - Clarinet
Michael Ierace - Piano

Weber   Grand Duo Concertante Op. 48
Lutoslawski   Dance Preludes
Bernstein   Clarinet Sonata

CLARIANO: A CELEBRATION

The ASO’s principle clarinetist and one of Adelaide’s leading pianistic talents present this virtuosic celebration of their respective instruments. The program opens with a classic example of the repertoire and becomes ever more exuberant, referencing Polish folk dances and the smooth, jazz-touched style of Leonard Bernstein.

Friday 28 April

Dusty Cox - Alto Saxophone
Mark Ferguson - Piano
James Muller - Guitar
John Aue - Bass
John McDermott - Drums

with string players from the Elder Conservatorium of Music

Charlie Parker   Bird with Strings

BIRD WITH STRINGS

Please join the Jazz staff from the Elder Conservatorium in recreating jazz giant Charlie Parker’s ‘Bird with Strings’ recording.  Originally released in 1950, the double album was Parker’s greatest commercial success, juxtaposing a small string section with a traditional jazz rhythm section on a variety of jazz standards including Stella by Starlight, April in Paris, Out of Nowhere and many others.

Friday 5 May

Davide Monti - Violin
Simone Slattery - Violin

Telemann   'Gulliver's Travels' Suite for 2 violins in D major, TWV 40:108
Leclair   Sonata for 2 violins in C major, Op.3 No.3
Biber   Sonata Representativa

SONGS FOR ANTIQUE STRINGS

The violin was the darling of Baroque composers, an instrument which could flow in singing delight as well as converse with witty hilarity. A local rising star and an international specialist unite to bring the character of the Baroque violin to life, combining treasured favourites with more obscure gems from the repertoire.

Friday 12 May

David Polain - Conductor
Mekhla Kumar - Piano

Gershwin   Rhapsody in Blue
Bernstein   Symphonic Dances from Westside Story

ELDER CONSERVATORIUM WIND ORCHESTRA

Hear the Conservatorium’s Wind Orchestra join forces with Adelaide pianist Mekhla Kumar in presenting two of the New World’s most beloved compositions – jazz-flavoured, breezy and brassy. Gershwin’s “metropolitan madness” and Bernstein’s urban drama create a vision of musical America which is vibrant, vital, and simmering with syncopated excitement.

Friday 19 May

Elder Conservatorium Jazz Students

JAZZ AWARDS

Join our 2017 Jazz Awards winners in concert and help celebrate their fantastic achievements.

Please note: We regrettably advise that special guest Ray Vega is unable to perform in today's concert.

Friday 26 May

Elder Conservatorium Chorale

Carl Crossin - Conductor
Karl Geiger - Piano

John Rutter   Fancies
Eric Whitacre   Water Night
Graeme Koehne   Piano Stool

THE MUSIC OF WORDS

“The marriage of music and poetry is the essence of song.”

We celebrate the wedding of two exquisite arts, word and sound, in these choral works of bewitching fantasy. Old and new, songs from the luminous British choral tradition mingle with pieces of American and Australian origin in a wondrous blending of musical worlds.

Friday 2 June

Luke Dollman - Conductor

Ravel   Mother Goose Suite
New creative work by Paul Rissman and students of the Elder Conservatorium
Stravinsky   The Firebird (1919 Suite)

ELDER CONSERVATORIUM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

This concert offers a unique opportunity to see professional musicians from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in musical collaboration with students from our own Elder Conservatorium, featuring two fairytale favourites of the orchestral repertoire. The centrepiece of this cooperative performance will be a new work, inspired by the program and created by Conservatorium students in workshops with Paul Rissmann, a composer-educator of international renown.

Friday 9 June

Charles Edward Horsley   String Quartet No. 1 in C major
Beethoven   String Quartet in C minor Op.18 No.4

AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET

In this unique program, one of Australia’s leading ensembles performs the first string quartet ever to be written on Australian soil. Its guileless New-World romance contrasts with the darker undercurrents of an older era, a German classic written in Beethoven’s stormiest key.

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Further Information

Doors open at 12:30pm. Concert begins at 1:10pm and finishes at 2pm.

For group and school bookings please contact the Elder Hall Manager on (08) 8313 5925 or email concertmanager@adelaide.edu.au

We are thrilled to have the continued support of ART GALLERY FOOD + WINE, offering Gold Pass Subscribers a 10% discount, and not only on a FRIDAY! Just ring 8232 4366. Remember to mention your Gold Pass when booking your table and present it on the day. (maximum $20 discount per booking – not valid with any other discount or special offers)

The Elder Conservatorium of Music is a Helpmann Academy Partner. The Lunchtime Concert Series is proudly supported by the Doris West Bequest.

Friday 4 August

Rosalind Martin - Soprano
Roy Howat - Piano

SONGS OF THE HEARTLAND

From France and Germany, two historic centres of art song, comes a program of lyricism, romance and sorrow.

Friday 11 August

Graham Abbott - Conductor
Emily Legg - Tuba

Adam Rybovic   New Work
Vaughan Williams   Tuba Concerto
Haydn   Symphony No.100, The Clock

ELDER CONSERVATORIUM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Rarely heard in their true glory, the rich hues of the tuba are revealed in Vaughan Williams’ remarkable concerto, brimming with the unexpected. Adelaide composer Adam Rybovic unveils a new work, and one of Haydn’s most joyous symphonies adds its clearer, brighter colours to a palette of contrast and complement.

Friday 18 August

Lucinda Collins - Piano

Dohnanyi   Piano Quintet No. 1, Op. 1 in C minor

AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET

The ASQ and Adelaide concert artist Lucinda Collins blend professionalism and passion in presenting a new work from one of the Conservatorium’s most talented young composers. Then, hear Dohnanyi’s lush, symphonic Piano Quintet no. 1, rich in romance, and skilfully crafted with echoes of his native Hungary.

Friday 25 August

Lauren Henderson - Conductor

ADELAIDE CONNECTION JAZZ CHOIR

The Elder Conservatorium’s prestigious jazz choir presents an eclectic blend of more well-known standards with the cutting edge of contemporary repertoire, promising an experience which combines their infectious rhythms with the resonant glory of a capella vocals.

Friday 1 September

Elizabeth Layton - Director

Vivaldi   The Four Seasons

ELDER CONSERVATORIUM CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

The Conservatorium’s standout chamber orchestra plays a universal favourite. Through Vivaldi’s monumental work we live the changing seasons of an entire year in less than an hour, guided by the eloquence of twin violins. The lyrical flowering of spring is followed by the singing fountains of summer, gold-toned and merry autumn, and harsh winter with its flurries of driven snow.

Friday 8 September

Elder Conservatorium Popular Music and Creative Technologies Students

POPULAR MUSIC CONCERT

In this contemporary-styled celebration, the students of the Elder Conservatorium’s Popular Music and Creative Technologies courses perform their original songs for your entertainment. Their energy, passion and vibrancy are sure to delight.

Friday 15 September

Luke Dollman - Conductor
Thomas Chalker - Percussion
Rachel Cope - Percussion
Henry Millar - Percussion
Amber Watkins - Percussion
Katie Marshall - Clarinet

Charles Wood   New Work
David Gillingham   Concertino for Four Percussionists
Stravinsky   Ebony Concerto
Grainger   Lincolnshire Posy

ELDER CONSERVATORIUM WIND ORCHESTRA

The astonishing versatility of the wind orchestra is showcased in this many-sided program, comprising the subtle eeriness of the Concertino, Stravinsky’s restless jazz infusions, and age-old Lincolnshire folksongs both lyrical and martial. A new work by local budding composer Charles Wood is the finishing touch to a concert of shifting contrasts and complexities.

Friday 22 September

Konstantin Shamray - Piano

Works by Liszt, Debussy and Rachmaninov.

PIANO RECITAL

Russian-born pianist Konstantin Shamray continues to thrill Adelaide audiences with his glittering technical finesse and the passion of his playing. In recital, he displays his deep understanding of a variety of works, sharing their multifaceted glories with us in what promises to be an unmissable concert.

Friday 29 September

MUSIC OF TODAY

In association with the 2017 Australasian Computer Music Conference, leading performers and composers of computer music join forces with the recently-established New Music Collective to offer an innovative concert of cutting-edge sound.

Friday 6 October

Dale Barltrop - Violin
Kristian Chong - Piano

Mozart   Sonata in E minor K.304
Corigliano   Sonata for Violin and Piano

PURE VIRTUOSITY

The elegant purity of Mozart’s beloved E minor sonata contrasts adventurously with John Corigliano’s 1963 work, virtuosic, energetic and lyrical. The first violinist of the ASQ, Dale Barltrop, and Australian concert pianist Kristian Chong blend their skills to bring us a vivid vision of both Old-World and New-World colours.

Friday 13 October

Dusty Cox - Saxophones
Mark Ferguson - Piano
James Muller - Guitar
John Aue - Bass
John McDermott - Drums
Alex Taylor - Trombone
Lauren Henderson - Vocals

ELDER CONSERVATORIUM JAZZ STAFF

The Elder Conservatorium’s Jazz staff share their skills in both performance and composition, presenting original works in a wide variety of styles. Join us to hear music ranging from traditional swing and Latin to more contemporary explorations, exhibited in the smooth and the sparkling sounds of our city’s most proficient jazz artists.

Friday 20 October

Elder Conservatorium Students

TOP CLASS - STUDENT SHOWCASE

Celebrate an infectious love of music with the outstanding students of the Elder Conservatorium as they present the highlights of their year, in what will be an exciting and eclectic concert with some of South Australia’s most promising young musicians.

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Further Information

Doors open at 12:30pm. Concert begins at 1:10pm and finishes at 2pm.

For group and school bookings please contact the Elder Hall Manager on (08) 8313 5925 or email concertmanager@adelaide.edu.au

We are thrilled to have the continued support of ART GALLERY FOOD + WINE, offering Gold Pass Subscribers a 10% discount, and not only on a FRIDAY! Just ring 8232 4366. Remember to mention your Gold Pass when booking your table and present it on the day. (maximum $20 discount per booking – not valid with any other discount or special offers)

The Elder Conservatorium of Music is a Helpmann Academy Partner. The Lunchtime Concert Series is proudly supported by the Doris West Bequest.

Elder Conservatorium of Music
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

Contact

concertmanager@adelaide.edu.au
T: +61 8 8313 5286

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