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May 2019


Welcome to our May E-Newsletter. It's been a good month for music so far, and it will only get better with no fewer than six fantastic concerts coming up at Elder Hall in the next few weeks. But before we look ahead at what's to come, let's take a quick recap of the last fortnight.

Lunchtime Concerts

As the lunchtime concert season progresses we continue to be treated to wonderful, diverse performances. The Australian String Quartet wowed us with two movements from a new work by David Paterson and a meticulous rendition of Brahms' String Quartet No.1 in C minor. The following week we were in awe at the power and precision of two Steinway pianos being expertly handled by Lucinda Collins and Konstantin Shamray. And just a few days ago the top performing jazz students from the Con showed poise and polish in a well-received Jazz Awards concert. Here are some photos from recent weeks:

Australian String Quartet
Australian String Quartet

Piano Duo
Lucinda Collins and Konstantin Shamray - Piano Duo

Jazz Award Winners
Jazz Award Winners

This Friday 17 May, Elizabeth Layton leads the Elder Conservatorium Chamber Ensemble through an attractive program of works by Respighi, Telemann, Elgar and Holst. Then on Friday 24 May, principal cello of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Simon Cobcroft, joins with one of our favourite returning guests, Kristian Chong, for a cello and piano recital featuring Beethoven's sonata in G minor and Brahms' sonata no.1 in E minor. To round out the month the Elder Conservatorium Chorale, conducted by Carl Crossin OAM, perform on Friday 31 May. Don't miss these fabulous programs.

Evening Concerts

Quey Percussion Duo

If you haven't already heard the news, we're sorry to report that the appearance of the Quey Percussion Duo this Wednesday 15 May has been cancelled. Due to unforeseen circumstances the duo have been unable to make it to Australia for their scheduled events. We'll be refunding all tickets purchased to this event in the coming days.

In place of Quey Percussion Duo we'll be be presenting a concert featuring the percussion students from the Elder Conservatorium of Music. The students have been hard at work guided by local percussion legend Jim Bailey and are very excited to share the fruits of their labour with you. Same time, same place - Elder Hall, Wed 15 May, 7pm. This will be a free concert suitable for the whole family - simply show up on the night! We look forward to seeing you there.

Celebration of Song

Saturday 25 May, 7pm, Elder Hall
Our first jazz Evening concert for 2019 features the wonderful vocalists Michelle Nicolle and Anita Wardell. Both graduates of the Elder Conservatorium, Michelle and Anita have made names for themselves on the global stage. In this rare appearance together, they'll be joined by the University of Adelaide Big Band, directed by Dusty Cox, and the Adelaide Connection Jazz Choir, directed by Anita. The night will feature music by Cole Porter, Billie Holiday, Richard Rogers, Lou Reed and more. Whether you're a jazz aficionado or a casual music lover, we think you'll really enjoy this concert. Tickets are still available - you can book online, or phone 8313 5286. See below for your chance to win one of two double passes to this concert!

Celebration of song

Upcoming Concerts

Percussion StudentsWednesday 15 May, 7:00pm
Free Concert

Percussion Student Concert

Friday 17 May, 1:10pm
Lunchtime Concert

Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra

Cello and PianoFriday 24 May, 1:10pm
Lunchtime Concert

Cello and Piano

Konstantin ShamrayFriday 24 May, 6:30pm
5MBS Concert

Konstantin Shamray

Celebration of SongSaturday 25 May, 6:30pm
Evening Concert

Celebration of Song

SchubertSunday 26 May, 7:00pm
Schubert Quintet in C

Tickets $10 at door

ChoraleFriday 31 May, 1:10pm
Lunchtime Concert

Elder Conservatorium Chorale

Visit our Venue Diary for a full listing of upcoming events.

Elder Conservatorium of Music


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