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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 2018 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 10 August

Elizabeth Layton   Violin/Director
James Rawley   Guitar
Charles Klein  Oboe

Vivaldi  Concerto for 4 Violins in B minor
Vivaldi  Concerto for Guitar in D major
Mendelssohn  String Symphony No. 10 in B minor
Chopin arr. Klein  Nocturne Op. 32 No. 1, for oboe and strings
Skalkottas  Five Greek Dances

ELDER CONSERVATORIUM CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

The Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra celebrates the exquisite string compositions of violin virtuoso Antonio Vivaldi, showcasing his Concerto for 4 Violins and Concerto for Guitar (with honours student James Rawley). Mendelssohn’s turbulent String Symphony is followed by oboist Charles Klein’s rediscovery of Chopin’s stormy Nocturne, in a skilful arrangement for oboe and strings, before Skalkottas’ rhythmic Greek Dances bring the concert to a lively conclusion.

Friday 17 August

Megan Sterling  Flute
Kristian Chong  Piano

Taktakishvili  Sonata for Flute and Piano
Poulenc  Flute Sonata
Martin  Ballade for Flute and Piano
Jolivet  Chant de Linos

FLUTE RECITAL

The brilliance of the popular woodwind instrument is showcased by Principal Flute of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Megan Sterling, joined by pianist Kristian Chong in a spectacular presentation of works by 20th-century composers including Taktakishvili, Poulenc and Martin.

Friday 24 August

James Muller  Guitar
with leading jazz students from the Elder Conservatorium

DELIGHTFUL, DELICIOUS, DE-LOVELY
Quintessential Cole Porter

Join jazz guitar lecturer James Muller and top jazz students from the Elder Conservatorium ­as they put a delicious modern spin on some of the most delightful works of Cole Porter. Porter was a writer of both lyrics and music, and this program will feature some of the conservatorium’s best vocal talent. Songs include Night and Day, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Begin the Beguine and Just One of Those Things.

Friday 31 August

Elizabeth Layton  Violin
Roy Howat*  Piano

Debussy  Sonata for Violin and Piano
Ravel  Berceuse sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré
Ravel  Pièce en forme de habanera
Fauré  Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13

*Keyboard Research Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music, London

VIOLIN RECITAL

Let your worries float away with the slow, mysterious melodies of Ravel’s Pièce en forme de habanera, performed by Elder Conservatorium Head of Strings Elizabeth Layton and distinguished pianist and scholar Roy Howat. A selection of works from prominent late romantics Debussy and Fauré round out this delightful program.

Friday 7 September

Luke Dollman  Conductor

Gustav Holst  Hammersmith
Nikolai Leske  New Work (World Premiere)
Morten Lauridsen  O Magnum Mysterium
Adam Gorb  Dances from Crete

ELDER CONSERVATORIUM WIND ORCHESTRA

The flowing beauty of a London river sets the backdrop for Holst’s Hammersmith, followed by a premiere from Elder Conservatorium composition student Nikolai Leske. The moving O Magnum Mysterium and the lively and spirited Dances from Crete will enthral both the mind and the body.

Friday 14 September

Schubert  String Quartet No. 13 in A minor ‘Rosamunde’

AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET

The internationally renowned Australian String Quartet once again grace the Elder Hall stage with their magnificently rich sound performing the lyrical and mournful sentiments of Schubert. His captivating thirteenth string quartet takes its name from an unpublished play which tells of the sufferings of the cursed Cyprian princess Rosamunde.

Friday 21 September

Elder Conservatorium Percussion Students

PERCUSSION CONCERT

Guided by Head of Percussion Amanda Grigg, the talented percussion students of the Conservatorium present a selection of their favourite works.

Friday 28 September

Stephen Whittington  Director

SONIC ARTS PRESENTS: A TRIBUTE TO RYUCHI SAKAMOTO AND THE YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA

The Yellow Magic Orchestra is one of the most influential electronic music groups to emerge from Japan. Ryuchi Sakamoto, one of three members of the group, became a very successful composer in his own right, writing the music for the opening ceremony of the 1992 Olympics and with film credits from Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence  to The Revenant, including an Academy Award for The Last Emperor. Sonic Arts staff and students will bring old and new technology together in a tribute concert to the ground breaking music of Sakamoto and the Yellow Magic Orchestra.

Friday 5 October

Anita Wardell  Vocals/Director

THE ADELAIDE CONNECTION

Join the Adelaide Connection, Australia’s first jazz choir, and their new director Anita Wardell, for an afternoon of jazz standards, contemporary jazz, and a touch of bebop. Anita Wardell, a member of one of the first incarnations of the Adelaide Connection, has recently returned from London to teach in the Elder Conservatorium’s jazz program following her celebrated career as one of the UK’s premier jazz vocalists.

Friday 12 October

Dual Aura
Ben Dollman  Baroque Violin
Monica Schmidt Andersen  Recorder

TRAVELLER’S TALES…

Baroque duo Dual Aura, comprising violinist Ben Dollman and Danish recorder player Monica Schmidt Andersen, invite the audience on an exciting journey exploring Celtic and Danish traditional folk music, as well as works by Telemann and Ross Edwards.

Friday 19 October

Luke Dollman  Conductor
Elizabeth Layton  Violin

Mendelssohn  Violin Concerto
Wagner  Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde

ELDER CONSERVATORIUM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The lyrical melodies of Mendelssohn’s masterful violin concerto will ring through Elder Hall, as the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Luke Dollman, perform with Head of Strings Elizabeth Layton. Then, let the dramatic sounds of Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde enchant you.

Friday 26 October

Program and performers to be announced

TOP CLASS

Experience the youthful energy and abundant talent of the next generation of Australian classical music as the top performing students of the Elder Conservatorium showcase the highlights of their year.

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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

Art Gallery Food + Wine (AGF+W) pride themselves on working with local suppliers and showcasing high-quality foods grown in South Australia’s backyard. AGF+W generously offer Gold Pass holders a 10% discount – and not just on a Friday afternoon! To book, call 8232 4366 – and remember to mention your Gold Pass and present it on the day. (Maximum discount - $20 per booking. Not valid with any other discounts or offers.)

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

Friday 16 March

Luke Dollman  Conductor

Malcolm Arnold  A Grand Grand Overture
Rachel Bruerville  Dot and the Kangaroo (World Premiere)
Beethoven  Symphony No. 7

ELDER CONSERVATORIUM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The majestic beauty of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 is the centrepiece of this season-opening concert. Malcolm Arnold’s A Grand Grand Overture features some interesting instrumentation that may surprise listeners; and a work by up-and-coming Australian composer Rachel Bruerville is premiered.

Friday 23 March

Dustan Cox  Saxophones
with leading jazz students from the Elder Conservatorium

“Life is a lot like jazz… it’s best when you improvise” G. Gershwin

IT’S BEST WHEN YOU IMPROVISE
The Music of George Gershwin

Jazz saxophone lecturer and head of jazz studies Dustan Cox is joined by top jazz students from the Elder Conservatorium as they bring to life some of George Gershwin’s most popular works – along with plenty of improvisation! Our Love is Here to Stay, I Got Rhythm, A Foggy Day, Summertime – all tunes from a celebrated composer that have stood the test of time.

Friday 30 March

GOOD FRIDAY – NO CONCERT

Friday 6 April

Peter de Jager  Piano
Lloyd Van’t Hoff  Clarinet

Brahms  Clarinet Sonata, Op. 120 No. 2
Peter de Jager  New Work (World Premiere)
Weber  Grand duo Concertant

GRAND DUO

Inaugural winner of the Australian International Chopin Piano Competition, Peter de Jager, and winner of the 2015 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year award, Lloyd Van’t Hoff, team up to tackle Weber’s demanding Grand duo Concertant and its dazzling virtuosic elements. The program is completed by Brahms’ rich Clarinet Sonata No. 2 and an exciting new work from Peter de Jager.

Friday 13 April

Janis Laurs  Cello
Lucinda Collins  Piano

Strauss  Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 6
Barber  Sonato for Violoncello and Piano, Op. 6

CELLO RECITAL

Completed when he was just 19 years old, Strauss’ heroic cello sonata evokes shades of Beethoven, Schumann and Mendelssohn. Seasoned performers Janis Laurs and Lucinda Collins make a very welcome return to the Elder Hall stage.

Friday 20 April

Elizabeth Layton  Violin/Director
Michael Cox*  Flute

JS Bach  Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Aaron Pelle  Divertimento for Strings (World Premiere)
Grieg  Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34
CPE Bach  Flute Concerto in D minor

*Professor of Flute – Royal Academy of Music, London; Principal Flute – BBC Symphony Orchestra

ELDER CONSERVATORIUM CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Joined by internationally acclaimed flautist Michael Cox, the Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra present the thrilling flute concerto by one of Bach’s better known sons, Carl Phillip Emanuel. Also featuring a premiere from Elder Conservatorium composition student Aaron Pelle, alongside the speech-like rhythms that comprise Grieg’s Elegiac Melodies.

Friday 27 April

Anna Goldsworthy  Piano

Bach  Prelude and Fugue Nos. 17 – 24, from The Well-Tempered Clavier

PIANO RECITAL

Seasoned soloist, chamber musician, writer and Elder Conservatorium lecturer Anna Goldsworthy performs a selection of Bach’s fundamental piano masterpiece The Well-Tempered Clavier. A staple for all aspiring pianists, Bach’s compositional genius shines in his exploration of all 24 musical keys.

Friday 4 May

Mark Simeon Ferguson  Piano
with leading jazz students from the Elder Conservatorium

MUSIC IS MY MISTRESS: ESSENTIAL ELLINGTON

Join jazz piano lecturer Mark Simeon Ferguson and top jazz students from the Elder Conservatorium as they bring to life some of the most popular works of Duke Ellington. Prelude to a Kiss, Mood Indigo, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Satin Doll – timeless jazz classics from the pen of jazz’s most elegant composer.

Friday 11 May

Natsuko Yoshimoto  Violin
Konstantin Shamray  Piano

Beethoven  Violin Sonata No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 12/3
Strauss  Violin Sonata in E flat Major, Op. 18

VIOLIN RECITAL

Natsuko Yoshimoto, Concertmaster of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and pianist Konstantin Shamray perform sonatas by the young Beethoven and Strauss. Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 3, belonging to a set of three sonatas dedicated to Antonio Salieri, is one of his earliest compositions for piano and violin.

Friday 18 May

Cameron Hill  Violin
Janis Laurs  Cello
Lucinda Collins  Piano

Mozart  Piano Trio No. 3 in B flat major, K.502
Mendelssohn  Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

PIANO TRIO

Mozart brought the piano trio to maturity in his later years and his No. 3 in B flat major is lauded as one of the finest examples of the genre. Pianist Lucinda Collins and cellist Janis Laurs are joined by ASO violinist Cameron Hill to bring this work to life alongside Mendelssohn’s precocious Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor.

Friday 25 May

Elder Conservatorium Chorale
Carl Crossin OAM  Conductor
Karl Geiger  Piano

Veljo Tormis  Ingrian Evenings
Leonard Bernstein  Officer Krupke from West Side Story
Eric Bogle arr. Nicholas Buc  And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

DAYS OF OUR YOUTH

Music from the days of our youth – whenever they occur! Beginning with Tormis’ cycle of songs from the young villagers of Finland & Estonia. Bernstein’s Officer Krupke shows rebellious youth at their best – or worst! And if innocence is the first casualty of war, youth is the second…

Friday 1 June

Dvořák  Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81

AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET
with KONSTANTIN SHAMRAY

Russian-born tour de force Konstantin Shamray joins with the Australian String Quartet for Dvořák’s stirring Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, and more.

Friday 8 June

Luke Harrald  Director

POPULAR MUSIC CONCERT

The talented students of the Elder Conservatorium’s Popular Music and Creative Technologies degree bring their original tunes to the Elder Hall stage in a vibrant celebration of contemporary music making.

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Purchase Gold Pass

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

Art Gallery Food + Wine (AGF+W) pride themselves on working with local suppliers and showcasing high-quality foods grown in South Australia’s backyard. AGF+W generously offer Gold Pass holders a 10% discount – and not just on a Friday afternoon! To book, call 8232 4366 – and remember to mention your Gold Pass and present it on the day. (Maximum discount - $20 per booking. Not valid with any other discounts or 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

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