Concert Series

Continuing a 137 year tradition of bringing great music to the community of South Australia, the faculty and students of the Elder Conservatorium of Music welcome you to our 2020 Concert Series.

Concert Series

Welcome to season two of the Lunchtime Concert Series. In the coming months you'll be treated to unmatched musical variety and virtuosity from our wonderful staff, students and distinguished guest artists. While we do look forward to welcoming you back to Elder Hall in the future, for the time being our concerts will continue in virtual form only. Each Friday the live stream will appear on this page from 1:10pm. We hope to see you then, and don't forget to sign up to the eNewsletter for the latest updates and announcements.

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  • Lunchtime Series - Season Two

    Friday 24 July

    Australian String Quartet

    Beethoven Quartet for Strings in G major, Op.18 No. 2
    Ravel Quartet for Strings in F major

    The online lunchtime concerts return for another season, beginning with a performance by the Australian String Quartet. Beethoven's early String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 18, is perfectly paired with Ravel's String Quartet in F major for an exciting, vital start to the season.

    Friday 31 July

    'Brought to Light'

    Elizabeth Layton violin
    Michael Ierace piano

    Bach Sonata No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1014
    Bach Sonata No. 2 in A major, BWV 1015
    Bach Sonata No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016

    Alexander Siloti was a Russian pianist, conductor and composer who studied under Tchaikovsky and Liszt. His artful transcriptions of these Bach sonatas were only recently discovered. Let our Head of Classical Performance, Elizabeth Layton and celebrated pianist Michael Ierace draw you in with these exquisite works.

    Friday 7 August

    'Through Glass, Darkly'

    Stephen Whittington piano

    Philip Glass Etudes for Piano (selections)

    A collection of pieces two decades in the making from one of the world’s greatest living composers. Glass’ exquisite etudes are full of the composer’s unique harmonic language. Performed by Stephen Whittington, pianist and Head of Sonic Arts at the Elder Conservatorium.

    Friday 14 August

    'Duo Concertante'

    Joshua Oates oboe
    Michael Ierace piano

    Dorati Duo Concertante
    Dargaville In the Spirit House

    Let newly appointed principle oboe of the ASO Joshua Oates and pianist Michael Ierace take you on a musical journey across two continents. They begin in the Hindu temples of India with a meditative work by Australian composer Tim Dargaville and move on to a thrilling Hungarian rhapsody written for Heinz Holliger by the celebrated Hungarian conductor and composer Antal Doráti.

    Friday 21 August

    'Encore'

    Slava Grigoryan guitar
    Sharon Grigoryan cello

    Slava and Sharon Grigoryan return for an encore performance of duets for guitar and cello. Featuring music from their acclaimed CD, Our Place, released on the ABC Classics label.

    Friday 28 August

    Honours Jazz Ensemble

    Join one of the premier student ensembles at the Elder Conservatorium,  the talented Honours Jazz Ensemble, for an hour of memorable jazz favourites.

    Friday 4 September

    'Re-imaginings'

    Joe Chindamo piano
    Zoe Black violin

    The boundaries between classical and jazz are broken down in an innovative and thrilling program from virtuoso violinist Zoë Black and one of Australia’s greatest jazz pianists, Joe Chindamo. Featuring original compositions by Joe Chindamo.

    Friday 11 September

    'Faust: A Mortal’s Tale'

    Ashley Hribar piano

    A selection of works inspired by the 1926 silent film Faust, reflecting the story of the alchemist Dr Faust, his struggle with mortality, his encounter with the demon Mephistopheles and his journey into the unknown. With music by Debussy, Rachmaninov, Liszt and more, and arrangements by Ashley Hribar, this program is certain to delight and surprise.

     

    Additional concerts from 18 September - 30 October will be announced in the coming weeks. Please note that the program may be subject to change.

Events

24

Jul

Lunchtime Concert: Australian String Quartet

The online lunchtime concerts return for another season, beginning with a performance by the Australian String Quartet.

31

Jul

Lunchtime Concert: Brought to Light

Let our Head of Classical Performance, Elizabeth Layton and celebrated pianist Michael Ierace draw you in with these exquisite works.

07

Aug

Lunchtime Concert: Through Glass, Darkly

A collection of pieces two decades in the making from one of the world’s greatest living composers.

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