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

Download 2020 Concert Series program

An update from the Director of the Elder Conservatorium of Music, Professor Graeme Koehne AO:

As I’m sure most of you are aware, government directives relating to the current health crisis have made it necessary for us to postpone our Lunchtime and Evening Concert Series for the first half of 2020. Ticket-holders and subscribers will be contacted in the near future to ascertain whether you would like to roll-over your purchase, until we resume our concert activities in the latter part of the year, or seek a refund.

Naturally, we are all disappointed that we cannot share our music-making with you over the next few months but, clearly, the health and wellbeing of our loyal patrons, our students, staff and associate artists is the priority.

We are currently investigating the possibility of sharing some of our concerts with you online. We will be in touch with you to let you know when and how to access these virtual concerts.

We ask for your patience and understanding through this difficult time – and for your continued support when we recommence our concert program.

I urge you all to take care during this challenging time until we can share the joy of music together, once again, in our iconic venue.

Kind regards,


Evening Concert Series



A Grand Crossroads: The Glory of the English Baroque

Music by Handel, Purcell, Avison, Hellendaal and more. The elegance of the late 17th century permeates this exciting program of baroque gems from the land of the rose.



Sketches of Spain

Inspired by Rodrigo’s iconic Concierto de Aranjuez, Miles Davis’ and Gil Evan’s masterful work Sketches of Spain takes centre stage in this program celebrating the evocative sounds of the wind orchestra.




Brilliant young violinist Tianyou Ma takes on Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic violin concerto with the Adelaide Youth Orchestra, conducted by Keith Crellin OAM.


Lunchtime Concert Series



Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra

The shimmering arpeggios of Glière's harp concerto are the calm before the storm, prior to fate knocking at the door with the ominous first four notes of Beethoven’s fifth symphony.



A Quatre Mains

Pianists Konstantin Shamray and Michael Ierace bring Petrushka to life once again in this fiery version for piano four hands.



She Gave Him Oleander

An evocative mixture of words and music encompassing jazz, folk and traditional songs in a contemporary setting. Four experienced musicians bring poetry from the likes of Robert Burns and A.E. Housman to life.

  • Evening concerts

    • Purchase a subscription to four or more concerts and save 25%!
    • Tickets: Regular ticket prices are $30 Adult, $25 Conc. and $19 Student. Special pricing applies for the following concerts: Titan on 13 June ($35/$25/$19), ASQ Day on 14 July ($25/$20/$15), and Guitarissimo on 17 October ($25/$20/$15).
    • Box Office: Tickets can be purchased and collected from the box office in Elder Hall one hour prior to each performance.
    • Duration: Approximately 2 hours duration, including interval.
  • Lunchtime concerts

    • Fridays at 1:10pm, doors open at 12:30pm.
    • Tickets: $14 general admission at the door.
    • Gold Pass: Purchase a Gold Pass subscription to save up to 30% on the price of entry.
    • Concert Duration: Approximately 50 minutes, no interval.
    • Please be aware there is no parking available on Fridays. 
  • Parking

    Available in the University Car Park, Gate 23 off of North Terrace. Please allow extra time for parking during peak periods.

    Please be aware there is no parking available on Fridays.

  • Access and assistance

    Disabled access

    Lift access is available from the eastern side of Elder Hall.

    Hearing assistance

    Elder Hall has a system that supports all hearing augmentation requirements.


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