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Mt Gambier: Regional tour

Join us at Tenison Woods College on Sept 14 & 15 for our regional music tour.

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Loxton tour: July

For our very first Regional tour, the Elder Conservatorium of Music's Open Music Academy was resident in Loxton, in the heart of the beautiful Riverlands region. The staff for this tour were Lucinda Collins (Head of Keyboard, Elder Conservatorium of Music), George Torbay (Head of Music Theatre, Elder Conservatorium of Music), Dr Emily Dollman (Associate Director Music Education and Artistic Director, Open Music Academy) and Julian Ferraretto (Jazz musician and Creative Music Workshop Leader).

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Of Love and War

One sonata from a honeymoon, and another from the First World War. Grieg’s delightful Second Violin sonata was written just after his marriage.

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1959: The Year That Changed Everything

60 years on, we look back at a year that saw major changes in culture, politics and music – and the recording of some of the most influential jazz albums of all time.

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The Music of Harold Arlen

You may not remember his name but you definitely know his songs! Harold Arlen wrote some of the greatest works in the American Song Book including Somewhere Over the RainbowStormy Weather and I’ve Got the World on a String. James Muller and the Honours Jazz Ensemble bring some of Arlen’s most beautiful works to life.

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Making Waves

Piano star Konstantin Shamray returns with the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and an exciting new work by Honours composition student Aaron Pelle. Britten’s Four Sea Interludes may plunge you into the cold, forbidding waters of the North Sea… but Bartók’s joyful final Piano Concerto is sure to fish you out and dry you off!

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Guitarissimo

60 years on, we look back at a year that saw major changes in culture, politics and music – and the recording of some of the most influential jazz albums of all time.

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Top Class

For our final concert, we give the Elder Hall stage over to the Elder Conservatorium’s top performing students. Come and hear what promises to be a rich and varied program presented by Adelaide’s next generation of fine musicians.

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Audition Preparation Workshop

An opportunity to improve your audition skills in an informal, supportive environment.

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End of year concert

The students of the Open Music Academy showcase their performances in a celebratory End of Year Concert.

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