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Free Mozart Opera Screening: Don Giovanni

The first screening in the Alliance Francaise Free Screenings: Operas de Mozart series is the comic melodrama, Don Giovanni. In this new production, the energy of the young cast melds into Jean-François Sivadier’s theatrical mise en scene under the artistic direction of Jérémie Rhorer, in what is a veritable show of seduction, desire and demise. Introduction by Luke Dollman, Deputy Director of the Elder Conservatorium of Music, who will put the opera in an historical context, talk about the performers and the points of interest in this particular production as well as the Aix en Provence Festival and its place in the music world. Refreshments provided.

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Free Mozart Screening: Cosi Fan Tutte

The second screening in the Alliance Francaise Free Screenings: Operas de Mozart series is Cosi Fan Tutte. In this new production, filmmaker and stage director Christophe Honoré explores the power relationships between the characters who are ruled by desire. Introduction by Luke Dollman, Deputy Director of the Elder Conservatorium of Music, who will put the opera in an historical context, talk about the performers and the points of interest in this particular production as well as the Aix en Provence Festival and its place in the music world. Refreshments provided.

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From Start to Finnish

Two of Australia’s finest chamber musicians grace the stage in the opening concert of the season.

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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.

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A Quatre Mains

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

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Violin Sonatas: Online Lunchtime Concert

An exciting program of works for violin and piano, featuring Helen Ayres and Anna Goldsworthy from the Seraphim Trio.

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Online Lunchtime Concert with Lucy Stoddart and Jamie Cock

Recent graduate of the Elder Conservatorium, Lucy Stoddart teams up with pianist extraordinaire Jamie Cock for a program of sublime works for voice and piano.

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Lunchtime concert: Celia Craig & Michael Ierace 

2020 is the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

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Lunchtime concert: Elizabeth Layton & Konstantin Shamray

Head of Strings at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, Elizabeth Layton is joined by pianist Konstantin Shamray for Stravinsky’s vivacious Suite italienne and Schubert’s much-loved Duo violin sonata.

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Lunchtime concert: Heidi von Bernewitz & Robert Nairn

A vital program of contemporary duos for double bass and viola.

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Lunchtime concert: Slava Grigoryan & Sharon Grigoryan

Following the release of their CD Our Place earlier this year, Slava and Sharon Grigoryan join us in Elder Hall to perform a delightful array of duets for cello and guitar.

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Lunchtime concert: Songs From/For an Imperfect World

Tunes for our times, like Rodgers and Hammerstein's You'll Never Walk Alone, Charlie Chaplin's Smile and Radiohead's Paranoid Android, alongside a selection of lyrical original works from Ferguson's soon-to-be released album songs from an imperfect world.

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Lunchtime Concert: Viola and Piano Recital

Australian String Quartet violist Stephen King joins with pianist Konstantin Shamray to perform Shostakovich’s final work, the Sonata for Viola and Piano, completed just weeks before the composer’s death.

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Lunchtime Concert: Australian String Quartet

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

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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.

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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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Lunchtime Concert: Duo Concertante

Let newly appointed principle oboe of the ASO Joshua Oates and pianist Michael Ierace take you on a musical journey across two continents.

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Lunchtime Concert: Encore

Slava and Sharon Grigoryan return to Elder Hall for an encore performance of duets for guitar and cello.

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Lunchtime Concert: 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.

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Lunchtime Concert: Re-imaginings

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.

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Lunchtime Concert: Faust - A Mortal's Tale

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.

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