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Lunchtime Concert - She Gave Him Oleander

An evocative mixture of words and music encompassing jazz, folk and traditional songs in a contemporary setting. Experience the poetry of Robert Burns and A.E. Housman imbued with musical life by four of Adelaide’s most cherished jazz musicians.

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Lunchtime Concert - Irving Berlin!

Irving Berlin wrote some of the greatest works in the American Song Book including ‘Blue Skies, ‘Cheek to Cheek, ‘Putting on the Ritz and ‘How Deep is the Ocean?’. Join jazz guitar lecturer James Muller and the Honours Ensemble from the Elder Conservatorium as they bring some of Berlin’s most beautiful works to life with fresh new arrangements.

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String Whispers Erhu Concert

Join us for a rare opportunity to explore the beauty of the erhu, one of the most popular traditional Chinese musical instruments.

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Lunchtime Concert - Mercurial Spirit

A short, transparent work, almost Haydenesque in character, Shostakovich’s Ninth sits lightly between such giants as his tragic Eighth and Tenth Symphonies. Schumann’s cello concerto has recently become a staple piece of the romantic cello repertoire after a century of obscurity. It’s a work that combines the composer’s most unique and personal qualities – intense lyricism, rhythmic vigor and a fair amount of ambiguity.

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Orchestral Open Day

Meet staff and students from the Elder Conservatorium, ask questions and learn about the Classical Performance courses and events we offer.

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Evening Concert - A Night in Havana

Elder Conservatorium jazz trumpet teacher Lazaro Numa was born in Cuba and studied at the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory of Music in Havana. In 2019 he toured Europe with the Afro-Cuban Allstars. However, Lazaro is more than just a trumpet player – he brings a wealth of knowledge on piano, valve trombone and all of the Cuban percussion instruments, as well as being a handy singer too! Join Lazaro, the Big Band, and the Latin Ensemble for a night of Danzón, Son, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha and more.

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