Events: Elder Conservatorium of Music

Guitarissimo

Guitarissimo is an important and treasured event for Adelaide’s music lovers and guitar aficionados. Directed by Oliver FartachNaini, the classical guitar students of the Elder Conservatorium will present a stylistically diverse program of solo and chamber music ranging from the Renaissance and Baroque through to modern times.

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Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra

International conductor and founder of the Beijing Wind Orchestra, Li Fangfang, leads the Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra in a performance centred on Maslanka’s vast Symphony No. 9.

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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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Songs from the Great Southland

Originally developed as a piano trio concert for the Australian Piano Pedagogy Conference, Songs from the Great South Land is Mark Simeon Ferguson’s tribute to the great pop, rock and light classical songs of Australia.

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Shades of blue

The Adelaide Wind Orchestra conjures up George Gershwin’s bustling Brooklyn with a program of works inspired by the Jazz Age, including Joan Tower’s Fascinating Ribbons and Frank Ticheli’s Blue Shades.

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ASQ Day

The Australian String Quartet spend the day in Elder Hall working with local up-and-coming performers, culminating in a combined evening concert.

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Flutesong

Michael Cox is one of Britain’s foremost flute players, performing regularly with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Academy of St Martin in the Fields and the London Sinfonietta.

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Titan

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

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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.

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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.

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