Events: Lunchtime series

Top Class

In what has become an annual tradition, we bring you the next generation of classical music talent. Top performing students of the Elder Conservatorium make their mark on the Elder Hall stage.

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Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra

Giovanni Bottesini earned himself the nickname “the Paganini of the double bass”, and while his double bass concerto does contain challenging technical elements, the work is also full of warmth and feeling.

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The boundaries between classical and jazz are broken down in an innovative and thrilling program from virtuoso violinist Zo. Black and one of Australia’s greatest jazz pianists, Joe Chindamo. Featuring original compositions by Joe Chindamo.

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My Funny Valentine

Join our Jazz Honours students as they celebrate the works of one the greatest songwriting teams of all time – Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

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Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra

The spectre of Stalinist Russia looms over this mighty work premiered in the year of the dictator’s death.

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Chopin Etudes

Keyboard Research Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Roy Howat has recently edited a selection of Chopin Etudes for renowned publisher Edition Peters.

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Songs of the Cabaret

A result of over twenty years collaboration between himself and poet Arnold Weinstein, Bolcom’s Cabaret Songs draws inspiration from a plethora of musical styles and forms, representing the melting pot which is American culture and vernacular.

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Australian String Quartet

In the year of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary the Australian String Quartet look back to the composer’s early works.

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Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra

Old and new collide in Lukas Foss’ Renaissance Concerto for flute and orchestra – the composer describing the 1985 work as “a handshake across centuries”. John Polglase’s with waves written is a fantasia.

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Keep the Music Playing

The Adelaide Connection’s SATB and SSAA choirs present some of their favourite jazz choir music with arrangements by Phil Mattson, Paris Rutherford, Kerry Marsh and more!

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