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March 2009 Issue
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Lunchtimes return to Elder Hall


Adelaide's most popular daytime concert series returns to the University of Adelaide's historic Elder Hall this month.

For more than 15 years, audiences have been delighted by Lunchtimes at ELDERHALL. Held every Friday at 1.10pm during semester, this renowned concert series continues to attract some big names - and big crowds.

The 2009 season will be no exception, said Elder Hall Manager Claire Oremland.

"These concerts provide an excellent training ground for students from the Elder Conservatorium of Music, enabling them to share the billing with their teachers and an array of distinguished visitors," Ms Oremland said.

"With such a wonderful mix of chamber music, orchestral concerts, jazz and recitals, there's something for everyone at these concerts. The program for 2009 will continue the high standard set in previous years.

"Visiting artists from Australia and overseas, plus the talented staff and students from the Elder Conservatorium, will ensure a series packed with memorable moments."

Pianist Kristian Chong opens the 2009 season on Friday 6 March with a powerful solo recital that includes Rachmaninoff's much-loved Variations on a Theme of Corelli. Already well known to Adelaide audiences, Kristian has established himself as one of Australia's leading young musicians. He has performed with most of the leading orchestras in Australia, toured with the Australian String Quartet, performed recitals nationally and internationally, and while completing postgraduate studies in London was awarded the Royal Academy of Music's highest performing accolade.

Other attractions in the first semester of the 2009 series include: the internationally acclaimed Australian String Quartet (3 April); visiting Canadian artist Jean-Eric Soucy (viola) joined by violinist Niki Vasilakis and pianist Lucinda Collins in Mozart's G minor Piano Quartet (17 April); and Australia's pre-eminent baroque violinist, Lucinda Moon, with harpsichord player Linda Kent (22 May).

Lunchtimes at ELDERHALL

Elder Hall, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide

1.10pm every Friday from 6 March to 26 June

Tickets $7, available at the door from 12.30pm on the day of concert. Special subscription passes are also available - for more information contact the Concert Office on +61 8 8303 5925.

For a free brochure and further details call +61 8 8303 5925, or visit the website:

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Pianist Kristian Chong
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