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Fridays delight at Elder Hall


The Lunchtimes at ELDERHALL concert series returns to the University of Adelaide on Friday 12 March.

This very popular lunchtime series of music concerts has something for every musical taste, offering a superb mix of eras, styles and ensembles.

"Along with the staff and students of the Elder Conservatorium of Music, this particular season features many alumni, all making their mark in the world of music, both in Australia and abroad," said Elder Hall Manager Claire Oremland.

An all-Chopin program opens the season.

"We are thrilled to welcome one of Australia's leading young musicians, pianist Kristian Chong, to celebrate Chopin's 200th birthday," Ms Oremland said.

Peter Handsworth, graduate and now clarinet tutor at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, is joined by pianist Stefan Ammer to present a delightful program which includes the world premiere of Partita Dalriada, a work by Elder Professor of Music Charles Bodman Rae.

"Other alumni that we are fortunate to enjoy this season include well-known Adelaide jazz musician Mike Stewart who, after several years in New York, has returned to teach at the Elder Conservatorium Jazz School. His Suite for Jazz Quintet - Drifting, features on 26 March," Ms Oremland said.

Well-known Adelaideans, soprano Jessica Dean and pianist Anthony Hunt, will take audiences on a grand journey to Nostalgic America on 9 April. Recently returned from the Royal Academy of Music in London, they are now based in Sydney with Opera Australia.

"The Lunchtimes at ELDERHALL concert series is always full of outstanding chamber music. Niki Vasilakis, widely regarded as one of the most exciting violinists to have emerged in Australia in recent years, joins forces with brilliant Dublin-born cellist Emma-Jane Murphy on 7 May. The world-renowned Australian String Quartet will present an all-Haydn program in June," Ms Oremland said.

These are just some of the many delights to be found in the first semester of the 2010 Lunchtimes at ELDERHALL concert series. For a free brochure and further details contact: +61 8 8303 5925.

Lunchtimes at ELDERHALL

Elder Hall, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide

1.10pm every Friday from 12 March-25 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 Claire on +61 8 8303 5925.

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