A feast of music
South Australia's most talented young musicians will be on display in the Elder School of Music's 2005 Evening Concert Series which begins next month.
The series opens on Saturday, June 25 with a fresh, lively program of music for the brilliant combination of percussion and brass with some voices thrown in for good measure. This concert will be a little different, but nonetheless vibrant and exciting - a superb start to the series.
The Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra will feature in the second concert on Saturday, July 23 under the baton of Keith Crellin. It will present Bach's E major violin concerto performed by Honours student, Ingrid Homburg, who is another emerging artist from one of Adelaide's most respected musical families. Also performed will be Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony Op.110a and Mendelssohn's String Symphony No. 9.
The jazz concert on Thursday, August 4 features the Elder Conservatorium Big Band conducted by Hal Hall, with special guest artist, James Morrison. This promises to be an exceptional event and one you should book ahead for as it will certainly sell out!
The Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra concert, conducted by Robert Hower on Saturday, August 20 will feature not one, but two Australian premières. One of these will be performed by outstanding Honours student, Fleur Green, one of Adelaide's most sought after percussionists.
The opera production from Thursday, September 8 through to Saturday September 10 is Mozart's Masonic masterpiece, The Magic Flute. This is a fresh, new production by a graduate of the NIDA School in Sydney, Andrew Davidson, and promises to be an absolute feast for the eyes and ears.
The fifth concert on Saturday, October 15 is Handel's colourful and dramatic portrayal of one of the great epic stories of the Old Testament, Israel in Egypt. It features the Elder Conservatorium Chorale and Adelaide Voices, with the Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Carl Crossin.
Adelaide Town Hall will host the final Evening Concert on Friday, November 25, which promises to be one of the musical events of the year in South Australia. The Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra will present Mahler's magnificent and moving Ninth Symphony in association with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the ASO's music director, Arvo Volmer. It is a work rarely performed due to its huge proportions and it is sure to be a sell-out event - book early!
For further information, visit www.adelaide.edu.au/events/concert/evening