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May / June 2012 Issue
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Elder Hall concerts

Music lovers are in for a treat in coming weeks with Dutch classical pianist Bart van Oort, an Adelaide children's choir, and acclaimed violinist Kristian Winther all booked to perform at Elder Hall.

Bart van Oort, a visiting artist from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands, will play pieces by Mozart, Kozeluch and Haydn in a lunchtime concert on Friday 18 May.

The following Friday 25 May, Young Adelaide Voices will feature Adiemus by Karl Jenkins as well as works by Dan Walker, Holst, Stephen Leek and others.

Kristian Winther, the newly-appointed leader of the University's resident Australian String Quartet, will perform a violin concerto of Brahms in an evening concert at Elder Hall on Saturday 26 May.

For more information on these concerts go to:

Cultural and economic focus on China

Two events at the University of Adelaide in May will focus on the relationships between Australia and China from different perspectives.

Professor Nicholas Jose from the University's English and Creative Writing Discipline will draw on 30 years' personal experience of Australia-China relations when he delivers a public lecture on Wednesday 16 May titled "Deconstructing the Dumpling: Australia, China, Lived Connections".

Professor Jose worked in Shanghai and Beijing between 1986 and 1990 as Cultural Counsellor at the Australian Embassy and taught contemporary Asia-Pacific literature at Harvard University from 2009-2010.

His lecture will be held in the Ira Raymond Exhibition Room in the Barr Smith Library at 6pm on Wednesday 16 May.

China-Australia relations will also be examined in a Confucius Institute briefing the previous evening (Tuesday 15 May) on China's social reform and its relevance to Australia.

The policy choices facing China will be discussed by Emeritus Professor Andrew Watson from the University of Adelaide's School of Social Sciences and political science expert Professor Keping Yu.

The briefing will be held at 5.30pm, Tuesday 15 May at Level 12 Ernst & Young Building, 121 King William Street, Adelaide.

For more details on both events visit the University's events website

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