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Classical and jazz on concert menu


The second and third concerts in the Elder Evening Concert Series for 2005 could hardly be more diverse.

The second concert, "Mendelssohn and More" on Saturday, July 23, features a high-quality classical program and emerging Adelaide talent Ingrid Homburg on violin - while the third concert, "Elder Big Band Meets Morrison" on Thursday, August 4 will be highlighted by an outstanding jazz program and performances by a high profile master, James Morrison. Both concerts will be held in Elder Hall.

"Mendelssohn and More" will see the Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra perform under the baton of Keith Crellin, resident conductor at the School. The concert will include Bach's Violin Concerto in E Major with soloist Honours student at the Elder School of Music, Ingrid Homburg, another emerging artist from one of Adelaide's most respected musical families.

The other two works are Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony Op. 110a and Mendelssohn's beautiful String Symphony No. 9. This promises to be an outstanding concert of great beauty which shouldn't be missed - and note the new earlier timeslot of 6.30pm.

This year's jazz concert will present the Elder Conservatorium's premier Big Band, conducted by Hal Hall, with the Honours Jazz Ensemble, and will feature Australian jazz virtuoso James Morrison on trumpet.

The program will include tunes by Bob Mintzer, Thelonius Monk, Count Basie and John Coltrane, to name a few. Tickets are selling fast and are expected to sell out.

Morrison, whose visit to Adelaide is supported by the Helpmann Academy, will also present a workshop for Elder School students on the morning of Thursday, August 4 and a Public Masterclass in Elder Hall at 1pm that day.

Tickets for "Mendelssohn and More" are $20/$15/$10; tickets for "Elder Big Band Meets Morrison" are $30/$25/$20. Tickets for both concerts are available from BASS on 131 246. Tickets for the Morrison's Public Masterclass are $10, payable at the door.

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