Concerts return after winter break
Thursday, 20 July 2006
After a winter break the popular Friday Lunch Hour Concert Series returns to Elder Hall on 4 August at 1.10 pm.
The series of 16 concerts will be held every Friday until 17 November. The dynamic new program is full of interesting repertoire with a balance of classical masterpieces and innovative new works.
The performers have been drawn from the staff and students of the Elder Conservatorium of Music and visiting artists from across Australia and overseas including Bob Mintzer from New York, Paavali Jumppanen from Finland and Terence Tam who recently moved to Adelaide from Canada to take up the position of Concertmaster with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Two of Australia's leading chamber ensembles also make a welcome return to Adelaide. In August the Tankstream Quartet will join forces with Keith Crellin (viola) and Janis Laurs (cello) for the Brahms String Sextet and in October the Southern Cross Soloists will present a commemorative all Mozart program.
Another important aspect of the series is to give performance opportunities to talented young artists. Therefore five outstanding wind players from the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne will launch the series on 4 August. Alexey Yemstov follows this with a solo recital on 12 August. Born in the Ukraine and now based in Sydney this young pianist will make his debut in Elder Hall as part of a national tour organised by the prestigious Sydney International Piano Competition.
A number of former students from the Elder Conservatorium who have gone on to enjoy success both interstate and overseas will be returning to give performances. Violinist Niki Vasilakis, co-presenter of Classical Destinations on SBS TV, will give a recital with her new duo partner Kristian Chong. Violist Helen Ireland, another former student, returns for a concert with the Flinders Quartet in late September.
The series concludes with the finals of the very popular Beta Sigma Phi Music Awards. Four finalists from the Elder Conservatorium will compete for a total of $2400 in prize money.
The concerts will be held in Elder Hall every Friday at 1.10pm from 4 August until 17 November. Admission is $5 and tickets are available at the door from 12.30pm on the day of each concert. Special subscription passes are also available for $60. For more information or to obtain a detailed brochure contact the Concert Office on (08) 8303 5925.
For full program details visit the web site: www.music.adelaide.edu.au