Wind orchestra tribute to William

Thursday, 5 October 2006

The fourth concert in the Elder Conservatorium of Music Evening Concert Series, "Tribute", at 6.30pm on Saturday 14 October in Elder Hall, features the highly acclaimed Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra conducted by Robert Hower.

The works in this programme are all Australian premières and were commissioned by the world's leading conductor of wind orchestras, Timothy Reynish, whose son, William, died in a mountaineering accident in 2001.

Following his death, many composers around the world offered to write pieces in his memory. Some of those are featured in this concert and include: Dances from Crete by Adam Gorb; Symphony for William by Derek Bourgeois; Bright Spirit by Judith Bingham and Song of Lir by Fergal Carroll.

This concert is a celebration of William Reynish's short life and it's hoped the audience will be uplifted and moved by the music being presented by the Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra.

Tickets are $22 adult/$17 conc/$12 student, available from BASS or dial'n'charge 131 246. Tickets will also be available at the door.

The Evening Concert Series is generously supported by: ETSA Utilities, Helpmann Academy, Peter Lehmann Wines, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, Cooper's Brewery, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Radio Adelaide.


Contact Details

Ms Claire Oremland
Elder Hall Concert Manager
Elder Conservatorium of Music
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5925
Mobile: 0410 062 677