Guitar music lovers the big winners on election night

Honours Performance student Jody Fisher

Honours Performance student Jody Fisher
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Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Anyone looking for a respite from politics on 24 November can escape to the University of Adelaide's Elder Hall to hear some outstanding guitar music by an up-and-coming young talent.

Honours Performance student and guitarist Jody Fisher is the soloist in the final concert of the Elder Conservatorium Evening Concert Series for 2007.

Jody will perform the Rodrigo guitar concerto, Concierto de Aranjuez, which is arguably the best known of the guitar works. The performance will take place in Elder Hall on Saturday 24 November at 6.30pm - after the polling booths have closed.

Jody has been studying guitar since age seven and is currently enrolled in a double Honours program studying Musicology as well as Guitar Performance with Oliver Fartach-Naini. She has taken part in masterclasses with such notable virtuosi as Eduardo Fernandez, Nicholas Goluses and Carlo Barone and over the last year has performed in Sydney, Perth and Darwin as well as locally.

She has been the recipient of many awards and scholarships, most recently a Recitals Australia performance award, the 2007 Michael Robert Poag Scholarship for Guitar from the Elder Conservatorium of Music and also the 2007-8 Helpmann Academy Optus Mentorship. Jody hopes to continue her studies at the Academy of Music in Vienna next year.

"I've been very lucky to have studied at the University of Adelaide - the excellence and commitment of the staff at the Elder Conservatorium has provided me with significant opportunities throughout my degree," Jody says.

"I am very grateful for the level of personal support I have received from my teachers, as my development as a musician is wholly due to their dedication."

The concert features the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra together with the Elder Conservatorium Chorale under the baton of conductor-in-residence Keith Crellin. Other works in the program are Gerald Finzi's Christmas cantata, In Terra pax, and the majestic Symphony No. 9 in C (The Great), by Franz Schubert.

Tickets are $25 adult/$20 concession/$14 student, available from BASS dial'n'charge 131 246 or at the door.

For more information, please contact the Manager, Evening Concert Series, on 8303 5286 or email:

The Evening Concert Series is generously supported by:
ETSA Utilities, Helpmann Academy (Elder Conservatorium of Music is a Helpmann Academy Partner School), Allan's Music, Phil Hoffmann Travel, Sunlover Holidays, Palazzo Versace Hotel, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, Cooper's Brewery 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

Mr David Ellis
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
Mobile: +61 (0)421 612 762