August nights the hot ticket for music lovers
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
Two very different concerts - one featuring Latin jazz at Elder Hall, the other bringing together the talents of three choirs at St Peter's Cathedral - give lovers of good music something to choose from in August.
Both events are part of the ELDERHALL evenings concert series, which showcases the musicians and ensembles of the University of Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium of Music at their best, alongside guest artists.
Sketches of Spain - 6.30pm Saturday 9 August
Elder Hall, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide
This concert features the first full performance in Australia of the classic collaboration by Miles Davis and Gil Evans, Sketches of Spain, being performed by American trumpeter Ray Vega and the Elder Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra directed by Robert Hower. Ray Vega will also play Latin jazz with the Elder Conservatorium Big Band One directed by Dustan ("Dusty") Cox.
"Ray Vega is an amazing trumpet player and musician, and has been in great demand in New York and around the world for many years," Dusty Cox says. "He crosses all musical borders, performing in jazz, Latin, and classical styles, and is an experienced educator."
The concert will include the entire 1960 collaboration and recording of Sketches of Spain by Gil Evans and Miles Davis. "We have acquired Gil Evans's original scores and are very excited to present some of the greatest music in jazz as a showcase for Ray's playing," Dusty says.
Three Choirs - 6.30pm Saturday 30 August
St Peter's Cathedral, King William Road, North Adelaide
Featuring the Elder Conservatorium Chorale conducted by Carl Crossin, Adelaide Voices conducted by Christie Anderson and Bella Voce conducted by Emma Horwood, this joint production between the Elder Conservatorium and St Peter's Cathedral sees all three choirs performing a program of sacred works.
One of Adelaide's favourite sons, Anthony Hunt, is also returning from the Royal Academy of Music in London to accompany on the magnificent Cathedral organ. The concert is one of three joint performances between the Cathedral and the Elder Conservatorium this year.
"This concert features all three choirs - about 100 singers in total - combining to provide an outstanding musical experience," says the Manager of Concerts at St Peter's Cathedral, Edward Joyner.
ELDERHALL evenings - Tickets: $25 adult; $20 concession; $14 student
For bookings and more information contact the Concert Office on (08) 8303 5925
Elder Hall Concert Manager
Elder Conservatorium of Music
The University of Adelaide
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Mr David Ellis
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