Rising stars of music to shine at night

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Wednesday, 6 May 2009

The 2009 season of Evenings at ELDERHALL begins this month, showcasing the musicians and ensembles of the University of Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium of Music.

With six concerts from May to November, this year's program will "travel through different eras and styles, across continents and cultures, with wonderful artists from here and abroad".

"There will be a treat for everyone," says Elder Hall Manager Claire Oremland.

Concerts start on Saturday 16 May with the Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra. Featuring rising stars Robbie Macfarlane and Bryan Griffiths in Britten's beloved Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, the concert also includes Greig's ever popular Holberg Suite and Mahler's sublime Adagietto.

Other highlights include the much anticipated return of New York trumpeter Ray Vega for Gershwin's Porgy and Bess and a glorious celebration of choral music at St Peter's Cathedral.

Both the Elder Brass and Wind ensembles are featured in October and, in an exciting new collaboration, the Conservatorium will present a Hellenic-flavoured concert as part of the 2009 Odyssey Festival starring violinist Niki Vasilakis.

Finally, under the baton of guest conductor Arvo Volmer, chief conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO), all the Elder Conservatorium musicians will come together for the first performance of Carl Crossin's Requiem and Tchaikovsky's great Symphony No. 6, the Pathetique.

The Elder Conservatorium of Music has also announced its new sponsors for 2009. As new principal sponsor, the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia will support Evenings at ELDERHALL in an ongoing partnership, especially during the Odyssey Festival. Barossa Valley Estate are new and exclusive wine sponsors, with such wines as E Bass and E Minor creating 'musical' links with the Conservatorium, and Robinson Liuteria Artistica has become 'Official Restorer for the Elder Conservatorium's String Collection'.

WHAT: Evenings at ELDERHALL - series of six concerts
WHERE: Elder Hall, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide; and St Peter's Cathedral, King William Road, North Adelaide (12 September only)
WHEN: 16 May-28 November. All concerts at 6.30pm
COST: Tickets are $25 (adult); $20 (concession) and $15 (student)
Phone the Concert Office on (08) 8303 5925 for bookings and a free brochure

For full program details visit: www.adelaide.edu.au/elderhall/concerts/evenings/


Contact Details

Ms Claire Oremland
Email: claire.oremland@adelaide.edu.au
Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/elderhall/
Elder Hall Concert Manager
Elder Conservatorium of Music
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5925
Mobile: 0410 062 677

Mr David Ellis
Email: david.ellis@adelaide.edu.au
Website: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/newsroom/
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
Mobile: +61 (0)421 612 762