Dynamic direction to end Elder concert series

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Chief Conductor Arvo Volmer.

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Chief Conductor Arvo Volmer.
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Soprano Greta Bradman.

Soprano Greta Bradman.
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Monday, 9 November 2009

Arvo Volmer, chief conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, returns to the University of Adelaide later this month to conduct the world premiere of Requiem, by Carl Crossin, for soprano, choir and orchestra.

Featuring much-loved Adelaide soprano Greta Bradman, plus the Elder Conservatorium of Music's full choral and orchestral forces, this will be the final concert of the 2009 Evenings at ELDERHALL concert series (6.30pm Saturday 28 November).

Known primarily as Director of the Adelaide Chamber Singers, Crossin is well known and respected throughout Australia as a choral conductor, educator and more recently, composer. He is also currently Acting Head of the Elder Conservatorium of Music at the University of Adelaide.

Mr Crossin said Requiem sprang from the "melodic inspiration of Gregorian Chant and the desire to explore modes of expression other than purely unaccompanied voices".

"I have worked with voices for my entire professional life and composing Requiem gave me the opportunity to combine my passion for choral sonority with the wonderful palette of orchestral colours," he said.

Elder Hall Concert Manager Claire Oremland said: "The internationally renowned skills of conductor Arvo Volmer and his roots from Estonia, where there is a strong choral tradition, will ensure a dynamic evening of music.

"This will be most evident in the performance of the evening's other work, Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony - The Pathétique. A work of extraordinary intensity and great power, it is one of Tchaikovsky's most successful works."

Ms Oremland said the opportunity of working and performing with a conductor such as Arvo Volmer "will be a wonderful and very inspiring experience for our young musicians as they strive towards a career in music".

WHAT: Elder Conservatorium Chorale & Symphony Orchestra with conductor Arvo Volmer and soprano Greta Bradman
WHERE: Elder Hall, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide
WHEN: 6.30pm Saturday 28 November
COST: Tickets are $25 (adult); $20 (concession) and $15 (student)
Phone the Concert Office on (08) 8303 5925 for bookings.

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


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