Friday concerts a lunchtime delight in Elder Hall

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Pianist Kristian Chong.

Pianist Kristian Chong.
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Violinist Niki Vasilakis.

Violinist Niki Vasilakis.
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Wednesday, 3 March 2010

The Lunchtimes at ELDERHALL concert series returns to the University of Adelaide on Friday 12 March.

This very popular lunchtime series of concerts has something for every musical taste, offering a mix of eras, styles and ensembles.

"Along with the staff and students of the Elder Conservatorium of Music, this particular season features many alumni, all making their mark in the world of music, both in Australia and abroad," says Elder Hall Manager Claire Oremland.

An all-Chopin program opens the season.

"We are thrilled to welcome one of Australia's leading young musicians, pianist Kristian Chong, to celebrate Chopin's 200th birthday," Ms Oremland says.

Peter Handsworth, graduate and now clarinet tutor at the University's Elder Conservatorium of Music, will be joined by pianist Stefan Ammer to present a program that includes the world premiere of Partita Dalriada, a work by Elder Professor of Music Charles Bodman Rae.

"Other alumni whose work we are fortunate to enjoy this season include well-known Adelaide jazz musician Mike Stewart who, after several years in New York, has returned to teach at the Elder Conservatorium Jazz School. His Suite for Jazz Quintet - Drifting features on 26 March," Ms Oremland says.

Two well-known Adelaideans, soprano Jessica Dean and pianist Anthony Hunt, will take audiences on a grand journey to Nostalgic America on 9 April. Recently returned from the Royal Academy of Music in London, they are now based in Sydney with Opera Australia.

The Lunchtimes at ELDERHALL concert series will again feature outstanding chamber music, Ms Oremland says.

"Niki Vasilakis - widely regarded as one of the most exciting violinists to have emerged in Australia in recent years - joins forces with brilliant Dublin-born cellist Emma-Jane Murphy on 7 May. In June, the world-renowned Australian String Quartet, quartet-in-residence at the Elder Conservatorium, will present an all-Haydn program."

WHAT: Lunchtimes at ELDERHALL
WHERE: Elder Hall, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide
WHEN: 1.10pm every Friday from 12 March to 25 June
COST: Tickets $7, available at the door from 12.30pm on the day of concert.
Special subscription passes are also available - for more information contact the Concert Office on (08) 8303 5925.

For a free brochure and further details contact: (08) 8303 5925. For a full program, visit:


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