Opera performance at the Elder Conservatorium of Music


Third year Jazz Guitar student Nicholas Pennington has been awarded the ‘James Morrison Scholarship’ for 2015.

Nick was one of six Jazz Soloist finalists chosen from all over the country to play before a panel of highly regarded judges and has won $10,000 in prize money and will also be asked to perform at next year’s ‘Generations in Jazz’ weekend.

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Current student and jazz vocalist Chelsea-Lee Smart was one of only 24 talented young musicians selected from thousands of applicants worldwide to participate in the 2015 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead – the international jazz residency, performance and composition project discovering and presenting the next generation of jazz greats-to-be. Participants were selected by a competitive audition process that considered their composition and performance abilities. Chelsea is the only Australian University student to be selected in the history of this program.

Held March 23 to April 3 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, D.C. Led by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran, the Jazz Ahead program identifies outstanding, emerging jazz artists/composers in their mid-teens to age 25 and brings them together under the tutelage of experienced artists/instructors who coach and counsel them, polishing their performance, composing, and arranging skills. The program culminated in three concerts on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in which the graduates performed original compositions.

Watch Chelsea perform:

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Presented by Sounding Off and the Electronic Music Unit, University of Adelaide
Sunday, November 16
The EMU Space, University of Adelaide

Geoffrey Barnard, Jim Denley, Amanda Stewart, Cor Fuhler, Dale Gorfinkel, and Peter Farrar represent an unbroken line of experimentation in music from the Sydney scene.

Barnard was working in the early 1970s with Teletopa, Denley and Stewart were with the seminal Machine for Making Sense, Fuhler is a vastly experienced improvisor/composer from Holland, and Gorfinkel and Farrar represent the younger generation -both deeply involved and experienced.

Participants will be asked to contribute to playing in groups and to discussing methodologies and philosophies to do with collective music making. Participants will need to bring a ‘sound making’ device – acoustic, electric, electronic other…

When: Sunday, November 16
Time: 11 – 1pm and 2- 5pm
Location: The EMU Space, Level 5, Schulz Building, University of Adelaide
Fee: $15 (concession) / $30 (full)

Spaces are limited – please email soundingoffevent@gmail.com to register your interest.

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Saturday, November 15 The EMU Space, University of Adelaide “The suitably pure white album design, with a selection of black/white/grey photographs of the group, lend weight to the idea of the album as a once lost relic – the great manifesto of a mythical musical organism – now recovered for new generations to appreciate.” Joseph […]

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Master of Music Performance student Alessandra Woods won the Excellence in the Arts category. Alessandra, from the US, is a professional flautist, currently performing with the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and an active member of the Flute3 trio Adelaide. She has also won an orchestral traineeship with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. “For me, Adelaide is […]

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Elder Conservatorium Vocal School with the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra Keith Crellin OAM Conductor David Lampard Director & Designer Guila Tiver Producer Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel An Opera in 2 Acts sung in English Hansel and Gretel – a fairy-tale opera composed by Engelbert Humperdinck. Much admired for its folk music-inspired themes, Hansel and Gretel […]

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The Elder Conservatorium of Music is proud to present this Bach Festival, the first since the Bach Festival series in the 1990s, with the very first taking place in 1954. The Festival includes pre-concert talks, performances by students, staff and graduates and local and national musicians and ensembles. Bach Festival Pass Adults: $115 | Concession/Student: […]

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Making music in orchestras, bands, choirs and chamber ensembles is a vital part of our work here at the Elder Conservatorium – it is central to our role as music educators and as musicians. We are proud of our Evenings at Elder Hall as a major showcase for the Conservatorium’s finest and we warmly welcome […]

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The popular lunch hour time-slot gives people a chance to take a special break during a busy working day, or meet a friend to share in the wonderful music making. Admission prices have been kept to a minimum (just $10) to ensure all can enjoy these concerts that have become a real Friday tradition in […]

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Guitarissimo 2014 @ Elder Hall Wednesday 28th May 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15/$10 @ www.music.adelaide.edu.au/elderhall/tickets/ Admission for staff and students is free! Elder Conservatorium guitar students present a stylistically diverse programme including solo works and chamber music of Cuban composer Leo Brouwer, Argentinean composer Julio Sagreras, Australian composers Richard Charlton and Paul Svoboda as well as various masterpieces of the classical guitar’s 19th century solo […]

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