Opera performance at the Elder Conservatorium of Music

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 Cummings, Music Trust of Australia.

Splitrec was founded in 1987 by Mind Body Split to release the LP – If it’s not on it’s not on. Throughout the 1990s they released works by the group Machine for Making Sense and some of the individuals in that group, Amanda Stewart and Jim Denley. The label documents experimental and improvised music from Sydney with major works during the 2000s from SSL, Peter Blamey, Germ Studies, Great Waitress and West Head Project.

This year Splitrec was honoured to release a legendary recording Teletopa Tokyo 1972. The tapes sat in boxes for 42 years. The Triple LP or Double CD features two 50min improvisations from a radio session at NHK studios Tokyo. The group was David Ahern, Roger Frampton, Peter Evans and Geoffrey Collins and they were completing a 1972 world tour.

Dale Gorfinkel – footpump, balloons, garden irrigation, taps, plastic containers & reeds – splitrec 25
Geoffrey Barnard – a member of the 1970’s pioneer impro group Teletopa.
Peter Farrar – alto saxophone – splitrec 26
Truancy – Cor Fuhler (piano) and Jim Denley (winds) – splitrec 24
Amanda Stewart – voice and text – splitrec 27

When: Saturday, November 15
Time: 8pm
Location: The EMU Space, Level 5, Schulz Building, University of Adelaide
Entry at the door: $10 (concession) / $20 (full)

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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 the cultural experience in Australia. There is always music to listen to, be inspired by, and I wanted to be a part of it. Adelaide has awarded me opportunities here I would not have received anywhere else,” says Alessandra.

The Governor’s International Student Awards are endorsed by His Excellency the Governor of South Australia and are a StudyAdelaide initiative.

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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 is a classic of the operatic repertoire which has never ceased to be performed since its creation in 1893. Based on the famous Brothers Grimm fairy tale it is an enchanting opera filled with refreshing melodies, rich orchestration and colourful characters.

Bring the whole family and enjoy the special Family Ticket Offer ($60 for 4 people).

Duration: Approx. 2 hours 30 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

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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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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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The Adelaide University Big Band 1 give a rare off campus performance. Under the direction of Dusty Cox, expect a hard swinging night of fiery jazz featuring the finest up and coming jazz artists in the city. Date:    Thursday 29 May 2014 Time:    8.00pm – 10.00pm Cost:     Just $5!! Where: Tiffins on the Park http://www.jazzonthepark.com.au/ Bookings […]

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Soundstream celebrates 20 years with the launch of the Emerging Composers Forum. To celebrate 20 years, Soundstream is calling for scores from emerging composers around Australia. Selected works will be work shopped and performed by Soundstream Collective, taking place from November 2-4 2014. There are three cash commissions to be awarded. For further information, please […]

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ELDER PERSPECTIVES is back! This landmark new concert series has now expanded to a “BAKER’S DOZEN”. Musicians of daring and renown create a new perspective with music from the well-known and loved, to the unexpected. Elder Hall becomes an intimate recital room with beautiful specially commissioned wooden screens strategically placed. Up close and personal, immerse […]

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