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March 2019

Lunchtime Concert – Two Memorials

29 March @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT
University of Adelaide: Elder Hall, Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
$14

PERFORMERS: Elizabeth Layton  violin Pei-Sian Ng  cello Konstantin Shamray  piano PROGRAM: Martinů Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 3, H. 340 Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 Three of Adelaide’s favourite musicians unite in a concert of contrasting memorials. Both composers dedicated these pieces to the memory of departed friends: Martinů’s Third Cello Sonata is delightfully warm and sunny, but Shostakovich’s Second Piano Trio has an icy clarity, cold enough to send chills down your back. Entry…

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April 2019

Lunchtime Concert – Rags and Rhapsodies

5 April @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT
University of Adelaide: Elder Hall, Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
$14

PERFORMERS: Ensemble Liaison PROGRAM: Kats-Chernin Ballade, Zee Rag, Russian Rag Novacek Four Rags for Two Jons Gershwin (arr. Ensemble Liaison) Rhapsody in Blue Ensemble Liaison stride into town with a colourful collection of rags. Sometimes mischievous, sometimes melancholy, their toe-tapping syncopations may prove contagious – and a special arrangement of Gershwin’s beloved Rhapsody in Blue is unlikely to provide a cure! Soft-toed shoes recommended… Entry to this lunchtime concert is available at the door from 12:30pm. If you plan on…

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Evening Concert Series – Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra with Pei-Shan Ng

6 April @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
University of Adelaide: Elder Hall, Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
$19 – $30

PERFORMERS: Luke Dollman  conductor Pei-Sian Ng  cello* PROGRAM: Anne Cawrse Musaic Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1* Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 Anne Cawrse (composer) and Pei-Sian Ng (principal cello of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra) are both alumni of the Elder Conservatorium making waves in the wider world. Cawrse’s dance-inspired Musaic contrasts with the chilling intensity of Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto. Rachmaninov’s richly melodic Second Symphony offers a blissful experience for orchestra and audience alike.

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Lunchtime Concert – The Song Collectors

12 April @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
University of Adelaide: Elder Hall, Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
$14

PERFORMERS: Rosalind Martin  soprano Jamie Cock  piano PROGRAM: Settings of folksongs by Britten, Brahms, Bartók and Grainger  No matter how well you can compose, there’s something about a good folksong that can’t be topped. Britten, Brahms, Bartók and Grainger all devoted time to collecting and arranging some gems they could never have written themselves. Rediscover these ‘songs of the people’ with two of Adelaide’s most expressive musicians. Entry to this lunchtime concert is available at the door from 12:30pm. If…

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Lunchtime Concert – Australian String Quartet

26 April @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
University of Adelaide: Elder Hall, Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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$14

PROGRAM: Paterson  Quartettsätze Two Movements for String Quartet  (SA premiere) Brahms  String Quartet, Op. 51 No. 1 in C minor  The Australian String Quartet, Elder Hall and Brahms – a combination to cherish! And complementing Brahms’ elegant, refined First Quartet is an exciting new work, performed in South Australia for the first time: Paterson’s Quartettsätze. Entry to this lunchtime concert is available at the door from 12:30pm. If you plan on attending most of the concerts, you could save up…

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May 2019

Lunchtime Concert – Piano Duo

3 May @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
University of Adelaide: Elder Hall, Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
$14

PERFORMERS: Lucinda Collins  piano Konstantin Shamray  piano PROGRAM: Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole Lutosławski Variations on a Theme by Paganini Two fabulous pianists combine their skills to bring us Ravel’s colourful Spanish fantasy and Lutosławski’s flamboyant Variations on a Theme by Paganini. This will be a dazzling program that is sure to make the most of our twin Steinways. Entry to this lunchtime concert is available at the door from 12:30pm. If you plan on attending most of the concerts, you could…

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Selby & Friends: Love & Devotion

5 May @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
University of Adelaide: Elder Hall, Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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A powerful program presented by three extraordinary performers, this concert explores the music of both Clara and Robert Schumann

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July 2019

Selby & Friends: From Russia with Love

7 July @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
University of Adelaide: Elder Hall, Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Selby & Friends From Russia

Selby & Friends takes listeners on a musical tour of composers who were influenced by Russia, either by having been born and bred there or receiving patronage or assistance from Russian nobles.

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September 2019

Selby & Friends: The Game Changers

8 September @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
University of Adelaide: Elder Hall, Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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selby & friends game changes

Exploring composers whose influence made a significant impact upon the world of classical music is the premise behind this extraordinary program of sonatas and trios by Kats-Chernin, Ravel, Britten and Dvorak.

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October 2019

Selby & Friends: Beethoven’s Back!

27 October @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
University of Adelaide: Elder Hall, Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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selby and friends beethoven

Selby & Friends’ 2019 season finale revisits the great master with a return to the music of all-Beethoven by popular demand.

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