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SOSA and STCSA Co-Production of Bernstein's 'Candide' Described as 'The Best of all Possible Performances' and 'The Finest Music Theatre Seen in this City for Years'

State Opera South Australia and State Theatre Company South Australia's co-production of Leonard Bernstein's comic operetta Candide (Thursday 23–Saturday 25 May), featuring 44 Bachelor of Music Theatre students and the professional debut of recent graduate Taylah Johns, has been described as 'the best of all possible performances' (Broadway World) and 'the finest music theatre seen in this city in years' (InReview).

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She Speaks

Australian String Quartet with Noriko Tadano

Join the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra for an inspiring four-concert celebration of diverse musical voices. Co-curated by Dr Anne Cawrse and Belinda Gehlert, She Speaks ignites the stage with the blazing contributions of women composers.

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Elder Conservatorium Staff Receive 4.5-Star Review in Limelight for Perspectives (Chamber Music Adelaide)

Perspectives (Chamber Music Adelaide)

Four new compositions for voice by Dr Anne Cawrse, Glyn Lehmann, Jodie O'Regan and Nathan May and Julian Ferraretto were given their premiere at the Adelaide Town Hall on Friday 10–Sunday 11 May.

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Dr Emma Gregan Gives South Australian Premiere of Catherine Likhuta's Horn Concerto with Unley Concert Band

Australian Concertos (Adelaide Wind Orchestra and Unley Concert Band)

Congratulations to our Head of Brass, Dr Emma Gregan, who gave the South Australian premiere of Catherine Likhuta's 'Sure Fire – Concerto for Horn and Wind Band' with the Unley Concert Band on Saturday 18 May at St Peter's Girls' School.

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Teddy Tahu Rhodes Triumphs in Puccini's Tosca (Opera Queensland) and Mendelssohn's Elijah (Sydney Philharmonia Choirs)

Teddy Tahu Rhodes in Mendelssohn's Elijah at Sydney Opera House (Sydney Philharmonia Choirs)

Congratulations to Teddy Tahu Rhodes, who recently sang the role of Baron Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca at the Opera at Jimbour event at Jimbour House (Friday 10–Sunday 12 May), and the following weekend sung the title role in Mendelssohn's Elijah, joining Sydney Philharmonia's 400-voice Festival Chorus and conductor Bretty Weymark in the Sydney Opera House for this colossal masterpiece.

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Cornucopia

Cornucopia

On Sunday 9 June at 7.30pm in Elder Hall, the Elder Conservatorium Baroque Ensemble led by Artistic Director Rob Nairn and guest concertmaster Ben Dollman will present 'Cornucopia', a celebration of the baroque horn.

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Elder Conservatorium of Music Theatre Students Join State Opera South Australia and State Theatre Company South Australia for Candide

Amy McCann, Sascha Debney-Matiszik, Brendan Tomlins

For the first time in more than a decade, State Opera South Australia and State Theatre Company South Australia will come together to present a spectacular concert version of Leonard Bernstein's beloved comic operetta and existential vaudeville, Candide, featuring a group of 19 Elder Conservatorium of Music Theatre students in a work-integrated-learning context.

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Coriole Music Festival 2024

Coriole Music Festival 2024

Congratulations to our Elder Con keyboard faculty members Professor Anna Goldsworthy and Vivian Choi Milton, who joined Adjunct Lecturer Dr Konstantin Shamray for Artistic Director Simon Cobcroft's second Coriole Music Festival (Saturday 18–Sunday 19 May).

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Royal Australian Air Force Band Visit Elder Conservatorium on Tuesday 14 May

Royal Australian Air Force Band Visit

Members of the Royal Australian Air Force Band paid a visit to the Elder Conservatorium on Tuesday 14 May. They worked closely with wind, brass, percussion and chamber music students, sharing their wisdom on performing in various musical situations and offering a deeper insight into what life is like working in the Air Force.

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Elder Conservatorium Circle Launched at Future Memories Concert

Elder Conservatorium Circle

Our Gala Concert on Wednesday 15 May featured sublime performances from Elder Conservatorium staff members, cherished alumni, and brilliant current students, and launched our new Elder Conservatorium Circle – a group of leading supporters who will raise funds to support our ongoing mission.

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