News: Elder Conservatorium of Music

Renowned Baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes Joins Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium

Teddy Tahu Rhodes

Internationally recognised opera singer, Teddy Tahu Rhodes has been appointed to the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music where he will play a leading role in its Classical Voice department as a teacher and mentor.

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Floods of Fire

Floods of Fire (Adelaide Festival)

On Saturday 16 March, the university transformed into a festival site for Floods of Fire, a vibrant community-led celebration closing the 2024 Adelaide Festival.

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I'll Be Your Mirror / In Conversation with Laurie Anderson (Adelaide Festival)

Laurie Anderson

The distinguished American composer, performer, writer, film maker – and much more – Laurie Anderson, described by the New York Times as one of the world's most influential artists, was the focus of two events in the Adelaide Festival.

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Is this the gate? (Daylight Express)

Is this the gate? (Daylight Express)

Elder Conservatorium staff performed a major excerpt from a new opera by Nicolas Lens, with a libretto by Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee, based on his novel Elizabeth Costello. In this world premiere, soprano Judith Dodsworth, violinists Elizabeth Layton and Helen Ayres, Stephen King (viola), Tom Marlin (cello), Michael Ierace (piano) and Matthew Kneale (bassoon) gave a performance described as 'outstanding' in The Barefoot Review.

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Dancing with the Birds (Daylight Express)

Dancing with the Birds (Daylight Express)

The opening concert in this year's Adelaide Festival Daylight Express series featured several current and former Elder Conservatorium staff members. Titled 'Dancing with the Birds', this concert showcased the talents of our very own Elizabeth Layton, Lucinda Collins, Anna Goldsworthy, as well as Lloyd Van't Hoff who both performed in and curated the event

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Lloyd Van't Hoff in Orange Chamber Music Festival

Lloyd Van't Hoff Performing in the Orange Chamber Music Festival

Congratulations to our Head of Woodwind, Lloyd Van't Hoff, who recently performed in the Orange Chamber Music Festival (Thursday 7–Sunday 10 March) with inspiring colleagues including Zoe Freisburg (violin), Vatch Jambazian (piano), Ensemble Trivium, the Orava Quartet, The Song Company, and the Nexus Quartet, amongst others.

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Women of Note: Celebrating Australian Composers (Volume 6) Released on ABC Classic

Women of Note – Volume 6 (ABC Classic) Album Cover

ABC Classic is thrilled to be releasing the sixth volume in their now annual celebration of Australia's female composers, Women of Note, which includes a recording of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performing Musaic by our Adjunct Lecturer in Composition, Dr. Anne Cawrse.

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Recitals on the Fringe (Recitals Australia)

Recitals on the Fringe

A classical music festival, held during the Adelaide Fringe, of ten classical concerts by recipients awarded the Recitals Australia Elder Conservatorium Fellowship Program held at the North Adelaide Baptist Church Hall.

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ECM Staff in the Adelaide Festival

ECM Staff in the Adelaide Festival

The Elder Conservatorium is having a bumper year at the Adelaide Festival. You can find details about all the relevant events our staff are involved in here.

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Charles Bodman Rae Signs Publication Contract with United Music Publishers

Elder Professor of Music, Charles Bodman Rae, has just signed a major publication contract with United Music Publishers (UMP) in the UK. This will result in the commercial publication of the scores of all his works currently represented for sale and hire through the Australian Music Centre in Sydney.

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