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The second weekend of May offers so many concerts and other events that it is hard to know which way to turn. Hopefully my guests, Robert Reason, Georgia Anker and Marcus Kha, Gil Sullivan and Karl Geiger will help you make your choice.
David Roche Foundation
Robert Reason explains the background to their latest exhibition, that of Arthur Boyd’s tapestries based on the life of Francis of Assisi. The project was in the making over a number of years and the resulting tapestries are so large that it is rare to have the chance to view them in a gallery. This is definitely a first for Adelaide. The exhibition is on until the 2 September.
David Roche Museum is in Melbourne Street, North Adelaide. Check it out plus times of special talks and tours of the exhibition at rochefoundation.com.au
Adelaide University Medical Orchestra
Georgia Anker and Marcus Kha are the main organisers of this concert, and Marcus is also the conductor. The concert, as they explain, has a variety of music, mostly good lighthearted. To add to the fun there is dancing. The musicians are medical students, with a few extra helpers, and the concert is in aid of the HAS foundation, a charity which supports children with life-limiting illnesses.
A special concert for Mother’s Day with pianist Gil Sullivan playing Mozart, then joined by members of the ASO in various combinations of delightful music. You need to hear Gil explain this in full. He also suggests making it an occasion by having lunch beforehand in one of the Norwood eaterys.
Norwood Concert Hall 14 May 3.00pm. Tickets can be booked at npsp.sa.gov.au
A concert by the Graduate Singers in St Peters Cathedral on 13 May 7.30pm with music which ranges from serious to ‘boppy’ as described by the musical director, Karl Geiger. Composers such as Rutter and Jenkins, whose music is so suited to the Cathedral acoustics is on the program.There’s organ music as well.