Every Friday at lunchtime the University of Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium of Music hosts their Lunch Hour Concert series. The concerts held in Elder Hall (on North Terrace in Adelaide) run for an hour and showcase some of the talent in Adelaide's music scene.
This concert series is perfect for those who want to see and experience classical and jazz music don't want (or can't) sit still for long. It's a more casual setting, as you'll more often than not see families, seniors and uni students in hoodies and thongs soaking up the culture. Also, it's great for those with a tight budget as so often the concerts include artists of our own symphony orchestra and visiting ensembles and musicians, so it's an opportunity to see acts that otherwise might be missed. You can pay at the door to the concerts you want to see or pay for a Gold Pass which is $80 and entitles you entry to any concert and can be loaned to family and friends without issue. It is preferred that Gold Passes be paid before the beginning of the concert series.
This year, the concert series is promoting a new price of $7 and the first concert series includes performances from Celia Craig (Principal Oboe for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra), the Australian String Quartet, visiting ensembles; Bert van Oort (visiting pianist from the Royal Conservatorium in the Hague) and Ensemble Liaison of Monash University and Elder Conservatorium student performances. There are two concert series each year matching the dates of the semesters.