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Countdown to concerts


Lunchtime concerts featuring the beautiful sounds of the pipe organ return to St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral this month as part of the Adelaide Fringe.

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Perth-based organist Jacinta Jakovcevic will be the guest organist on Wednesday February 28 and Amir Robin-Karas will perform on March 7. The final concert on March 14, will feature Adelaide organist Andrew Georg.

Miss Jakovcevic has extensive experience as a musician taking part in ABC broadcasts and working with organisations including the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and the University of Western Australia.

A local GP, Dr Robin-Karas is well versed in playing the Canadian Casavant Frères pipe organ as he is a regular organist in the Cathedral.

Andrew Georg is organist and choir director at Christ Church, North Adelaide. A versatile musician, he also works as a repetiteur for the State Opera of South Australia.

The free concerts will run from 1pm to 1.30pm and are open to all members of the public.

Southern Cross Care is also getting in on the Fringe action, with five of its sites hosting 10 Australian and international performers during the festival. They include the award-winning magician Paul Dabek and dancing superstar Movin’ Melvin Brown.

SCC will also present three Fringe Artspace events, where residents and members of the local community can get involved in a range of fun and creative activities in a market-style gathering.

In other Fringe news, Cardijn College teacher and musical producer David Gauci has has secured John Bucchino, the Broadway composer of It’s Only Life, for his company’s Adelaide production of this show. Mr Bucchino will also conduct master classes while he is in Adelaide.

More info about performances and master classes can be found at



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