Curated by Iain Grandage

Thursday 8 March - Tuesday 13 March 2018

Composer Iain Grandage, host of James Crabb's UKARIA 24 in 2017, is one of our greatest advocates for music as a healing force. In curating this program for the 2018 Adelaide Festival, he has invited some of the world's finest musicians to speak to our hearts of consolation, grief, love and all-embracing humanism.

Hear how Elgar responded to Global warfare, Prokofiev to Stalin, Pärt to Brezhnev, Golijov to the second Intifada, Brett Dean to the Tampa crisis.

Featuring the Australian, Balanescu, Goldner and Tinalley String Quartets, the Australia Ensemble, and the great Swedish mezzo Anne Sophie von Otter. Solace and replenishment guaranteed.

Proudly supported by the UKARIA Foundation.


Recitals Australia will present a series of concerts at UKARIA in 2017 and 2018 on Sunday afternoons at 2.30pm.

Sunday 26 November 2017 | 2.30pm

Natsuko Yoshimoto - Violin

Konstantin Shamray - Piano

The 2018 program will be announced on November 21.

Sunday 1 July 2018 | 2.30pm

Stephen Hough - Piano

Sunday 26 August | 2.30pm

Andrew Haven - Violin

Anna Goldsworthy - Piano

Sunday 9 September | 2.30pm

Simon Cobcroft - Cello

Konstantin Shamray - Piano

Sunday 18 November | 2.30pm

Grace Clifford - Violin

Meriel Owen - Piano


The award-winning Adelaide Chamber Singers presents Brahms' Requiem with the choir of St.James' Church, King Street and pianists Jamie Cock and Kristian Chong. Only the Fire Can Say features music for voices and strings by Vasks, Gjeilo, Lauridsen, Ešenvalds and Luke Byrne.

Saturday 5 May 2018 | 6.30pm

Sunday 12 August 2018 | 2.30pm

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