UKARIA honours our First Nations by fostering a shared sense of respect for this land, and we acknowledge and pay our respects to the Peramangk, traditional custodians of the land on which the Cultural Centre stands.

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WELCOME

It's been wonderful to see new audiences at UKARIA over the last few months, along with the return of patrons who've been attending our concerts for years. The Garden Terrace has added a new dimension to our cultural program, which has continued to flourish despite the lingering challenges of COVID-19.

We're particularly excited to see international artists return to UKARIA. The great Flamenco guitarist Paco Peña opens the season with the Grigoryan Brothers, before celebrated Spanish pianist Javier Perianes makes his debut with a beautifully constructed meditation on love and death. Legendary Finnish pianist Olli Mustonen plays Beethoven's extraordinary final Sonata in C minor, Op. 111, and his program also includes all fifteen of Bach's Sinfonias. In addition, you can hear Olli in a twilight recital with Richard Tognetti, followed by a Q&A and dinner with the artists.

We continue to explore other musical genres and are excited to have secured the headline act of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. They are bringing Avishai Cohen, the great Israeli bassist, to Australia with his trio, who will perform in Melbourne at Hamer Hall, then for us at UKARIA.

Three years ago we announced British violist Lawrence Power as the curator of UKARIA 24 for 2020. Universally praised for his 'profound musical personality' (Sunday Times), Lawrence has helped redefine how we think about the viola. In his hands, the instrument is achingly expressive, replicating the singing qualities of the human voice and transcending definitions of technical mastery. Whilst it was a huge disappointment that our weekend event could not go ahead as planned in 2020, we're especially glad the stars have aligned to enable Lawrence not only to deliver the weekend in October this year, but to bring with him Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang, Swedish cellist Torleif Thedéen, and Italian pianist Alessio Bax. 

It's remarkable to witness musicians of this calibre in such an intimate and special place, their art buoyed by you – our wonderfully receptive audience – and the light and landscape of UKARIA.



Ulrike Klein AO
Founder

Alison Beare
CEO

WINTER


'All the seasons run their race
In this quiet resting place ...'

– Henry Austin Dobson (1840–1921), A Garden Song



PACO PEÑA AND THE GRIGORYAN BROTHERS

FRIDAY 19 AUGUST 7.30PM

JAVIER PERIANES
SUNDAY 21 AUGUST 2.30PM

EMILY SUN AND ANDREA LAM
SUNDAY 28 AUGUST 2.30PM

SPRING

'Now thin mists temper the slow-ripening beams
Of the September sun: his golden gleams
On gaudy flower shines ...

And in the feathery aster bees on wing
Seize and set free the honied flowers,
Till thousand stars leap with their visiting:
While ever across the path mazily flit,
Unpiloted in the sun,
The dreamy butterflies
With dazzling colours powdered and soft glooms,
White, black and crimson stripes, and peacock eyes,
Or on chance flowers sit,
With idle effort plundering one by one
The nectaries of deepest-throated blooms.'

– Robert Bridges (1844–1930), The Garden in September



ORAVA QUARTET
SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2.30PM

RICHARD TOGNETTI AND OLLI MUSTONEN
SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER 6.00PM

OLLI MUSTONEN
SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER 2.30PM

AVISHAI COHEN TRIO
SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 7.30PM

AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET
FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER 11.00AM

UKARIA 24 – CURATED BY LAWRENCE POWER
FRIDAY 28–SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER

ONCE UPON A TIME (UKARIA 24)
FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER 7.30PM

NEW PATHS – PART ONE (UKARIA 24)
SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER 4.00PM

NEW PATHS – PART TWO (UKARIA 24)
SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER 6.30PM

EROICO (UKARIA 24)
SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER 11.00AM

FINALE (UKARIA 24)
SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER 2.30PM

NATSUKO YOSHIMOTO AND DANIEL DE BORAH
SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2.30PM

ADELAIDE CHAMBER SINGERS WITH UMBERTO CLERICI
SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2.30PM

LIOR & DOMINI
SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

NGAIIRE AND PAUL GRABOWSKY
SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER 7.30PM

TIMO-VEIKKO VALVE AND AURA GO
SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2.30PM

SUMMER


'My love is full of summertime,
With doves a-swing in lilac trees,
And magpies thick as summer leaves,
Singing a fine, full-throated ease.
The gold-white sunlight, thick as milk
All through the silent leaves lies spilt,
The summer birds dart, blue as silk.
My love is full of summertime.'

– Dorothy Hewitt (1923–2002)



ANDREW HAVERON, KRISTIAN WINTHER, TOBIAS BREIDER, UMBERTO CLERICI AND KONSTANTIN SHAMRAY
SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER 6.00PM

MORGAN PEARSE WITH ANTHONY HUNT AND THE AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET
SUNDAY 4 DECEMBER 2.30PM

AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET
FRIDAY 16 DECEMBER 11.00AM

DINING IN THE GARDEN TERRACE

The  Garden Terrace is a magnificent gathering place and a welcoming setting for augmenting your concert-going experience.

For your convenience, all dining options on offer for concerts in the Winter–Summer 2022 Season are summarised, below:


Friday 19 August
| Cheese and Charcuterie Platters | $25 per platter (serves two)

Sunday 21 August
| Chunky Vegetable Soup with Hot Crusty Bread | $15 per person

Sunday 28 August
| Lentil Soup with Hot Crusty Bread | $15 per person

Sunday 25 September
| Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Hot Crusty Bread | $15 per person

Saturday 1 October
| Dinner – Two Courses | $75 per person

Sunday 2 October
| Ploughman's Lunch | $25 per platter (serves two)

Saturday 15 October
| Cheese and Charcuterie Platters | $25 per platter (serves two)

Friday 28 October
| Cheese and Charcuterie Platters | $25 per platter (serves two)

Saturday 29 October
| Intermezzo (Supper) | $29 per person

Saturday 29 October
| Coda (Dinner) | $49 per person

Sunday 30 October
| Lunch – Two Courses | $75 per person

Sunday 6 November
| Ploughman's Lunch | $25 per person (serves two)

Sunday 13 November
| Ploughman's Lunch | $25 per person (serves two)

Saturday 19 November
| Cheese and Charcuterie Platters | $25 per platter (serves two)

Saturday 26 November
| Cheese and Charcuterie Platters | $25 per platter (serves two)

Sunday 27 November
| Ploughman's Lunch | $25 per platter

Sunday 3 December
| Dinner – Two Courses | $75 per person

Sunday 4 December | Ploughman's Lunch | $25 per platter



Please Note | All dining options are in addition to the cost of the concert – you require two separate bookings (one for the concert, another booking for your meal option) in each instance.

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