WELCOME

It has been a great joy to see UKARIA come alive again these past few months. The concert hall has regained a palpable sense of vibrancy that is matched by the exquisite and ever-changing colours of the garden.

As the festival season draws to a close, exciting plans are afoot. Our architect Anton Johnson has designed a beautiful reconfiguration of our alfresco that will greatly enhance the space for dinners and lunches. Although the area will be under construction from April–September, refreshments will continue to be served in our temporary bar. You can read more about these changes – and how they'll affect your experience – the back of this brochure. In the meantime, there is much to look forward to.

It feels particularly appropriate to welcome shakuhachi master Riley Lee and renowned koto exponent Satsuki Odamura to UKARIA for the first time as the cooler weather begins to take hold. Rainer Jozeps joins Tamara-Anna Cislowska for a guided meditation the following weekend, before Piers Lane returns from London for the complete waltzes of Chopin as the last leaves of autumn swirl in the afternoon breeze. Julian Smiles curates an all-Australian program with Dimity Hall and Bernadette Harvey in June – the perfect continuation of Kim Williams' Incredible Floridas: Chamber Landscapes weekend in the Adelaide Festival.

The debut of musical theatre star Simon Gleeson will also be a unique highlight, with Paul Kildea accompanying him on the piano in an evening of songs, stories and laughter over a two-course dinner – your only opportunity to dine with us whilst the alfresco renovations are underway. Tickets are extremely limited, so we encourage you to book early.

We're also thrilled to have secured new dates for events from our 2020 Season that had to be postponed, including Richard Tognetti and Erin Helyard, and Timo-Veikko Valve and Aura Go's cycle of the complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas. We look forward to sharing these very special experiences with you.

Ulrike Klein AO
Founder

Alison Beare
CEO

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AUTUMN

'The words (she was looking at the window) sounded as if they were floating like flowers on water out there, cut off from them all, as if no one had said them, but they had come into existence of themselves. "And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves." She did not know what they meant, but, like music, the words seemed to be spoken by her voice, outside her self, saying quite easily and naturally what had been in her mind the whole evening while she said different things.'

– Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)


PAUL GRABOWSKY
SATURDAY 8 MAY 7.30PM

RILEY LEE AND SATSUKI ODAMURA
SUNDAY 9 MAY 2.30PM

TAMARA-ANNA CISLOWSKA WITH RAINER JOZEPS
SUNDAY 16 MAY 2.30PM

PIERS LANE
SUNDAY 23 MAY 2.30PM

ALEXANDRA OOMENS WITH PINCHGUT OPERA ARTISTS
SUNDAY 29 MAY 4.30PM

RICHARD TOGNETTI AND ERIN HELYARD
SUNDAY 30 MAY 11.00AM | 2.30PM






WINTER

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

UKARIA holds an SA Health approved COVID-Safe Plan enabling us to host events up to 100% capacity (220 per performance), provided that all patrons wear face masks (covering mouth and nose) upon entering the concert hall foyer and auditorium. This means we can have general admission seating, and patrons can sit wherever they like.

Checking In

Upon arrival, we require all patrons to register their details for contact tracing. If you do not have a smartphone, or experience any issues checking in on your device, don't panic: we will have a sign-up sheet available in the foyer where you can manually write down your details. Please see our front-of-house team in the foyer, who will be able to assist you.

Seating

All seats are general admission. If you require mobility-impaired access, please let us know by phoning (08) 8227 1277 or emailing info@ukaria.com.

Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitiser will be provided in the concert hall foyer, and our temporary bar.

I leant upon a coppice gate
When Frost was spectre-grey,
And Winter's dregs made desolate
The weakening eye of day.
The tangled bine-stems scored the sky
Like strings of broken lyres,
And all mankind that haunted nigh
Had sought their household fires.

– Thomas Hardy (1840–1828)


GENEVIEVE LACEY WITH KATHERINE TONKIN
SUNDAY 6 JUNE 2.30PM
This concert has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. New date: Sunday 7 November 2.30pm.

JULIAN SMILES WITH DIMITY HALL AND BERNADETTE HARVEY
SUNDAY 13 JUNE 2.30PM

ENSEMBLE Q
SUNDAY 20 JUNE 2.30PM

LAURA JEAN
SATURDAY 26 JUNE 7.30PM

ANDREW BLANCH AND EMILY GRANGER
SUNDAY 4 JULY 2.30PM
This concert has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. New date: Sunday 12 December 2.30pm.

SIMON GLEESON WITH PAUL KILDEA
SATURDAY 17 JULY 7.00PM
This concert has been postponed from its original date of Saturday 5 June due to the COVID-19 crisis.

SONYA LIFSCHITZ WITH CHRISTINE JOHNSTON
SUNDAY 18 JULY 2.30PM
This concert has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. New date: Sunday 5 December 2.30pm.

AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET
FRIDAY 23 JULY 11.00AM
This concert has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.

TIMO-VEIKKO VALVE AND AURA GO
SUNDAY 25 JULY 11.30AM | 2.30PM
This event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.

ALFRESCO RENOVATIONS

In response to the wonderful growth of our cultural program, our alfresco area will be reconfigured to provide a larger and more comfortable space for patrons to enjoy at all times of the year.

Our architect Anton Johnson has designed the space to maintain the existing atmosphere and connection with the landscape, and truly embrace the garden and surrounding views. The space will be fully enclosed with glass sliding doors that can be opened on warm summer days and closed on cooler winter nights. A retractable glass partition will also give us the possibility to create a separate area for small dining groups, functions and pre-concert talks.

A polished concrete floor with in-slab heating will greatly enhance the experience for dinners and lunches. A beautiful hemlock acoustic ceiling (like the one currently used in the concert hall foyer) will reduce the ambient noise during periods of congestion and provide a seamless transition into the concert hall.

In order to facilitate construction for the upgrade, the alfresco area will be closed to the public from the beginning of April until the end of September. This will have a few implications for your UKARIA experience. We greatly appreciate your understanding and flexibility.

Temporary Bar: Refreshments and Afternoon Tea

During construction of the new alfresco, refreshments and afternoon tea will be served in our temporary bar on the southern side of the property, adjacent to the artist's car park and the Ngeringa vineyards. To access the temporary bar, please exit the concert hall and head towards the artist's greenroom. Our front-of-house team will be on hand to ensure you find your way.

Toilet Access

During April–September, access to the toilets will be through the concert hall foyer, adjacent to the main entrance of the auditorium, through what was formerly our staff office. There will be signage to ensure the entrance is clearly visible, and our front-of-house team will be on hand to assist you to find your way.

Disabled Parking

There are limited disabled parking bays along the driveway on the right of the property, however we encourage patrons who have difficulty walking up the garden paths to attend events with a friend who can drop them near the top before returning down to the main car park at the bottom of the garden. The parking bays near our alfresco (usually reserved for mobility-impaired access) will not be available from April–September. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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