Sunday 23 August 2020  |  3PM



South Australia's COVID-19 regulations currently stipulate that venues are unable to exceed one person per two square metres. We have currently reached our maximum capacity, but have opened up a waiting list should these restrictions be lifted prior to the event. Please email [email protected] to be added to the waiting list.

Be part of an exclusive studio audience for the Australian String Quartet's first foray into the world of live digital streaming. Hosted by Johanna Allen, the event features a live performance by the ASQ of a major work, bookended by pre-recorded content that is streamed in real time as you watch at UKARIA. Behind-the-scenes footage, post-concert Q&As, and a pre-recored interview with a prominent South Australian are all part of the experience. Due to COVID-19 venue restrictions and the presence of a film crew, just over thirty tickets to each event will be available.

The ASQ presents the world premiere of Ross Edwards' String Quartet No. 4, a celebration of human diversity and our relationship to the natural world.


Ross Edwards (b. 1943)
String Quartet No. 4 (World Premiere)

Dale Barltrop | Violin
Francesca Hiew | Violin
Stephen King | Viola
Sharon Grigoryan | Cello

This event will run for approximately forty-five minutes without interval, including a pre-concert interview and a post-concert Q&A hosted by Johanna Allen.


The wellbeing of our audience and artists is our first priority. We've implemented a number of measures to make your experience at UKARIA as safe as possible.


South Australia's COVID-19 regulations currently stipulate that venues are unable to exceed a maximum of one person per two square metres. Once we've reached our maximum audience capacity, a wait list will be set up. Extra tickets may be released should restrictions ease before the event. The majority of tickets for all concerts in this series will be seated in the upper gallery (behind the glass balustrade). A limited number of patrons will be seated in the lower gallery. These seats will be reserved for patrons requiring disabled access. Floor plans will be available in the foyer, upper and lower galleries.

Seating Preferences

All seating will be allocated during the week prior to each concert. Ticket holders will be contacted at least one week prior with the opportunity to request their seating preferences (including disabled access, if required).

Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitiser will be provided in the foyer and alfresco bar.

Entering the Auditorium

The doors of the auditorium will open fifteen minutes prior (2.45pm) to the start time of each event (3.00pm). Please see our front-of-house team in the foyer, who will check your ticket details and direct you to an usher who will help you find your allocated seats. As the seating has all been reserved prior to the concert, there will be no need to queue in the foyer to reserve your seat.

Tea and Coffee

In order to avoid congestion in the alfresco, a tea and coffee station will not be provided. Patrons can purchase barista coffee, tea, or a glass of wine to enjoy before the event from the alfresco bar. We encourage you to wander through the garden to help us maintain physical distancing. The bar will be open ninety minutes prior to each event (from 1.30pm).


The ASQ has engaged multi-award winning cinematographer Maxx Corkindale and sound engineer Jakub Gaudasinski (ABC Classic) to stream each event in a series of live/delayed 'webisodes'.

Viewers can subscribe to the ASQ Live + On Demand platform for just $40. Subscription includes access to the ASQ Live at UKARIA webseries, with the ability to re-watch past streams until the end of the year. Existing ASQ+ subscribers will get access to the platform free of charge.

Tickets for this event are SOLD OUT

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