Friday 29 January 2021  |  11AM

‘If only your pure and clean mind could touch me, dear Haydn, nobody has greater reverence for you than I have.’

– Franz Schubert (1797–1828)

Universally recognised as the ‘father of the string quartet’, Haydn made over sixty contributions to the genre. Composed in 1769, the dramatic String Quartet in D minor, Op. 9 No. 4, was the first to utilise both the minor mode and the four-movement form that would become defining features of the works of Beethoven and Schubert.

Composed in the final weeks of his life, Schubert’s String Quintet in C (1828) pushed the boundaries of the conventional quartet by adding the warmth of an additional cello, creating an even greater variety of contrasting sonorities and textures. This concert commemorates the passing of the baton from Sharon Grigoryan to Michael Dahlenburg (the new ASQ cellist), creating a unique opportunity to hear them both in the same concert.

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


Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
String Quartet in D minor, Op. 9 No. 4

I. Moderato
II. Menuetto
III. Cantabile adagio
IV. Presto

Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
String Quintet in C, D. 956

I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Adagio
III. Scherzo. Presto – Trio. Andante sostenuto
IV. Allegretto

Approximately one hour without interval
Note Complimentary Devonshire tea will be served prior to the performance from 10.00am


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.


UKARIA holds an SA Health approved COVID-Safe Plan enabling us to host events up to 75% of our maximum capacity, provided all patrons wear masks.

Checking In

Upon arrival, we require all patrons to register their details for contact tracing. Checking in is quick and easy:

  • Download or log in to the free mySA Gov app
  • Scan the QR code (located in the concert hall foyer and alfresco bar area) with your phone's camera
  • Enter your name and phone number
  • Follow the prompts
  • Done – you're checked in!

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.


All seats are general admission. If you require mobility-impaired access, please let us know by emailing [email protected] or phoning (08) 8227 1277.

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 to the start time of the event. 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 seats.


Complimentary Devonshire tea will be served prior to the performance in the alfresco from 10.00am. The bar will be open ninety minutes prior to the event. We encourage you to wander through the garden to help us maintain physical distancing.

Photo: Jacqui Way

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