Sunday 16 May 2021  |  2:30PM


'The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between'
– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)

In our contemporary world, silence and stillness are rare commodities: they create the necessary conditions for introspection, allowing us to commune with the starved, neglected parts of ourselves.

For the past thirty years, Rainer Jozeps has been one of Australia's most experienced arts executives, leading organisations such as the West Australian Ballet and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, in addition to serving in numerous advisory roles. He is also a meditation practitioner and guide, with fifteen years of training in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, and an accredited Lifeline crisis counsellor.

Since winning the ABC Young Performer of the Year award at the age of fourteen, Tamara-Anna Cislowska has been a bright star in Australia's pianistic firmament. She's released several critically acclaimed albums with ABC Classic, including the complete works of Peter Sculthorpe (2014), the ARIA-nominated Into Silence (2017), and two hugely successful collaborations with Elena Kats-Chernin (Butterflying and Unsent Love Letters – Meditations on Erik Satie).

Join Tamara and Rainer for a guided meditation through contemplative works by Brahms, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Arvo Pärt and Pēteris Vasks. Before and after each piece, silence will fill the auditorium, culminating in John Cage's 4'33" – a work known by many, mocked by some, and widely misunderstood. In a COVID-19 world, it assumes an extraordinary relevance: when experienced and shared intentionally, silence can be transcendental.


Guide: Rainer Jozeps

Thomas Adès (b. 1971)
Souvenir (from the 2018 film Collette)


Anton Bruckner (1824–1896)
Stille Betrachtung an einem Herbstabend, WAB 123
(Quiet Contemplation on an Autumn Evening)


Pēteris Vasks (b. 1946)

I. Bälta ainava


Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
Wiegenlied, S. 198

, S. 251


Guide: Rainer Jozeps

John Cage (1912–1992)


Luke Howard (b. 1978)

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Seven Fantasias, Op. 116

VI. Intermezzo in E

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873–1943)
Six Moments Musicaux, Op. 16

V. Adagio sostenuto


Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)
Für Alina

John Cage (1912–1992)


The Silent call you make,
A Silence so loud I fear the world knows its meaning
If you fill every corner of a room
Where can I look?
If I close my eyes the silence becomes louder!
There is no escape from you
The only way out is in.

– Spike Milligan (1918–2002)

| Approximately seventy minutes without interval.
Note | Complimentary afternoon tea will be served after the performance.

Tamara-Anna Cislowska. Photo: Chris Donaldson

Rainer Jozeps. Photo: Sam Jozeps


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 at full capacity (220 people), 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) 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 temporary bar (see below for more information).

Entering the Auditorium

The doors of the auditorium will open approximately thirty 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.


Architect Anton Johnson's design for the new alfresco space, visualised by perspective artist Michael Blazewicz

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, and will include 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, and will affect this performance. 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 at the southern side of the venue, adjacent to the Ngeringa Vineyards. Please exit the concert hall and head towards the artists' 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.

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