AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET: FISCHER AND SCHUMANN

Friday 23 July 2021  |  11AM


FISCHER AND SCHUMANN


Throughout his life, Schumann penned only three string quartets, each composed quickly in 1842, his 'year of chamber music'. The A major Op. 41 quartet – dedicated to his contemporary and friend Felix Mendelssohn – was written after an intense period studying the quartets of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Schumann's reverence for their craft is echoed through his use of formal structure and rhythmic interplay, but the intensely pained beauty and tenderness of melody and harmony is utterly his own.

Moravian violinist and composer Pavel Fischer's third String Quartet – the Mad Piper – takes its name from the bravery and heroism of Scottish legend Bill Millin, who led troops into battle during World War II with nothing but his bagpipes and a knife. This exhilarating quartet blends the traditions of folk and western art music with seamless ease, and draws life from the ancient tunes of Scotland and Southeast Europe to create an explosive and engaging start to this program.


PROGRAM

Pavel Fischer (b. 1965)
String Quartet No. 3 Mad Piper

I. Mad Piper
II. Carpathian
III. Sad Piper
IV. Ursari

Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
String Quartet in A, Op. 41 No. 3

I. Andante espressivo – Allegro molto moderato
II. Assai agitato
III. Adagio molto
IV. Finale. Allegro molto vivace – Quasi Trio

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


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

Photo: Jacqui Way


COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

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.

Capacity

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) 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.

Seating

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.


ALFRESCO RENOVATIONS



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.

Full Price
$50.00
Concession*
$45.00
Student
$25.00
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*Concession price includes pensioners, health care cardholders and seniors' health care
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