Sunday 12 December 2021  |  2:30PM

* This concert has been postponed from its original date of Sunday 4 July due to the COVID-19 crisis. If you've booked tickets, they will remain valid for Sunday 12 December, and no further action is required. If you would prefer to receive a full refund or a gift voucher credit (valid for three years), please phone (08) 8227 1277 or email [email protected] We deeply appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate these challenging times.


Amongst the exciting emergence of a new generation of classical musicians, guitarist Andrew Blanch stands out. He's found his own path as a soloist, winning first prize in the 2019 Adelaide International Guitar Competition, and the 2015 Melbourne International Guitar Competition. His collaborators include Ariel Nurhadi (with whom he released the album Alchemy on ABC Classic in 2020), baritone José Carbó (of The Metropolitan Opera in New York), the New Zealand Guitar Quartet, and American harpist Emily Granger.

Emily grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and is rapidly establishing herself as one of the world's most exciting new exponents of her instrument. She's performed as Guest Principal Harp of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, collaborated and performed with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming and Jonas Kaufmann, and is a founding member of the Chicago Harp Quartet, with whom she has released two albums.

Guitar and harp is an exquisite combination that whispers its secrets only in the most intimate and transparent acoustic. Small suites by Enrique Granados and Máximo Diego Pujol bookend this concert, which also includes works by Fauré, Ravel and Koehne, and the premiere of a new work for the duo by Elena Kats-Chernin.


Enrique Granados (1867–1916)
Danzas Españolas

Oriental (arr. Blanch/Granger)
Villanesca (arr. Blanch/Granger)
Rondalla aragonesa – Jota (arr. Richard Charlton)

Graeme Koehne (b. 1956)
A Closed World of Fine Feelings and Grand Design

Gabriel Fauré
Impromptu for Harp

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Pavane pour une infante défunte (arr. Richard Charlton)

Elena Kats-Chernin (b. 1957)

Tango for Harp and Guitar

Máximo Diego Pujol (b. 1957)
Suite Magica

I. Preludio
II. Vals
III. Tango
IV. Candombe

| Approximately one hour without interval.
Note | Complimentary afternoon tea will be served after the performance.

Photo: Keith Saunders


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.

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Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitiser will be provided in the foyer and temporary bar (see below for more information).

Entering the Auditorium

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