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Sunday 17 October 2021  |  2:30PM


One of Adelaide's most respected artists, Celia Craig was Principal Oboe of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra from 2011–2018. Together with Genevieve Lacey and Elena Kats-Chernin, she is currently a finalist in the 'Excellence in Classical Music' category of the 2021 Australian Women in Music Awards, and was awarded the WinnovationSA Arts Award for female innovation in the arts in 2020.

Over the past few years, Celia has dedicated her time to curating intimate concerts in heritage-listed properties (including the founding Homestead of South Australia, Collingrove), and to running the multimedia company ARTARIA. For her third release on the label, Celia teamed up with Adelaide-based Russian pianist Konstantin Shamray. Their recording of works for oboe and piano by Benjamin Britten, Camille Saint-Saëns, Francis Poulenc and York Bowen received a four-and-a-half star review in Limelight and a five-star review in The Weekend Australian. They perform these iconic works live at UKARIA, along with the Australian premiere of a beautiful new transcription of Nikolai Medtner's Sonata-Vocalise for oboe and piano.


Benjamin Britten (1913–1976)
Temporal Variations
for Oboe and Piano

I. Theme. Andante rubato
II. Oration. Lento quasi recitativo
III. March. Alla marcia
IV. Exercises. Allegro molto e fuoco
V. Commination. Adagio con fuoco
VI. Chorale. Molto lento
VII. Waltz. Allegretto rubato
VIII. Polka. Tempo di Polka – Allegro
IX. Resolution. Maestoso (ma non troppo lento)

Nikolai Medtner (1880–1951)
Sonata-Vocalise in C, Op. 41 No. 1

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
Sonata for Oboe and Piano in D, Op. 166

I. Andantino
II. Ad libitum – Allegretto – Ad libitum
III. Molto allegro


Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)
Sonata for Oboe and Piano, FP 185

I. Élégie. Paisiblement
II. Scherzo. Très animé
III. Déploration. Très calme

Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
L'isle joyeuse
, L. 106

Edwin York Bowen (1884–1961)
Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op. 85

I. Allegretto grazioso
II. Andantino espressivo
III. Finale. Allegro giacoso

Duration | Approximately two hours, including a twenty-minute interval.
Note | Complimentary afternoon tea will be served during the interval.


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 75% capacity (180 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 or phoning (08) 8227 1277.

Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitiser will be provided in the foyer.

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.

Photo Credit: Jason Mildwaters

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