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.

Photo Credit: Jason Mildwaters

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