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RESONANCE: CHAMBER LANDSCAPES (ADELAIDE FESTIVAL)

Friday 11 March–Monday 14 March 2022


CURATED BY ERIN HELYARD


Since we saw him rising from the pit playing a candle-lit chamber organ in Barrie Kosky’s Saul (2017), Erin Helyard has been an Adelaide Festival denizen and we are thrilled to have him at the helm of 2022’s Chamber Landscapes long weekend. As Artistic Director of Pinchgut Opera, Erin is probably the only musician in the country that commands deep respect as a scholar, conductor and curator while simultaneously being dubbed 'Australia’s most engaging soloist', and he wears all his hats brilliantly in this eclectic treasury of concerts at UKARIA.

His chosen theme is Resonance. Of course it’s the physical property by which instruments sound and listeners hear, but, individually and as a set, the concerts explore other senses of the word, including, as Erin puts it: "the delicate influences that echo between musicians, amongst cultures, and across generations."

A stellar, all-Australian crew will present exquisite and stimulating music from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries in a resonant and restorative blend of the known and the unknown.

Catch crack soloists from Sydney’s groundbreaking Pinchgut Opera performing sacred music by Monteverdi and Handel’s mini-opera Acis and Galatea; extraordinary young Adelaide cellist James Morley, unaccompanied; Hannah Lane, one of the world’s finest baroque harpists; the ASQ with the much-loved Ravel and Debussy quartets; and the phenomenal Stephanie McCallum (who adds her two hands to Erin’s at the rare and beautiful 1853 Érard piano, which he’s bringing with him as oversized luggage from Sydney). There are fantastical, hilarious and deeply reflective works for wind quintet by Stravinsky, Ligeti and Elliott Gyger, and, for a unique and unmissable finale, a mind-expanding afternoon of Tibetan songs by world-renowned singer/composer Tenzin Choegyal and long-time Brisbane collaborators Camerata.

Nine brilliantly conceived programs to set the wild echoes flying around Womma Mu Kurta (Mount Barker Summit) and the corners of your mind.


Generously supported by Leading Patron Ulrike Klein AO. With thanks to Judith Neilson and Phoenix Central Park for the loan of the 1853 Érard piano.



Conditions of Entry 
| All patrons attending Resonance: Chamber Landscapes will need to adhere to the Adelaide Festival's COVID Management Policy.

Note 
| The UKARIA bar will be open 90 minutes prior to the first concert and throughout the day, offering beverages, cakes, cheese platters and charcuterie platters.

Dining Options | Alfresco Lunches are available to book directly with UKARIA on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Enjoy a picnic-box lunch in UKARIA's new Garden Terrace dining area with views of the beautiful gardens. $35 per person.

Seating | For access seating info for this series, please speak to the Adelaide Festival ticketing team on 1300 393 404




PROGRAM


HANDEL'S ACIS AND GALATEA
THURSDAY 10 MARCH 7.30PM

How better to complement the glorious view from UKARIA's windows than the finest pastoral opera of the eighteenth century? Pinchgut Opera and the Orchestra of the Antipodes perform the one-to-a-part masque version of Acis and Galatea penned by Handel in 1718 for a sunlit performance in a country garden in Middlesex.

Duration | 1hr 30mins, no interval


CONSECRATION

FRIDAY 11 MARCH 7.30PM

A consecration of the space with Venetian sacred music featuring selections from Monteverdi's Selva Morale e Spirituale and other works by the great Barbara Strozzi. Experience the purity and clarity of Sydney-based early music specialists Pinchgut Opera, directed by Erin Helyard at the organ.

Duration | 1hr 10mins, no interval

BACH AND BRITTEN – JAMES MORLEY
SATURDAY 12 MARCH 11.00AM

Rising star James Morley grew up in Adelaide studying cello with Hilary Kleinig, Janis Laura, and Rachel Johnston. He completed his Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium on scholarship in 2018 with Julian Smiles, and is currently studying under Howard Penny at the National Academy of Music. He has performed across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia as an orchestral cellist, chamber musician and soloist.

In this program of unaccompanied works by Bach and Britten, the remarkably talented 24-year-old demonstrates a sensitivity, finely honed expression and virtuosic control of his instrument far beyond his tender age.

Duration | 1hr, no interval


ALFRESCO LUNCH
SATURDAY 12 MARCH 12.30PM
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HANDEL's ACIS AND GALATEA
SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2.00PM

How better to complement the glorious view from UKARIA's windows than the finest pastoral opera of the eighteenth century? Pinchgut Opera and the Orchestra of the Antipodes perform the one-to-a-part masque version of Acis and Galatea penned by Handel in 1718 for a sunlit performance in a country garden in Middlesex.

Duration | 1hr 30mins, no interval


DEBUSSY AND RAVEL
SATURDAY 12 MARCH 5.00PM

The string quartets of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel were destined to be compared with each other, and for decades lived permanently on each side of a long-playing record. Evaluate the resonances between these two masterpieces yourself in a unique live performance by the incomparable Australian String Quartet.

Duration | 1hr, no interval



DOLCISSIMO – HANNAH LANE
SUNDAY 13 MARCH 11.00AM

The lovely word 'dolcissimo' (very sweet) directs the player to savour the music like honey. Melbourne-based baroque harp specialist Hannah Lane will share with you the sweetness of the great female singer/harpists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Her dulcet vocal amanuensis is superb soprano Anna Fraser. 

Duration | 1hr, no interval


ALFRESCO LUNCH
SUNDAY 13 MARCH 12.30PM
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ET IN ARCADIA EGO – AUSTRALIAN WIND QUINTET
SUNDAY 13 MARCH 2.00PM

"I too am in Arcadia" refers to the omnipresence of mortality in the midst of life, even at its most carefree. This concert for wind quintet counterpoints Ligeti and Stravinsky in playful mode, with more serious and reflective pieces by established and emerging Australian composers (Elliott Gyger, Catherine Likhuta and Elizabeth Younan).

Duration | 1hr, no interval


FOUR HANDS AT THE ÉRARD
SUNDAY 13 MARCH 5.00PM

Stephanie McCallum and Erin Helyard present a lush, rich Romantic program of four-handed French rarities and masterworks on an exceptional French piano, lovingly restored by Dutch master Frits Janmaat: an original straight-strung 1853 Érard, loaned exclusively for performance at the Adelaide Festival by kind courtesy of Judith Neilson and Phoenix Central Park.

Duration | 1hr, no interval


EVOLUTION OF THE PIANO – STEPHANIE MCCALLUM AND ERIN HELYARD
MONDAY 14 MARCH 11.00AM

Stephanie McCallum and Erin Helyard take you on a journey tracing the piano's metamorphosis from a straight-strung instrument of great clarity and transparency to a cross-strung marvel of unified power and tone. An illustrated lecture contrasting short-works on the twentieth-century Bösendorfer and the nineteenth-century Érard.

Duration | 1hr 10 mins, no interval


ALFRESCO LUNCH
MONDAY 13 MARCH 12.30PM
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CAMERATA WITH TENZIN CHOEGYAL
MONDAY 14 MARCH 2.00PM

Tenzin Choegyal, the outstanding composer/performer who infuses his songs with his Tibetan lineage, has collaborated with Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass and, for over ten years now, with the ever-innovative Camera – Queensland's Chamber Orchestra, led by Brendan Joyce. Together, Tenzin and five Camerata musicians present a program of sublime Tibetan songs interspersed with music by some exceptional Australian composers. 
 
Duration
 | 1hr 10mins, no interval

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