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AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET

YOUTHFUL BEETHOVEN
11.00AM FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY

Includes Devonshire tea served prior to the performance from 10.00am.

Join the ASQ in celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. They pay tribute to his profound contribution to the repertoire with a performance of two of his early Op. 18 String Quartets – No. 2 in G and No. 6 in B flat.


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NOTOS QUARTETT

MAHLER, MARTINŮ AND BRAHMS
2.30PM SUNDAY 9 FEBRUARY

Praised for their 'virtuosic brilliance’ and ‘mature interpretative powers’, the Notos Quartett debut in Australia with Mahler’s single-movement chamber poem and Martinů’s rarely heard Piano Quartet, before Brahms has the final word with the exhilarating ‘Rondo alla Zingarese’.


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TINALLEY STRING QUARTET WITH JOHN BELL

BEETHOVEN'S LETTERS
6.00PM SUNDAY 5 APRIL


Due to popular demand, we've added a second concert.

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the Tinalley String Quartet take us through some of the most enduring chamber music ever written, while Shakespearean actor John Bell weaves a narrative from eighteen of Beethoven’s letters, culminating with the devastating Heiligenstadt Testament.


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THE AUSTRALIAN VOICES

EARTH AND ICE
2.30PM SUNDAY 19 APRIL

After a week in residence at UKARIA,
The Australian Voices present their freshly devised work darK, alongside works by Lisa Young, Sally Whitwell and Joe Chindamo, culminating with Gordon Hamilton’s austere Antarctica, composed on location near Casey Station on the frozen southern continent.


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PAUL WILLIAMSON, PAUL GRABOWSKY,
TAMARA MURPHY AND TONY FLOYD

HEARTS AND MINDS
7.30PM SATURDAY 16 MAY

Paul Williamson (trumpet), Paul Grabowsky (piano), Tamara Murphy (bass) and Tony Floyd (drums) unite for a night of jazz at UKARIA. This concert will be presented in cabaret style.


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LAURA JEAN

WOMEN OF SONG
7.30PM SATURDAY 23 MAY

Melbourne born singer-songwriter
Laura Jean became an indie folk sensation with the release of her debut album in 2006. Revered for the striking beauty of her voice and the piercing immediacy of her lyrics, she’s embraced a multitude of styles.


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AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET

MOZART AND STANHOPE
11.00AM FRIDAY 12 JUNE

Includes Devonshire tea served prior to the performance from 10.00am.

Nicknamed the Dissonance for its extraordinary opening bars and dedicated to Haydn, Mozart’s String Quartet in C, K. 465 is among the most celebrated in the repertoire. By contrast, Paul Stanhope’s String Quartet No. 3 draws inspiration from the central Kimberley region of Western Australia.


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SIMON TRPČESKI

NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN
2.30PM SUNDAY 21 JUNE

In Australia to perform concerti by Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky with the Melbourne, West Australian and Tasmanian symphony orchestras, Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski gives his only solo recital at UKARIA.


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ALEXANDRA OOMENS WITH PINCHGUT OPERA ARTISTS

THE MAGIC HOUR:
CANTATAS OF THE FRENCH BAROQUE

4.00PM SATURDAY 27 JUNE

Sunset: Approximately 5.13pm

Under the artistic direction of Erin Helyard, this concert showcases the talents of Pinchgut Opera artists in a delightful semi-staged presentation of mini-operas, featuring the pure-toned beauty of soprano Alexandra Oomens.


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DINNER – TWO COURSES

THE MAGIC HOUR
6.00PM SATURDAY 27 JUNE

Meet the artists and converse with fellow music lovers over a two-course dinner showcasing local produce from the Adelaide Hills.


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DALE BARLTROP AND DANIEL DE BORAH

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
2.30PM SUNDAY 12 JULY

Intimately familiar with UKARIA audiences as the First Violinist of the Australian String Quartet, Dale Barltrop also serves as the co-concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He joins pianist Daniel de Borah to play music by Mozart, Prokofiev, Janáček, and Korngold.


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EMMA DONOVAN AND PAUL GRABOWSKY

HEARTS AND MINDS
7.30PM SATURDAY 18 JULY

‘Emma’s voice is rich, powerful and glowing, and I can’t wait to share the stage with her for the first time as we explore her favourite gospel classics, including songs written by her grandfather.’

– Paul Grabowsky AO


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TIMO-VEIKKO VALVE AND AURA GO (FULL PACKAGE)

BEETHOVEN:
THE COMPLETE CELLO SONATAS

SUNDAY 26 JULY

The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Principal Cellist Timo-Veikko Valve joins Musica Viva FutureMakers artist Aura Go (piano) to perform Beethoven's complete cello sonatas.


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TIMO-VEIKKO VALVE AND AURA GO
(TWO CONCERT PASS)

BEETHOVEN:
THE COMPLETE CELLO SONATAS

SUNDAY 26 JULY

The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Principal Cellist Timo-Veikko Valve joins Musica Viva FutureMakers artist Aura Go (piano) to perform Beethoven's complete cello sonatas. This pass includes two concerts (11.30am and 2.30pm).


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TIMO-VEIKKO VALVE AND AURA GO (PART ONE)

BEETHOVEN:
THE COMPLETE CELLO SONATAS

SUNDAY 26 JULY

The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Principal Cellist Timo-Veikko Valve joins Musica Viva FutureMakers artist Aura Go (piano) to perform Beethoven's complete cello sonatas.


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TIMO-VEIKKO VALVE AND AURA GO (LIGHT LUNCH)

BEETHOVEN:
THE COMPLETE CELLO SONATAS

1.00PM SUNDAY 26 JULY

Enjoy a light lunch in UKARIA’s alfresco in between the two concerts of Timo-Veikko Valve and Aura Go’s complete cycle of Beethoven Cello Sonatas.


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TIMO-VEIKKO VALVE AND AURA GO (PART TWO)

BEETHOVEN:
THE COMPLETE CELLO SONATAS

2.30PM SUNDAY 26 JULY

The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Principal Cellist Timo-Veikko Valve joins Musica Viva FutureMakers artist Aura Go (piano) to perform Beethoven's complete cello sonatas. Part two of two concerts.


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PAOLO PANDOLFO
(FULL PACKAGE)

THE SIX SUITES
SUNDAY 9 AUGUST

In a journey of unparalleled beauty,
Paolo Pandolfo performs the complete cycle of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Cello Suites on viola da gamba.


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PAOLO PANDOLFO
(TWO CONCERT PASS)

THE SIX SUITES
SUNDAY 9 AUGUST

In a journey of unparalleled beauty,
Paolo Pandolfo performs the complete cycle of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Cello Suites on viola da gamba. This pass includes two concerts (12.00pm and 2.30pm).


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PAOLO PANDOLFO
(PART ONE)

THE SIX SUITES
12.00PM SUNDAY 9 AUGUST

In a journey of unparalleled beauty,
Paolo Pandolfo performs the complete cycle of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Cello Suites on viola da gamba. Part one of two concerts.


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PAOLO PANDOLFO
(LIGHT LUNCH)

THE SIX SUITES
1.00PM SUNDAY 9 AUGUST

Enjoy a light lunch in UKARIA’s alfresco in between the two concerts of Paolo Pandolfo’s complete cycle of the Bach Cello Suites.


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PAOLO PANDOLFO
(PART TWO)

THE SIX SUITES
2.30PM SUNDAY 9 AUGUST

In a journey of unparalleled beauty,
Paolo Pandolfo performs the complete cycle of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Cello Suites on viola da gamba. Part two of two concerts.


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ALEXANDER SITKOVETSKY
AND KATHRYN STOTT

THE MAGIC HOUR:
TWILIGHT OF THE BELLE EPOQUE

4.30PM SATURDAY 15 AUGUST

Sunset: Approximately 5.44pm

Rediscover the language of enchantment as Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin) and Kathryn Stott (piano) play masterpieces from the Belle Epoque against a backdrop of receding light.


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DINNER – TWO COURSES

THE MAGIC HOUR
6.30PM SATURDAY 15 AUGUST

Meet the artists and converse with fellow music lovers over a two-course dinner showcasing local produce from the Adelaide Hills.


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CAROLYN SAMPSON AND KATHRYN STOTT

BEAU SOIR
2.30PM SUNDAY 16 AUGUST

Celebrating the poetry of Paul Verlaine and the atmosphere of the night, Carolyn Sampson makes her debut at UKARIA with pianist Kathryn Stott.


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MAARJA NUUT

ANCESTRY
7.30PM SATURDAY 22 AUGUST

Estonian violinist and singer Maarja Nuut fuses hypnotic music with quirky, haunting storytelling. Baltic folk allusions, mesmerising minimalist structures and wraithlike memories spin you into another realm.


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STEVEN OSBORNE

MOMENTS MUSICAUX
2.30PM SUNDAY 30 AUGUST

Scottish pianist Steven Osborne explores the connections between Schubert and Rachmaninov – including rarely heard miniatures and the exquisite Moments Musicaux, Op. 16.


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TABEA ZIMMERMANN WITH STEFANIE FARRANDS AND ANAM MUSICIANS

MOTHER TONGUE
2.30PM SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

World-renowned German violist
Tabea Zimmermann joins Stefanie Farrands and musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) to play works by Hindemith, Yedid, and Enescu.


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HELENA RATHBONE, CHRISTOPHER MOORE,
TIMO-VEIKKO VALVE AND ALASDAIR BEATSON

THE MAGIC HOUR: REUNION
5.00PM SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

Sunset: Approximately 6.09pm

Mapping the complex relationships between composers who changed the course of Western art music, quartets by Fauré and Brahms are prefaced by masterpieces from two visionary women.


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DINNER – TWO COURSES

THE MAGIC HOUR
7.00PM SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

Meet the artists and converse with fellow music lovers over a two-course dinner showcasing local produce from the Adelaide Hills.


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ALASDAIR BEATSON

WALDSTEIN
2.30PM SUNDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

Scottish pianist Alasdair Beatson's only solo recital in Australia for 2020 features music by Schubert, Fauré, Schumann and Poulenc, culminating with Beethoven’s magnificent Waldstein Sonata.


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DORIC STRING QUARTET

HIDDEN AGENDAS
2.30PM SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER

The internationally acclaimed Doric String Quartet return to Australia to perform Brett Dean’s String Quartet No. 3 Hidden Agendas at UKARIA, alongside quartets by Mozart and Mendelssohn.


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AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET

BEETHOVEN AND DUTILLEUX
11.00AM FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER

Includes Devonshire tea served prior to the performance from 10.00am.

‘After this, what is left for us to write?’ Schubert asked upon hearing Beethoven’s String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op. 131. This towering masterpiece sits alongside Ainsi la nuit – the only quartet ever written by Henri Dutilleux – which explores the poetic, spiritual and cosmic ideas of night.


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JEREMY ROSE, PAUL GRABOWSKY,
LLOYD SWANTON AND SIMON BARKER

HEARTS AND MINDS
7.30PM SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER

Jeremy Rose (saxophone), Paul Grabowsky (piano), Lloyd Swanton (bass) and Simon Barker (drums) unite for a night of jazz at UKARIA. This concert is presented in cabaret style.


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UKARIA 24 (WEEKEND PASS)

CURATED BY LAWRENCE POWER
FRIDAY 16–SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER

Internationally acclaimed British violist Lawrence Power curates our flagship weekend event. Weekend pass includes five concerts.


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UKARIA 24 (PICNIC PLATE LUNCH)

CURATED BY LAWRENCE POWER
SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER

Enjoy a picnic plate lunch in the alfresco during our UKARIA 24 weekend.


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UKARIA 24 (DINNER – THREE COURSES)

CURATED BY LAWRENCE POWER
SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER

Meet the artists and converse with fellow music lovers over a three course dinner showcasing produce from the Adelaide Hills.


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UKARIA 24 (LUNCH – TWO COURSES)

CURATED BY LAWRENCE POWER
SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER

Reflect with friends both new and old over a two-course lunch to farewell the weekend before the final concert.


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BUSH GOTHIC

ANCESTRY
7.30PM SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER

Rattled by the bones of convicts and steeped in campfire smoke, Bush Gothic perform darker, stranger Australian folk.


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SOPHIE ROWELL, JULIAN SMILES,
DAVID GRIFFITHS AND AURA GO

THE MAGIC HOUR:
QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME

6.30PM SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER

Sunset: Approximately 7.44pm

Composed in a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II with the only instruments available to him, Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time is now recognised as one of the masterpieces of the twentieth century.


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DINNER – TWO COURSES

THE MAGIC HOUR
8.30PM SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER

Meet the artists and converse with fellow music lovers over a two-course dinner showcasing local produce from the Adelaide Hills.


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AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET

DVOŘÁK AND HINDSON
11.00AM FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER

Includes Devonshire tea served prior to the performance from 10.00am.

The ASQ welcomes Caleb Wright, Principal Violist of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, to perform Dvořák’s American String Quintet in E flat, Op. 97. The program concludes with Matthew Hindson’s String Quartet No. 3 Ngeringa, commissioned for the opening of the UKARIA Cultural Centre in 2015.


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AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA:
UKARIA FESTIVAL (DINNER – THREE COURSES)

CURATED BY RICHARD TOGNETTI
7.30PM SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER

Meet the artists and converse with fellow music lovers over a three-course dinner showcasing some of the finest local produce from the Adelaide Hills.


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AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA:
UKARIA FESTIVAL (WEEKEND PASS)

CURATED BY RICHARD TOGNETTI
SATURDAY 5–SUNDAY 6 DECEMBER

Saturday 5 December 12.30PM
Saturday 5 December 6.00PM
Sunday 6 December 2.30PM

Richard Tognetti leads the Australian Chamber Orchestra through a vibrant exploration of music from Finland, Norway, America and the UK in their first festival weekend at UKARIA.


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