This event has been postponed to 2021 due to the current COVID-19 crisis.

Curated by Lawrence Power

UKARIA 24 is at the heart of our cultural program: a celebration of listening, and of music's centrality to contemporary existence. By giving an exceptional artist carte blanche to program the weekend however they like, we create an utterly singular experience each year.

We welcome British violist Lawrence Power to curate UKARIA 24. Universally praised for his 'profound musical personality' (Sunday Times), Lawrence has helped redefine how we think about the viola. In his hands, the instrument is achingly expressive, replicating the singing qualities of the human voice and transcending definitions of technical mastery.

Across the weekend, Lawrence will perform on both viola and violin with Simon Crawford-Phillips (his pianist of choice for six critically acclaimed albums on the Hyperion label), celebrated Swedish cellist Torleif Thedéen, and musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). We're also delighted to welcome back Sophie Rowell (violin) and Christopher Moore (viola).

Gabrielle Nankivell and Thomas Fonua from Australian Dance Theatre join Lawrence in the opening concert to recreate the seldom-performed 'action for dance' in Luciano Berio's Naturale. You'll also hear Piazzolla's dazzling Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, Taneyev's monumental Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 30, and Chausson's Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D major, Op. 21. Central to the weekend is the Australian premiere of a new work by Thomas Adès, commissioned for Lawrence Power by an international circle that includes UKARIA and some of the world's great festivals.

Join us for a conversation you can't hear anywhere else.

Lawrence Power | Curator / Viola / Violin
Simon Crawford-Phillips | Piano
Torleif Thedéen | Cello
Christopher Moore | Viola
Sophie Rowell | Violin
Gabrielle Nankivell | Dancer
Thomas Fonua | Dancer
Musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)

Photo: Jack Liebeck

If on the day of a concert the CFS gives the Mt Lofty Ranges a catastrophic fire danger rating the concert will be cancelled. In this event a cancellation notice will be placed on our website from 10am on the morning of the concert.

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