WELCOME

Whilst travel restrictions and border closures continue to disrupt the livelihoods of artists around the world, we have been overwhelmingly fortunate in South Australia. Not only have we been able to continue presenting exceptional artists from interstate, our luck improves yet again in this season: two world-class artists will also be joining us from overseas.

Legendary British pianist Stephen Hough returns to UKARIA in September, courtesy of his dual citizenship of Australia and the UK. We're also delighted to welcome the Principal Horn of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Katy Woolley, for a recital with Konstantin Shamray. Katie Noonan's new Australian Vocal Ensemble makes its debut; Emily Sun, Richard Narrowly and Vatche Jambazian celebrate their collective homecomings, and James Crabb leads a star-studded ensemble inspired by Astor Piazzolla's original quintet.

October will mark a special milestone, with the opening of our newly renovated alfresco dining space. Its completion coincides with another milestone – the Australian Chamber Orchestra's inaugural UKARIA festival, which we're fortunate to have been able to reschedule from the 2020 Season. Patrons joining us for the weekend will be able to dine with the musicians in the new space, with brunch, lunch and dinner options available.

We invite you to dream with us once more in the presence of some of the most inspiring hearts and minds.


Ulrike Klein AO
Founder

Alison Beare
CEO

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WINTER

Wading through the mists of the mountains' breath
the wet white air,
once thought to be spirits of the dead,
and adding our quota ... This chill
that pulls neat water from the air
– a touched leaf trickles,
rolls tears along the blade.

Then the brief downpour.
Gullies, like washing machines switched on,
Churn soil downhill.
The bush path is a tunnel into mist,
where every spider's web is seen
flagged out with silver buoys.
The lorikeet shuffles dejected feathers,
sipping weak nectar. A huntsman
crosses the path, half crushed
beneath the rain's broom;
it walks on grass stalks, a blind tightrope walker
feeling in eight directions.

Hairs on a banksia leaf
Repel drops an store the dryness
(tomorrow there may be fire).

– Mark O'Connor (b. 1945)




ORAVA QUARTET
SUNDAY 1 AUGUST 2.30PM *
* This concert has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.

EMILY SUN, RICHARD NARROWAY AND VATCHE JAMBAZIAN
SUNDAY 8 AUGUST 2.30PM *
* This concert has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.

KONSTANTIN SHAMRAY
SUNDAY 15 AUGUST 2.30PM *
* This concert is being presented in lieu of Katy Woolley and Konstantin Shamray's Interstellar Calls, which is unable to go ahead due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

EMMA DONOVAN AND PAUL GRABOWSKY
SUNDAY 21 AUGUST 7.30PM *
* This concert has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. New date: Saturday 12 February 2022 at 7.30pm.

TANGO JAM 2
SUNDAY 22 AUGUST 2.30PM *
* This concert has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. New date: Sunday 21 November 2021 at 2.30pm.

RACHAEL BEESLEY, NATASHA KRAEMER AND SIMON MARTYN-ELLIS
SUNDAY 29 AUGUST 2.30PM *
* This concert has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.

SPRING

Oh, season of changes – of shadow and shine –
September the splendid!
My song hath no music to mingle with thine,
And its burden is ended;
But thou, being born of the winds and the sun,
By mountain, by river,
Mayst lighten and listen, and loiter and run,
With thy voices for ever.

– Henry Kendall (1839–1882)


EMMA PEARSON, SALLY WALKER AND TAMARA-ANNA CISLOWSKA
SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2.30PM
* This concert has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. New date: Sunday 15 May 2022 at 2.30pm.

AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET
SUNDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2.30PM
* This concert is being presented in lieu of Stephen Hough's Hats Off, which is unable to go ahead due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.


ANDREA LAM, DALE BARLTROP AND MICHAEL DAHLENBURG
SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2.30PM
* This concert has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. New date: Sunday 6 February 2022 at 2.30pm.

AUSTRALIAN VOCAL ENSEMBLE
SUNDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2.30PM

HELENA RATHBONE, CHRISTOPHER MOORE, TIMO-VEIKKO VALVE AND STEFAN CASSOMENOS
SATURDAY 2 OCTOBER 5.00PM

AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET
FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER 11.00AM

AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: UKARIA FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 9–SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

UKARIA holds an SA Health approved COVID-Safe Plan enabling us to host events up to 100% capacity (220 per performance), provided that all patrons wear face masks (covering mouth and nose) upon entering the concert hall foyer and auditorium. This means we can have general admission seating, and patrons can sit wherever they like.

Checking In

Upon arrival, we require all patrons to register their details for contact tracing. 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.

Seating

All seats are general admission. If you require mobility-impaired access, please let us know by phoning (08) 8227 1277 or emailing info@ukaria.com.

Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitiser will be provided in the concert hall foyer, and our temporary bar.

ALFRESCO RENOVATIONS

In response to the wonderful growth of our cultural program, our alfresco area is currently being reconfigured to provide a larger and more comfortable space for patrons to enjoy at all times of the year.

Our architect Anton Johnson has designed the space to maintain the existing atmosphere and connection with the landscape, and truly embrace the garden and surrounding views. The space will be fully enclosed with glass sliding doors that can be opened on warm summer days and closed on cooler winter nights. A retractable glass partition will also give us the possibility to create a separate area for small dining groups, functions and pre-concert talks.

A polished concrete floor with in-slab heating will greatly enhance the experience for dinners and lunches. A beautiful hemlock acoustic ceiling (like the one currently used in the concert hall foyer) will reduce the ambient noise during periods of congestion and provide a seamless transition into the concert hall.

In order to facilitate construction for the upgrade, the alfresco area will be closed to the public from the beginning of April until the end of September. This will have a few implications for your UKARIA experience. We greatly appreciate your understanding and flexibility.

Temporary Bar: Refreshments and Afternoon Tea

During construction of the new alfresco, refreshments and afternoon tea will be served in our temporary bar on the southern side of the property, adjacent to the artist's car park and the Ngeringa vineyards. To access the temporary bar, please exit the concert hall and head towards the artist's greenroom. Our front-of-house team will be on hand to ensure you find your way.

Toilet Access

During April–September, access to the toilets will be through the concert hall foyer, adjacent to the main entrance of the auditorium, through what was formerly our staff office. There will be signage to ensure the entrance is clearly visible, and our front-of-house team will be on hand to assist you to find your way.

Disabled Parking

There are limited disabled parking bays along the driveway on the right of the property, however we encourage patrons who have difficulty walking up the garden paths to attend events with a friend who can drop them near the top before returning down to the main car park at the bottom of the garden. The parking bays near our alfresco (usually reserved for mobility-impaired access) will not be available from April until the end of September. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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