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Our Sunday Afternoon series kicks off in just a few days with the Notos Quartett from Berlin. Most recently, they were invited by Nicolas Altstaedt (who curated our UKARIA 24 weekend in 2018) to perform at the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival in Austria in July 2020, alongside such illustrious company as Sir András Schiff, Vilde Frang, Lawrence Power, Alexander Lonquich, and Fazil Say.
 
Known for championing neglected repertoire, the Notos Quartett make their debut in Australia at UKARIA with two lesser-known works. If you’ve ever seen the Martin Scorsese film Shutter Island (2010) starring Leonardo DiCaprio, you may remember hearing Mahler’s Piano Quartet in A minor. It’s a remarkable piece composed when he was around sixteen years old: brooding, cerebral and philosophical, revealing traces of Bruckner, Brahms, and early Schoenberg.
 
Bohuslav Martinů’s Piano Quartet No. 1, H. 287 is an equally fascinating work, fusing elements of jazz with Bohemian folk melodies.The program concludes with a work that needs no introduction: the great Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25, whose ‘Rondo alla Zingarese’ finale is undoubtedly among the most exhilarating chamber music ever written. We hope you can join us.
 
Sunday 9 February | 2.30pm

TASMIN LITTLE AND TIMOTHY YOUNG



In just a few weeks time, internationally acclaimed British violinist Tasmin Little will give her final performance at UKARIA before she retires from the concert stage.
 
If you’ve already booked tickets, you should have received an email from us notifying you of a change of pianist. Due to concert commitments in Moscow, Konstantin Shamray has had to withdraw from the recital. Whilst we are disappointed Konstantin can’t be with us, we’re thrilled to have been able to secure Timothy Young to appear in his place.
 
One of Australia’s most prominent and versatile pianists, Timothy Young is currently the Head of Piano and Chamber Music at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and a founding member of Ensemble Liaison. He performs regularly in recital as a soloist and in partnership with leading Australian and international musicians and ensembles. Timothy received his Bachelor of Music at the University of Melbourne with first class honours as a student of Ronald Farren-Price and Mack Jost. He then continued his studies in Europe with Lidia Baldecchi-Arcuri, receiving his Diploma with a rarely awarded distinction from the Ministry of Education and as dux of his year at the Nicolò Paganini Conservatorium in Genova, Italy. You can read Timothy’s full biography here.
 
Tickets for this performance have sold out. Please email info@ukaria.com to be added to the wait list.

TABEA ZIMMERMANN WINS ERNST VON SIEMENS
MUSIK PRIZE




German violist Tabea Zimmermann was recently announced as the winner of the Ernst von Siemens Musik Prize. Sometimes called the ‘Nobel Prize of Music’, the €250,000 award has recognised the achievements of composers, performers and musicologists since 1973. Past winners include composers Benjamin Britten, Olivier Messiaen, Witold Lutosławski, and György Ligeti; conductors Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim and Mariss Jansons, cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and pianist Maurizio Pollini. You can read more about the award here.

Hear why Tabea Zimmermann is internationally renowned as one of the great ambassadors of her instrument when she appears at UKARIA with Stefanie Farrands and ANAM Musicians on Sunday 6 September at 2.30pm.
 
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ADELAIDE FESTIVAL
COMPOSER & CITIZEN: CHAMBER LANDSCAPES
CURATED BY MARSHALL MCGUIRE




Beethoven was buffeted by massive political change in Napoleonic Europe but his posthumous deification as solitary artist-genius has contributed to our notion of composers somehow existing outside time and society.
 
Beloved harpist and curator Marshall McGuire’s Festival weekend at UKARIA invites us ponder composers and performers as socially engaged citizens. A stellar line-up of national and international artists will appear over the weekend, including Grammy award-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth (pictured above), the British Heath Quartet and violinist Anthony Marwood, sopranos Siobhan Stagg and Bethany Hill, and many others.
 
Friday 6–Monday 9 March
 
Please note that tickets for Chamber Landscapes are sold through BASS via the Adelaide Festival.

FULL PROGRAM AND TICKETS

LIGHT MEALS NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER



You can now pre-order a light meal or platter to enjoy in our beautiful alfresco setting before a concert. We offer cheese and charcuterie platters ($25) year round, and seasonal light meals are available to enjoy before our Sunday Afternoon concerts. During the summer months, you can enjoy a quiche and a garden salad ($10); as autumn and winter arrive, we’ll update our menu to include soups and slow-cooked meals. You can find more information about what we offer, along with our terms and conditions, here.

To book, simply visit our website, where you’ll find a list of all the light meals available within a given calendar month. If you’re scrolling through our What’s On listing, you’ll notice a Light Meals icon on the left hand side of concerts that have meals available to pre-order. Simply click on the icon and you’ll be directed to a page where you can place your order. You can also book over the phone by calling (08) 8227 1277.
 
If you’d like to pre-order a meal for the Notos Quartett concert on Sunday 9 February, please note bookings will close on Thursday 6 February at 9.00am in order to finalise numbers for catering. For all future events, bookings will be closed seven days before the date of each concert. We strongly recommend pre-ordering your meal to avoid missing out.
 
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BUS SERVICES FROM THE CBD TO UKARIA



Just a reminder that we now offer bus services from the CBD to UKARIA for all concerts on Sunday Afternoons, and for our dusk series The Magic Hour. The bus will collect patrons from the corner of South Terrace and Hutt Street, and return to this location after the concert.

You can book by phoning (08) 8227 1277 during office hours, or by visiting the bus transfers page on our website. Whenever you add a concert from Sunday Afternoons or The Magic Hour to your cart, you will be prompted with the option to add the bus fare. If at the time of your booking you don’t add a bus fare but decide you require one later, you can add it to your booking at any time (up until seven days before the date of the performance).

FRIENDS OF THE GARDEN



Our monthly gardening volunteer mornings continue in 2020. Catch up with like-minded garden lovers over a cup of tea, soak up the morning sunshine and be immersed in the natural beauty of the property. All welcome, no experience necessary, and gloves and equipment provided. Tea and coffee will be served at approximately 10.30am.
 
Tuesday 11 February | 9.00am–12.00pm
 
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We hope you all had a wonderful summer break, and we’re looking forward to welcoming you back to UKARIA soon. Although several of the concerts in our 2020 Season have already sold out, there are still tickets available for our first two performances: the Australian String Quartet this Friday 7 February at 11.00am (which includes Devonshire tea served prior to the performance from 10.00am), and the Notos Quartett this Sunday 9 February at 2.30pm. We hope to see some of you there.

Dylan Henderson
Communications Manager
UKARIA

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