NEWSLETTER January 2017
As a new year dawns, all of us at UKARIA are reflecting on the year that was and dreaming about the exciting year ahead of us. January is our only quiet month before it all begins again, with more happening in 2017 than ever before. We canít wait to share it with you.
Arcadia Winds

Our first residency for 2017 begins on 25 January, with the inaugural Musica Viva FutureMakers ensemble Arcadia Winds spending a week at UKARIA to rehearse with the Australian String Quartet for their upcoming performances as part of the Perth International Arts Festival. This unique residency brings together two of our most cherished ensembles in an innovative collaboration that promises to be nothing less than inspiring. Weíll bring you a blog of all their experiences in our next newsletter, so watch this space.  

Currently in their final year of a two-year fellowship under the Artistic Direction of Genevieve Lacey, Arcadia Winds will appear at UKARIA in concert on Sunday, 30 July, with two musicians of international repute: Thorsten Johanns (clarinet) and Ole Kristian Dahl (bassoon). Together they perform works by JanŠček, Poulenc, Mozart, and Vincent díIndy. There are still tickets available. To book, go to
Friends of the Garden
Friends of the Garden

Our first ĎFriends of the Gardení event kicks off next month on 15 February 2017, from 10am-1pm. For those of you who have already registered your interest, we thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you.

No experience is necessary - just a love for gardening - so we welcome any of our patrons to join. Bring a hat and sunscreen, enclosed footwear, a water bottle, gloves and some basic gardening tools, and enjoy a few hours soaking up the sun in the tranquil grounds of UKARIA. The morning will begin with a talk from our Founder and Director Ulrike Klein, and morning tea will be provided.  

To register your interest, sign up here.
Joe nad Zoe

February marks the beginning of what is shaping up to be very exciting concert calendar in South Australia, and one of our top picks for February is St Johnís Feast of Music, featuring several of the artists weíre very proud to host at concerts at UKARIA later in the year. The Feast of Music begins with a cocktail party in the garden on 1 February with a concert by jazz pianist Joe Chindamo and violinist ZoŽ Black, who perform at UKARIA on 28 May.

The three-night concert series opens on 12 February with the Australian String Quartet, followed by mezzo soprano Sally-Anne Russel and harpist Marshall McGuire on 13 February. The series concludes with pianist Sonya Lifschitz on 14 February.  

This is the sixth in the St Johnís Feast of Music series, under artistic director Sergio de Pieri OAM - a graduate of the Benedetto Marcello Conservatorium of Music in Venice, who established the Melbourne Organ and Harpsichord Festival. He is the current artistic director of the Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival, and shares his time between Venice and Australia.  

To view the flyer, click here, or to find out more information, including a full program, visit:
The Hills

We look forward to welcoming you back to the UKARIA Cultural Centre sometime throughout the year, and wish you a very happy and prosperous 2017.  

Dylan Henderson
Communications Manager
119 Williams Rd, Mt Barker Summit, South Australia, 5251
08 8227 1277 (concerts and tickets)
08 8391 0986
(functions and venue hire)
[email protected]

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