NEWSLETTER February 2017
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As February draws to a close and the Festival season springs to life, 2017 is already proving to be a very eventful year. We look forward to seeing some of you on Sunday for Genevieve Lacey, Paul Wright, Daniel Yeadon and Neal Peres Da Costa, which officially opens our 2017 Season. A reminder that all our Sunday afternoon concerts now begin half an hour earlier, at 2.30pm. A magnificent sunny afternoon is forecast so please come up early for a drink at the bar, which will open from 1.30pm. If you missed out on tickets for this one, remember that there are still plenty of concerts and events left throughout the year to enjoy.

‘What a privilege to be able to work together with Paul on reimagining a collection of my songs for piano and voice. His ability to paint a rich palate of harmony and colour while bringing a new dimension to my songs has been an uplifting experience and one which I can’t wait to share with an audience in such a beautifully intimate space as UKARIA.’ - Lior  

Lior with Paul Grabowsky, the first concert in our new series ‘Four Voices’, is now sold out. Due to popular demand, we’ve added an extra performance on Sunday April 9, at 5:00pm. As the hills out beyond are tinged with the ethereal amber glow of sunset, this unique collaboration promises to be an unforgettable experience. We encourage you to book now.

‘I always think that curating a festival or concert series is like arranging a wonderful dinner party: you invite all your artistic crushes and wait for the chemistry to happen.’ - Anna Goldsworthy  

There are still tickets available for the evening concerts of Adelaide Festival - Chamber Landscapes on Thursday 9 March, Friday 10 March and Tuesday 14 March. An immersive weekend of chamber music curated by Anna Goldsworthy, inspired by the grandeur and intimacy of the UKARIA Cultural Centre, the event celebrates Schubert and his restless wandering through landscapes within and without. This series of concerts includes a new song cycle by Calvin Bowman, new works by indigenous artists Deborah Cheetham and William Barton, and an all-Schubert program by Italy’s La Gaia Scienza. To read more about the music you’ll hear throughout the program, click here to read this feature in The Adelaide Review.  

Please note that tickets to the weekend concerts are currently sold out. However, if you’ve already purchased yours, please consider dining with us at UKARIA, as there are still tickets available.
Heard This and Thought of You

In addition to preparing for her concert on Sunday, recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey has been back at UKARIA this week as an Artist in Residence. In 2015, Genevieve recorded the album Heard This and Thought of You with classical accordion virtuoso James Crabb, who this year curates UKARIA 24. Now the dynamic duo reunite for creative development workshops, with the aim of turning the internationally acclaimed recording project into a full-length piece of live, music-centred theatre. Taking existing music (contemporary Australian works written for them, as well as old music that they’ve reimagined), and texts written in response to their performances, from writers such as Helen Garner, Michael Leunig, Chloe Hooper, Luke Davies, Jana Wendt, John Clarke, Robert Dessaix and Scott Rankin, they will create a theatrical performance with music at its heart.
To find out more, click here. 
Arcadia Winds with the ASQ

Our first residency for 2017 featured the Arcadia Winds and the Australian String Quartet. To learn all about their experiences, click here to read a blog from the residency. For a fascinating insight into the journey the five young musicians of Arcadia Winds have been on so far, and to find out more about their recent performances at the Perth International Arts Festival, check out this feature published in Limelight Magazine.

In November last year, we commissioned sommelier Duncan Vent to curate a new wine list for the UKARIA Cultural Centre in alignment with our core values to inspire and to be creative. This unique list celebrates one of Australia’s largest and most diverse geographical wine regions - the Adelaide Hills - known for its approachable, vibrant, cool climate wines. Wines from Ngeringa Vineyards frame a diverse array of intriguing and affordable wines from smaller producers, offering a very special expression of the region’s distinctive terroir.  

You can view the new list here.
Friends of the Garden

Our first gardening morning for the year kicked off on Wednesday, 15 February, and was a very rewarding experience for all involved. Roses were pruned and weeds were pulled, but there will always be more work to do! We have brought our next gardening day forward so we can ensure our garden looks its very best in time for Chamber Landscapes. If you have an interest in gardening, it would be wonderful to have your help at our next gardening day on Tuesday, March 7, from 9am to 12pm.  

To register your interest, please visit UKARIA - Friends of the Garden.
Watch this space for more exciting news - next month we’ll reveal the full program for our flagship weekend event, UKARIA 24.  

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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