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Compassion: Chamber Landscapes

Curated by Iain Grandage

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    In curating this program, composer Iain Grandage (The Secret River), one of our greatest advocates for music as a healing force, has invited some of the world’s finest musicians to speak to our hearts of consolation, grief, love and all-embracing humanism.

    If you’re yet to take in the beautiful atmosphere and acoustics of UKARIA, our state’s newest and most beautiful venue for chamber music, do so now with music that will break your heart and arouse your mind. Hear how Elgar and Richard Strauss responded to global warfare, Prokofiev to Stalin, Pärt to Brezhnev, Golijov to the second Intifada, Brett Dean to the Tampa crisis. Experience the profound stillness of Arvo Pärt’s music or one of the sublime string quartets by his Latvian counterpart Peteris Vasks, take a bushwalk with Bach and Messiaen, watch the sun set to Beethoven’s towering spiritual masterpiece Opus 132, written as he faced death, or watch the morning sun blaze to the miraculous Octet by the 16 year old Mendelssohn.

    The reputation of the concert hall at UKARIA, which is rapidly gaining fabled status around the world, has enticed our three finest string quartets (Australian, Goldner and Tinalley String Quartets), the brilliant Australia Ensemble, the renowned Balanescu Quartet and none other than the great Swedish mezzo Anne Sofie von Otter to perform for you in a uniquely intimate setting.

    Turn off the mindless babble and instead let Iain guide you through this wordless Summit on our wounded world. Solace and replenishment guaranteed.

  • Program

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    THU 8 MAR

    7.30pm Concert - Shadows
    Golijov Tenebrae
    Australian String Quartet

    Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 7
    Daniel de Borah, Piano

    Pärt Spiegel Im Spiegel
    Sharon Grigoryan, Cello
    Daniel de Borah, Piano

    Strauss Metamorphosen
    Australian String Quartet and Friends

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    FRI 9 MAR

    7.30pm Opening Concert - Compassion
    Bach (arr Bowman) ’Erbame Dich’
    Tinalley String Quartet
    Taryn Fiebig, Soprano

    Arvo Pärt Fratres
    Tinalley String Quartet

    Sarisözen (arr. Meurant) Çannakale Türküsü Mehveş Hanim (arr. Meurant) Kaçsam Bırakıp Senden Uzak Yollara Gitsem
    Tinalley String Quartet
    Taryn Fiebig, Soprano

    Lior/Westlake Compassion*
    Lior, Voice
    Tinalley String Quartet
    Daniel de Borah, Piano
    Claire Edwardes, Percussion
    Andrew Meisel, Bass

    This concert is sold out, but will be repeated in part at Adelaide Town Hall on Mon 12 Mar at 7.30pm.
    ADELAIDE TOWN HALL REPEAT

    SAT 10 MAR

    11am Concert - Refuge
    Dowland Three songs
    Australian String Quartet
    Taryn Fiebig, Soprano

    Dean Eclipse Australian String Quartet

    Elgar Piano Quintet
    Australia Ensemble

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    1pm Lunch (can be purchased separately below or at the checkout when buying tickets to an individual concert or package)

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    2.30pm Concert - Shadows
    Golijov Tenebrae
    Australian String Quartet

    Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 7
    Daniel de Borah, Piano

    Pärt Spiegel Im Spiegel
    Sharon Grigoryan, Cello
    Daniel de Borah, Piano

    Strauss Metamorphosen
    Australian String Quartet and Friends

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    5pm Concert - Anne Sofie von Otter in Recital

    This concert is sold out, but is repeated at Adelaide Town Hall on Wed 7 Mar at 8pm.
    ADELAIDE TOWN HALL REPEAT

    7pm Dinner (can be purchased separately below or at the checkout when buying tickets to an individual concert or package)

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    7.15pm Sunset - A Guided Experience at Twin Peaks
    Experience Sunset from the top of the extraordinary Twin Peaks opposite the UKARIA concert hall. Before your canapés and drinks are served, you will be led to the peak of the mountain, stopping on occasion to be beguiled by musicians from the Australia Ensemble and Australian String Quartet in music that speaks of communion with the natural world.

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    SUN 11 MAR

    11am Concert - Liberation
    Westlake Rare Sugar
    Australia Ensemble

    Kats Chernin (arr. Griffiths) Three Rags
    Australia Ensemble

    Mendelssohn Octet in Eb Major Op.20
    Australian String Quartet
    Goldner String Quartet

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    1pm Lunch (can be purchased separately below or at the checkout when buying tickets to an individual concert or package)

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    2.30pm Concert - Stalin's Piano
    Davidson Stalin’s Piano Sonya Lifschitz, Piano
    Repeated Wed 14 Mar, 7.30pm, Grainger Studio

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    5pm Concert - Twilight
    Schulhoff Concertino
    Australia Ensemble

    Strauss Four Last Songs
    Tinalley String Quartet
    Daniel de Borah, Piano
    Taryn Fiebig, Soprano

    Beethoven Quartet No 15, Op.132
    Goldner String Quartet
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    7pm Dinner (can be purchased separately below or at the checkout when buying tickets to an individual concert or package)

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    7.15pm Sunset - A Guided Experience at Twin Peaks

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    MON 12 MAR

    11am Concert - Exile
    Shostakovich Piano Trio in E Minor
    Australia Ensemble

    Dean Sextet (Old Kings in Exile)
    Australia Ensemble

    Vasks String Quartet No.3
    Goldner String Quartet

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    1pm Lunch (can be purchased separately below or at the checkout when buying tickets to an individual concert or package)

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    2.30pm Concert - Further Exile - The Enescu Project
    Balanescu String Quartet

    Enescu (arr Balanescu) Romanian Rhapsody No.1

    Balanescu Transrapsodia (AP)

    Balanescu Souletude

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    TUE 13 MAR

    7.30pm Concert - Liberation
    Westlake Rare Sugar
    Australia Ensemble

    Kats Chernin (arr. Griffiths) Three Rags
    Australia Ensemble

    Mendelssohn Octet in Eb Major Op.20
    Australian String Quartet
    Goldner String Quartet

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    *Chamber version of Compassion commissioned for premiere at the 2018 Adelaide Festival by Tinalley String Quartet with generous funding provided by Julian Burnside, Andrew and Theresa Dyer, Anonymous and the Ukaria Foundation.

    Image Shane Reid

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