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Madeleine Easton, Celia Craig and Josh van Konkelenberg @ Ukaria Cultural Centre
Nov 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Violinist Madeleine Easton returns to Australia after leading major orchestras and baroque ensembles in the UK and Europe. Madeleine is part of the Australian World Orchestra and artistic director and founder of Australia’s newest dedicated Bach ensemble, ‘Bach Akademie Australia’. Easton is performing with Celia Craig on oboe and Josh van Konkelenberg on organ and continuo for a special concert on the theme of ‘Baroque Metamorphosis’.

A very fine continuo chamber organ (made by Kenneth Tickell & Company Ltd) will be brought to UKARIA for this concert.

The program features JS Bach Double Concerto for Oboe and Violin, Handel Trio Sonata in G major, Vitali Chaconne and more.

Steve Davislim with Daniel de Borah – Liederabend @ Ukaria Cultural Centre
Dec 1 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

‘Steve Davislim is worth being spoken of in the same breath as his predecessors of similar voice – Peter Anders and Fritz Wunderlich – and praise can hardly be higher than that.’

– Gramophone

There are few voices in Australia – or indeed the world – that come anywhere close to matching Malaysian-born Australian tenor Steve Davislim. In 2017 he gave a phenomenally powerful performance of Schubert’s Winterreise at UKARIA as part of the Adelaide Festival. A deeply expressive musician with a mesmeric stage presence, Steve has a voice that will break your heart.

He returns in December 2019, this time with pianist Daniel de Borah – an artist who is consistently praised for the grace, finesse and imaginative intelligence of his performances. Together they celebrate the four pillars of Austro-German art song: Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Hugo Wolf and Richard Strauss.

Steve Davislim | tenor
Daniel de Borah | piano


Franz Schubert (1797–1828)

An Sylvia, Op.106 No.4
Der Wanderer an den Mond, Op.80 No.1
An Mignon, Op.19 No.2
Du bist die Ruh, Op.59 No.3

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)

Von ewiger Liebe, Op.43 No.1
Lerchengesang, Op.70 No.2
Sonntag, Op.47 No.3
Dein blaues Auge, Op.59 No.8
Verzagen, Op.72 No.4
Feldeinsamkeit, Op.86 No.2
Hiemweh II, Op.63 No.8
Ständchen, Op.106 No.1


Hugo Wolf (1860–1903)

Mörike Lieder

Er ist’s
Verschwiegene Liebe
Zum neuen Jahr
Der Feuerreiter

Richard Strauss (1864–1949)

Traum durch die Dämmerung, Op.29 No.1
Allerseelen, Op.10 No.8
Ständchen, Op.17 No.2
Ich trage meine Minne, Op.32 No.1
Morgen, Op.27 No.4
Zueignung, Op.10 No.1

Photo: Sava Vemic

Australian String Quartet @ Ukaria Cultural Centre
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Claude Debussy’s quest to liberate sensuality led a revolution in French musical identity. His String Quartet in G minor replaces rigid thematic structures with a free flow of colours, motifs and gestures. The vibrancy and energy for which Nigel Westlake is renowned make his eagerly-awaited new string quartet – a special commission by the ASQ – a splendid companion to that of the great French composer.

Includes Devonshire tea served prior to the performance from 10.00am.

Dale Barltrop | violin
Francesca Hiew | violin
Stephen King | viola
Sharon Grigoryan | cello


Claude Debussy (1862–1918)

String Quartet in G minor, Op.10

I. Animé et très decide
II. Assez vif et bien rythmé
III. Andantino, doucement expressif
IV. Très modéré – En animant peu à peu – Très mouvementé et avec passion

Nigel Westlake (b.1958)

String Quartet No.3* (Premiere Season)

*Commissioned by the ASQ with generous support from Carl Wood, and Don and Veronica Aldridge.

Photo: Jacqui Way