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2023 Pocket Productions

A Pocket Production :
La Bohème

Pocket Boheme

29 October -
November 2023

Live performance of highlights of La Bohéme presented in cabaret style. 


Stunning  artists from State Opera/Co-Opera: Jeremy Tatchell, Lisa Cannizzaro, David Visentin, Lynette Harris, Macintyre Howie-Reeves. Musical Director, Brian Chatterton OAM. 

All the favourite and most entertaining moments from La Bohéme presented in semi-staged style. Wonderful lyricism reflecting the romantic and brotherly love contained in Puccini's miraculous score, along with the riotous comedy that has made La Bohéme a pinnacle of operatic popularity for 130 years. Highlights include:

  • "Your Tiny Hand is Frozen"

  • "They Call Me Mimi...but my name is Lucia..."

  • Musetta's Waltz 

  • The Act III quartet between the two sets of lovers

  • The Marcello/Rodolfo Duet from Act IV

2023 Summer Festival of Fine Music

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Adelaide Hills
Summer Festival of Fine Music

19 - 30 January 2023   |   Summer

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William Hennessy AM and the Hendrickson Strings 

Concerto Rhapsody 2023

After the stunning success of concerto offerings in the 2022 Summer Music Festival we are pleased to offer Concerto Rhapsody 2023. Lucinda Collins will play the solo role in Beethoven's Piano Concerto no 4 under the musical direction of our renowned Principal Guest Artist, William Hennessy AM. In a similar vein will be the eminent Swiss composer, Ernest Bloch's Concerto Grosso no. 1 with an obbligato played by talented young Adelaide-based Spanish-Australian pianist Simon Pazos Quintana.

Director/Leader:  William Hennessy AM Ludwig van Beethoven

Soloist: Lucinda Collins

Ernest Bloch obbligato: Simon Pazos Quintana

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Heysen Singers and the Summer Festival Symphonic Winds

Play, music!

.. with measure heap'd in joy!

An unusual pairing of winds and voices, celebrating Romanticism alongside Modern classics.

Featuring works such as:

Te Deum by Anton Bruckner 

Serenade for Wind Instruments by Anton Dvorak

Mass, and Symphonies of Wind Instruments by Igor Stravinsky

Program Music Director: Bryan Griffiths

Featuring singers: Judith Henley, Elizabeth Campbell, James Nicholson, Pelham Andrews

Conductors: Kim Worley, Bryan Griffiths and Brian Chatterton

Seraphim Trio


// "... committed to nourishing the ecosystem of Australian music, through it's flagship concert series and recordings, regional touring, educational workshops and new format performances" // 


Piano Trio by Clara Schumann

Piano Trio Op. 70 No.2 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven's trio Op 70. No. 2 is less widely known than it's predecessor The Ghost or its successor The Archduke. Lacking a nickname doesn't help! Even though it is full of the typical creative magic of his middle period (1803 - 1812), it is at the same time more reminiscent of Haydn, Mozart and even Schubert than his sibling pieces in this genre. 

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Accent on the 20th Century   

// "Folk melodies are the embodiment of an artistic perfection of the highest order; in fact, they are the models of the way in which a musical idea can be expressed with utmost perfection in terms of brevity of form and simplicity of means" //  -Bela Bartok


Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion by Bela Bartok

Contrasts by Bela Bartok

Romances Op. 34 by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano by Aram Katchachurian

Program curator: Andrew Wiering

Featuring artists: Dean Newcomb (clarinet), Helen Ayres (violin), Anna Goldsworthy (piano), Vatche Jambazian (piano), Michael Ierace (piano), Fiona McArdle (soprano), Ryan Simm (percussion).

Beautiful Landscape

2022 Summer Festival - Concerto Rhapsody



Mozart, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams

for String Orchestra and Soloists


Leader: Helen Ayres 

January 20-24, 2022


 P R O G R A M 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concert Aria for Soprano with Piano obbligato K 505

Sara Lambert [Soprano], Kyle Fraser [Piano]

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 1, Opus 15 

Soloist: Lucinda Collins [Piano]

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending, A Romance for Violin & Chamber Orchestra

Soloist: Helen Ayres [Violin]

Frank Martin: Pavane Couleur du Temps

The Richness of concerto form: Soloist with chamber orchestra over three centuries. Celebrated Adelaide violinist, Helen Ayres, directs the chamber orchestra from the leader's desk.


Lucinda Collins, Helen Ayres, Sara Lambert and Kyle Fraser share their rich solo artistry, by turns virtuosic and supremely expressive. We journey with them from Vienna of 18th & 19th centuries to Britain and the Continent of the 20th.

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2021 Winter Festival

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The Hungry Numbat

An interactive musical storytelling with Bindi McFarlane and the Bronzewing String Quartet

Sat 3 July, 11:00am

Tanunda [Langmeil Lutheran Church]

Project Partners:

Royal Commonwealth Society [SA Branch] | Trinity College [Gawler]

Aimed at the under 12s, this event is fun for the whole family: you can bring an instrument to join in with a triangle, a drum, baby’s favourite rattle, a violin, or a clarinet – but maybe not your piano! (Don’t worry, if you don’t have an instrument, there will be some available on the day). Bindi will tell the story of a Hungry Numbat, musically illustrated by the Bronzewing Quartet.


Adelaide born Belinda McFarlane is a professional violinist and educator, primarily with the London Symphony Orchestra. Bindi has performed with the likes of Sir Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta and Simone Young; with primary school children, Special Schools and Adult groups, Australian Youth Orchestra and Australian World Orchestra.


Winter: Heritage and Renewal

  • Poitr Tchaikovsky - Serenade

  • Bela Bartok – Divertimento

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Two canonical works for string orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s beloved Serenade and Bartok’s Divertimento, a veritable “tour de force” of string technique serving the finest 20th century musical artistry.

Principal Guest Artist, William Hennessy AM, has a long association with Adelaide audiences beginning in 1985 when he formed the Australian String Quartet and was resident in Adelaide until 1996. Also, formerly Leader of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Head of Strings and Chamber Music at the University of Melbourne and now Artistic Director of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.

Where & When?

Wed 30 Jun - 7:00pm

Mount Barker [UKARIA]


Thurs 1 July - 7:00pm

McLaren Vale Bocce Club


Sat 3 July - 6:00pm

Tanunda [Langmeil Lutheran Church]


Sun 4 July - 6:00pm

Goolwa [Centenary Hall]


Where & When?


Wed 16 Jun - 7:00pm
Mount Barker [UKARIA]

Thur 17 Jun - 7:00pm
McLaren Vale Bocce Club

Sat 19 Jun - 6:00pm
Gawler [Hewett Community Centre]

Sun 20 Jun- 6:00pm
Goolwa [Centenary Hall]


Festival Statesmen:

  • Eric Whitacre - Lux Aurumque

  • Billy Joel - Lullabye, arr Kirk Young

  • Billy Joel - And so it goes, arr Kirby Shaw

  • Traditional - Didn’t my Lord Deliver Daniel, arr Aaron Dale

Winter: Heritage and Renewal

​Chamber Choir

  • Heinrich Schutz - Selig sind die Toten

  • Heinrich Schutz - Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener

  • Claudio Monteverdi - Selva Morale e Spirituale: Beatus Vir, Primo

  • Thomas Lavoy - The dream I knew

  • Dan Forrest- Good Night Dear Heart

  • Morten Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterim

Jonathan will conduct our chamber choir in old and new works, some a cappella and some with orchestra.


The program will celebrate the magnificence of
the European Baroque and the traditions it spawned across the globe. Hauntingly beautiful ecclesiastical repertoire links to the contemporary American scene as well as the styles that America in turn gave to the world by fusing European
and African traditions. And a new commission
by talented Adelaide composer Jakub Jankowski reflects on the effect of recent restrictions on our social and private lives.


Winter: Heritage and Renewal

  • Toru Takemitsu - And Then I Knew T’was Wind [Flute, Viola and Harp]

  • Heitor Villa-Lobos - Choros no 2 [arr. B. Williams for Flute and Viola]

  • Claude Debussy - Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp

Villa-Lobos sits neatly between the ground breaking creativity of Debussy on the one hand and on the other, the pleasing atonality of the celebrated 20th Century Japanese composer, Toru Takemitsu.

With Linda Pirie [Fl], Rita Reichbart, [Vla] and Carolyn Burgess [Harp].

Where & When?

Sun 27 June - 3:00pm - McLaren Vale Bocce Club​

Fri 2 July - 6:00pm - Mount Barker [UKARIA]

Sun 4 July - 3:00pm - Tanunda [Langmeil Lutheran Church]

Sat 10 July - 06:00pm - Murray Bridge Town Hall

Sun 11 July - 06:00pm - Goolwa [Centenary Hall]


Suneetha Carter


Linda Pirie


Rita Reichbart

Josh van Konkelenberg
Composer / Pianist

Recital for Soprano & Piano:

Heritage and Renewal

  • Anton Dvorak - Gypsy Songs

  • Joshua van Konkelenberg - Daphne

Two contrasting works for solo female voice. Dvorak’s cycle idealizes the bond between humans and nature, and Adelaide’s Joshua van Konkelengberg re-tells Ovid’s Metamorphoses legend from Daphne’s tragic perspective. Set in a forest, and torn between dream, myth, and reality, the work portrays the schism between what we want and how the world truly is.

Where & When?

Fri 18 June- 6:00pm
Mount Barker [UKARIA]

Sun 20 June- 3:00pm 

Murray Bridge Town Hall


Joshua van Konkelenberg

Sunrise over the Wheat Field

2021 Summer Festival


Summer: Spirit of Romanticism

  • Gabriel Fauré - Elegy for solo cello & strings

  • Gustav Mahler - Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen [Songs of a Wayfarer]

  • Poitr Tchaikovsky - Andante Cantabile for solo cello & strings

  • Anton Dvorak - Serenade for Strings

Sharon Grigoryan

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This concert will be led from the cello desk by Sharon Grigoryan [formerly cellist of the ASQ]. Sharon will also play the solo part in pieces by Fauré and Tchaikovsky.

The centrepiece of the program is themagnificent song cycle of Gustav Mahler, sung by mezzo soprano, Elizabeth Campbell, who enjoys such success with Opera Australia, Victorian Opera and Capital City Symphony Orchestras all over Australia.

Where & When?

Sat 23 Jan - 6:00pm

Gawler [Hewett Community Centre] 


Sun 24 Jan - 6:00pmGoolwa [Centenary Hall]

Wed 27 Jan - 7:00pm

Mount Barker

Thur 28 Jan - 7:00pm

Willunga Festival Hal



Summer: Spirit of Romanticism

  • Anton Bruckner - Os Justi Meditabitur

  • Anton Bruckner - Christus Factus est

  • Wolfgang A Mozart - Ave verum corpus

  • Gabriel Fauré - Cantique de Jean Racine

  • Camille Saint Saëns - Oratorio de Noël

Jonathan Bligh


Adelaide music lovers will readily recognise Jonathan Bligh: young and brilliantly talented, he has triumphed in the best British and American finishing schools.

Under Jonathan our Chamber Choir will explore early repertoire that reveals unmistakable expressiveness as well as core 19th century works from what became known as the Romantic Era.

Where & When?

Wed 3 Feb - 7:00pm

Mount Barker [UKARIA]


Fri 5 Feb - 6:00pm

Tanunda [Langmeil Lutheran Church]


Sat 6 Feb - 6:00pm

Willunga Festival Hall


Sun 14 Feb- 6:00pm

Goolwa [Centenary Hall]


Helen Ayres & Anna Goldsworthy
Recital for Violin & Piano: Spirit of Romanticism

  • Franz Schubert - Sonata in D

  • Franz Schubert/Franz Lizt - Serenade

  • Fritz Kreisler - Liebeslied

  • César Franck - Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano

Schubert, Liszt and Kreisler set the scene for Cesar Frank’s Sonata, the greatest work for solo violin and piano of the Romantic Canon. A work of irresistible drama and beauty. Played by celebrated South Australian artists Helen Ayres, violin and Anna Goldsworthy, pianoforte. Helen has performed with the BBC Scottish Symphony and London Philharmonic
Orchestra across England, Scotland, Germany, Austria and China.

In 2021, Anna will be Artist & Writer in Residence at the Melbourne Recital Centre. She has recently appeared with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, the SSO, the AYO, and undertaken a six-city recital tour of China.


With the Seraphim Trio, of which they are foundation members, Helen and Anna perform regularly across Australia and have recorded numerous CDs for ABC Classic.


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Anna Goldsworthy

Where & When?

Fri 22 Jan- 6:00pm
Mount Barker [UKARIA]

Sun 24 Jan- 3:00pm
Willunga Festival Hall

Elizabeth Campbell & Anthony Hunt

Recital for Mezzo-Soprano & Piano:
Spirit of Romanticism

  • Robert Schumann - Frauenliebe und Leben [a Woman’s Life and Love]

  • Edvard Grieg - Lyric Pieces 

  • Gabriel Fauré - La Bonne Chanson

Romanticism across three distinct nationalities….all pinnacles in their genres. Sung by renowned mezzo-soprano, Elizabeth Campbell with associate artist Anthony Hunt.

Elizabeth has toured the USA with the SSO, given recitals at Wigmore Hall, Den Haag and Antwerp and performed Messiah at Covent Garden under Sir Charles Mackerras.


Elizabeth lives in the Adelaide Hills with husband tenor Thomas Edmonds and recently sang in State Opera  SA’s production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. Until recently in Sydney where he was Chorus Master for Opera Australia Anthony is now Head of Music with State Opera SA and Director of Music at St Peters Cathedral.

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Elizabeth Campbell


Anthony Hunt

Where & When?

Thur 4 Feb - 7:00pm
Mount Barker [UKARIA]

Sun 7 Feb - 3:00pm
Murray Bridge Town Hall





Pagliacci by Leoncavallo

Mario Bellanova

Under the musical leadership of international baritone Mario Bellanova, the finest South Australian singers present memorable moments of Leoncavallo’s timeless masterpiece. Naomi Hede as Nedda, Branko Lovrinov as Canio, David Visentin as Arlecchino and Jeremy Tatchell as Silvio.

Where & When?

Sat 30 Jan - 6:00pm
Gawler [Hewett Community Centre]

Sun 31 Jan - 6:00pm
Goolwa [Centenary Hall]
Musica e Cucina Italiana


Wed 10 Feb - 7:00pm
Echunga [Memorial Institute]

Thur 11 Feb - 7:00pm
Willunga [Festival Hall]

Sat 13 Feb - 6:00pm
Murray Bridge [Town Hall]

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