Adelaide Festival 2023

Adelaide Festival 2023
February 5, 2018 Sarah Wade

Adelaide Festival launches Chamber Landscapes 2023, curated by internationally renowned pianist and artistic director of ANAM, Paavali Jumppanen.

Pianist Paavali Jumpanen is thrilled to have been invited to curate Adelaide Festival 2023’s Chamber Landscapes weekend, a ‘mini-festival within a festival’ taking place on 10-12 March, 2023 at UKARIA Cultural Centre in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

Jumpanen has curated a program titled “Poème“. It explores the relationship between music and text, but rather than exclusively through ‘songs’, the theme is approached by other angles including works inspired by poetry or mythology. The utopian energy of UKARIA will also play a role, with concerts programmed across each day to align with nature’s offerings. Across the seven-concert journey audiences will hear works by living Australian composers, as well as other visionary and classic composers. Jumpanen’s vision is to create musical poetry together with his particular line-up of musicians. Find out more about Poème: Chamber Landscapes here.

Artists on Stage for Chamber Landscapes 2023 will be:

Paavali Jumppanen, Curator & Piano
Australian String Quartet
Judith Dodsworth, Voice
Amanda Grigg, Percussion
Sharon Grigoryan, Cello
Slava Grigoryan, Guitar
Jakub Jakowicz, Violin
Stephen King, Viola
Andrea Lam, Piano
Alexander Meagher, Percussion
Jeffrey Means, Conductor & Percussion
Kaylie Melville, Percussion
Alison Mitchell, Flute
Christopher Moore, Viola
Konstantin Shamray, Piano
Elina Vähälä, Violin
Timo-Veikko Valve, Cello

Pianist Andrea Lam will also perform in Nigel Westlake, Lior and Lou Bennett’s world premiere of Ngapa William Cooper, which is composed as a companion piece to Westlake and Lior’s award-winning song cycle Compassion. Part of the inspiring Finding Our Voice project which “celebrates Australia in sound”, Ngapa William Cooper brings a focus to Yorta Yorta elder William Cooper who, in 1938, led members of the Australian Aborigines League on a walk to the German Consulate in Melbourne to deliver a letter of protest regarding the Nazis’ Kristallnacht atrocities. With two performances as part of Adelaide Festival, this will be another event not to be missed.
More details about Ngapa William Cooper here.