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What’s on: Umbrella, First Fridays, Glorious Brahms


It’s the final weekend of the Umbrella: Winter City Sounds festival, with other events including First Fridays after-hours art at the gallery, ASO’s ‘Glorious Brahms’, SALA, and a Graduate Singers’ journey into the dark.

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Page, Sheens, McHenry – Grainger Studio

Part of the Umbrella: Winter City Sounds festival, this concert on Saturday evening in the Grainger Studio on Hindley Street will see Ross McHenry, Adam Page and Matthew Sheens present a showcase of new music in four parts – including a composition for solo saxophone and looping pedal and an extended-form composition for string quartet and jazz ensemble. The trio will be joined by other musicians, including the Julian Ferraretto String Quartet. Details here.

Umbrella: Winter City Sounds

The Umbrella music festival, presented by Music SA, has featured some 260 gigs across Adelaide over the past three-and-a-half weeks and it finishes on Sunday. The festival encompasses a smorgasbord of genres – including hip-hop, folk, pop, heavy metal and world music – with this weekend’s performing artists including Zkye Blue, Yellow Blue Bus, The Semantics and Corey Theatre. Full program here.

First Fridays – Art Gallery of SA

Headlining this month’s First Fridays free after-hours (5-9pm) event at the Art Gallery of SA will be South Australian musician Timberwolf. As part of SALA, the gallery is showcasing works by  Catherine Truman, Fiona Hall, Sue Kneebone and Robert Hannaford (details of the Hall and Hannaford shows below). In the Radford Auditorium, the Neo Nights series of events for teenagers returns, with performance artist Luke Wilcox and multi-disciplinary artist Laura Wills.

ASO’s Glorious Brahms – Town Hall

Violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley. Photo: Nikolaj Lund

Violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley. Photo: Nikolaj Lund

Berlin Philharmonic concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley will make his debut with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra this weekend, performing Brahms’ Violin Concerto. The Glorious Brahms Masters series concert, at the Adelaide Town hall tonight and Saturday night, will open with Smetana’s Overture to his colourful opera The Bartered Bride and close with Dvorak’s Seventh Symphony.

SALA Festival

The month-long South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival features work from more than 4600 artists in 630 free exhibitions state-wide. Encompassing all forms of visual art, SALA also includes special events such as pop-up exhibitions in shipping containers in Victoria Square, regional art tours, and art after dark. View the full program of events here.

Peter Garrett – The Gov

Midnight Oil frontman and former pollie Peter Garrett will be at The Governor Hindmarsh on Saturday night performing songs from his first solo album, A Version of Now, with his band The Alter Egos. Playing at The Gov tonight are Sydney “ambient/melodic post rockers” Sleepmakeswaves.

Graduate Singers’ Across the Dark – Elder Hall

Adelaide’s Graduate Singers will be joined by instrumentalists Michael Ierace (piano) and Aurora Strings for this concert inspired by “the concepts of darkness, the cosmos, and all that they embody – including stillness, mystery, respite and profound beauty”. It will include a set of four songs by Sydney-born composer Ben van Tienen titled Across the Dark, which makes use of poetry by Michael Leunig. The concert is at 7.30pm on Saturday at Elder Hall.

Biography: A Game – Bakehouse Theatre

Bakehouse-Theatre---BiographyA play about choice and consequences, Biography: A Game sees a middle-aged behavioural researcher given the opportunity to start his life over at any point he chooses – he could save his marriage, become politically active, take better care of his health, or even change the colour of his living-room furniture.  It’s playing at Bakehouse Theatre until August 20.

Emily Loves to Bounce – Patch Theatre

Inspired by three books by Australian author Stephen Michael King, Patch Theatre’s Emily Loves to Bounce features live music, storytelling and theatre. Centred on two characters who discover the power of imagination when they step into a world of boxes and balls, it is aimed at children age four to eight, with performances at Norwood’s Odeon Theatre on August 6, 13 and 20.

Robert Hannaford exhibition – Art Gallery of SA

Fifty years of work by South Australian portrait artist Robert Hannaford is on show in this exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia until October 9. It features 180 of his drawings, 40 paintings and two bronze sculptures, alongside works by his South Australian mentors and some of the European masters he admired. Read InDaily’s interview with the artist here.

Fiona Hall – All the King’s Men – Art Gallery of SA

All the King’s Men is the masterwork from Fiona Hall’s 2015 Venice Biennale exhibition Wrong Way Time. The installation includes 20 sculptures suspended in space that are made from military uniforms, with mask-like heads and ghostly, skeletal bodies. The installation will be at the Art Gallery of SA until December 21. Read InDaily’s interview with the artist here.

On screen

See InDaily’s reviews of the latest films screening in Adelaide:

Embrace of the Serpent
Star Trek Beyond
Swiss Army Man
Maggie’s Plan
Finding Dory
Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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