On the Terrace | Chamber Music Adelaide | 14 Nov 2021

on the terrace

On the Terrace

Chamber Music Adelaide’s award-winning event, On the Terrace, will return in 2021.

Held in collaboration with the Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australian Museum, State Library of South Australia and the Migration Museum, audiences are invited to experience extraordinary music in unique spaces. Performances are short (around 15 minutes each) and presented in a relaxed and enticing environment, allowing audiences to sample a wide range of musical styles.

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Celebrating Adelaide’s status as a UNESCO City of Music, On the Terrace is a welcoming and accessible mini-festival featuring performances by more than 40 high-calibre musicians, including Adelaide’s experienced chamber musicians, rising stars and special guests.

Seasoned music lovers can peruse the program in advance and map out their schedule for the day, moving back and forth between the four cultural institutions.

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On the Terrace is a free event that can be enjoyed by families of all ages, and including wheelchair users and blind and vision-impaired patrons. With the help of professional audio describers blind and vision-impaired patrons can experience the event by meeting the musicians before their performance and learning a little about the instruments they play, including feeling the size, shape and material from which each instrument is made and how that affects the sound.

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Special highlights on the day will include:

  • A collaboration between Soundstream’s Gabriella Smart, Barkindji Song Woman Nancy Bates and the Inarma Women’s Choir, performing in conjunction with the Tarnanthi Festival at Art Gallery of South Australia.
  • A dedicated Emerging Artist Showcase stage at the State Library of SA’s Circulating Library will provide a platform for local early career musicians.
  • The SA Museum will showcase two of their STEAM Incubator projects with CMA ensembles: Kegelstatt Ensemble’s Perspectives Trilogy and Various People Inc’s Lifelines featuring new compositions exploring themes of the Australian polar expeditions.

The full program and schedule of performances for On the Terrace will be announced by Chamber Music Adelaide in the coming weeks. Follow their Facebook page here for updates.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Chamber Music website.

What:   On the Terrace

When:    Sunday 14 November 2021 

Where:  The Art Gallery of South Australia, SA Museum, State Library and the Migration museum

Who:   All ages

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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