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18 Oct 2020

Welcome back friends! We’re delighted to once again be bringing you a live music experience with our Musica Viva Reconnect SA concert, brought to you by the SA Committee. For those that are eager to return to live music, on Sunday 18 October, we invite you to enjoy an afternoon of the finest music, showcasing some of Adelaide’s most talented musicians in a celebration of our 75th anniversary. An opportunity to reconnect with live music, the arts, and the Musica Viva community once again.

In a stellar line-up of local artists, pianist Anna Goldsworthy, violinist Helen Ayres, violist Stephen King, and cellist Simon Cobcroft will perform a selection of Schubert works as well as an oboe quartet from Mozart, featuring Celia Craig. Actor Jacqy Phillips will also perform a moving poetry reading to perfectly complement the afternoon’s program.

The safety and wellbeing of our patrons, musicians, and staff is always our utmost priority. To ensure your experience is as safe as possible, we have worked with the National Wine Centre to implement a range of COVID safety measures, which you can read about below. Due to the implementation of socially distanced seating, tickets will be strictly limited and available on a first come first served basis.

Join us on Sunday 18 October, 2.30pm at the National Wine Centre for an afternoon of delightful music. Lunch is available at The Wined Bar although bookings are essential.

With thanks to Judy Potter, Leonie Schmidt, Veronica Aldridge, Helen Pollard and Alan Smith. This event is supported by the Musica Viva Artists Fund.

The SA Committee would like to advise that this is the annual fundraising event for our education programs this year. All donations made in addition to the ticket purchase price will support Musica Viva’s activities in South Australian schools.


Spoken word “Orpheus with his lute made trees” Shakespeare
Impromptu no 2 in E-flat D899 
SCHUBERT arr. Liszt Ständchen (Serenade)
Spoken word “The Carrier” Evi Hayes​
SCHUBERT Lachen und Weinen 2 
SCHUBERT Du bist die Ruh’
SCHUBERT Nocturne, D897 
Spoken word “Après un rêve” Romain Bussine​
FAURÉ Apres un Reve
MOZART Oboe Quartet K370 
Spoken Word “On Not Flying to Hawaii” Alison Luterma​
SCHUBERT Trio no 2 in E-flat: mvts II and IV

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Anna Goldsworthy piano
Helen Ayres violin
Stephen King viola
Simon Cobcroft cello
Celia Craig oboe
Jacqy Phillips actor

Anna Goldsworthy

Anna Goldsworthy is an award-winning pianist, writer, and festival director. She is a founding member of Seraphim Trio, and a lecturer at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. Anna is currently Artist and Writer in Residence at the Melbourne Recital Centre, and Artistic Director of the Coriole Music Festival and the Hayllar Wilderness Festival.





Helen Ayres

Helen Ayres is founding violinist of Seraphim Trio. She is a past member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and has appeared with numerous Australian ensembles. Living in London for two years she studied pedagogy at the Yehudi Menuhin School, and performed with the BBC Scottish Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras. Helen teaches violin at Elder Conservatorium’s Open Music Academy.




Celia Craig

Celia Craig performed, recorded, and toured extensively during her London career before emigrating to Australia after her final concert Last Night of the Proms 2006. Principal Oboe of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra until 2018, Celia was recently appointed Artist in Residence 2020-21 for the National Trust of South Australia and awarded a Fellowship by Arts SA, ‘Exploring New Artistic Directions.’





Simon Cobcroft

Simon Cobcroft has been Principal Cello with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra since 2014, having previously held principal positions with the Queensland Symphony and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestras. He has performed with numerous other orchestras and in the Aldeburgh, Pacific and Salzburg Music Festivals. He is a member of the Lyrebird Trio, winners of the 2013 Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition.




Stephen King

Stephen King is violist of the ASQ. Prior to this he was a member of the ACO and played a key role in founding its education and emerging artists programs. Stephen completed his viola studies in the USA, mentored by the Emerson and Guarneri Quartets. He has a Doctorate in Chamber Music and teaches at the Elder Conservatorium.





Jacqy Phillips

Jacqy Phillips graduated with a BA in French and Drama at Flinders University in 1976 and stepped straight into Don Dunstan’s Arts era, performing with Magpie Theatre and State Theatre, and for a year as Artistic Director of Patch. She was the original Irene in “Home And Away”, did stage work with then thriving regional companies in Newcastle, Wollongong and Wagga Wagga, and with Sydney Theatre Company. Jacqy has worked with State Theatre, Brink, Patch and Slingsby, touring internationally for 3 years with “The Young King”.

To ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our patrons, musicians, and staff, we will be implementing a number of COVID-19 related safety measures throughout the venue. We ask that you please adhere to our procedures and guidelines to help make everyone’s experience as safe as possible.

Feeling Unwell?

Please do not attend the performance if you:

  • Are feeling unwell
  • Are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test
  • Have exhibited any symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • Have been in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Have returned from overseas or a hotspot area in the last 14 days

If you are unable to attend due to any of the above reasons, please contact Box Office on [email protected] or 1800 688 482 (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm AEST) to discuss your ticketing options. Tickets can be refunded, exchanged for a credit note to be used within 2 years or you may make a tax-deductible donation of the value of your ticket(s).

Social Distancing

Social distancing measures have been implemented to ensure the safe movement of our patrons within the venue. This includes the provision of floor markings and signage to help patrons maintain safe distances.


Our seating has been arranged to best comply with social distancing requirements. This means that seating will be limited and available on a first come first served basis.


Increased cleaning measures will be conducted at the venue including increased cleaning of touch-points and high traffic areas. Additionally, hand sanitiser will be readily available within the venue for patron use.

Digital Ticketing

Physical tickets will not be supplied for this event. Instead, the confirmation email will serve as a digital ticket. We ask that patrons please ensure they have access to their confirmation email on the evening of their concert, either by printing the email or presenting it on their phone.

Online or Over The Phone Bookings

All bookings will be required to be made over the phone or online. For assistance, please contact our friendly Box Office staff at [email protected] or on 1800 688 482 (9am – 5pm AEST).

As required by SA Health, we will be asking all ticket buyers to provide contact tracing details for all members of their party.

Attendance Guidelines

To ensure the health and safety of all patrons, we ask that the following guidelines please be followed.

  • Practice social distancing, keeping 1.5m between others while at the performance, and when entering and exiting the venue
  • Practice good hygiene through frequently washing your hands thoroughly, using hand sanitiser, and coughing or sneezing into your elbow or a tissue
  • It is encouraged that patrons wear a face mask while at the venue
  • Use contactless payment methods wherever possible

Further Information

  • To keep up to date with SA health advisories about COVID-19, including outbreaks and restrictions, please visit the SA Health website or contact the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787
  • You can also download the Covidsafe App here

Terms and Conditions

  • If you are unable to attend the performance due to illness or contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case, or confirmed hotspot, ticket exchange options will be made available to you. Tickets may be refunded, exchanged for a credit note, available to use within 2 years from date of issue, or the value of the ticket can be donated to Musica Viva as a tax-deductible donation.
  • Booking information provided to Musica Viva, including Name, Phone and Email, will be submitted to the venue in accordance with Contact Tracing legislation.
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Event Dates

  • Adelaide 18 Oct 2020 2:30 PM

Ticket information

Full price: $50

Due to the implementation of socially distanced seating, tickets will be strictly limited and available on a first come first served basis.

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Wine will be available to purchase by the glass. Patrons will be able to pre-order (on arrival) a cheese platter to have at interval:

Three Cheese Platter $21.00 Per Person

  • Blue Onkaparinga Creamery, Adelaide Hills, S.A
  • Red Wax Cheddar Alexandrina Cheese Co, Fleurieu Peninsula, S.A
  • Brie Lady Musgrave, Limestone Coast, S.A

All platters served with house baked bread, quince paste, Adelaide Plains olives, dried fruit and lavosh


Parking is available at the venue: Download parking information