Chamber Landscapes is a mini-festival of classical music at UKARIA Cultural Centre near Mount Barker in the Adelaide Hills that’s become a regular feature of Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy’s Adelaide Festivals. This year’s iteration, Resonance, has been curated by Erin Helyard, conductor, keyboard maestro and artistic director of Pinchgut Opera, which specialises in Baroque opera and vocal works; so not surprisingly his programming has leant heavily (though by no means exclusively) into the early music repertoire.

Courtesy of friends with cars (multiple trips to and from Adelaide by bus and taxi aren’t really feasible, and accommodation nearby is scarce), I was fortunate enough to spend Friday evening and all day Saturday in the glorious environs of UKARIA: a beautiful rammed-earth and corrugated-iron building with a flowing exterior and interior design, a hexagonal auditorium with timber walls and domed ceiling, and a huge glass wall at the back of the stage framing a magnificent view of the hills and the (equally marvelous) ascending garden. It’s a bit like gazing out at Hans Heysen landscape, complete with enormous white gum trees and glowing sunsets.

UKARIA Cultural Centre.