Threes Fours and Fives: A Free Music Education Festival

Music - 9 Aug 2019 by Leah Blankendaal


Threes Fours & Fives 

A Free Chamber Music Festival

Australian String Quartet photo by Jacqui Way

A trio, a quartet, and a quintet. Together for the first time, three inimitable forces of chamber music present Threes Fours & Fives: a free festival of music education events in the Barossa. Featuring a sparkling program of performances, seminars, premiers and workshops Threes Fours & Fives is for music lovers of all ages. Explore, connect and share in music making with Australia’s finest chamber players. 

Download our flyer or see our program of events below for how to book.


Chrysalis Trio Schools Performance and Workshop

Wednesday 4 September 10-10:50am

Eckermann Theatre, Faith Lutheran College

Age: 11+

How do we make a group sound with three such different instruments? In this workshop Melbourne-based Chrysalis Trio will use repertoire from their concert program to demonstrate how the flute, harp and viola can mimic each other, and transform from one kind of sound to another. Aimed at upper primary and secondary students, this workshop will also feature the South Australian premier of a new work by Barossa-born composer Natalie Williams.

*Please note this event is bookable by school groups only. Please email Leah Blankendaal, leah@barossa.org.au, to secure your bookings. 


Chrysalis Trio Public Seminar: Unlocking the secrets of the harp trio

Wednesday 4 September 6-7pm

Barossa Regional Gallery, 3 Basedow Road Tanunda

Age: 12+

Melbourne-based Chrysalis Trio draw inspiration from their shared love of nature and their time spent in the Royal Botanic Gardens, where they would take breaks from intensive rehearsals at ANAM to discuss music, nature, history and philosophy. Join them for an evening of good conversation, music and wine as they discuss the secrets of the harp trio. An event for music lovers of all ages, this evening salon and public seminar is a chance to hear the Chrysalis Trio up close.

Book via Eventbrite.


Australian String Quartet and Arcadia Winds Public Workshop and Performance

Saturday 14 September 9:30-12:30pm

Barossa Campus, Beckwith Park Nuriootpa

Age: 8 + (students/ community musicians will be offered activities tailored to age and ability through the session)

The Elder Conservatorium of Music’s Open Music Academy, University of Adelaide, is proud to bring high quality music education experiences to students and communities across South Australia. In this special partnership with the Barossa Campus, Country Arts SA and Regional Development Australia the Open Music Academy is offering a unique opportunity for students and community members in the Barossa region to learn advanced technical and performance skills from the Australian String Quartet, Arcadia Winds and guest artist, Stephen Newton, Double Bass. This free half-day workshop offers opportunities to either actively participate in or observe focused coaching sessions, masterclasses and performances at the Barossa Campus with some of Australia’s finest chamber musicians. This event will be facilitated by Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch AM, Head of Woodwind at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide.

Please note that Professional Development Certificates will be provided to teachers who attend this event. 

Individual and schools bookings welcome. To book please download and complete this form.