THURSDAY 28 MAY 2015 - 7:30PM

Australian Hall - 150 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW, 2000, Australia

For their 5th Birthday celebrations Acacia Quartet will be joined by Tamara-Anna Cislowska, one of Australia's most acclaimed and recognised pianists. The exciting program will feature Untitleda world premiere by Lyle Chan, Claude Debussy's masterful String Quartet and Elena Kats-Chernin's Five Chapters in a new arrangement by the composer for Tamara-Anna Cislowska and Acacia Quartet.

In honour of Acacia Quartet's 5th birthday, Acacia’s own violinist, Lisa Stewart, has created a stunning mixed media portrait of Australia's esteemed composer, Elena Kats-Chernin, who is also Patron of Acacia Quartet - the portrait is called 'Layers of Elena'. 

Please click here for an enlarged version of Elena's portrait.

Lisa, who is also an established, published illustrator, has used strands of Elena’s original manuscripts in this unique, one-off artwork. Presented at Acacia's 'Five Chapters' concert on Thursday 28 May at 7:30pm at Australian Hall, 150 Elizabeth St, Sydney - where Elena's eponymous composition will be premiered by Acacia with guest pianist, Tamara-Anna Cislowska - bids are also accepted by phone until 27 May, and on paper on the night. Full proceeds will go towards funding the Quartet’s 2016 ‘ACACIA Presents....’ concert series in Sydney and the Southern Highlands. 

Portrait details: 
Mixed media, size 56 x 76 cm 
Portrait will be entered into the Archibald Prize - therefore it will be framed (of course portrait can be sent without frame to reduce shipping costs). That means the winning bidder can't collect the artwork straight away but will be notified of a later collection/shipping date. Please contact us for details. 


Acacia is extremely grateful for the generous wine sponsorship of Fourth Wave Wine in 2015, which allows us to provide drinks at each of our 'Acacia Presents...' concerts, including our upcoming 5th birthday 'Five Chapters' performances!


"Acacia's playing was so precise, beautiful in tone, individually nuanced yet with a cohesiveness of playing that almost transcended the music." - Sydney Arts Guide, 2015, read more here

“Sometimes words can fail to adequately describe what one witnesses... the Acacia Quartet illustrated each movement with an incredible depth of understanding” - The Age, 2014

Become a Patron of Acacia now by donating through the Australian Cultural Fund. As a Patron of Acacia, your donation will be fully tax-deductable and you will be recognised on our programs (unless you wish to remain anonymous). You will also receive invitations to open rehearsals and live-to-air performances at Fine Music 102.5.