National Library of Australia
Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

National Library of Australia

The Acacia Quartet perform the world premiere of Moya Henderson’s The Dombrovskis Quartet, followed by a late night viewing of the photographs that inspired its creation in the exhibition Dombrovskis: Journeys into the Wild. There also be performances of Moya Henderson's Wilderness Pieces for violin and piano (guest Roland Peelman), excerpts of Verklärung: Ecstatic Exercises for Solo Cello and Kudikynah Cave for string quartet.

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Orange Regional Conservatorium
Mar
9
6:30 PM18:30

Orange Regional Conservatorium

Italian Serenade

Let Acacia Quartet take you on a musical trip to Southern Europe. Hugo Wolf's Italian Serenade was inspired when setting music to poems by Joseph Eichendorff, while Giacomo Puccini's Crysantemi was written in one night after hearing about his friend's, the Duke of Savoy's death on the news. John Peterson's String Quartet No. 3 is a newly written, very groovy Australian piece.  The only surviving chamber music work of Giuseppe Verdi is his String Quartet. It was premiered during a production of AIDA at an informal recital at Verdi's hotel. Finishing in Spain, Joaquín Turina's La Oración del Torero (The Toreador's Prayer) is a dreamy reflection of longing and hope.

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Bowral Autumn Music Festival
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Bowral Autumn Music Festival

Return of the Light

Osvaldo Golijov's haunting Tenebrae was written in response to violence and beauty. Gordon Kerry's String Quartet No. 5, a new Australian work, is featuring various hymns and is nature descriptions. The program will finish with Antonín Dvorák's famous String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96, 'American'. Dvorák wrote this wonderful piece during the summer of 1893, while being on vacation in Spillville, Iowa and it cleary shows African-American influences.

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Bowral Autumn Music Festival
Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

Bowral Autumn Music Festival

Italian Serenade

Let Acacia Quartet take you on a musical trip to Southern Europe. Hugo Wolf's Italian Serenade was inspired when setting music to poems by Joseph Eichendorff, while Giacomo Puccini's Crysantemi was written in one night after hearing about his friend's, the Duke of Savoy's death on the news. John Peterson's String Quartet No. 3 is a newly written, very groovy Australian piece.  The only surviving chamber music work of Giuseppe Verdi is his String Quartet. It was premiered during a production of AIDA at an informal recital at Verdi's hotel. Finishing in Spain, Joaquín Turina's La Oración del Torero (The Toreador's Prayer) is a dreamy reflection of longing and hope.

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Clarence Valley Conservatorium
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Clarence Valley Conservatorium

American Tradition

Osvaldo Golijov's haunting Tenebrae was written in response to violence and beauty. Gordon Kerry's String Quartet No. 5, a new Australian work, is featuring various hymns and is nature descriptions. The program will finish with Antonín Dvorák's famous String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96, 'American'. Dvorák wrote this wonderful piece during the summer of 1893, while being on vacation in Spillville, Iowa and it cleary shows African-American influences.

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Coffs Harbour Conservatorium
Apr
8
3:00 PM15:00

Coffs Harbour Conservatorium

  • Bray Street Complex (next to Event Cinemas) (map)
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Italian Serenade

Let Acacia Quartet take you on a musical trip to Southern Europe. Hugo Wolf's Italian Serenade was inspired when setting music to poems by Joseph Eichendorff, while Giacomo Puccini's Crysantemi was written in one night after hearing about his friend's, the Duke of Savoy's death on the news. John Peterson's String Quartet No. 3 is a newly written, very groovy Australian piece.  The only surviving chamber music work of Giuseppe Verdi is his String Quartet. It was premiered during a production of AIDA at an informal recital at Verdi's hotel. Finishing in Spain, Joaquín Turina's La Oración del Torero (The Toreador's Prayer) is a dreamy reflection of longing and hope.

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Mitchell Conservatorium
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Mitchell Conservatorium

4 + Viola! (Guest Emile Cantor, viola)

Acacia Quartet has the pleasure of of being able to present another program of viola quintets with international viola soloist Emile Cantor. The program will feature the Australian piece Boomi's Ray byNick WalesGünter Raphael's wonderful, but neglected String Quintet Op. 17 and Antonín Dvorák's String Quintet Op. 97 which he wrote during his famous summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa, just after his famous American quartet.

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Mitchell Conservatorium
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Mitchell Conservatorium

  • The Orchard Room, Mitchell Conservatorium (map)
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4 + Viola! (Guest Emile Cantor, viola)

Acacia Quartet has the pleasure of of being able to present another program of viola quintets with international viola soloist Emile Cantor. The program will feature the Australian piece Boomi's Ray byNick WalesGünter Raphael's wonderful, but neglected String Quintet Op. 17 and Antonín Dvorák's String Quintet Op. 97 which he wrote during his famous summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa, just after his famous American quartet.

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Mitchell Conservatorium
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Mitchell Conservatorium

4 + Viola! (Guest Emile Cantor, viola)

Acacia Quartet has the pleasure of of being able to present another program of viola quintets with international viola soloist Emile Cantor. The program will feature the Australian piece Boomi's Ray byNick WalesGünter Raphael's wonderful, but neglected String Quintet Op. 17 and Antonín Dvorák's String Quintet Op. 97 which he wrote during his famous summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa, just after his famous American quartet.

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Blue Mountains Concert Society
Jun
23
7:30 PM19:30

Blue Mountains Concert Society

  • Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub (map)
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4 + Viola! (Guest Emile Cantor, viola)

Acacia Quartet has the pleasure of of being able to present another program of viola quintets with international viola soloist Emile Cantor. The program will feature the Australian piece Boomi's Ray byNick WalesGünter Raphael's wonderful, but neglected String Quintet Op. 17 and Antonín Dvorák's String Quintet Op. 97 which he wrote during his famous summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa, just after his famous American quartet.

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Melbourne Recital Hall
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Melbourne Recital Hall

4 + Viola! (Guest Emile Cantor, viola)

Acacia Quartet has the pleasure of of being able to present another program of viola quintets with international viola soloist Emile Cantor. The program will feature Günter Raphael's wonderful, but neglected String Quintet Op. 17 and Antonín Dvorák's String Quintet Op. 97 which he wrote during his famous summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa, just after his famous American quartet.

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Art Gallery of Ballarat
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Art Gallery of Ballarat

4 + Viola! (Guest Emile Cantor, viola)

Acacia Quartet has the pleasure of of being able to present another program of viola quintets with international viola soloist Emile Cantor. The program will feature the Australian piece Boomi's Ray by Nick WalesGünter Raphael's wonderful, but neglected String Quintet Op. 17 and Antonín Dvorák's String Quintet Op. 97 which he wrote during his famous summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa, just after his famous American quartet.

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Stratford Courthouse Theatre
Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

Stratford Courthouse Theatre

4 + Viola! (Guest Emile Cantor, viola)

Acacia Quartet has the pleasure of of being able to present another program of viola quintets with international viola soloist Emile Cantor. The program will feature the Australian piece Boomi's Ray by Nick WalesGünter Raphael's wonderful, but neglected String Quintet Op. 17 and Antonín Dvorák's String Quintet Op. 97 which he wrote during his famous summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa, just after his famous American quartet.

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Wesley of Warragul
Jul
1
2:00 PM14:00

Wesley of Warragul

4 + Viola! (Guest Emile Cantor, viola)

Acacia Quartet has the pleasure of of being able to present another program of viola quintets with international viola soloist Emile Cantor. The program will feature the Australian piece Boomi's Ray by Nick WalesGünter Raphael's wonderful, but neglected String Quintet Op. 17 and Antonín Dvorák's String Quintet Op. 97 which he wrote during his famous summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa, just after his famous American quartet.

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Music by the Sea
Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

Music by the Sea

La Malinconia

Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18/6 is the last of a set of six string quartets, making up Op. 18. They got commissioned by Prince Lobkowitz and No. 6 became famous for the harmonic spectrum in its La Malinconia movement, never heard at the time before. Gordon Kerry's String Quartet No. 5, a new Australian work, is featuring various hymns and is nature descriptions. The program will finish with Antonín Dvorák's famous String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96, 'American'. Dvorák wrote this wonderful piece during the summer of 1893, while being on vacation in Spillville, Iowa and it cleary shows African-American influences.

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Melbourne Concert
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Melbourne Concert

Imaginations

Concert with Australian guitar virtuoso Matt Withers and Acacia Quartet, featuring works for guitar and string quartet by Phillip Houghton, Rob Davidson, Richard Charlton as well as the winning compositions in the Matt Withers Australian Composition Competition 2018.

Concert location as well as the full program to be announced soon!

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Hunters Hill Music
Sep
23
2:30 PM14:30

Hunters Hill Music

La Malinconia

Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18/6 is the last of a set of six string quartets, making up Op. 18. They got commissioned by Prince Lobkowitz and No. 6 became famous for the harmonic spectrum in its La Malinconia movement, never heard at the time before. Gordon Kerry's String Quartet No. 5, a new Australian work, is featuring various hymns and is nature descriptions. The program will finish with Antonín Dvorák's famous String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96, 'American'. Dvorák wrote this wonderful piece during the summer of 1893, while being on vacation in Spillville, Iowa and it cleary shows African-American influences.

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Bellingen Music Festival
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Bellingen Music Festival

  • Bellingen, NSW, 2454 Australia (map)
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In Amber

Acacia Quartet is excited to be sharing a concert with one of Australia's foremost Guitarists, Karin Schaupp. Together they'll be performing Phillip Houghton's In Amber. Acacia will start the concert with Antonin Dvorák's famous String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96, 'American' followed by Phillip Houghton's In Amber for guitar and string quartet. Karin Schaupp will finish the concert with a selection of solo guitar pieces in the second half.

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Milton Ulladulla Music
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

Milton Ulladulla Music

La Malinconia

Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18/6 is the last of a set of six string quartets, making up Op. 18. They got commissioned by Prince Lobkowitz and No. 6 became famous for the harmonic spectrum in its La Malinconia movement, never heard at the time before. Gordon Kerry's String Quartet No. 5, a new Australian work, is featuring various hymns and is nature descriptions. The program will finish with Antonín Dvorák's famous String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96, 'American'. Dvorák wrote this wonderful piece during the summer of 1893, while being on vacation in Spillville, Iowa and it cleary shows African-American influences.

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Young Regional School of Music
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Young Regional School of Music

Young Regional School of Music is fortunate to have the Acacia Quartet performing at this black tie affair in aid of raising funds for the Hilltops Suicide Prevention Network who is always working silently in the background to maintain and preserve life and mental health in the Hilltops Region.  The historic ‘Clifton House and Gardens’, situated in the bountiful Hilltops Region, will combine old world charm with the warm ambience of the quartet, while serving hors-d'oevres and providing some of the regions taste sensations including local wines.

La Malinconia

Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18/6 is the last of a set of six string quartets, making up Op. 18. They got commissioned by Prince Lobkowitz and No. 6 became famous for the harmonic spectrum in its La Malinconia movement, never heard at the time before. Gordon Kerry's String Quartet No. 5, a new Australian work, is featuring various hymns and is nature descriptions. The program will finish with Antonín Dvorák's famous String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96, 'American'. Dvorák wrote this wonderful piece during the summer of 1893, while being on vacation in Spillville, Iowa and it cleary shows African-American influences.

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Melbourne Recital Hall
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Melbourne Recital Hall

La Malinconia

Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18/6 is the last of a set of six string quartets, making up Op. 18. They got commissioned by Prince Lobkowitz and No. 6 became famous for the harmonic spectrum in its La Malinconia movement, never heard at the time before. Gordon Kerry's String Quartet No. 5, a new Australian work, is featuring various hymns and is nature descriptions.

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Village Café & Wine Bar
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Village Café & Wine Bar

La Malinconia

Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18/6 is the last of a set of six string quartets, making up Op. 18. They got commissioned by Prince Lobkowitz and No. 6 became famous for the harmonic spectrum in its La Malinconia movement, never heard at the time before. Gordon Kerry's String Quartet No. 5, a new Australian work, is featuring various hymns and is nature descriptions. The program will finish with Antonín Dvorák's famous String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96, 'American'. Dvorák wrote this wonderful piece during the summer of 1893, while being on vacation in Spillville, Iowa and it cleary shows African-American influences.

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Albury Chamber Music Festival
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Albury Chamber Music Festival

Acacia Quartet will be starting the concert with Osvaldo Golijov's haunting Tenebrae and will be ending the concert with one of the most loved chamber music works, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Clarinet Quintet. Joining the quartet will be wonderful clarinetist David Griffiths.

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Live at Lunch
Nov
15
12:00 PM12:00

Live at Lunch

Acacia Quartet will accompany Artistic Director & Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, Jane Rutter, in two haunting Pavannes for flute and strings by Fauré and Ravel and will then perform Ravel's masterful String Quartet in F.

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Macedon Music
Nov
5
2:30 PM14:30

Macedon Music

Rhythm & Texture

It’s all about rhythm and texture in this exciting program by Acacia Quartet. Starting with Osvaldo Golijov’s haunting Tenebrae, we are transported above the planet, seeing Earth as a beautiful blue sphere. Beautiful, pulsating textures are carefully threaded with haunting melodies. Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 7 is dedicated to his first wife and shows all the emotion and heightened drama of Shostakovich’s best work — nervous energy and rapid pulses next to hypnotic lyrical passages.
Lyle Chan’s Andante Moderato, a world premiere, is more subtle and subdued, followed Javier Alvarez’s Metro Chabacano - a dedication to one of Mexico City’s subway stations.
And lastly, an inspired finale with Ravel’s work, String Quartet in F, composed in 1903.

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Melbourne Recital Centre
Nov
4
6:30 PM18:30

Melbourne Recital Centre

Rhythm & Texture

It’s all about rhythm and texture in this exciting program by Acacia Quartet. Starting with Osvaldo Golijov’s haunting Tenebrae, we are transported above the planet, seeing Earth as a beautiful blue sphere. Beautiful, pulsating textures are carefully threaded with haunting melodies. Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 7 is dedicated to his first wife and shows all the emotion and heightened drama of Shostakovich’s best work — nervous energy and rapid pulses next to hypnotic lyrical passages.
Lyle Chan’s Andante Moderato, a world premiere, is more subtle and subdued, followed Javier Alvarez’s Metro Chabacano - a dedication to one of Mexico City’s subway stations.
And lastly, an inspired finale with Ravel’s work, String Quartet in F, composed in 1903.

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Village Café & Wine Bar
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Village Café & Wine Bar

Rhythm & Texture

It’s all about rhythm and texture in this exciting program by Acacia Quartet. Starting with Osvaldo Golijov’s haunting Tenebrae, we are transported above the planet, seeing Earth as a beautiful blue sphere. Beautiful, pulsating textures are carefully threaded with haunting melodies. Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 7 is dedicated to his first wife and shows all the emotion and heightened drama of Shostakovich’s best work — nervous energy and rapid pulses next to hypnotic lyrical passages.

Lyle Chan’s Andante Moderato, a world premiere, is more subtle and subdued, followed Javier Alvarez’s Metro Chabacano - a dedication to one of Mexico City’s subway stations.
And lastly, an inspired finale with Ravel’s work, String Quartet in F, composed in 1903.

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Sydney Opera House
Oct
29
3:00 PM15:00

Sydney Opera House

Rhythm & Texture

It’s all about rhythm and texture in this exciting program by Acacia Quartet. Starting with Osvaldo Golijov’s haunting Tenebrae, we are transported above the planet, seeing Earth as a beautiful blue sphere. Beautiful, pulsating textures are carefully threaded with haunting melodies. Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 7 is dedicated to his first wife and shows all the emotion and heightened drama of Shostakovich’s best work — nervous energy and rapid pulses next to hypnotic lyrical passages.
Lyle Chan’s Andante Moderato, a world premiere, is more subtle and subdued, followed Javier Alvarez’s Metro Chabacano - a dedication to one of Mexico City’s subway stations.
And lastly, an inspired finale with Ravel’s work, String Quartet in F, composed in 1903.

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Opera in the Vineyards
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Opera in the Vineyards

Indulge your senses with an evening of elegance and sophistication at a stunning new venue in the Hunter Valley - Chateau Elan.

To celebrate the new home,  two of our best and most-loved opera stars, international soprano Cheryl Barker and popular baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes, will excite and delight you with their breathtaking voices and charismatic stage presence. Joining them will be gifted international flautist Jane Rutter and Maestro Guy Noble from ABC Classic FM, who will conduct the proceedings and accompany the artists on piano, supported by the rich tones of Acacia Quartet.

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Diva
Aug
25
7:30 PM19:30

Diva

Popular Soprano Amelia Farrugia stars in an uplifting celebration of great Australian Divas, June Bronhill and Dame Joan Sutherland. This fabulous concert features repertoire that made them famous and will also showcase original compositions by Australian composer, Elena Kats-Chernin. 

Interspersed with stories of their life and career, told by script-writer and compere Guy Noble, Amelia will perform songs and arias from Opera and Operetta including Faust, La Traviata, La Rondine, Manon, The Merry Widow, Orpheus in the Underworld, Die Fledermaus and the role that Sutherland and Bronhill both sang at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Lucia di Lammermoor. 

Aria Award-Winning Music Director Tamara Anna Cislowska plays the Piano, joined by Acacia Quartet and a small choir.

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Goethe-Institut Sydney
Aug
18
6:30 PM18:30

Goethe-Institut Sydney

Prince Joseph Lobkowitz played a pivotal role in the creation of two of the finest works in the string quartet canon: Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, Op. 77 'Lobkowitz', Haydn’s swan song in the genre that he invented, and Günter Raphael's last one, String Quartet No. 6 in F Major, Op. 54 demonstrates an approach to the 12-tone music, which Raphael significantly describes as 'tonal 12-tone'.

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Yass Music Club
Aug
13
2:00 PM14:00

Yass Music Club

Acacia Quartet's first appearance at the Yass Music Club will feature Haydn’s joyful String Quartet Op. 77/1, Schubert’s haunting ‘Rosamunde’ Quartet and the very exciting String Quartet From Anna Magdalena’s Notebook by Australia's favourite composer Elena Kats-Chernin.

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Mitchell Conservatorium
Aug
12
3:00 PM15:00

Mitchell Conservatorium

Acacia Quartet's first appearance at the Mitchell Conservatorium will feature Haydn’s joyful String Quartet Op. 77/1, Schubert’s haunting ‘Rosamunde’ Quartet and the very exciting String Quartet From Anna Magdalena’s Notebook by Australia's favourite composer Elena Kats-Chernin.

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Mitchell Conservatorium
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Mitchell Conservatorium

  • The Orchard Room, Mitchell Conservatorium (map)
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Acacia Quartet's first appearance at the Mitchell Conservatorium will feature Haydn’s joyful String Quartet Op. 77/1, Schubert’s haunting ‘Rosamunde’ Quartet and the very exciting String Quartet From Anna Magdalena’s Notebook by Australia's favourite composer Elena Kats-Chernin.

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Noosa Music Society
Jul
23
4:30 PM16:30

Noosa Music Society

Acacia Quartet's first appearance at the Noosa Music Society will feature Haydn’s joyful String Quartet Op. 77/1, Schubert’s haunting ‘Rosamunde’ Quartet and the very exciting String Quartet From Anna Magdalena’s Notebook by Australia's favourite composer Elena Kats-Chernin.

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South West Music
Jul
2
2:00 PM14:00

South West Music

Acacia Quartet's first appearance at South West Music will feature Haydn’s joyful String Quartet Op. 77/1, Schubert’s haunting ‘Rosamunde’ Quartet and the very exciting String Quartet From Anna Magdalena’s Notebook by Australia's favourite composer Elena Kats-Chernin.

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South West Music
Jul
1
7:00 PM19:00

South West Music

Acacia Quartet's first appearance at South West Music will feature Haydn’s joyful String Quartet Op. 77/1, Schubert’s haunting ‘Rosamunde’ Quartet and the very exciting String Quartet From Anna Magdalena’s Notebook by Australia's favourite composer Elena Kats-Chernin.

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Sydney Opera House
Jun
18
3:00 PM15:00

Sydney Opera House

Forbidden But Not Forgotten

Join Acacia Quartet for their second 2017 Utzon Room concert with Haydn’s joyful String Quartet Op. 77/1, Schubert’s haunting ‘Rosamunde’ Quartet and the intriguing String Quartet No. 6 of banned Jewish composer Günter Raphael.

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Christine Raphael Foundation
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Christine Raphael Foundation

Be transported to Vienna at the dawn of the 19th century, as Acacia Quartet pay homage to one of classical music’s most influential patrons.

Prince Joseph Lobkowitz played a pivotal role in the creation of two of the finest works in the string quartet canon: Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, Op. 77 'Lobkowitz', Haydn’s swan song in the genre that he invented, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 10 in E flat Major Op. 74 'Harp', written in a state of relaxed mastery thanks to the financial support of his patron.

In between those two masterpieces Acacia will present Günter Raphael’s String Quartet No. 1 in e Minor, Op. 5, composed in 1924, an example of his early composition style. This early composition style, bound in part to tradition, made the music world listen because of his very personal thematic writing combined with a versatile developmental artistry.

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Christine Raphael Foundation
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Christine Raphael Foundation

When Franz Schubert was between fifteen and eighteen years of age, he wrote some ten string quartets for his own use. One of them is the String Quartet No. 10 in E flat Major, Op. 125/1 D87. The quartet consisted of Franz on viola, his two older brothers Ignaz and Ferdinand on violins and their father on cello. A very early masterwork...

Günter Raphael’s String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 9, composed in 1925, is an example of his early composition style. This early composition style, bound in part to tradition, made the music world listen because of his very personal thematic writing combined with a versatile developmental artistry.

The second quartet of Günter Raphael in this concert is his last one, String Quartet No. 6 in F Major, Op. 54 demonstrates an approach to the 12-tone music, which Raphael significantly describes as 'tonal 12-tone'.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's String Quartet No. 15 in d Minor, K421 is the second of the quartets dedicated to Haydn and the only one of the set in a minor key. Though undated in the autograph, it is believed to have been completed in 1783, while Constanze Mozart was in labour. Constanze stated that the rising string figures in the second movement corresponded to her cries from the other room.

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Killara Music Club
Apr
3
7:30 PM19:30

Killara Music Club

Heading To Berlin

When Franz Schubert was between fifteen and eighteen 0years of age, he wrote some ten string quartets for his own use. One of them is the String Quartet No. 10 in E flat Major, Op. 125/1 D87. The quartet consisted of Franz on viola, his two older brothers Ignaz and Ferdinand on violins and their father on cello. A very early masterwork...

Günter Raphael’s String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 9, composed in 1924, is an example of his early composition style. This early composition style, bound in part to tradition, made the music world listen because of his very personal thematic writing combined with a versatile developmental artistry.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's String Quartet No. 15 in d Minor, K421 is the second of the quartets dedicated to Haydn and the only one of the set in a minor key. Though undated in the autograph, it is believed to have been completed in 1783, while Constanze Mozart was in labour. Constanze stated that the rising string figures in the second movement corresponded to her cries from the other room.

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Sydney Opera House
Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

Sydney Opera House

Heading To Berlin

When Franz Schubert was between fifteen and eighteen years of age, he wrote some ten string quartets for his own use. One of them is the String Quartet No. 10 in E flat Major, Op. 125/1 D87. The quartet consisted of Franz on viola, his two older brothers Ignaz and Ferdinand on violins and their father on cello. A very early masterwork.

Günter Raphael’s String Quartet No. 1 in e Minor, Op. 5, composed in 1924, is an example of his early composition style. This early composition style, bound in part to tradition, made the music world listen because of his very personal thematic writing combined with a versatile developmental artistry.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's String Quartet No. 15 in d Minor, K421 is the second of the quartets dedicated to Haydn and the only one of the set in a minor key. Though undated in the autograph, it is believed to have been completed in 1783, while Constanze Mozart was in labour. Constanze stated that the rising string figures in the second movement corresponded to her cries from the other room.

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Bowral Autumn Music Festival
Mar
26
2:00 PM14:00

Bowral Autumn Music Festival

Face To The Sun

The festival closes with three glorious string quartets, Franz Schubert's String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, D87, Sally Whitwell's 'Face to the Sun' and Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74 'Harp'. Sally is a multi-award winning Australian composer and her charming quartet, based on the native flowers Banksia, Boronia, Everlasting Daisy and Gumnut, was written especially for Acacia.

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Bowral Autumn Music Festival
Mar
25
5:30 PM17:30

Bowral Autumn Music Festival

Romances

Hear Acacia Quartet's Australian Premiere of the unknown String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 9 by Günter Raphael prior to their invitation to perform and record this work in Berlin. They will be joined in the second half by prize winning pianist Phillip Shovk (Lisbon Vianna da Motta and Tchaikovsky Competition) for Johannes Brahms' monumental Piano Quintet in F Minor.

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Bowral Autumn Music Festival
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Bowral Autumn Music Festival

Serenade

The Festival opens with Ensemble-in-Residence, Acacia Quartet and the superb clarinetist David Griffiths (from Ensemble Liaison and Australia Ensemble) playing one the most loved chamber works of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Clarinet Quintet together with Joseph Haydn's joyful String Quartet in G Major Op. 77/1 and Ross Edwards' distinctive Yanada for solo clarinet.

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Delmar Gallery
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

Delmar Gallery

Heading To Berlin

Günter Raphael’s String Quartet No. 1 in e Minor, Op. 5, composed in 1924, is an example of his early composition style. This early composition style, bound in part to tradition, made the music world listen because of his very personal thematic writing combined with a versatile developmental artistry.

To complement one of Raphael’s very early works, we’ve programmed one of Mozart’s most famous and late string quartets - String Quartet No. 15 K421.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's String Quartet No. 15 in d minor, K421 is the second of the quartets dedicated to Haydn and the only one of the set in a minor key. Though undated in the autograph, it is believed to have been completed in 1783, while Constanze Mozart was in labour. Constanze stated that the rising string figures in the second movement corresponded to her cries from the other room.

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Peninsula Summer Music Festival
Jan
5
6:30 PM18:30

Peninsula Summer Music Festival

Glass At Port Phillip

The landmark architecture and sweeping coastal views of Port Phillip Estate’s cellar door are the perfect setting in which to experience the mesmerising string quartets of minimalism pioneer Philip Glass.

Acacia will perform the Australian premiere of Philip Glass’ String Quartet No. 7, written for the Nederland Dans Theatre, alongside Philip Glass’s String Quartet No. 2 'Company' Joe Twist's 'Spongebob's Romantic Adventure', George Gershwin's 'Lullaby' and emerging Australian composer Nick Wales' 'Harbour Light'.

Treat yourself with a pre-show dinner in the dining room before taking your seat in the cellar door for this unforgettable evening.

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Peninsula Summer Music Festival
Jan
4
2:30 PM14:30

Peninsula Summer Music Festival

The Noble Patron

Be transported to Vienna at the dawn of the 19th century, as Acacia Quartet pay homage to one of classical music’s most influential patrons.

Prince Joseph Lobkowitz played a pivotal role in the creation of two of the finest works in the string quartet canon: Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, Op.77 'Lobkowitz', Haydn’s swan song in the genre that he invented, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 10 in E flat Major Op. 74 'Harp', written in a state of relaxed mastery thanks to the financial support of his patron.

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