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

Music by the Sea

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 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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National Arboretum Canberra
Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

National Arboretum Canberra

Imaginations

Two concerts 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.

Two performances:

3:00 - 4:30pm Afternoon Tea Matinee

6:00 - 7:30pm Champagne Evening Recital

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City Recital Hall
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

City Recital Hall

EXTENDED PLAY 

CITY RECITAL HALL

 

CO-PRODUCED WITH LYLE CHAN AND VEXATIONS840

Extended Play is a 12-hour micro-festival that explores and celebrates new music in every format imaginable. From noon to midnight, a dynamic line-up of 20 local and international artists will transform City Recital Hall into a rich hub of sonic exploration and musical landscapes. Be prepared to discard your preconceived ideas about music production and performance, and embrace the new, in all its raw, exhilarating, and immersive brilliance.

Headlining the main stage is New York ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars, who play “a central role in fostering a new kind of audience that doesn’t concern itself with boundaries” (The New York Times). They are recognised worldwide for their ultra-dynamic live performances, freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world and experimental music to forge a distinct category-defying identity. Also appearing on the main stage are Sydney’s musical mavericks, Ensemble Offspring, presenting rarely-performed large scale works by Steve Reich, plus ARIA-nominated group Topology, virtuosic ELISION Ensemble, and drummer and instrument designer Alon Ilsar.

In every nook and cranny of the venue you will find musicians of the highest calibre, challenging and exploring the farthest realms of sound creation and instrumental possibility. Explore improvised celestial soundscapes, daredevil piano antics, twinkling electronica, uplifting melodic improvisations and so much more. See below for a full listing of all 20 artists.

Come for the music, but not just to listen. See, feel, explore and play.

ARTISTS

AUDITORIUM

 

Alon Ilsar
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Elision Ensemble
Ensemble Offspring
Topology and Karin Schaupp

FOYERS

 

 

 

Acacia Quartet
Anna McMichael
Brett Dean and Zubin Kanga
ConCreative (Sydney Conservatorium of Music)
Ephemera Trio
Gabriella Smart
Lisa Moore
Mark Isaacs
Nexas Quartet
Plait Ensemble and Eishan Ensemble
Raven (Peter Hollo)
Rubiks Collective
Stereogamous (Paul Mac and Jonny Seymour)
We Are Breathing (Connor D’Netto and Ben Baker)


Event Duration: 12 hours, noon to midnight

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Crossroads Festival of Chamber Music
Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

Crossroads Festival of Chamber Music

THE GLORY OF THE STRING QUARTET and Friends

This year’s Festival will pay homage to that most perfect of chamber music groups, the string quartet. The simplicity and challenge of one person to a part, soprano, alto, tenor and bass, has led many of the greatest composers to write their greatest works in this genre. The late quartets of Beethoven, the marvelous emotional impact of Schubert to Bartok and the twentieth century masters has most music lovers in little difficulty deciding what to take to that fabled desert island. Add another instrument like another cello or a clarinet and the choice is enormous and magical.

Beginning with Josef “Papa” Haydn, known as the father of the string quartet, working for the Esterhazy family near Vienna in the 1700's, up to the vibrant personality of our own Elena Kats-Chernin, The Crossroads Festival will present a feast of masterpieces accompanied by some history, folklore and fun.

Four concerts over the weekend of 8th and 9th September will be a spring extravaganza for classical music lovers of the Central Coast. Presented at Greenway Memorial Chapel at Green Point, set in the forest where a passing cockatoo has been known to contribute some dubious audience participation, it is nevertheless the finest chamber music festival between Townsville and Sydney and has flourished now for many years.

Under the guidance of Charmian Gadd and with the artistic input of Francesca Bell and support of Central Coast Conservatorium of Music, there will be two concerts on the Saturday and two on Sunday with a lunch break in between. Given that this year’s festival is several weeks later than previous ones, the spring weather should encourage picnics in the extensive and lovely grounds of Greenway or forays to some of the seaside restaurants nearby.
 

In keeping with Charmian's philosophy of including the young and old, the group Charmian and Friends will feature some exceptional young players. Charmian is proud to have inspired the formation of locally based Quartet, Dan Russell’s Phoenix Collective. Two other established professional Quartets will also join us, the Acacia Quartet and the Caro Quartet. Charmian will also present a group from the Sydney Conservatorium who have been highly recommended by her friends on the teaching staff there.

 

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Melbourne International Guitar Festival
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

Melbourne International Guitar Festival

  • Melba Hall, Melbourne University (map)
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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.

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 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 Fine Music Festival
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Bellingen Fine Music Festival

Workshop (10 - 11:30am)

Bellingen Memorial Hall

Music-By-Youth Strings Instrument Workshop 2

A Music-By-Youth event

Sponsored by Camp Creative

Get a backstage view of orchestra performance by sitting in on a workshop with the Acacia Quartet for members of the Bellingen Youth Orchestra. 

Youth and Exuberance (7:30 - 9:30pm)

 Bellingen Memorial Hall 

A magical night of music performed by the Bellingen Youth Orchestra and student compositions performed by the Acacia Quartet.

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Bellingen Fine Music Festival
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Bellingen Fine 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 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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South Coast Music Camp
Oct
1
to Oct 5

South Coast Music Camp

WhenMon 1 to Fri 5 October 2018

1st week of NSW Sept school holidays
The 'camp' is not residential: each day goes from 8.30am to 4.00pm.

Where: Mumbulla School, Bega, NSW, Australia
Who: All orchestral instrument players of all ages and abilities are welcome. 

What:   Five days of music making in a relaxed and social setting on the beautiful Far South Coast. Enjoy the powerful feeling of playing your part in a large orchestra or concert band. Meet with, play with and learn from some of Australia's finest musicians. Great music, excellent tuition, yummy lunch, good friends, fun! 

Staff:  Camp director is Geoffrey Badger who will be joined by professional musicians from around the country including the Acacia Quartet, the Arcadia Winds, The Ad Lib Collective and students from Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
 

For more information please contact Geoffrey Badger (Artistic Director): begabadger@gmail.com 

 

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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 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 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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Independent Theatre
Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

Independent Theatre

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 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
Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

Young Regional School Of Music

LA MALINCONIA

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. 

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 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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Independent Theatre
Jul
8
3:00 PM15:00

Independent Theatre

4 + Viola! (Guest Emile Cantor, viola)

International viola soloist Emile Cantor returns to Australia to join Acacia Quartet for a program of viola quintets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nick Wales and Antonin Dvorak. 

The program will feature Mozart's exquisite String Quintet in G minor, K516, Boomi's Ray by Australian composer Nick Wales, best known for his collaborations, notably with Sarah Blasko and the Sydney Dance Company and Dvorák's joyful String Quintet Op. 97, which he wrote during his summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa in 1893, just after his famous American quartet.

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Bowral Autumn Music Festival
Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

Bowral Autumn Music Festival

High Tea and Concert

Join us for an enchanting afternoon of glorious music in the Annesley Ballroom

with one of Australia's finest string quartets, the Acacia Quartet and visiting international violist, Emile Cantor (member of the Orpheus Quartet, Germany).

Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival before their superb concert featuring: 

Mozart - String Quintet No 4 in G minor K.516
Dvorak - String Quintet Op. 97

During the interval, join the Musicians and our Artistic Director, Myee Clohessy, 
for a sumptuous High Tea in The Garden Room at Annesley.

This event has kindly been sponsored by Annesley in Bowral
and Mr & Mrs Timothy & Eva Pascoe.  

All funds raised from this event will go towards creating an even more glorious
Bowral Autumn Music Festival for you in 2019!

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Wesley of Warragul
Jul
1
2:30 PM14:30

Wesley of Warragul

4 + Viola! (Guest Emile Cantor, viola)

International viola soloist Emile Cantor returns to Australia to join Acacia Quartet for a program of viola quintets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nick Wales and Antonin Dvorak. 

The program will feature Mozart's exquisite String Quintet in G minor, K516, Boomi's Ray by Australian composer Nick Wales, best known for his collaborations, notably with Sarah Blasko and the Sydney Dance Company and Dvorák's joyful String Quintet Op. 97, which he wrote during his summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa in 1893, just after his famous American quartet.

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Stratford Courthouse Theatre
Jun
30
7:30 PM19:30

Stratford Courthouse Theatre

4 + Viola! (Guest Emile Cantor, viola)

International viola soloist Emile Cantor returns to Australia to join Acacia Quartet for a program of viola quintets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nick Wales and Antonin Dvorak. 

The program will feature Mozart's exquisite String Quintet in G minor, K516, Boomi's Ray by Australian composer Nick Wales, best known for his collaborations, notably with Sarah Blasko and the Sydney Dance Company and Dvorák's joyful String Quintet Op. 97, which he wrote during his summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa in 1893, just after his famous American quartet.

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Port Phillip Estate
Jun
29
8:30 PM20:30

Port Phillip Estate

4 + VIOLA! (GUEST EMILE CANTOR, VIOLA)

International viola soloist Emile Cantor returns to Australia to join Acacia Quartet for a program of viola quintets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonin Dvorak. 

The program will feature Mozart's exquisite String Quintet in G minor, K516 and Dvorák's joyful String Quintet Op. 97, which he wrote during his summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa in 1893, just after his famous American quartet.

This outstanding event fuses exceptional music, landmark architecture, fine food and wine.

Recital and pre-show dinner
$140

Dining Room pre-show dinner 6.30–8 pm, two courses and a glass of estate wine

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

Art Gallery of Ballarat

4 + Viola! (Guest Emile Cantor, viola)

International viola soloist Emile Cantor returns to Australia to join Acacia Quartet for a program of viola quintets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nick Wales and Antonin Dvorak. 

The program will feature Mozart's exquisite String Quintet in G minor, K516, Boomi's Ray by Australian composer Nick Wales, best known for his collaborations, notably with Sarah Blasko and the Sydney Dance Company and Dvorák's joyful String Quintet Op. 97, which he wrote during his summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa in 1893, 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)

International viola soloist Emile Cantor returns to Australia to join Acacia Quartet for a program of viola quintets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonin Dvorak. 

The program will feature Mozart's exquisite String Quintet in G minor, K516 and Dvorák's joyful String Quintet Op. 97, which he wrote during his summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa in 1893, 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)

International viola soloist Emile Cantor returns to Australia to join Acacia Quartet for a program of viola quintets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nick Wales and Antonin Dvorak. 

The program will feature Mozart's exquisite String Quintet in G minor, K516, Boomi's Ray by Australian composer Nick Wales, best known for his collaborations, notably with Sarah Blasko and the Sydney Dance Company and Dvorák's joyful String Quintet Op. 97, which he wrote during his summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa in 1893, just after his famous American quartet.

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Mitchell Conservatorium
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Mitchell Conservatorium

4 + Viola! (Guest Emile Cantor, viola)

International viola soloist Emile Cantor returns to Australia to join Acacia Quartet for a program of viola quintets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nick Wales and Antonin Dvorak. 

The program will feature Mozart's exquisite String Quintet in G minor, K516, Boomi's Ray by Australian composer Nick Wales, best known for his collaborations, notably with Sarah Blasko and the Sydney Dance Company and Dvorák's joyful String Quintet Op. 97, which he wrote during his summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa in 1893, just after his famous American quartet.

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Mitchell Conservatorium
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

Mitchell Conservatorium

  • The Orchard Room, Mitchell Conservatorium (map)
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Workshop For String Players (4:00 - 6:00)

Acacia Quartet's return to the Mitchell Conservatorium will see the quartet with guest Emile Cantor giving two workshops for string players.

4 + Viola! (Guest Emile Cantor, viola) (7:30 - 9:30pm)

International viola soloist Emile Cantor returns to Australia to join Acacia Quartet for a program of viola quintets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nick Wales and Antonin Dvorak. 

The program will feature Mozart's exquisite String Quintet in G minor, K516, Boomi's Ray by Australian composer Nick Wales, best known for his collaborations, notably with Sarah Blasko and the Sydney Dance Company and Dvorák's joyful String Quintet Op. 97, which he wrote during his summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa in 1893, just after his famous American quartet.

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Mitchell Conservatorium
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

Mitchell Conservatorium

Workshop For String Players (4:00 - 6:00)

Acacia Quartet's return to the Mitchell Conservatorium will see the quartet with guest Emile Cantor giving two workshops for string players.

4 + Viola! (Guest Emile Cantor, viola) (7:30 - 9:30pm)

International viola soloist Emile Cantor returns to Australia to join Acacia Quartet for a program of viola quintets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nick Wales and Antonin Dvorak. 

The program will feature Mozart's exquisite String Quintet in G minor, K516, Boomi's Ray by Australian composer Nick Wales, best known for his collaborations, notably with Sarah Blasko and the Sydney Dance Company and Dvorák's joyful String Quintet Op. 97, which he wrote during his summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa in 1893, just after his famous American quartet.

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Independent Theatre
Apr
15
3:00 PM15:00

Independent Theatre

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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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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Clarence Valley Chamber Music Fetival
Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

Clarence Valley Chamber Music Fetival

Acacia Quartet's first appearance at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium will see the quartet participating in a workshop for string players. (11:00am - 4pm)

In the evening (7-8:30pm) the workshop will be followed by a concert:

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 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

The festival closes with Verdi's fantastic but seldom-performed String Quartet in E minor. Clearly operatic in nature, this work is full of Italian passion, excitement and drama.  Acacia Quartet is also thrilled to be presenting the world premiere of the beautiful String Quartet No 3 by Australian composer John Peterson alongside Puccini's melancholic 'Crisantemi' and the vibrant, comic-opera-like 'Italian Serenade'. 

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

Bowral Autumn Music Festival

Return of the Light

Acacia Quartet takes us on a journey from the dark, ethereal melodies of Golijov's 'Tenebrae' to the hidden Welsh lullabies and seascapes of Gordon Kerry's new String Quartet No 5. After the interval, Acacia will end with Dvorák's much-loved 'American' quartet in which shimmering light returns in celebration of uninhibited 'joie de vivre'.

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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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Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras
Feb
25
4:00 PM16:00

Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras

ACTIVISM AND RADICALISM FROM THE AIDS CRISIS TO TODAY

Conversations inspired by the stories told in the film BPM (Beats Per Minute) by Robin Campillo

Moderated by Nell Schofield, with panelists Philippe Mangeot, Maxime Forest, Bridget Haire and Lyle Chan.

When the AIDS crisis hit, LGBTQI communities around the world were changed forever. Groups like ActUp! mobilized themselves with radical tactics to fight for our lives against hostile attitudes and governments. This panel will bring together Australian and French perspectives on the AIDS crisis, and how the lasting effects of AIDS activism is still felt today in fighting for the rights of all LGBTQI people.

This panel will feature the co-screenwriter of BPM (Beats Per Minute) Philippe Mangeot sharing some key scenes from the film and recounting his own experience as President of ActUp! Paris in the 90s.

The Acacia Quartet will also feature and perform live, playing an excerpt of Lyle Chan’s work, the AIDS Memoir Quartet, a musical reflection on Chan’s experience as an activist during the crisis.

BPM (Beats Per Minute) will be screening at the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival and the Mardi Gras Film Festival. 

Alliance Francaise French Film Festival screenings are here, and the Mardi Gras Film Festival screening is here.

This panel is proudly presented in partnership with the French Embassy and the Alliance Française French Film Festival, with the support of the Institut Français. The talk is part of the French Australian Conversations series.

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

National Library of Australia

Dombrovskis Quartet

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

Albury Chamber Music Festival

Mozart's Clarinet Quintet

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

Ravel's String Quartet

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

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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Bellingen Fine Music Festival
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Bellingen Fine Music Festival

String Instrument Workshop 2 (10:00 - 11:30am)

Get a backstage view of orchestra performance by watching the Acacia Quartet conduct a workshop for string players of the Bellingen Youth Orchestra.

For music lovers, whether you play an instrument or not, this will be a rare opportunity to see how string ensembles work towards a performance and will enhance your concert experience.

Youth and Exuberance (7:30 - 9:30pm)

Acacia Quartet is once again performing HCS compositions of 6 Bellingen students, not to be missed!

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