TEXTURED - LAYERS OF ART

A unique pairing of music and art, presented by classikON.

Fibre artist and classikON founder Kate Tribe shares a selection of improvised cross-stitch artworks, each stitched to explore a personal yet universal issue, such as a full life, grief, and the ebbs and flows of friendship. Inspired by her pieces, four wonderful groups perform compositions, selected to express the story of each design, with music ranging from classical to jazz.

Besides the Sirius Chamber Ensemble, Duo Blockstix and Elysian Fields, Acacia Quartet will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's famous String Quartet KV421.

SUNDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2016 - 3PM

Mosman Art Gallery - Myahgah Road, Mosman NSW, 2088, Australia


BOWRAL AUTUMN MUSIC FESTIVAL

Acacia Quartet will once again be Ensemble-In-Residence at the Bowral Autumn Music Festival and perform alongside flautist Jane Rutter, pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska and violist Emile Cantor in three very different but extremely exciting programs, see details here. To add to the mix, our violinist Lisa Stewart is very proud to be performing and having shown her illustrations in 'Play Me A Story - The Nutcracker'.

FRIDAY 18 MARCH 2016 - SATURDAY 19 MARCH 2016

St Jude's Church - 34 Bendooley Street, Bowral NSW 2576, Australia


PHANTASY

Acacia Quartet is proud and honoured that for this program we will be joined by violist Emile Cantor, member of the internationally renowned Orpheus String Quartet

The program will start with Ralph Vaughan Williams' magical 'Phantasy Quintet', followed by Frank Bridge's hauntingly beautiful 'Lament for Two Violas', a world premiere (Bowral) of Lyle Chan's string quintet 'The Holidays' and will conclude with one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's most loved chamber works, his 'String Quintet in C Major, K515'. 

If you love the darker string sounds, this program is for you!

SATURDAY 19 MARCH 2016 - 5:30PM

Bowral Autumn Music Festival: St Jude's Church - 34 Bendooley Street, Bowral NSW 2576, Australia

THURSDAY 24 MARCH 2016 - 7PM

Abbotsford Convent - 1-16 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067

THURSDAY 31 MARCH 2016 - 7PM

Young Regional School of Music - 15-17 Campbell Street, Young NSW 2594 Australia

FRIDAY 01 APRIL 2016 - 7PM

 Abercrombie House - 311 Ophir Road, Bathurst NSW 2795 Australia

SUNDAY 03 APRIL 2016 - 7PM

Art Gallery Of NSW - Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

SATURDAY 09 APRIL 2016 - 8PM

Blue Mountains Concert Society - Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub, 106-108 Macquarie Road, Springwood NSW 277


Acacia presents - BLUE SILENCE

Acacia Quartet invites you to join us for our first concert of 'Acacia Presents...' at the Utzon Room at the Sydney Opera House. This will be the start of a series of regular Acacia Quartet concerts at the Utzon Room.

To mark the beginning of this exciting and ongoing series, we've chosen to showcase music by Elena Kats-Chernin - excerpts from our first CD 'Blue Silence'.

SUNDAY 15 MAY 2016 - 3PM

Sydney Opera House - Utzon Room


BUTTERFLYING

Acacia Quartet is excited to present its first concert especially for kids (50mins duration)!

Butterflying is a unique chance for children of all ages to hear and see on of Australia's finest string quartets up close and in action.

Performing delightful musical miniatures by Elena Kats-Chernin, including her famous 'Eliza Aria', 'Moody Tango', 'Butterflying' and 'Russian Rag'.

The intimate performance space of the Rose Room promises an unforgettable experience for all ages. Seating is limited to 60 per session, so bookings are essential.

Warning- Adults will only be admitted if accompanied by an child!

SUNDAY 22 MAY 2016 - 3PM

Manly Art Gallery & Museum - W Esplanade & Commonwealth Parade, Manly NSW 2095

SATURDAY 04 JUNE 2016 - 2PM (SUGGESTED 0-8YRS)

                                          - 4PM (SUGGESTED 9-18YRS)

Rose Room - 51F Sunninghill Avenue, Burradoo NSW 2576, Australia


QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL VANCOUVER

Acacia Quartet is delighted to be invited to the Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver to once again perform Lyle Chan's epic 'An AIDS Activist's Memoir in Music'. We'll be joined on stage by composer Lyle Chan, telling his incredibly moving story.

String Quartet: An AIDS Activist’s Memoir was sketched in the crisis years 1991-1996, but only completed some 20 years later.

The 90-minute work is a tour-de-force of emotionally powerful music, sometimes agitated, sometimes tender, but always beautiful. It contains reflections of historic events, portraits of famous activist friends now dead, and unusual effects like the use of police whistles to recall street demonstrations by ACT UP, the direct action protest group of which Lyle Chan was a core member.

In the crisis years, he and fellow activists couriered AIDS treatments from the US that were unavailable here, fiercely lobbied federal government to approve experimental treatments more quickly, and collaborated with drug companies to design clinical trials of promising new treatments.

FRIDAY 24 JUNE 2016 - 7PM

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre - 181 Roundhouse Mews (Pacific & Davie), Vancouver BC, Canada


THE HARP & THE HARPOON

Join Acacia Quartet for a fascinating journey in time and history.

Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet No. 10 in E Flat Major, Op. 74 'Harp' is the last of his masterful 'middle' quartets, it's a glorious work: full, rich and befitting the middle period character known as “Eroica.” In contrast, Moya Henderson's Kudikynah Cave will transport you to Tasmania's wilderness and Nicholas Vines is telling the story of early whale hunting in Eden, Southern NSW.

SATURDAY 09 JULY 2016 - 7:30PM

Music By The Sea - Sandgate Town Hall, Sandgate QLD 4017, Australia

SATURDAY 30 JULY 2016 - 7PM

Sydney Opera House - Utzon Room, Sydney NSW, Australia


FINE MUSIC - LIVE FROM THE JOAN

Acacia Quartet will be performing Moya Henderson's beautiful Kudikynah Cave and two movements of Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet No. 10, Op.74 'The Harp' at 2:30pm as part of a free concert for the community, all made possible by Fine Music FM 102.5.

SUNDAY 31 JULY 2016 - 2PM

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith NSW


NEWCASTLE MUSIC FESTIVAL

FRIDAY 19 AUGUST 2016 - 7:30PM

Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium, Newcastle NSW, Australia

Mendelssohn And More

A concert not to be missed! In the first half, Acacia Quartet will be joined by flautist Sally Walker for Mozart's timeless Flute Quartet in D and will perform Beethoven's String Quartet No. 10, Op. 74 'The Harp'. After the interval Acacia will be joined by the Christ Church Camerata Quartet for a performance of Mendelssohn's masterful Octet For Strings.

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST 2016 - 3PM

Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle NSW, Australia

Festival Finale

Acacia Quartet will be joining the Christ Church Camerata under David Banney for Vaughan Williams' evocative Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis to close the Newcastle Music Festival 2016. Other works in the concert by Bach and Grieg.


HARBOUR LIGHT

Acacia has been looking forward to performing this program for a while - there's a strong connection with film music here...

The concert will start with Harbour Light by Nick Wales, followed by an old favourite of ours, Philip Glass' String Quartet No. 2 Company, followed by two newly commissioned works by two of Acacia's favourite composers Joe Twist's Spongebob's Romantic Adventure and Sally Whitwell's Face To The Sun. After the interval we'll continue with George Gershwin's beautiful Lullaby and will end the concert with Bernard Herrmann's Echoes.

WEDNESDAY 09 NOVEMBER 2016 - 7PM

Sydney Opera House - Utzon Room, Sydney NSW, Australia


ALBURY CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2016 - 7:30PM

St Matthew's Anglican Church, 520 Kiewa St, Albury NSW 2640, Australia

Concert 3 - Acacia Quartet

Phillip Glass String Quartet No. 2, ‘Company’, Bernard Hermann Echoes, Nick Wales Harbour Light, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quartet in D minor, K421

SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2016 - 2PM

Adamshurst Ballroom, 603 David St, Albury NSW 2640, Australia

Concert 5 - Orpheus Piano Trio & Acacia Quartet

Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet No. 10 in E Flat Major, Op. 74 'Harp'


SOUTH COAST MUSIC SOCIETY

Starting with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's sublime String Quartet in D minor, K421, Acacia will perform a newly commissioned String Quartet Face To The Sun by Sally Whitwell. In the second half we'll be presenting Ludwig van Beethoven's masterful String Quartet No. 10 in E Flat Major, Op. 74 'Harp'.

SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2016 - 3PM

South Coast Music Society - St Bernard’s Church, Batehaven NSW 2536