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Acacia Quartet: La Malinconia, Beethoven, Kerry & Dvorak

Source: Simai Arts Publicity
Archived 23 Dec 2018 - Posted: 24 Oct 2018
Acacia Quartet
Internationally acclaimed Australian ensemble, the Acacia Quartet, present an exquisite afternoon concert on Sunday 18 November at the Independent Theatre.

Taking its title from the fourth movement of Beethoven’s String Quartet No.6, La Malinconia (literally ‘melancholy’) brings three outstanding works to the elegant North Sydney concert venue – with its famously magnificent acoustic.

Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18, No.6 is the last of a set of six string quartets, making up Opus 18. The set was commissioned by Prince Lobkowitz and No. 6 became celebrated for the harmonic spectrum in its final 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 clearly shows African-American influences.

In just seven years, Acacia Quartet - comprising violinists Lisa Stewart and Myee Clohessy, violist Stefan Duwe and cellist Anna Martin-Scrase - have won great respect for their versatile and inventive programs which couple established repertoire with the unorthodox. They have recorded six albums – three of which earned nominations for an ARIA Award for ‘Best Classical Album’ and an APRA-AMCOS Art Music ‘Award for Excellence’. Their performances feature regularly on ABC Classic FM and Fine Music 102.5. Acacia’s engagements have not just included Australia, but also Canada and Germany, where they recently recorded a CD of string quartets by Günter Raphael. Acacia is passionate about supporting Australian composers and working with young musicians.

La Malinconia – The Acacia Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet No.6, Opus 18
Gordon Kerry – String Quartet No. 5
Antonin Dvorak – String Quartet No.12 Opus 96, ‘American’


Acacia Quartet: La Malinconia, Beethoven, Kerry & Dvorak

Date:
Sunday 18 November, 2018

Time:
3pm

Venue:
The Independent Theatre, 269 Miller Street, North Sydney

Tickets:

  • Adult $50, Concession $35, Student $25, Child $20
  • Bookings online or (02) 9955 3000
Anna Martin-Scrase
Lisa Stewart
Myee Clohessy
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