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When:

Sunday 22 May, 2022. 4pm – 5.30pm, TAC Theatre 

Details:

The Acacia Quartet is one of the most respected and highest-profile chamber ensembles in Australia. They have won particular acclaim for their original programming and interpretations, with performances that are widely heard by audiences across Australia and around the world. They return to the Tuggeranong Arts Centre, after a sell out show in 2020, to present BORODIN, SHOSTAKOVICH, WELLS at 4pm on Sunday 22 May.

These two string quartets by Russian composers Borodin and Shostakovich could not be more different. Borodin’s Quartet No. 2 was a loving gift to his wife, whereas Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 8 was dedicated to the victims of war. Composer Jessica Wells manages to find a common link with her new work written especially for this program.

Acacia Quartet will have their brand-new CD “Acacia Quartet: Mozart Dvorak Chance“ released through Move Records – Australia’s longest running classical music label, available for sale at the concert. And are also very excited to introduce Doreen Cumming as our new second violin, who will perform her first concert with Acacia at the upcoming Tuggeranong Show.

Bookings:

Tickets are $35pp and available for booking now

The Program:

Alexander Borodin – String Quartet No. 2

– Interval –

Jessica Wells – Dancing In St Petersburg

Dmitri Shostakovich – String Quartet No. 8

These two string quartets by Russian composers Borodin and Shostakovich could not be more different. Borodin’s Quartet No. 2 was a loving gift to his wife, whereas Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 8 was dedicated to the victims of war. Composer Jessica Wells manages to find a common link with her new work written especially for this program

Acacia Quartet will have their brand-new CD “Acacia Quartet: Mozart Dvorak Chance released through Move Records – Australia’s longest running classical music label, available for sale at the concert.

Program Notes:

Full program notes are available for download here:

Borodin String Quartet 2 Program Notes

Wells Dancing In St Petersburg Program Notes

Shostakovich SQ 8 Program Notes

About the Artist:

Lisa Stewart – violin

Doreen Cumming – violin

Stefan Duwe – viola

Anna Martin-Scrase – cello

“Acacia Quartet performed so well that at times they seem like only one instrument, such is their clarity and unison.” (Rob Kennedy for Canberra City News)

In eleven years Acacia Quartet have won great respect for their versatile and inventive programs. Acacia have recorded twelve albums, with ‘Blue Silence’ earning a nomination for an APRA-AMCOS Art Music ‘Award for Excellence’.

Acacia are passionate about supporting Australian composers, working with young musicians, and sharing their love of music with audiences of all ages. Their performances feature regularly on radio stations around the world.

Acacia’s engagements in Australia include the Sydney Opera House, City Recital Hall Sydney, Melbourne Recital Hall, as well as extensive touring through regional NSW and Victoria.

Acacia had their international debut in Vancouver, Canada at the Roundhouse in June 2016. The following year, Acacia Quartet were invited by the Christine Raphael Foundation to give their European debut, where they performed concerts in Berlin and recorded a CD with three string quartets by Günter Raphael.

A new CD with quartets by Mozart, Chance and Dvorak will be released in March 2022 through Move Records.

Acacia Quartet is proud to be the Ensemble in Residence at the Orange Regional Conservatorium.

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