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Acacia Quartet: Fratres
21 July 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm AEST
Tickets: Adult $48 | Concession/under 30 $30 | Student $25 | Child $17
Internationally acclaimed Australian ensemble the Acacia Quartet return to the Independent Theatre in North Sydney with a spectacular Sunday afternoon concert concert that ranges from the romantic to the contemporary with work by Mendelssohn, Arvo Pärt, Ichmouratov and Australian Lyle Chan!
Mendelssohn wrote his String Quartet No. 2, Op. 13 in 1827, deeply inspired by Beethoven’s last quartets. Lyle Chan’s new work will be the continuation of Acacia’s close relationship with the Australian composer and Fratres by Estonian Arvo Pärt has been described as a “mesmerising set of variations on a six-bar theme combining frantic activity and sublime stillness”. The climactic work, Airat Ichmouratov’s String Quartet No. 4, Op. 35, ‘Time and Fate’ was composed during the spring of 2012, right after the tragic death of Eleonora Turovsky, who was like a second mother to the composer.
- Felix MENDELSSOHN | String Quartet 2, Op. 13
- Lyle CHAN | String Quartet
- Arvo PÄRT | Fratres
- Airat ICHMOURATOV | String Quartet 4
“Acacia Quartet at times seem like only one instrument, such is their clarity and unison.” – City News