Bowral Autumn Music Festival Fundraiser Concert & High Tea

All tickets $90 The Bowral Autumn Music Festival is now generally regarded as one of the highlights in the musical calendar of the Southern Highlands. In preparation for our Festival in March 2020, we are having a Fundraiser Concert &…

Acacia Quartet: Testament

Tickets: Adult $48 | Concession $30 | Student $25 | Child under 16 $17 Mozart’s String Quartet in C Major, K465, nicknamed ‘Dissonance’ was written between 1782 and 1785 and is the last one in a set of six quartets,…

Bowral Autumn Music Festival: Acacia Quartet & Matt Withers

Featuring the prize-winning compositions from the 2018 Matt Withers’ Australian Composition Competition alongside Bach’s beautiful Prelude, Fugue and Allegro

Alicia Crossley: Muse

Recorder virtuoso Alicia Crossley and the acclaimed Acacia Quartet present “Muse”.

Imaginations: Matt Withers and Acacia Quartet

Imaginations: Matt Withers & Acacia Quartet will bring you a collection of the most exciting Australian works for the fusion of classical guitar and string quartet. Hear the winning works of the 2018 Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition as…

Acacia Quartet Presents 4 + Viola!

Acacia Quartet has the pleasure of being able to present another program of viola quintets with international viola soloist Emile Cantor.

Acacia Quartet Presents Italian Serenade

TICKETS: Adult $50, Concession $35, Student $25, Child $20 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…

Bowral Autumn Music Festival: Italian Serenade

The festival closes with Verdi’s fantastic but seldom-performed String Quartet in E minor.

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.

Acacia Quartet’s ‘Harbour Light’ program was thoroughly fascinating and engaging

Acacia Quartet approach music with humility and an invitation to the listener to engage. This is a great quality in a quartet. Long may it reign and have more of this brave programming and wonderful performance.

Acacia Quartet were riveting at this engaging concert

Shines in this contemporary Australian music. Never a dull moment, my attention was riveted at all times. To be congratulated on a most engaging concert.

Nicholas Russoniello: Between Worlds

This debut album of the up-and-coming saxophonist, Nick Russoniello, accompanied by the Acacia Quartet, has something for everyone, especially classical, jazz and ragtime music.

Lyle Chan: Speaking for himself through Music

It is rare to hear from a live composer & less common to hear his story through his own words & his music performed by Acacia Quartet to provide an evening of remembrance & music

Acacia Quartet + Jane Sheldon + Lyle Chan

Acacia Quartet performing works from their CD with Jane Sheldon ‘North+South’ were joined by two works by Lyle Chan. A perfect way to finish the week. Jane’s beautiful voice sang through a range of traditional, arranged, and new works, that…

Acacia Quartet with Jane Sheldon: North + South

North + South is an eclectic collection of ten folk songs covering the Northern and Southern hemispheres of the globe. So we have Australian, English and Irish folksongs and some interesting arrangements by Benjamin Britain and avant garde composer Luciano…

Celebrating International Women’s Day

To celebrate international women’s day we’ve found 4 female composers whose music you can listen to online that we’ve already featured in our first year. Acacia Quartet performing the complete works for string quartet by Elena Kats-Chernin on itunes Wikipedia…

Blue Silence – Acacia Quartet & Elena Kats-Chernin

The recently released Blue Silence with the Acacia Quartet performing the complete works for string quartet by Elena Kats-Chernin is a wonderful blend of classical and jazz sounds. The double CD of short works with great titles like: Drinking Song,…

Acacia & Halcyon’s rehearsal performance = a great preview of tonight’s concert

We were privileged enough to attend a lunchtime rehearsal concert for The Acacia Quartet and Halcyon’s current concert program. It was a short program and it left US wanting more. The venue, the New Hall at Sydney Grammer School is…

Halcyon meets Acacia for the first time

Our first rehearsal with both string quartet and vocal quartet was at the home of Lisa and Stefan, where an hour or so through an impressive first attempt at Graham Hair’s Octet, we experienced a total black out for 30…

Behind the scenes with Acacia & Lyle Chan

A beaming Lyle Chan greeted the Acacia Quartet earlier today by saying, ‘It’s funny how I always get to hear my music for the very first time whilst walking along the footpath! It is just wonderful hearing my music float…

The Acacia Ensemble & Elena Kats-Chernin

The Acacia Ensemble came together in 2010, formed by violinists Lisa Stewart and Myee Clohessy, violist Stefan Duwe and cellist Anna Martin-Scrase. They come from a diverse range of quartets and orchestras and choose to focus on new contemporary compositions.  While I…

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