Musical Adventures at Orange Chamber Music Festival

I spent the weekend rediscovering the NSW city of Orange, enjoying bushwalking in Mt Canobolas’ sub-alpine forests, tasting plates in local wineries, fine accomodation with fresh figs from the farm’s orchard, and quiet wanderings through the town’s stunningly autumnal parks…

 
Variety, enjoyment and collegiality on show in Orange

Orange Chamber Music Festival: Gala Melbourne Digital Concert Hall from Orange, NSW, April 8, 2021 Joy and expectation were in the air at the Opening Gala of the Orange Chamber Music Festival in the central west of NSW. Introductory speakers…

 
Orange Chamber Music Festival – Acacia Quartet

This concert is live streamed on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall (To attend this concert in person, please visit the Orange Chamber Music Festival website) Internationally renowned Acacia Quartet have been delighting audiences both in Australia and abroad for 11 years.…

 
Orange Chamber Music Festival 2021

Come and celebrate the emerging and established musical talents the Orange Region has to offer. 8th to 11th April 2021 The Orange Chamber Music Festival is the new Art Music event of the Central West, featuring established Australian ensembles, domestic…

 
Orange Chamber Music Festival | Gala Concert

This concert is live streamed on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall (To attend this concert in person, please visit the Orange Chamber Music Festival website) In the true spirit of chamber music, this event features duos, trios, quartets and quintets performed…

 
Bowral Autumn Music Festival

This will be the fifteenth year for Bowral Autumn Music Festival (BAMF) and our Artistic Director Myee Clohessy has arranged an exceptional program which features several artists and composers who were meant to feature at our 2020 festival. Due to…

 
Orange Chamber Music Festival bursts onto the scene!

The Orange Chamber Music Festival (OCMF) is a not for profit organisation created by professional musicians with residence in Orange. OCMF is supported by local organisations and businesses as a cultural and tourism initiative that provides a performance platform for…

 
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…