Acacia Quartet is heading into their 10th year of existence and is more committed than ever to presenting concerts all over Australia. The quartet is looking forward to returning to many familiar venues and also adding some new destinations in 2020.
As much as 10 years of existence is a reason for gratitude and celebration, the quartet needs financial backing to keep doing what they’re doing best – playing concerts.
Getting together for rehearsals, travelling to concert venues, especially regional venues and having to cover accommodation, public liability and marketing costs, does cost a lot of money. This money has to come out of the concert fees, making it often very hard to break even and leaves the quartet with hardly any income. For 2020 the quartet had to cut their self-presented concerts at the Independent Theatre in North Sydney from 3 to 1 concert a year, to minimise their financial losses. Hopefully this is just a one-off measure and can be reversed in years to come!
Acacia Quartet is still fiercely committed to keep presenting quality concerts with their familiar mix of well-known, hardly-performed and Australian string quartets.
In 2020 Acacia will present string quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven, Dmitri Shostakovich, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Elena Kats-Chernin and Lyle Chan.
All donations received will go towards the running costs of Acacia Quartet, meaning they’ll be used to cover travel costs, accommodation, public liability, marketing and administrative costs.
If you’d like to contribute to one special aspect of Acacia Quartet’s 2020 season, please contact the quartet directly.