Acacia Quartet’s 2018 season of 4 concerts in Sydney and 2 concerts in Melbourne will once again be featuring collaborations with Australian composers and exciting guest artists.
After successfully touring and recording in Berlin in 2017, the ‘Raphael Project’ will continue with the inclusion of Günter Raphael’s String Quintet, to be recorded for CD as well.
Another big focus will be on touring, taking chamber music to regional Australia.
Acacia Quartet will also start a family concert series in 2018, showcasing one work from each series and offer insights into the world of chamber music.
Acacia Quartet has managed to convince two wonderful Australian composers, John Peterson and Gordon Kerry, to trust them with the world premieres of their pieces and will be presenting those with classical repertoire from Wolf’s delightful ‘Italian Serenade to Verdi’s ‘String Quartet’ and Beethoven’s Op. 18/6 to Dvorak’s wonderful ‘American’ Quartet.
There will also be two collaborations with guest artists, a program with international guest violist Emile Cantor, continuing the exploration of viola quintets with works by Raphael and Dvorak + an Australian World Premiere and a program with Australian guitar virtuoso Matt Withers, featuring newly written Australian works for guitar and string quartet.
All donations received will go towards presenting the ‘Acacia Presents’ series 2018 to Sydney and Melbourne audiences.
Funds will be used to assist with hiring costs, promotional expenses, publicity costs and guest artists fees.
If you’d like to contribute to one special aspect of Acacia Quartet’s 2018 season, please contact the quartet directly.