The Acacia Quartet plus one will be performing at the Blue Mountains Concert Society's next concert at the Blue Mountains Theatre on Saturday, June 23 at 7.30pm
In nearly eight years Acacia Quartet has won great respect for their versatile and inventive programs which couple established repertoire with the unorthodox. They have a passion to support young composers and have included in their program a composition by Nick Wales called Boomi’s Ray.
Their diverse careers led each member to play in chamber ensembles and orchestras the world over before forming the Acacia Quartet in 2010. Their performances couple established repertoire with many Australian composers and musicians in which they developed a special relationship with Elena Kats-Chernin when she heard them play her music in 2011. Kats-Chernin’s invitation to record her complete work for string quartet resulted in the world-premiere recording made in the presence of the composer.
They had toured successfully in the major cities and many country towns in Australia as well as in Vancouver Canada and gave four concerts in Berlin for their European debut.
The quartet members Lisa Stewart (violin), Myee Clohessy (violin), Stefan Duwe (viola) and Anna Martin-Scrase (cello) together with guest, Emile Cantor (viola) will also be performing the Mozart String Quintet K516 and the Dvorak String Quintet Op. 97.
Tickets at www.bmconcerts.com; on 4723 5050 or at the Blue Mountains Theatre box office.