4 May 2022

Acacia Quartet: Borodin, Shostakovich, Wells

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Acacia Quartet: Borodin, Shostakovich, Wells are performing at Tuggeranong Arts Centre on Sunday 22 May. Photo: Tuggeranong Arts Centre.

The Acacia returns to the Tuggeranong Arts Center on Sunday 22 May to present Borodin, Shostakovich, Wells

  • Alexander Borodin – String Quartet No. 2 in D major
  • Jessica Wells – World Premiere and
  • Dmitri Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8.

These two string quartets by Russian composers Borodin and Shostakovich could not be more different. Borodin’s Quartet No. 2 was a loving gift to his wife, whereas Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 8 was dedicated to the victims of war. Composer Jessica Wells manages to find a common link with her new work written especially for this program.

Lisa Stewart – violin, Myee Clohessy – violin. Stefan Duwe – viola, Anna Martin-Scrase – cello

In eleven years Acacia Quartet have won great respect for their versatile and inventive programs. Acacia have recorded twelve albums, with ‘Blue Silence’ earning a nomination for an APRA-AMCOS Art Music ‘Award for Excellence’.

Acacia are passionate about supporting Australian composers, working with young musicians, and sharing their love of music with audiences of all ages. Their performances feature regularly on radio stations around the world.

Acacia’s engagements in Australia include the Sydney Opera House, City Recital Hall Sydney, Melbourne Recital Hall, as well as extensive touring through regional NSW and Victoria.

Acacia had their international debut in Vancouver, Canada at the Roundhouse in June 2016. The following year, Acacia Quartet were invited by the Christine Raphael Foundation to give their European debut, where they performed concerts in Berlin and recorded a CD with three string quartets by Günter Raphael.

A new CD with quartets by Mozart, Chance and Dvorak will be released in March 2022 through Move Records.

Acacia Quartet is proud to be the Ensemble in Residence at the Orange Regional Conservatorium.

The details

What: Acacia Quartet: Borodin, Shostakovich, Wells
When: Sunday 22 May 2022, 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Tuggeranong Arts Centre Theatre
Cost: $35 pp, tickets available at Humanitix

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