A Concert with the Acacia Quartet

Saturday June 30 at 7.30pm

Acacia Quartet has the pleasure of being able to present another program of viola quintets with international viola soloist Emile Cantor. The program will feature the Australian piece Boomi's Ray by Nick WalesWolfgang Amadeus Mozart's wonderful, but dark and melancholic String Quintet in G minor, K516 and Antonín Dvorák's String Quintet Op. 97 which he wrote during his famous summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa, just after his famous American quartet.

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'Engaging and gripping from the outset.  Broad, beautiful shifts of texture or successive textural complexities and string effects in the various modern works were also clearly demonstrated ' -Sydney Arts Guide

Direct from the Melbourne Recital centre the Acacia Quartet has won great respect for their versatile and inventive programs which couple established repertoire with the unorthodox. Having recorded six albums – three of which earned nominations for an ARIA Award for ‘Best Classical Album’ and an APRA-AMCOS Art Music ‘Award for Excellence’ this will be a special evening.

Acacia is passionate about supporting Australian composers, Their performances feature regularly on ABC Classic FM and Fine Music 102.5. Acacia’s most recent recording ‘I Was Flying’ with ARIA award-winning pianist and composer Sally Whitwell for ABC Classics reached #2 on the Classical iTunes Top 100 Chart and became an ARIA finalist in 2015.

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http://www.acaciaquartet.com/ to learn more