Recorder virtuoso Alicia Crossley joins the acclaimed Acacia Quartet to present Muse. Described as a “beguiling concert full of whimsy and musical story-telling” (Limelight Magazine), Muse features Australian compositions for recorder and string quartet inspired by poetry, mythology, historic tunes and storybook characters by Lyle Chan, Anne Boyd, Chis Williams, Stephen Yates, Jessica Wells and Sally Whitwell.
"Three Bilitis Movements" by Lyle Chan for tenor recorder and string quartet.
I. The Dancers of Mytilene
II. The Rains of Spring and Morning
III. To invoke Pan, god of the summer wind
"Yuya" by Anne Boyd, for tenor recorder and string quartet.
"Pass to us the cups with which sorrow is forgotten" by Chris Williams, for bass recorder and string quartet.
"Bat-Music" by Stephen Yates, for alto recorder and string quartet.
"Copenhagen Christmas" by Jessica Wells, for recorder and string quartet.
"Three by Three" by Sally Whitwell, for recorder and string quartet.
"Alicia Crossley is one of Australia’s leading recorder players. She performs a wide variety of repertoire from renaissance dance tunes to contemporary electro-acoustic works with a particular interest in bass recorder repertoire. Alicia regularly performs throughout Australia and has toured in the USA and New Zealand. Alicia has released 3 albums including Alchemy, which was nominated for Best Classical Music Album by AIR. In nine years Acacia Quartet have won great respect for their versatile and inventive programs. Acacia have recorded nine 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."
Join us on the last Sunday of the month for the popular Prelude in Tea Sunday concert series, famously featuring a luscious afternoon tea served from 2:30, followed by a 3:30 concert from some of Australia’s best and most exciting small ensembles. Cake from 2:30, Concert at 3:30. A Prelude in Tea concert is the perfect Sunday afternoon out.