Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18/6 is the last of a set of six string quartets, making up Op. 18. They got commissioned by Prince Lobkowitz and No. 6 became famous for the harmonic spectrum in its La Malinconia movement, never heard at the time before. Gordon Kerry's String Quartet No. 5, a new Australian work, is featuring various hymns and is nature descriptions. The program will finish with Antonín Dvorák's famous String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96, 'American'. Dvorák wrote this wonderful piece during the summer of 1893, while being on vacation in Spillville, Iowa and it clearly shows African-American influences.
Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet Op. 18/6
Gordon Kerry - String Quartet No. 5
Antonin Dvorak - String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96 'American'
Adult $50, Concession $35, Student $25, Child $20
In just seven years Acacia Quartet has won great respect for their versatile and inventive programs which couple established repertoire with the unorthodox. Acacia has 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’. Acacia is passionate about supporting Australian composers and working with young musicians. Their performances feature regularly on ABC Classic FM and Fine Music 102.5. Acacia’s engagements have not just included Australia, but also Canada and Germany, where they recently recorded a CD of string quartets by Günter Raphael.