73a Hill Street Orange
We are honoured to have the acclaimed Acacia Quartet return to the Orange Regional Conservatorium as Quartet in Residence to celebrate the unveiling of our 2020 program.
Over the past 12 months Lisa Stewart and Stefan Duwe have immersed themselves at the ORC and have become loved members of staff. We thought it was only fitting we invited Acacia to launch the new year with us.
Join us to celebrate the bringing of our biggest year yet!
2020 is just around the corner and we have a truly exciting year planned. All will be revealed at the 2020 Program Launch in February but until then let’s just say there will be some big names visiting us for concerts and workshops, friends will return to work with us on big projects, new ensembles, new staff, new opportunities and plenty of…Beethoven.
Friday 7 February 6:30pm
Drinks & canapés from 6pm, performance begins at 6:30pm.
ORC Members will receive complimentary tickets by post.
Presented in association with Musica Viva Australia.
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. 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, to be released in 2019. Two CDs have just been released at the end of 2018, ‘Muse’ in collaboration with recorder player Alicia Crossley and ‘Imaginations’ with guitarist Matt Withers.
“Acacia Quartet performed so well that at times they seem like only one instrument, such is their clarity and unison.” – Matt Withers, Canberra National Arboretum
“Throughout the concert, Acacia Quartet performed so well that at times they seem like only one instrument, such is their clarity and unison. The colours they bring out of music ranges from deathly quiet to intensely dynamic. It’s always such a pleasure listening to them.” — Rob Kennedy for City News Canberra, August 2018