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Acacia Quartet 5th Birthday Concert

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On Thursday 28th May 2015, one of Australia's most exciting and sought-after string quartets, Acacia Quartet is presenting their latest show, 'Five Chapters', at Australian Hall.

This special concert event is being held to celebrate Acacia's 5th anniversary and will showcase world premiere works by Elena Kats-Chernin (Five Chapters (2015)) and Lyle Chan (String Quartet (2005-6, Thomas Brand gewidmet)), two talented Australian composers who have supported the Quartet from its creation in 2010.

Debussy's exquisite, impressionistic String Quartet in G minor, Op.10 (1893) will also be performed with Acacia joined by one of Australia's most acclaimed pianists, Tamara‑Anna Cislowska, described by BBC Music Magazine as "Australian piano gold" (2015).

Come along and discover why the ARIA nominated quartet has fast earned a reputation for "inventive programs, delightful delivery and excellent performances of new classical music."

Tickets are priced from $25, with complimentary drinks and finger food served following the concert event. Children under 18 receive FREE entry.

To make a booking please visit Early bookings are advised.

For more information on Acacia, this upcoming event or ticketing options, please visit

Live concert reviews:

"[a] very beautiful and intricate performance by Acacia… played with great feeling… Acacia's playing was so precise, beautiful in tone, individually nuanced yet with a cohesiveness of playing that almost transcended the music. And it was also often thrilling... Treat yourself to something beautiful … go and see them." – Sydney Arts Guide, 2015 (Dvorak, Borodin)

"Sometimes words can fail to adequately describe what one witnesses… the Acacia Quartet illustrated each movement with an incredible depth of understanding" - The Age, 2014

"The Acacia Quartet played not only with polished balance, but drew listeners in. This is a young group … on the ascendancy." - Sydney Morning Herald, 2013

"… an evening of revelations… mesmerising… Acacia's performance was unsentimental in its minimalist style and technically watertight with impeccable cohesiveness in the rapid and repeated rhythmic features that characterise Glass' style. The slow third movement was introduced with a beautiful lyricism... The versatility and technical mastery they demonstrated both as individuals and as an ensemble is an impressive testament to their extraordinary talent." - Sounds Like Sydney, 2014

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When: Thursday 28th May, 2015 at 7:30pm
Where: Australian Hall, 150 Elizabeth St, Sydney 2000
Cost: $30 full / $25 concession / children 18 and under free
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