Acacia Quartet set to play tribute concert at Memorial Hall

KEEN TO PLAY: The Acacia Quartet will play a tribute concert for Roland AG Holmes at the Memorial Hall on August 13. Photo: Supplied
KEEN TO PLAY: The Acacia Quartet will play a tribute concert for Roland AG Holmes at the Memorial Hall on August 13. Photo: Supplied

The Yass Music Club is set to host its next major event: the Acacia Quartet will play a tribute concert for Roland AG Holmes at the Memorial Hall on Sunday, August 13. It will begin at 2pm.

“The quartet is one of the up and coming quartets performing in Australia with great success,” club secretary Brian Millet said.

“They have endeavored to present refreshing and attractive music to lovers of classical music,” Mr Millet said

The Acacia Quartet was founded in 2010 by violinists Lisa Stewart and Myee Clohessy, violist Stefan Duwe and cellist Anna Martin-Scrase.

They describe themselves as “four friends with a passion for chamber music”.

“It’ll be the first time for us in Yass. We contacted the club to create some interest and find the right time, which we’re glad has happened,” Mr Duwe said.

He said the band looked forward to seeing the township. “We’ve driven past it but haven’t had the chance to see Yass yet. This time we’ll get to see the town and meet the people,” he said.

Acacia Quartet has won great respect for their versatile and inventive programs.

In just five years, Acacia has released many albums, including their ARIA-nominated recordings of songs with soprano Jane Sheldon.

As well as their three CD releases to date, Acacia has a long list of collaborations with some of Australia’s finest soloists and presented many world premier compositions.

In 2013, the quartet was finalist in the 2013 Art Music Awards in the category of ‘Excellence by an Organisation’.

The quartet has a special relationship with composers Elena Kats-Chernin and her music features in the beautiful ‘Rosamunde’ program they will perform for the Yass Music Club.

Schedule of concert

On August 13, the Memorial Hall concert’s run sheet will be as follows:

  • Elena Kats-Chernin from Anna Magdalena's Notebook for string quartet
  • Joseph Haydn – string quartet
  • Interval solo from Jonah
  • Afternoon tea served by the Hospital Auxiliary and a YMC Raffle
  • Franz Schubert – string quartet

Tickets are $35 each at the door.

Alternatively, you may purchase online tickets at https://goo.gl/1Bh3o3.

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