Gunnedah Conservatorium is pleased to present Acacia Quartet this Saturday for a special performance at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Chapel in the Convent grounds, Bloomfield St, Gunnedah.

“The convent and particularly the chapel is a very special local sacred space and it is wonderful to be able to present a program of classical music in this setting. Around the world it is not unusual for concert to be in a church and we are excited to have this special concert in the Chapel setting,” said Conservatorium Director Rebecca Ryan.

“In the past we have had some vocal studio concerts in the Chapel and they have always been well received.”

Forming in 2010, Acacia Quartet are one of Australia’s most respected string ensembles.

Having recorded twelve albums, Acacia is known for presenting versatile and inventive programs which prominently feature Australia’s leading composers. Nominated for an APRA-AMCOS Art Music ‘Award for Excellence’ (2013), and Aria Music Awards ‘Best Classical Album’, twice (2013 and 2020), Acacia are renowned recording artists with their recordings regularly featured on radio around the world.

Having toured extensively, Acacia is in high demand both locally and internationally. Locally, Acacia’s engagements include the Sydney Opera House, City Recital Hall Sydney, Melbourne Recital Hall, as well as extensive touring through regional NSW and Victoria. Internationally, Acacia had their international debut in Vancouver, Canada at the Roundhouse in June 2016 and have since followed up with performances in Europe.

Passionate supporters of young musicians, Acacia has previously worked with NSW’s Regional Youth Orchestra and are proud to share their love of music with audiences of all ages.

In Gunnedah Acacia will perform Peter Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11, Luis Tinoco – Ends Meet withAdam Wills, marimba and Alexander Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2

“We hope people will join us for this wonderful concert on Saturday. We encourage people to bring a cushion and dress for warmth, but we guarantee music to warm the soul!” said Ms Ryan

Tickets are available from 6742 3998 or the Gunnedah Conservatorium office in the Gunnedah Town Hall.


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