Acacia Quartet And Guests At The Bowral Autumn Music Festival



The Acacia Quartet will be Ensemble-In-Residence at the Bowral Autumn Music Festival this upcoming weekend, March 27 – 29, 2015. 

They will be joined by notable guest artists pianist Gerard Willems, saxophonist Nick Russoniello, harpsichordist  Neal Peres da Costa, violinist Anna McMichael and narrator Rachel Gregg.

Violinist Myee Clohessy from Acacia Quartet, has curated a programme of  much-loved classics from the chamber music repertoire featuring music by Borodin, Schumann, Mozart, Vivaldi and Dvorak. Hidden amongst them are some lesser known delights by Gershwin, Kreisler, Schulhoff, Elena Kats-Chernin and Chick Corea.

Performed in the picturesque setting of St Jude’s Church in Bowral and the Mittagong Playhouse, amid the autumnal colours of the Southern Highlands. Drive down for the day of spend a long weekend immersed in this music.

Program details:

Friday 27 March 2015 – 1:00pm – St Jude’s Church
Roaring Twenties: Acacia Quartet
George Gershwin: Lullaby
Erwin Schulhoff: String Quartet No. 1
Fritz Kreisler: String Quartet

Friday 27 March 2015 – 7:30pm – St Jude’s Church
Love Notes: Acacia Quartet with readings by Rachel Gregg
Peter Sculthorpe: Left Bank Waltz (arranged by Ann Carr-Boyd)
Antonin Dvorak: ‘Cypresses’ 
Gustav Pfleger-Moravsky: Poems
Alexander Borodin: String Quartet No. 2

Saturday 28 March 2015 – 10:30am Mittagong Playhouse
Children’s Songs: Acacia Quartet with Nick Russoniello, classical saxophone

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 1 in G major KV 80 ‘Lodi’
Chick Corea: Children’s Songs
Nick Russoniello: Solos
Elena Kats-Chernin: Butterflying and Russian Rag

Saturday 28 March 2015 – 5:30pm – St Jude’s Church
Musical Notebooks: Acacia Quartet with Gerard Willems, piano

Johann Sebastian Bach & Elena Kats-Chernin: Anna Madgalena Notebook
Ludwig van Beethoven: ‘Appassionata’ Sonata
Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet

Sunday 29 March 2015 – 2pm – St Jude’s Church
Four Seasons: with Lisa Stewart, violin & Neal Peres da Costa, harpsichord

Antonio Vivaldi: Four Seasons – Spring
Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 6 in e minor BWV 830
Antonio Vivaldi: Four Seasons – Summer
Antonio Vivaldi: Four Seasons – Autumn
Girolamo Frescobaldi: Toccata decima for solo harpsichord
Francois Couperin: Suite in C for harpsichord
Antonio Vivaldi: Four Seasons – Winter

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