A Sense of Connection - Halcyon & Acacia Quartet

Date: 31 August 2012
Venue: The New Hall, Sydney Grammar School

Presented in collaboration with Acacia Quartet

Halcyon & Acacia Quartet

A Sense of Connection brings together for the first time ‘new music champions’ Halcyon and Sydney’s newest ensemble, Acacia Quartet. Lovingly programmed by the two ensembles with all the music written in the past decade, the concert celebrates a shared passion for new music and the very personal relationships between the ensembles and the composers who create it.

Program features the Australian premiere of Gordon Kerry’s Goodison Quartet no. 1, the world premiere of Lyle Chan's Mark and Adrian are her sons, Graham Hair's Octet with Voices  and recently recorded works by Elena Kats-Chernin.

Elena Kats-Chernin - Suite from Anna Magdalena’s Notebook (2007)
Gordon Kerry - Goodison Quartet #1: Country Music (2004) ^
Osvaldo Golijov - How Slow the Wind (2001)
Lyle Chan - Mark and Adrian are her sons (2012) *
Graham Hair - Octet with Voices (2005)
* World Premiere   ^ Australian Premiere

Alison Morgan  soprano  Belinda Montgomery  soprano  Jenny Duck-Chong  mezzo soprano  Jo Burton  mezzo soprano  Lisa Stewart  violin  Myee Clohessy  violin  Stefan Duwe  viola  Kenichi Mizushima  cello

Recorded for future broadcast by ABC Classic FM