The Acacia Quartet presents their second Utzon Room concert this year with a fascinating journey back in time and history. The stunning views and intimacy of the Utzon Room are a perfect match for Acacia’s renowned and engaging performances.
The program features Beethoven’s glorious String Quartet No. 10 in E Flat Major Op.74, ‘The Harp’, a chamber music masterpiece, played alongside two new works inspired by Australia’s unique landscape – Moya Henderson’s work Kudikynah Cave transports you to the lush Tasmanian wilderness of the Franklin River where the composer sought solitude and a closeness to nature. The work is dedicated to Dr. Bob Brown for his determination in saving Tasmania’s precious forests.
Nicholas Vines’ string quartet The Law of the Tongue was inspired by the extraordinary true story of the collaboration between orca whales and men in their hunt for baleen whales in Eden, off the South Coast of NSW. The music symbolises whale song, an Aboriginal corroboree, the orcas’ tail-slapping, a sea shanty, the chase and harpoon and the final betrayal of this unique pact between man and beast.
The programme: BEETHOVEN – String Quartet in E flat Op. 74 ‘The Harp’ / MOYA HENDERSON – ‘Kudikynah Cave’ /NICHOLAS VINES – String Quartet ‘Law of The Tongue’
Tickets: $30 – $75
Bookings: sydneyoperahouse.com or call (02) 9250 7777