A Sense of Connection

Friday 31 August 7.30pm 

Halcyon and Acacia Quartet present

A Sense of Connection

The New Hall, Sydney Grammar School, Yurong St, Sydney

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

Acacia Quartet
Lisa Stewart violin, Myee Clohessy violin, Stefan Duwe viola, Kenichi Mizushima cello

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