ANAM Quartetthaus at Melbourne Museum

The biggest celebration of Australian and British string quartet music ever presented, ANAM Quartetthaus at Melbourne Museum will be staged on the Melbourne Museum Plaza.

Three Australian ensembles with connections to ANAM and three British ensembles with connections to London's Royal College of Music (RCM) – including a professional, early-career, and emerging ensemble from each country – will be performing:

  • Australian String Quartet (Australia), includes 3 ANAM alumni
  • Affinity Quartet (Australia), ANAM alumni
  • Artamidae Quartet (Australia), current ANAM musicians
  • Marmen String Quartet (United Kingdom), RCM alumni
  • Alkyona Quartet (United Kingdom), RCM string quartet fellows
  • Oriole String Quartet (United Kingdom), current RCM musicians

The season includes two works composed specially for the celebration by Jack Symonds (Australia) and Hannah Kendell (UK). The season includes music from Australia by Alice CHANCE, Brett DEAN, Ross EDWARDS, Jack FRERER, Alfred HILL, Miriam HYDE, Liza LIM, Matt LAING, Richard MEALE, Kate MOORE, Peter SCULTHORPE, Harry SDRAULIG, Paul STANHOPE, Jack SYMONDS and Nigel WESTLAKE.

Music from the United Kingdom in the season is by Thomas ADÈS, Sally BEAMISH, Benjamin BRITTEN, Rebecca CLARKE, Samuel COLERIDGE-TAYLOR, Edward ELGAR, Imogen HOLST, Hannah KENDALL, Elizabeth MACONCHY, Henry PURCELL, Michael TIPPETT and William WALTON.

Each of 52 concerts comprises different combinations of these works. Concerts are scheduled at 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, 6:30pm and 8pm each day. Four 9pm performances with a different spin – After Dark – are presented on the Friday and Saturday evenings during the season, making 56 concerts in all.

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Prices are for individual concerts, packages are also available.

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