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Standard | $40Senior/Concession/Under 30 | $25After Dark Concerts | $25
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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
ANAM Quartetthaus is a specialised listening space created to experience the theatrical and visceral art of string quartet playing. A beautiful 11m x 11m timber cube seating just 52 audience members in two circles around a central performance platform, ANAM Quartetthaus seeks to emulate the body of a string instrument: it offers the experience of being inside a string quartet, if not inside an actual string instrument.
The current season takes audiences on a deep dive into recent and contemporary music for the string quartet from Australia and the UK, featuring 24 musicians presenting 34 individual works in 56 concerts. Individual works share changing program juxtapositions and perspectives, just as the continually changing acoustic relationship between performer and listener in ANAM Quartetthaus challenges notions of the ‘ideal’ way of experiencing music.
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.
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.
Listeners will be able to choose from suggested pathways through the season or devise their own experience, spend a morning or afternoon with us, delve into the music of Benjamin Britten or settle in for a full weekend and hear everything.
A handful of 9pm performances with a different spin – After Dark – are presented on the Friday and Saturday evenings during the season.
WED 3 MAY11am & 4pm
THU 4 MAY1pm & 4pm
FRI 5 MAY11am, 4pm & 9pm
SAT 6 MAY1pm & 6.30pm
SUN 7 MAY11am & 6.30pm
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COVID-19 SAFETY AND ASQ CONCERTS
All ASQ concerts will comply with venue COVID-19 safety protocols. The use of facemasks is encouraged.
The Australian String Quartet acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and Owners of the lands on which we work and live across Australia. We pay our respects to Elders of the past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land and their continued living culture.
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