ANAM along with the City of Port Phillip are excited to announce the return of ANAM Quartetthaus for the 2014 Melbourne Festival.
An extraordinary fusion of music, architecture and design, ANAM Quartetthaus is a unique listening space. A celebration of intimate, live performance that is an experience unlike any other in Melbourne.
With only 52 places available for each performance, the audience is seated in two circles about a central stage space where no member of the audience is more than two meters from the performers.
As part of Melbourne Festival's Haydn for Everyone, ANAM's string quartets will present 24 performances in ANAM Quartetthaus over one week.
Saturday 11 - Saturday 18 October
1pm, 7:30pm and 9pm each day
Each program will include a Haydn String Quartet plus another by Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorak, Janacek or Shostakovich.
You haven't heard Haydn's quartets until you've heard them inside ANAM Quartetthaus.
Tickets on sale Friday 1 August
"ANAM Quartetthaus represents the biggest leap in immediacy and potency for the string quartet as an art form since microphones and speakers arrived... I want one in my back yard!
When people begin to realise how visceral the experience can be of hearing the flesh of fingers and roisined horse hair attack the strings, when the life-altering experience of being able to be so close together with the inner voice of music becomes known, then the reason the string quartet is so alive and thriving will be clear: because it sounds so intensely and wondrously human."
- David Harrington, Kronos Quartet