ANAM QUARTETTHAUS FOR MELBOURNE FESTIVAL
Words and photos - J Forsyth
ANAM and the Melbourne Festival present Quartetthaus. A temporary listening space combining music, architecture and design . Set up out front of the South Melbourne Townhall, ANAM's HQ, Quartetthaus has only 52 seats set in two circles bringing the audience and performers together in an intimate environment.
As part of Melbourne Festival's Haydn for Everyone, ANAM's string quartets will present 24 performances in ANAM Quartetthaus over one week. Performances are at 1pm, 7.30pm and 9pm until 18 October. I traded a boring afternoon for a seat in this unique space. Sure I was surrounded by senior citz, but who doesn't love admiring old ladies cardigans, wondering how long it will be before you can purchase that gem in the op shop? Quartetthaus IS for you if you like unique spaces, beautiful design and amazingly talented young performers.
Image courtesy of ANAM