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Melbourne Festival. 10-26 Oct 2014

Event series

Quartets at Sunset

As part of the second year of Haydn For Everyone, Melbourne Festival welcomes some of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles for Quartets at Sunset, a spellbinding series of twilight performances staged in the acoustically sublime surrounds of the Collins Street Baptist Church.

Following its inaugural 2013 season, this year sees the Quartets at Sunset program take on the string quartet in all its forms, from Haydn’s earliest arrangements through to the opuses of Mozart, Shostakovich, Bartók and others, along with contemporary deconstructions and even a selection of new and rarely heard compositions from Australia and abroad.

Wildly diverse and consummately performed, Quartets at Sunset is an intoxicating, not-to-be-missed showcase of the past, present and future of chamber music.


Sun 19 Oct at 1pm

Foxtel Festival Hub

Circa Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz and Debussy Quartet violinist Christophe Collette talk about pairing circus and Shostakovich.