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Here is something unique and inspiring to do. Experience the majesty of Haydn's music in the great churches of Melbourne's leafy east. All for free.
A selection of Melbourne's orchestras including Melbourne Chamber Orchestra String Quartet and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra String Quartet will be playing Haydn in some of the south–east's most atmospheric churches.
Venues include St Peter Church in Toorak. This is a gothic style church with pointed arches, wood paneling, stained glass and carved motifs and extensive grounds. The other churches are also beautiful settings to hear Haydn in. All have been chosen for their acoustics and atmosphere.
All the concerts are at lunch-time so if you can sneak away from work for awhile this would be a lovely experience.
These events are part of the Melbourne Festival. In 2013, Melbourne Festival embarked on a remarkable mission to perform and celebrate all 68 of the quartets composed by Franz Joseph Haydn—the man who invented the string quartet, These concerts are some of the closing ones in this massive undertaking.
Details are as follows.
Source: Wikipedia Portrait of Joseph Haydn by Thomas Hardy (1792)