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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

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Hawthorn Arts Centre

360 Burwood Rd

Hawthorn, VIC 3122

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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

2019 Seniors Festival in Boroondara

Let the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra string quartet take your breath away, performing a wonderful program of Haydn and Smetana in the majestic beauty of the iconic Hawthorn Arts Centre.

As the maxim says, those who know the rules are best placed to break them. Haydn, having co-authored the rule book for string quartets and the Classical style, throws convention aside in his daring G minor quartet. Rhythmic jokes, harmonic twists of the knife, and razor-sharp wit come together to give us Haydn at his best.

In 1876, afflicted by deafness, the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana wrote one of the most ambitious string quartets of the Romantic period, From My Life. A deeply personal statement, the quartet is imbued with the biographical vignettes of the title, from lively dances to heartfelt yearnings of mature love and tragedy. With Czech passion at the fore and virtuosic use of all the members of the quartet, this is a wonderful musical experience for new listeners and connoisseurs alike.


HAYDN String Quartet in G Minor Op 20 No 3 Hob III:33
SMETANA String Quartet No 1 From My Life


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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

To ensure easy entry to the venue, please print your ticket and bring it with you to the event.

If this is not possible, we will have a record of your booking at the venue. Please make your way to the registration table on arrival.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time to ensure easy registration and seating.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is very limited parking available, so try to plan your journey on public transport.

If you do need to drive there is limited public parking available at the rear of the Arts Centre, accessible from Kent St and Oxley Rd. Additional parking is also availble a short walk from the Arts Centre on Serpells Lane and Swinburne Ave. Please note restrictions apply.

Public transport options include:

  • Train to Glenferrie Station then walk 250 metres along Glenferrie Rd

  • No. 16 Tram to stop 73 at the corner of Glenferrie Rd and Burwood Rd


Is there an age requirement to enter the event?

The Seniors Festival is designed to cater for adults 65 years and over, however guests of any age are welcome to accompany you.

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