Hear Hadyn's music as it was meant to be enjoyed.
Haydn Open House moves into a new realm of luxury combining the music of Haydn performed by distinguished players from London Haydn Quartet, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, with champagne and canapés from Pommery and Damm Fine Food—all set in the auspicious surrounds of some of Melbourne’s landmark architecturally–designed homes.
Architectural experts will take guests on an in–depth tour of these rarely opened properties, then gather for an intimate salon performance of some of Haydn’s most celebrated string quartets. Intimate, virtuosic and full of surprises, Haydn Open House is a one–of–a–kind experience, to delight lovers of music, architecture, fine wine and food.
ZINC HOUSE, CARLTON
SUN 11 OCTOBER at 3PM
Denton Corker Marshall won the National Award for Residential Architecture for the Zinc House in 2011. It is an unpretentious building of absolute simplicity and calm that functions simultaneously as a gallery, entertaining space and residence.
Guest speaker: John Denton, Director, Denton Corker Marshall. Read John's bio →
Performance by the London Haydn Quartet.
Haydn String quartet No 65 Op 76 No 6
Haydn String quartet No 47 Op 55 No 3
SECCULL HOUSE, BRIGHTON
SUN 18 OCTOBER at 3pm
Guilford Bell holds a unique position in architectural history in Australia, and the Seccull House (1972) is considered one of the most impressive examples of his works.
Guest speaker: Professor Philip Goad, Chair of Architecture, University of Melbourne. Read Philip's bio →
Performance by Artistic Director, Richard Tognetti and Australian Chamber Orchestra players Timo-Veikke Valve, Satu Vänskä and Christopher Moore.
Haydn String quartet No 4 Op 1 No 4
Haydn String quartet No 19 Op 17 No 4
RIDGE HOUSE, TOORAK
SUN 25 OCTOBER at 3PM
The Ridge House (1967) was designed by Merchant Builders’ lead architect Graeme Gunn. In 2011 Gunn was awarded the Gold Medal, the Royal Institute of Architect’s most prestigious award, for his lifelong contribution to architecture.
Guest speaker: Prof Emeritus David Yencken AO, co-founder of Merchant Builders with John Ridge. Read David's bio →
Performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra players Sarah Curro, Rebecca Adler, Christopher Cartlidge and Rachael Tobin.
Haydn String quartet No 5 Op 1 No 0
Haydn String quartet No 45 Op 55 No 1
Photo: Jeremy Weihrauch