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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Affinity Quartet


Concert Postponed: Affinity Quartet

Due to ongoing travel restrictions, we regret to advise that Affinity Quartet’s concert on Thursday 30 September has been postponed until 2022. We are currently working with the artists to find a new date.

Ticketholders can either retain their current ticket for the rescheduled concert, or receive a refund through their original point of purchase. If you have any questions or concerns about this concert postponement, please contact our Ticketing Services team at boxoffice@melbournerecital.com.au

Event details

Impressive control, an irrepressible sense of drama and extraordinary self-assurance … Betts-Dean [is] certainly one to watch.’ The Guardian

Affinity Quartet represents the next generation of Australia’s chamber music stars. The Quartet developed its craft in Europe to critical acclaim. It brings home an inspired approach to music-making, matched by its adventurous spirit as a string quartet for and of today.

Following their celebrated U.K. performances together, Affinity Quartet and mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean continue their thrilling exploration of musical treasures for string quartet and voice. Ravishing beauty and drama flows through masterworks spanning three centuries. The artists’ engaging and versatile musicianship will be on full display throughout: from the romanticism of Schubert and Brahms’s portrait of Shakespeare’s Ophelia to 21st-century works by Caroline Shaw and Matthew Laing.

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Lotte Betts Dean mezzo-soprano

Affinity Quartet
Nicholas Waters violin
Jenny Khafagi violin
William Clark viola
Mee Na Lojewski cello


Caroline Shaw

Caroline Shaw
Cant Voi L’Aube

Matthew Laing
Portrait of Blood

Johannes Brahms arr. Reimann
Ophelia-Lieder, WoO 22

Robert Schumann arr. Reimann
Six Gesange Op.107

Nico Muhly
So Many Things


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2021

Now in its tenth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.

Affinity Quartet

Affinity Quartet represents the next generation of Australia’s chamber music stars.