The Melbourne Athenaeum Inc.'s 2024 Annual General Meeting will be held at 1pm, Monday 15 April, in the Melbourne Athenaeum Library.

For more information please refer to the events page or speak to a staff member.

Affinity Quartet - Opus 18, Part 1

Affinity Quartet is returning to the library after a European stint to perform Beethoven's first foray into string quartets, the Opus 18, over three Friday evenings.

The Opus 18 is considered by many to be an expression of total mastery of the string quartet form. With these six compact and ground-breaking string quartets, a young Beethoven, still in his twenties, created a striking new direction for this intimate medium.

The first of these performances by the rising stars of the next generation of Australian chamber musicians will be on July 26, when they will perform String Quartet no. 4 in C minor and String Quartet no. 5 in A major.

The performance will be held on Friday 26 July with doors opening at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm performance. This event is free for members and $20 for guests. Bookings can be made through Trybooking using this link.