Where did the idea for this format come from?
The format for Mozart ‘merry-go-round’ actually came out of the need to find venues that could take more than 100 people. Apart from the music, what makes the Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival different and special is that the public discovers some amazing and very intimate spaces and the music just sounds splendid in these venues. The idea began in the 2018 Festival with Bach in the Barns. Each barn only held about 80 people, so the performers repeated their 30-minute program three times and the audience went on a coach around three different barns. So there were actually three concerts all playing at the one time and repeated three times!
Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival Director Allanah Dopson. Photo supplied
How does the Mozart ‘merry-go-round’ work?
In 2019 the composer is Mozart and instead of three barns, we have St Mary’s Church, Hagley, where the Orava Quartet will perform The “Hunt” Quartet, the Ballroom at Mountford (a private residence) where Greta Bradman and Daniel De Borah will perform Mozart lieder, and Harland Rise Barn where Trio di Bassetto will perform Mozart duets and trios on basset...