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Melbourne Recital Centre

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by Em Phillips (subscribe)
Freelance writer, mum and lover of all things Melbourne :)
Published June 3rd 2012
As a long term Melbournian, there are few public buildings I am yet to visit, but the Melbourne Recital Centre was a hidden gem I was yet to find until recently.

Hidden just behind the National Gallery of Victoria, at the corner of Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Streets is a unique beehive-like building. Inside is a modern open space with a number of performance venues. The largest of which is the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

I recently attended a concert as part of the 'Mostly Mozart' series of mid-week morning concerts in the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall. Orchestra Victoria and musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music performed the classical music.

The Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

The stand out from the event was the crisp, awesome sound from the state of the art acoustics set up in the auditorium. As well as being a distinctive design, the hall has been constructed so that the sound travels from the beautiful music being made on stage to the audience's ears in a state of perfection. For $20-$35 a ticket, including morning tea in the foyer before hand, it was a lovely morning out.

The concerts held at the recital centre aren't confined to classical though, there are many different genres on display from bluegrass to rock to jazz. With a number of the events held here for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival on now, it's a great time to visit this venue.

For anyone that loves great live music, best heard in the highest quality sound, have a go at discovering the Melbourne Recital Centre for yourself.
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Where: 31 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006
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