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“Musical experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne Recital Centre
Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia (Southbank)
+61 3 9699 3333
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Melbourne Recital Centre comprises two of the finest acoustic spaces in the southern hemisphere, carefully crafted to present the best music the world has to offer. Drawing fundamental influence from the traditional box shape of European concert halls, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall is lined with striking plywood panels of Australian plantation Hoop Pine timber, designed to resemble the back of a beautiful instrument and provide greater acoustic intimacy across the 1000-seat auditorium. The superbly organic acoustics of the hall extend to the Salon, a uniquely intimate 150-seat space that can also act as a companion room to the hall. Comprising a series of diffusing timber panels with tessellated plywood faces tipped in and out to form a modulated wall and ceiling, Percy Grainger’s 1937 graphic score, Free Music No. 2 is inscribed across the surface to inspire players and audiences alike. Swing by, say hello and book tickets to a show. Discover why Melbourne Recital Centre is the Best Place to Hear beautiful music.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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“Musical experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Went to a concert with friends . Full programme of classical pieces.
Theatre seat comfortable. sound system appears very good in all areas of auditorium.

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BENALLA
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“Worth a vuisit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

The ambiance and the concept that it is part of the fabric of Melbourne. Modern, yet with atmosphere

Visited March 2012
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Collingwood, Australia
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“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

the state of art architecture alone of this building is remarkable, a positive addition to the arts quarter of melbourne, the interior commanding as well as the exterior. if you are unable to spare time for a show, at least go have a look.

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great Venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

fantastic venue with wonderful events always on. Went there with some friends during the year and it was a very enjoyable evening.

Visited February 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Recital sound”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The recital centre accoustics are great - certainly best in Australia. Hoever, the seats are not overly comfortable, and difficult to access because of space between seats.

Visited November 2012
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