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“Wonderful music”

Melbourne Recital Centre
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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.

Melbourne, Australia
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Wonderful music”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

We have been here many times and are always blown away by the sound and the visual beauty of the venue. Music is varied but always good. There is a restaurant nearby which we haven't tried as they don't accept bookings for 2 people and it's too far from anything else to have to go back to Fed Square or Sth Bank. There is a bar at the Recital Centre which is usually well staffed and quick to get a drink from.

Visited July 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“I love this venue!”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

I've been to a couple of very different performances at the Recital Centre this year - Angelique Kidjo and a performance of Mozart's Requeim. The seating and layout are great and the acoustics are brilliant! I wish I could afford to go there more often.

Visited June 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Musical experience”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

Great acoustics and visually beautiful. Conveniently located if using public transport, otherwise parking nearby is expensive.

Visited February 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Wow - a concert hall with legroom!”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

okay, I have long legs. It spoils my enjoyment of a concert when I leave with bruised knees. Happily the architects of the Melbourne Recital Centre have allowed plenty of legroom - no more standing up to let people past either! An excellent facility!

Visited July 2012
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Melbourne
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“Excellent acoustics”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Great venue for chamber concerts -- both Elisabeth Murdoch Hall and the Salon. If you can, get tickets up in the circle. The sound is amazing -- so well blended.

Visited June 2012
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