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“Recital sound”

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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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Recital sound”
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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Melbourne, Australia
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Striking”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

A simply beautiful building, with brilliant acoustics. A very intimate feel to the spaces. In part loved because the performance we saw was wonderful.

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great building, Great Asset”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

What a welcome addition to the theatre district. The ground floor has ample space to sit and relax....the bars sell sandwiches and light food and the auditorium is great...fine seating and accoustics. A fabulous place to see a concert.

Visited December 2012
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 519 helpful votes
“The Elizabeth Murdoch hall is stunning to look at and great to listen to music in.”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

A thoroughly wonderful recital venue with very helpful staff, superb seating and beautiful to look at in all its venues and a wonderful sound even from the small ensemble we heard.

Visited November 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“music box”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

this new music hall has great acoustics and comfortable seating. Visitors are likely to be able to buy tickets (not booked out much). Great way to spend an evening. No where nearby to eat really - so eat in town and catch a tram down.

Visited August 2012
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