Cancelled: SARAY Iluminado Relaxed Performance



Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise SARAY Iluminado Relaxed Performance on Monday 9 November has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

All ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. We are currently in the process of arranging refunds.

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Event details

Enjoy a casual attitude to sound and movement

Melbourne Recital Centre’s series of Relaxed Performances provides the same exceptional artists in the best place to hear, with an environment particularly suitable for audience members with autism, learning disabilities or sensory sensitivities.

Ensemble SARAY Iluminado join us for this Relaxed Performance. Members of SARAY Iluminado take their audiences on intimate musical journeys into the world of Sevdah, the traditional music from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sephardic Jewish Romances heard across the Balkans. Led by the Bosnian-Australian singer and composer Nela Trifkovic and featuring a stellar ensemble of Melbourne’s multi-instrumentalists, this group swiftly moves through the emotional landscapes of joy, grief, hope and despair that are portrayed in their intricate arrangements of Sevdah and Sephardic music.

Supported by The Calvert-Jones Foundation and The Samuel Nissen Charitable Foundation.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

What to Expect

  • A 45-minute performance with no interval
  • Venue doors open throughout the performance
  • A quiet space in the Ground Floor Foyer
  • A social script to accompany the performance
  • Venue lighting on
  • A limit of only 70 seats for each show, with more room for aisles and exit pathways
  • A mixture of seats and cushions for guests