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From Classical Luminaries to Cutting-Edge Newcomers, the Centre Is Your Destination for Great Music

This year Melbourne Recital Centre has celebrated 10 Years of Great Music, delighting all kinds of music fans with its most diverse program yet. The final three months of this milestone year are no different, with artists from all corners of the globe and all genres of music illuminating the Centre’s stages.

In October, Melbourne International Arts Festival returns featuring performances by extraordinary female artists. Featured are American singer-songwriter Joan As Police Woman (10 October), pianist Sonya Lifschitz in the powerful multi-media concert Stalin’s Piano (17 October), and British vocalist Susheela Raman in her thrilling contemporary revival of Indonesian percussion music, Ghost Gamelan (19 October).

SYNTHESIS: a performance curated by MESS (Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio) (16 October) is for lovers of analogue music culture and is part of the Red Bull Music Festival. The exclusive performance features leading synth and electronic artists Suzanne Ciani, Hiro Kone and Andras.

Serbian violinist Nemanja Radulović adds his electrifying virtuosity and charisma to a concert of Bach, Bartók and Brahms with Ensemble Liaison (25 October). Renowned French chamber ensemble Quatuor Ébène (30 October) performs Beethoven’s much-loved string quartets as part of its landmark tour to the world’s best concert halls, celebrating the composer’s 250th birthday in 2020.

Around the corner in November, electronic audio-visual artist Robert Henke (18 November) performs a special extended version of his laser-filled show Lumière IIIx exclusively for Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Music Week, following his sold-out performance in 2015.

Melbourne Recital Centre’s critically acclaimed Great Performers series concludes for 2019, welcoming back international star pianist Behzod Abduraimov (11 November) in a recital of Debussy, Chopin and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

Breakthrough artist Mojo Juju (29 November), winner of both Album and Song of the Year at the 2019 National Indigenous Music Awards, digs deep into her history and identity in a soulful one-off concert.

Tura New Music’s Kimberley Echoes (30 November) features Aboriginal artists Mark Atkins and Stephen Pigram in a performance revealing the captivating landscape and people of the Kimberley.

Kids and families can delight in the beloved tale of The Snowman narrated by Christopher Lawrence and performed with a live orchestra accompanying the classic animated film (7 December).

If you’ve never been to Melbourne Recital Centre before, it’s your lucky last chance to take advantage of $10 tickets to selected 2019 Melbourne Recital Centre Presents concerts.*
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