Jim & Libby Cousins

Encore Bequest Circle

Help the Centre flourish now and into the future with a gift in your Will.

‘I cannot imagine what my life would have been like without music. When I look back on all the wonderful music I’ve been privileged to hear at Melbourne Recital Centre, I realise how important it is for these concerts to continue for the pleasure and enrichment of future audiences. By leaving a bequest, I am very happy to play a small part in making this possible.’ Mary Vallentine AO, Encore Bequest Circle member and Melbourne Recital Centre CEO from 2010-2016

When you leave a gift in your Will, you guarantee the Centre’s future provision over its five impact areas encompassing programming diversity, access to music for all, a platform for the very best music, nurturing artists and enabling innovative forms of outreach that share our music far beyond the walls of the Centre.

Please consider including Melbourne Recital Centre in your Will or testamentary plans.

Honouring the Encore Bequest Circle commitment

‘It is so important to invest in the future of Melbourne Recital Centre, to ensure its programs are vibrant for generations to come.’ Jim Cousins AO & Libby Cousins, Encore Bequest Circle Inaugural Patrons

In 2020, the Centre is bringing together the visionary Encore Bequest Circle patrons for an event series that journeys through the diversity of music experiences on offer here for local artists and the community.

Tuesday 17 March, 5pm
Pre-concert function celebrating 2020 Artist and Writer-in-Residence

Wednesday 13 May, 6pm
Pre-concert function celebrating 2020 Great Chamber Ensembles series

Monday 3 August, 12pm
Luncheon following free open rehearsal with Inventi Ensemble

Wednesday 16 September, 6pm
Free information session on gifts in wills with King & Collins lawyers.

Monday 23 November, 10am
Elevated morning tea before masterclass with Christian Tetzlaff

These events provide a wonderful opportunity for conversation and learning around gifts in wills for public-spirited individuals who may be interested. Places are limited, so get in touch with Leonie Thompson on (03) 9207 2648 or leonie.thompson@melbournerecital.com.au if you would like to join us at any of these events.

To learn more about the Encore Bequest Circle, download the brochure (in the downloads section of this page) or contact:

Leonie Thompson
Philanthropy & Bequests Coordinator
leonie.thompson@melbournerecital.com.au (03) 9207 2648