Melbourne Recital Centre – connecting music-lovers with live music online in these challenging times

MRC Syzygy Ensemble Dare to HopeMusic entertains, uplifts and inspires us. We need it now more than ever. So while Melbourne Recital Centre’s doors may be closed, the music continues online with #HearTogether – and it’s all for free!

Live from Melbourne Recital Centre:
The Melbourne Recital Centre (MRC) envisions a future where audiences and musicians engage in new and innovative ways and has inspired us to explore the possibilities of digital broadcast to extend our reach beyond the walls of our stellar acoustic spaces for your viewing pleasure. Highlights this week include:

Syzygy Ensemble: Dare to Hope
Wednesday 22 April 2020 – 6.00pm
Syzygy Ensemble is one of the finest new music ensembles in Australia, lauded for its virtuoso precision, innovative programming and the ability to connect viscerally with audiences. In this concert, the ensemble invites you to reflect on an age of political and environmental turmoil – and dare to hope.

Ayse Göknur Shanal and Ashley Hribar: Gallipoli Songs
Saturday 25 April 2020 – 1.00pm

Ayse Göknur Shanal is one of Australia’s most versatile classical singers, has won many prestigious international awards and scholarships. Australian born Ashley Hribar is an award-winning pianist and composer and a strong advocate for contemporary music.

Explore the stories behind the music – Soundescapes is the digital home for stories about the music, the musicians and the people that make the MRC the best place to hear. Whether you’re a seasoned classical music-lover, or discovering a new genre of music for the first time, explore a range of videos, podcasts, interviews, playlists, articles, photos and more.

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Image: Syzygy Ensemble perform Dare to Hope – courtesy of Melbourne Recital Centre