Melbourne Recital Centre to present immersive and introspective winter program
12.05.2022

Melbourne Recital Centre to present immersive and introspective winter program

Recital Centre - Photo by Jackson Grant.
words by sidonie bird de la coeur

Melbourne Recital Centre is putting on 'Season Three: Illuminate' with a season that features an exiting mix of artists.

The design concept of Season Three: Illuminate was created by Dixon Patten (Bitja) of Bayila Creative – a proud Gunnai, Yorta Yorta, Gunditjmara, Dhudhuroa man whose narratives are an exploration of culture, often interweaved with familial history. The event takes inspiration from Guling (Orchid Season), Poorneet (Tadpole Season) and features over 50 local and international acts including Paul Kelly & Paul Grabowsky, Mindy Meng Wang and Lady Lash.

What you need to know

  • Melbourne Recital Centre is putting on Season Three: Illuminate for a winter live music season of experiences
  • It features acclaimed performers such as Paul Kelly & Paul Grabowsky, Mindy Meng Wang and Lady Lash.
  • It runs from July to September 2022

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Season Three: Illuminate runs this year from July to September of 2022 and features Sanctuary, a selection of three events over two days in which audiences are invited to experience meditative, thoughtful and reflective music. Furthermore, on July 8 James Howard’s Ancestral Redux explores intersections of Country, culture, politics and identity.

Long-time collaborators Paul Kelly and Paul Grabowsky are uniting once more to perform works from their ARIA winning album, Please Leave Your Light On. Both masters of their craft in their own right, their performances will take place on Wednesday July 13 and Thursday July 14.

Highly seasoned musician Sridhar Chari will be performing South Indian Rhythms and Ragas. Presented by InConcert Music, their performance shares the compositions of 18th and 20th century composers while presenting the broad spectrum of south Indian rhythms.

“Melbourne is a creativity haven and the community nurtures music and the arts and through this shared interaction, support and encouragement, we can learn, grow and thrive together as a society,” says Dixon Patten of Bayila Creative.

General tickets are on sale now. Explore the full program by heading here.