Suitably kicking off the celebrations is the Hamer Hall Opening Concert, featuring an Australian exclusive performance by k.d Lang, along with Lior, Eddie Perfect, Rachelle Durkin, Caroline O’Connor and more.
Opening night celebrations might be enough for some venues, sure, but with such silence waiting restless in the wings since its July 2010 closure for renovations, Hamer Hall spreads its artsy love over four glorious days.
The doors of the entire arts precinct – that’s Hamer Hall, Theatres Building and Sidney Myer Music Bowl – are being thrown open to you as the free celebrations are all about community coming together. Just don’t bump into the 15-metre art installation on the lawn and watch out for those roving performers.
These opening four days are far from the curtain call. As part of the opening season, ‘diversely eclectic’ doesn’t even come close. Macy Gray has already made a welcome return to our shores (first time in 12 long years) and will become part of the festivities herself when she finishes her current Australian tour here on Friday, September 21.
While you wait for that event, try one of only two Czech Philharmonic Concerts. A rare opportunity to hear one of the great orchestras of the world in two exclusive concerts for Arts Centre Melbourne. Classical music lovers and the classically curious alike can relish a night spent in the company of extraordinary musicians.
Grand Opening Weekend
26 – 29 July 2012
Special events and activities open daily from 10am – 4pm