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Entrance to ABC Building & Iwaki Auditorium

Iwaki Auditorium
ABC Southbank Centre
Cnr Sturt Street and Southbank Blvd
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The Iwaki Auditorium is a small concert hall that is part of the ABC complex at Southbank close to the Melbourne Arts Centre. It seats about 200 people and is well suited to chamber and solo performances. It is often used by the ABC for live broadcasts , particularly for the Sunday Live program on ABC Classic FM.

The auditorium is the rehearsal studio for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and is also used as a recording studio. It is named after Hiroyuki Iwaki, the Japanese born conductor whose long association with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra resulted in him being that orchestra's first Conductor Laureate. Maestro Iwaki died in June 2006.

Dream Tracks

Saul Lewis - horn player

Members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra perform a program of 20th century chamber music. Matthew Tomkins (violin), Philip Arkinstall (clarinet), Andrew Macleod (flute), Michael Pisani (oboe), Brock Imison (bassoon), Saul Lewis (horn) and Kristian Chong (piano).

Nielsen's Wind Quintet was composed for five of his musician friends and each instrument gets to display its individuality throughout this wonderful work. White Hat suggests that this is a great opportunity to hear some of the wind players from the MSO in more detail than usual.

11am Sunday 16th March 2014

Iwaki Auditorium -

$41 - $45 Book tickets
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Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

Ji Won Kim - violinist

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra presents Kathryn Taylor, Ji Won Kim (violin); David Berlin, Miranda Brockman (cello) and Kenji Fujimura, Hoang Pham (piano) performing:

White Hat suggests that lovers of chamber music will find this concert particularly attractive as both works feature in White Hat's Top 100 Chamber Works. Tchaikovsky's trio is subtitled 'In memory of a great artist' - a dedication to his friend and musical colleague Nikolai Rubinstein.

11am Sunday 25th May 2014

Iwaki Auditorium -

$41 - $45 Book tickets
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