CULTURE & ARTS
08/15/2012 07:49 am ET Updated Oct 15, 2012

New Acoustic Reveals Colours That Astonish

AS interesting as aesthetic modifications and enhanced amenities may be, it is the modified acoustics of the refurbished Hamer Hall that classical audiences have been waiting to assess.

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's homecoming concert -- featuring Mahler's monumental Symphony No 3, with charismatic former chief conductor Markus Stenz -- was an ideal test of both orchestra and auditorium.

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