Symphony high in city's tallest building


A tune with a view.

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to perform in the city’s new tallest building, for a concert billed as the highest live-streamed performance in the Southern Hemisphere.

The “Symphony in the Sky” concert will be held to celebrate the completion of the Australia 108 building at Southbank.

Musicians will perform on levels 70 and 71 of the building, and at 210 metres above the ground, the concert will be at record altitude for the symphony.

The program includes Steve Reich’s City Life, Matthew Hindson’s A Symphony of Modern Objects, Mark Blitstein’s An Airborne Symphony and From St Kilda to Kings Cross by Paul Kelly.

The Australia 108 building has been under construction since 2015 and stands 319 metres, making it the highest residential tower in the Southern Hemisphere.

Apartments in the complex are for sale for between $2 million and $5 million.

Sunday’s 40-minute performance will be held at 7.30pm and be livestreamed on YouTube.