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by stapletonm
posted 22/03/2017

Arts Thursday 23 March 2017 – German Romantics to An Australian Story


From German Romantics to a very distinctive Australian Story.

Join me, Maisy Stapleton, on Arts Thursday at 10:30am for a conversation with conductor Sam Allchurch about the upcoming concert with the Sydney Chamber Choir on 8 April at the Great Hall, University of Sydney.

The concert will feature the uplifting and emotionally charged music of German Romantics, such as Mendelsohn, Schubert, Bruckner, Brahms, Herzogenberg, Schonberg and Rheinberger and Sam will join us to contextualise both the music and the choir’s work, while we play some excerpts from the program.

For further information and bookings go to: http://www.sydneychamberchoir.org/

william yang editedIn the next conversation, I speak with William Yang, artist, photographer and performer.

Some examples of his Beach Series can be seen at the State Library of NSW, at the Australian Centre for Photography’s exhibition Under The Sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker, which asks 15 artists to re imagine the iconic photograph and questions whether there is anything new under the sun.

As an Australian Chinese artist William is well known for documenting both his own life as well as those of many friends, including many in the gay community whose lives were impacted by AIDS. Just as he shares his life story in his performances, he shares the background to his photographs in our conversation together.

For further information on William Yang go to:


For further information on the Under the Sun exhibition go to:



This exhibition showcases works by 15 of Australia’s most stimulating artists. Using a variety of artistic media, Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker explores an iconic image, with artists responding to the question: is there something new under the sun?

Presented by the Australian Centre for Photography in partnership with the State Library of NSW

Exhibition closes Monday 17 April 2017

hokusai wave surfers





My conversation with William Yang is another in the series Asian Intersections.

Join me, Maisy Stapleton for a stimulating Arts Thursday from 10:30am on 23rd March.


If you miss the program you can listen again by going to http://eastsidefm.org/arts/artsthursday/ and clicking on the date 23 March 2017.

Join Maisy Stapleton fortnightly from 10:30 to noon on Arts Thursday for conversations with leaders in the arts and regular coverage of Sydney’s exciting arts events.

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