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by stapletonm
posted 29/05/2019


Arts Thursday 30th May 2019  is about connections – to the past, to other cultures.

Join me, Maisy Stapleton, to explore the Asian collections at the Powerhouse Museum and discover music devised for English Kings and for the Queen by her Masters of Music.

Curator Min-Jung Kim posing with A5917 Robe, silk/metallic thread/metal, unknown maker, China, 1900-1910

In the first half of the program I’m speaking to Min Jung Kim, Curator of Asian Art at the Powerhouse Museum, about Asian Reflections – Collectors and Collections. This exhibition reveals the diversity, beauty and skill found in the museum’s Asian decorative arts collection and raises questions about our relationship to the arts of ‘The East’.

Sydney Chamber Choir – Ria Andrioni is on the far left


Then, looking at history through music, we’ll be previewing A Royal Affair – a concert to be performed on Saturday 1 June in the Great Hall of Sydney University by the Sydney Chamber Choir. We meet with one of the multi-talented choristers – Ria Andriani – who has a special story to tell about her relationship to music.

For further information:

Reflections of Asia at the Powerhouse Museum: https://maas.museum/event/reflections-of-asia-collectors-and-collections/

Sydney Chamber Choir: https://www.sydneychamberchoir.org/2019-season-program and blog by our special guest Ria Andriani https://www.sydneychamberchoir.org/blog-1/2019/5/26/master-of-the-queens-and-kings-music


If you miss the program you can listen again by going to http://eastsidefm.org/arts/artsthursday/ and clicking on the date 30 May 2019.

Tune into Arts Thursday with Maisy Stapleton every fortnight from 10:30 to noon.

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