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8 April 2021 at 6pm
Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre

Ears Wide Open is MSO’s talks and ideas program celebrating our music and artists through informative presentations, conversations, behind the scenes demonstrations and participatory workshops.

What role does the 21st Century orchestra have in fostering mutual understanding between countries?

The power of the arts to forge immediate and relatable links between countries cannot be underestimated. Hosted by AsiaSociety’s Director of Programs, James Scullin, our panel of experts will explore the importance of ‘soft’ diplomacy, and the role the artists can play in building international relationships:

  • Chng Hak-Peng – Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Symphony Orchestra
  • Dr Pippa Dickson – Director, Asialink Arts
  • Andrew Cumpston – Director Victoria State Office, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Li-Wei Qin – world-renowned cellist and chamber musician, Associate Professor at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
  • Sophie Galaise – Managing Director, MSO

This far-reaching discussion will explore who is leading the soft power agenda and where the future for international creative diplomacy initiatives is headed.

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Ears Wide Open is proudly presented by TarraWarra Estate.

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The Ears Wide Open program is supported by City of Melbourne.

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Proudly supported by the Australian Government through the Office of the Arts.


Proudly supported by the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations

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