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All tickets $15


Wednesday 04 August 2021

6:00pm at Iwaki

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 cultural initiatives to forge more immediate and relatable links between countries cannot be underestimated. Creative innovators from Australia’s musical fields frequently find themselves at the cutting edge of diplomacy, their entrepreneurial efforts finding traction in the dynamic new cultural markets of Asia in exciting and unexpected ways.

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

This event will be filmed with cameras in the auditorium.

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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.

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Proudly supported by the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations

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