The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Library presents PhD
candidate, Jing Cai’s research exhibition: Rising from the East: Opera in
The exhibition showcases an operatic snapshot of China
today; in particular how Chinese practitioners revive western classical operas
and invent new contemporary Chinese operas.
The exhibition will feature three key themes: reviving western operas in contemporary featuring: Turandot, Die Fledermaus, Rigoletto, Aida and Der Fliegende Holländer; Chinese New Commission – Jinsha River composed by LEI Lei; Operatic Data and the NCPA.
The Conservatorium Library showcases researcher and PhD candidate Samuel Cottell’s The Life and Music of Tommy Tycho in a newly opened exhibition. View Tommy Tycho’s career, spanning radio, television and performances at the newly opened Sydney Opera House (in 1973), the opening of the Sydney Entertainment Centre (1983) and many more live concerts and performances.
Curated by Samuel Cottell (PhD)
When: 10 August – 10 October 2016
Where: Conservatorium of Music Library, Glass Space & Glass Case
Further features of the exhibition include key examples of Tycho’s musical output, featuring LP and 45’ recordings, samples of his handwritten sheet music (arrangements and compositions); commercial sheet music, trade journals, concert programs, photographs of Tommy Tycho as well video footage of him performing with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra on the ABC music program, My Music.
Gain a deeper understanding of Tycho’s musical style, output and contribution to Australian music from 1951 when he first arrived in Australia to 2007, when he received an Honorary Doctor of Music from the University of Sydney.
Samuel Cottell (PhD) focuses his research on the mediation and consumption of ‘light music’ in Australia from 1951-1983. Following the life and career of Tommy Tycho his research addresses a central theme of Tycho’s life; adaptability.
The Conservatorium Library is currently holding an exhibition to commemorate acclaimed Australian composer, Peter Sculthorpe, Emeritus Professor of Compostion at the University of Sydney, and to celebrate his musical influences. On display are a selection of scores, books, recordings and in particular, featured musical instruments: an Indonesian Gamelan instrument and a Japanese Sho wind instrument.
Sculthorpe taught ethnomusicology, which supported his lifelong interest in the traditional musical cultures of Asia. Students of his included, Ross Edwards, Barry Conyngham and Anne Boyd. Read more >
Where: Entrance of the Conservatorium Library
Level 2, C41, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Corner of Bridge and Macquarie Street, Sydney. Cost: FREE and open to the public. Times: Opening times vary – please check the Conservatorium Library website for details.
For more information contact Marie Chellos or Celia Brown