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Bach Project Recap: Australia and New Zealand

Dec 2, 2019

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In November, Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach Project arrived in Australia and New Zealand, examining how we share our planet and find common ground in our communities.

The interior of the Sydney Opera House taken from above. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is at the center of the stage, with a white and blue spotlight on him.

Photography © Austin Mann

Australian debut performance! Bringing the Bach cello suites to the iconic Sydney Opera House.

Photography © Austin Mann

Exploring how culture and technology can help new migrants to Australia at a Connections Australia hackathon.

Photography © Austin Mann

Talking with composer, dancer, and violinist Eric Avery before a panel/performance on the arts and social agency at Barangaroo Reserve.

Photography © Bryony Jackson

Sharing the music of Bach with the audience at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Hamer Hall.

Photography © Bryony Jackson

A joyous encore with didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton.

Photography © Bryony Jackson

In conversation with students, cultural leaders, and scientists about how young people are using culture to imagine solutions to climate change at the University of Melbourne.

Photography © Bryony Jackson

Photography © Bryony Jackson

Celebrating the resilience, knowledge, and experience of Melbourne’s LGBTI+ elders at The Coming Back Out Ball.

Photography © Austin Mann

Bach from above at Christchurch Town Hall in New Zealand.

Photography © Austin Mann

Photography © Austin Mann

Connecting with mana whenua artists and artisans of the Ngāi Tahu iwi.

Photography © Austin Mann

Joining the Christchurch community before the concert for a traditional hāngi cooked by Tuahiwi hāngi masters.

Photography © Austin Mann

Honoring water as a community resource and the giver of life through song and weaving along the banks of the Ōtākaro Avon River.

Photography © Austin Mann

Reflecting on the role of water in our diverse cultural traditions with Christchurch rangatahi (youth).

Learn more about the Bach Project here. 

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