This month we’re celebrating Stream’s one-year anniversary with a selection of performances, talks, and classic shows that reflect the richness and diversity of our culture
Sydney Opera House
05 Apr 2022
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Musical mavericks Ensemble Offspring return with a sonic tribute to First Nations composers, award-winning artist and poet Jazz Money performs a powerful ode to Country for our ongoing Shortwave series, and our Footlights & Booklights series visits Taronga Zoo for a charming reading of Edward the Emu. Plus: all the highlights from Piano Day, a series of free talks from our All About Women festival, and the chance to revisit a legendary concert from the one-and-only Crowded House, recorded live at the Sydney Opera House. Here’s to another great year!
Crowded House | Live at Sydney Opera House
A legendary concert that captured the attention of the nation, Crowded House’s 2016 performance at the Sydney Opera House saw the local heroes reunite 20 years after their Farewell tour to deliver a thrilling, career-spanning show – from the hits that soundtracked our lives (“Weather With You”, “Don’t Dream It’s Over”) to the Finn brothers’ Split Enz classics. Recorded live under the iconic sails, it’s one for the ages – and yours to stream this month. Available to rent for $6.99.
“One of our greatest rock moments” declared the Sydney Morning Herald.
Ensemble Offspring: Composing Songlines | A Celebration of First Nations Composers
Free to stream
Sydney musical collective, Ensemble Offspring unite the most innovative instrumentalists from around the country, and they’re celebrating the singular sounds created across the past five years by the Ngarra-Burria: First Peoples Composers program. Channelling ancient sounds and voices, the musicians bring these compositions to life, reflecting upon the land, nature and culture of our First Peoples. Be sure to also check out the insightful Artists Talk with the Composing Songlines team, including Yuwaalaraay composer Nardi Simpson and Biripi composer Troy Russell.
Side By Side | Ensemble Offspring’s Claire Edwardes & Lamorna Nightingale
Free to stream
If Composing Songlines has left you wanting more Ensemble Offspring, our latest Side By Side episode features the innovative collective’s acclaimed percussionist and Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes, in conversation with flutist Lamorna Nightingale. Together these two musical mavericks go deep on their careers and collaborations, championing the work of established and emerging composers, and celebrating the work of First nations musicians. An always-fascinating dive into the creative process.
In this evocative, deeply moving performance film responding to ideas of gaze and ownership, award-winning Wiradjuri artist Jazz Money invites us to imagine the erasure of the colony, as the city crumbles and we’re reminded – through the power of poetry and images – that Country remains sacred, strong and unshakeable. Featuring a score by Wiradjuri multi-instrumentalist Zeppelin Hamilton.
What a joy to welcome back Footlights & Booklights as our storytime series takes us to Sydney’s iconic Taronga Zoo – and its breathtaking harbour backdrop – for a true Aussie children’s classic. Join actor and TV host Hunter Page-Lochard as he reads Sheena Knowles and Rod Clement’s enduring kids’ fave Edward the Emu, the story of one bird’s quest to discover a new adventure – and, just maybe, himself.
The broadcast will feature performances, pre-recorded packages and exclusive interviews, showcasing both the piano and the diversity of musicians who work with the instrument.
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Piano Day 2022 | On Demand
Free to stream
If you missed the premiere of Piano Day 2022, don’t worry, you can now watch all the performances on-demand. Celebrate the instrument with four classical, experimental, and contemporary musicians, including exclusive films featuring Amanda Palmer and Andrea Lam. There’s also a four-hander by Ian Munro and Vatche Jambazian, shot in the Utzon Room against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour, and don’t miss Zubin Kanga’s performance filmed at Café Otto in London, in which the pianist manipulates sound with the help of cutting edge sensor gloves – and a pair of knitting needles.
Watch three, new-to-stream talks from our recent All About Women festival. In We’ve Got This, three mothers living with disability – Eliza Hull, Elly-May Barnes, and Debra Keenahan – gather to share the joy, triumph, and difficulties of their lived experience, as they reflect upon Hull’s revelatory new book of the same name. Emerging linguistically and culturally diverse writers read their work live on stage for the first time forIn Colour, a performance from Western Sydney-based literacy movement Sweatshop, in dialogue with mentors Winnie Dunn and Randa Abdel-Fattah. And in The Wendy McCarthy Effect, the feminist icon joins us to share her remarkable stories, achievements, and the lessons she has learned – and taught us all – along the way.
Our summer Stream continues full steam this month, with another richly eclectic selection of music, dance and performance from Australia and across the world. Plus, with our new Stream app for mobile, tablet and TV, you can immerse yourself in art, performance and music anytime, anywhere.
As we head into summer and return to something resembling normal, we’re seeing out the year with a bumper crop of online offerings including the UK/AU Digital Season featuring works from an array of unique and diverse British voices exploring themes of identity and community