Contemplative Studies Centre at the University of Melbourne
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Voicing Women is presented as part of the Hanson Dyer Hall Series. All concerts in this series can also be streamed live via our website.
Voicing Women is a concert honouring art song by female composers. The program features a rich array of repertoire in German, French and English representing 150 years of vocal chamber music written by women, from performing duo Clara Schumann and Pauline Viardot, to contemporary Australian composers Linda Kouvaras and Katy Abbott. Join mezzo-soprano Linda Barcan and pianist Coady Green as they celebrate music for voice and piano by women of note.
Linda Barcan - Mezzo-soprano
Coady Green - Piano
To Be Announced
Presented by The Hon Barry Jones AC
‘Equality’ dropped off Australia’s political agenda in the 21st Century. Both sides of politics recognise that winning elections depends on the votes of ‘aspirationals’. So progressive taxation was dropped, education became more stratified in Australia than the US or UK, and governments moved away from ‘needs based’ policies.
A standard measure of ‘equality’ has been equal treatment under the law. However, past decades have been marked by the protection of special interests that are above the law and by the harsh treatment of those below the law. Casino owners, private schools and big miners have been in the first category; asylum seekers, public schools and Indigenous Australians in the second. Both sides of politics are tainted.
In the age of retail politics, all values have a dollar equivalent, debate is minimal and ‘truth’ purely operational. Courage, imagination, curiosity, compassion have disappeared without trace to the detriment of ‘Equality’.
What is to be done?
Jointly presented by the Melbourne Law School and Accountability Round Table LTD
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