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Encounters with Music: Larissa Behrendt in Conversation


Academic and author Larissa Behrendt AO examines the role that music has played in her life and work for Encounters with Music, a series presented by the ACO and the Wheeler Centre, hosted by Fenella Kernebone.


One of Australia’s leading legal minds, Larissa Behrendt is an award-winning author of three novels; Home, Legacy and After Story, as well as numerous legal textbooks. She is also a filmmaker, columnist, radio presenter and advocate for the arts and education.  

Join Behrendt as she delves into her rich relationship with music throughout her life in an intimate conversation at ACO’s picturesque new home, Pier 2/3 in Sydney’s Walsh Bay. 

This event is presented in partnership with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Explore the other conversations in the Encounters with Music series featuring Helen Garner, Bill Henson and Leigh Sales. 


Single talks are $35* via the ACO

Or click here to purchase all four Sydney talks in the Encounters with Music series for only $105*

*Transaction fee of $7.50 applies


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Larissa Behrendt

Larissa Behrendt is Professor of Indigenous Research and Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney. She is a regular columnist for The Guardian and has published numerous textbooks on Indigenous legal issues. She is also the author of t... Read more

Fenella Kernebone

Fenella Kernebone is the host of ABC TV’s new weekly half hour arts show, Art Nation. In conjunction with the ABC’s new Arts Gateway, Art Nation follows on from the ABC’s previous arts show, Sunday Arts, which Fenella began working on as a presenter and producer in 2006. Fenella continues to r... Read more


Pier 2/3 (Sydney)

Pier 2/3 13A Hickson Road Dawes Point NSW 2000

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