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Encounters with Music: Leigh Sales in Conversation


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As well as being one of Australia’s most loved and respected journalists, Leigh Sales AM is also a music enthusiast. She delves into the intricacies of this important lifelong relationship in Encounters with Music, a new series presented by the Wheeler Centre and ACO, hosted by Fenella Kernebone.


Leigh Sales is the author of four books and hosts the wildly popular podcast Chat 10 Looks 3 with fellow journalist Annabel Crabb. Until recently, she anchored the ABC’s primetime current affairs program 7.30. 

In an intimate conversation at ACO’s new home at Pier 2/3, Sales will reflect on the role music has played in her life and share some of the significant musical pieces that have influenced her over the years. 

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


Please notify us of all access requirements when booking online so we can assist you with your visit. If you require further information, please contact the Australian Chamber Orchestra at 1800 444 444 or


Leigh Sales

Leigh Sales AM is one of Australia’s most respected journalists. As the new presenter of Australian Story and the recent host of the ABC’s flagship current affairs program, 7.30, she has interviewed dozens of world leaders and celebrities, including Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, the Dalai Lam... 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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