7.30–9.30pm, Friday 29 April
Omar Musa & Friends
9pm, Saturday 30 April | The Neilson
Tickets $35 for under 35s and from $49 for adults
Much like the ACO, Bornean-Australian creative Omar Musa isn’t one to be constrained by convention.
Achieving ground-breaking success as a rapper, poet, author, visual artist and more, Omar defies categorisation as he moves seamlessly between artforms with the release of four poetry books, four hip-hop records and a standing ovation at TEDx Sydney at the Sydney Opera House.
Omar joins the ACO’s Pier 2/3 opening celebrations for an electrifying performance that will be both humorous and moving, as he combines storytelling, poetry, music and political commentary with striking visuals of his renowned wood cuts projected within the space. Traversing bushfire-ravaged Australia to Bornean rainforests, Omar explores love, family, food, identity and more alongside special guest performers including NES.
Omar Musa with special guests including NES.
This show will go for approximately 60 mins with no interval.
1–2pm, Saturday 30 April
ACO Emerging Artist Showcase
2.30–3.30pm, Saturday 30 April
In Conversation: Music and creativity
4.30–5.30pm, Saturday 30 April
6–7pm, Saturday 30 April
Music in Time Part One
10am–1pm, Sunday 1 May
ACO Family Day
3–3.45pm, Sunday 1 May
In Conversation: Inside the Pier
1.30pm–2.45pm, Sunday 1 May
The Song Company
4.30–5.30pm, Sunday 1 May
All the Hemispheres
6–7pm, Sunday 1 May