Yoko Ono For Sydney Opera House


Once described by her late husband John Lennon as ‘the world’s most famous unknown artist,’ avant garde pioneer Yoko Ono is heading to Australia for her first ever on stage performance here – and an exclusive one – at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday November 17 at 3.00pm.

Now recognised as an innovative artist, and a symbol of the peace movement, the 80-year-old Ono remains active. In 2013 she was curator of the Meltdown Festival in London, became a high profile spokesperson for Artists Against Fracking, and will be releasing a new album with the Plastic Ono Band in September.

In Conversation with Yoko Ono: War is Over! (if you want it) will provide a rare opportunity to hear from Ono as she discusses her art, life, music, and activism.

Sydney will also  be the only Australian venue for the exhibition War is Over! (if you want it) at the Museum of Contemporary Art.  A retrospective of five decades of her art works, many of these conceptual artworks involve hands-on experiences for viewers. The exhibition opens at MCA on November 15.

Yoko Ono’s Sydney Opera House ‘In Conversation’ appearance is on Sunday 17th November, from 3pm at the Joan Sutherland Theatre. Tickets go on sale this Friday July 26, with prices ranging from $28 to $58.50.

In Conversation With Yoko Ono: War Is Over (If You Want It)

Sunday 17th November 2013, 3.00pm
Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre

Tickets and info: sydneyoperahouse.com

Premium $58.50(+ b/f)
Standard $35 – $45(+ b/f)
Insiders (Members) $28 – $36(+ b/f)


Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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