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Festival Director: Stephen Hall

The 1987 Festival of Sydney had a particularly strong international program: from the United Kingdom the Festival presented Michael Clark and his dance company; from Chicago the Steppenwolf Theatre Company; from Eire the Druid Theatre Company; from Minneapolis, solo performer Kevin Kling, and from New York, Bill Irwin. Not to mention the distinguished Slovak Chamber Orchestra, superb English pianist John Bingham, and the 90 strong Pendyrus Male Voice Choir from Wales.

Locally, Theatre South made a welcome return from Wollongong and Brisbane’s Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe performed in Sydney for the first time.

Classical music found a new home with twilight recitals in the Vestibule at Sydney Town Hall, while Hyde Park Barracks transformed into the Bacardi Festival Club.


Conversations On A Homecoming
Druid Theatre Company

Lydia Breeze
Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Desdemona & Othello
Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe

Kevin Kling

Trumpets And Raspberries
By Dario Fo
Theatre South

The Regard Of Flight
Bill Irwin


No Fire Escape in Hell
Michael Clark and Company


Australian Chamber Orchestra
The Song Company
Director: Charles Colman

Australian Chamber Orchestra
Countertenor: Andrew Dalton
Harpsichordist: Nicholas Parle

Australian Youth Orchestra
Conductor: Ronald Zollman
Organist: Christopher Dearnley

Mahler: The Resurrection Symphony
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, The Sydney Philharmonia Choir
Director: Peter Seymour OBE
Conductor: Stuart Challender
Soloists: Valerie Hanlon, Elizabeth Campbell
Organ: Christopher Dearnley

Slovak Chamber Orchestra

Symphony Under The Stars
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stuart Challender

Twilight Recitals In The Vestibule: Beverley Bergen
Soprano: Beverley Bergen
Associate artists: Hartmut Lindemann (viola), David Bollard (piano)

Twilight Recitals In The Vestibule: COLLAGE

Twilight Recitals In The Vestibule: Dene Olding, Max Olding

Twilight Recitals In The Vestibule: I Solisti Sydney

Twilight Recitals In The Vestibule: Plectra Plectra

Twilight Recitals In The Vestibule: The Broken Consort

Twilight Recitals In The Vestibule: The Sydney Ensemble

Advanced Australian Fare
Sirocco, Papalote, Churinga, Judy Small, Redgum, The Bushwackers, Wedding Parties Anything, Nubrij

Christopher Dearnley

John Bingham

Maria Farandouri and her ensemble

Midsummer Jazz
Lee Barnard's Band, Georgie Fame And His Australian Blue Flames, The Young Lions, the Dave Dalwitz Sydney Big Band, Tony Barnard Quartet, Northside Big Band

Music On The Move

Paco Peña

Pendyrus Male Voice Choir


Opera In The Park - Madama Butterfly
Australian Opera, The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra
Conductor: Stuart Challender


Australia Day Ceremony

Bacardi Festival Club

Diners Club Australia Day Picnic

The Lord Mayor's New Year's Eve Masked Ball

Writers’ Week



Festival Schooner Race


Pylon To Park Minithon

Team Kawasaki Jet Ski

The BOC Challenge Around Alone

1987 program

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