Harmonic Convergence

At his spanish mission-style mansion in Sydney's eastern suburbs, Japan's consul-general is showing off his art collection. With glass of red wine in hand, Tsukasa Kawada points out a triptych of sketches depicting traditional Japanese musicians: Two are by celebrated Australian artist Ken Done, but the third and most colorful is his own work. "I bought this frame and there were three spaces, so I put my own drawing in," the genial Kawada explains. It's a thumb-sized symbol of cultural exchange, and one that is amplified when five Sydney Symphony musicians proceed to perform a sprightly version of Percy Grainger's

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