Jackson Ford Showroom Featuring TSO String Quintet And Yyan & Emily

Jackson Ford Showroom, Corner Lower Charles and William Street, Launceston

Sunday, May 08

1:00 pm — 3:15 pm

Booking required

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Junction Presents Open House Launceston Produced by the Festival of Architecture and Sound

Beautiful spaces with incredible acoustics. Be immersed and inspired by a collision of architecture, music and performance.

Jackson Ford Showroom meets TSO in a pile up with Yyan and Emily. Motors and music. Get bumper to bumper with Errol Stewart as he unpacks the history of the heritage site with a glass of whisky.

A quintet of musicians from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra conjure up the back streets of Buenos Aires, the hills of Appalachia and the remote mountain communities of Romania with music by Astor Piazzolla, Mark O’Connor and Béla Bartók. Added to the mix is a touch of tango and a dash of ragtime from Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin.

Yyan and Emily is one of Tasmania’s premier folk duos. They compose and perform original chamber-folk that incorporates enduring folk traditions and contemporary classical music. Their compositional inspiration spans classical crossover, acoustic fingerstyle, Japanese Zen, djent, French impressionist, Nordic and Celtic folk styles. Yyan and Emily have been a featured act at every major festival in Tasmania (MONA FOMA/Dark MOFO/Ten Days on the Island/The Unconformity/Cygnet Folk Festival/Mt Roland Folk Festival) and are performing at the National Folk Festival 2022 in Canberra.

Showtimes: 1pm – 2.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.15pm (90 Minutes)

Ticket price: $85/$75


The show is spread across two spaces. The audience will be seated and move between them. The first space is at ground level with no steps and the second space is up a flight of stairs. We are committed to accessible and inclusive events which can present challenges as we explore private architectural spaces. Please contact us if you have any accessibility concerns about this show and together we’ll figure out a way for you to join us.



Building Types



Architectural Periods

Federation/Edwardian (1902-1918)

Interwar (1919-1940)


Architecture & Sound


History of Hobart


Emma Anglesey

Emma Anglesey has activated Open House Hobart with music and last year it was under the banner of the new Festival of Architecture and Sound. Emma is really excited to be creative producing these events in partnership with Junction and Open House Launceston in her hometown. Emma is a Tasmanian singer-songwriter and one half of Runaway Belles, the country folk pop duo with Tash Parker. Last year Runaway Belles’ single Flames went to #1 on the AMRAP Regional Chart and the band received the Arts Tasmania New Works for New Markets grant to record new music. Emma’s songs have been playlisted by Double J and ABC Radio and used by Triple J to advertise Unearthed. Emma has performed at Woodford Folk Festival, A festival called Panama, Falls Festival, Party in the Paddock, Dark Mofo and Mona Foma, and toured with Guy Pearce, The Waifs and JUNO award winning Canadian band The East Pointers. In 2018 she showcased at Australia’s SXSW BIGSOUND. Read more

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