HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL: a ‘Festival Special Program’ in July, presented in association with Musica Viva Australia. Together, Nigel Westlake and LIOR have collaborated to create a symphony of songs of love, loss and compassion that unites the soulful beauty of Lior’s voice with the radiance and vivid drama of Westlake’s orchestral style.
‘Compassion’ is a lyrical and highly emotional work, drawing upon a collection of profound and poetic insights of Islam and Judaism, and the myriad of influences Westlake and Lior have been able to bring from their incredibly diverse backgrounds.
Performed by an octet which comprises some of Australia’s best ensemble musicians, this unique collaboration celebrates the importance of music as a potent means of communication, and how mercy, love and understanding can bring people together across the divides of race and fear.
Tinalley String Quartet
Alison Pratt: Percussion
Daniel De Borah: Piano
David Campbell: Double bass
PROGRAM | ‘COMPASSION’ (2012) | arranged for chamber ensemble
I Sim Shalom: Grant Peace
II Eize Hu Chacham?: Who is Wise?
III La Yu’minu: Until You Love Your Brother
IV Inna Rifqa: The Beauty Within
V Al Takshu L’vavchem: Don’t Harden Your Hearts
VI Ma Wadani Ahadun: Until the End of Time
VII Avinu Malkeinu: Hymn of Compassion
NB: There is no interval due to Covid restrictions
Date & Time
July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm