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Compassion & Ngapa William Cooper

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Sat 9 Mar
From $55.00

Compassion & Ngapa William Cooper

Two extraordinary song cycles return to Adelaide Festival in 2024, now accompanied by the full force of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Songwriter Lior and composer Nigel Westlake’s first song cycle, Compassion, premiered in 2013 and was hailed as an instant classic. Ten years later, they created Ngapa William Cooper with Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung singer, composer and language activist Lou Bennett, which had its world premiere at the 2023 Adelaide Festival. Both song cycles draw upon historical events and writings, but their messages are relevant to this day.

For the very first time, orchestral versions of these two song cycles are presented together in a one-night-only performance at the Festival Theatre, featuring vocals from Lior and Lou Bennett and music from the ASO conducted by Nigel Westlake.

Join us for a night of uplifting music from some of our finest musical storytellers and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

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