Compassion by Lior and Nigel Westlake

9 May at 8pm

Presented in association with Musica Viva Australia.

Compassion, written by singer songwriter composer Lior and composer Nigel Westlake, premiered with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House in late 2013.

Compassion by Lior is based on seven ancient Hebrew and Arabic texts, written in response to the vicious and implacable cycle of violence in the Middle East. Lior’s gloriously soulful voice and Westlake’s radiant music achieve the seemingly impossible: the uniting of Islam and Judaism in a joyful celebration of Compassion by Lior and its ability to bring people together across the divides of race and fear.

The chamber version of Compassion by Lior was commissioned by Tinalley String Quartet for premiere at the 2018 Adelaide Festival. This Octet version offers the opportunity to take this amazing and inspiring work to venues across Australia in 2020.

“an impressive and highly enjoyable work, to be counted among his [Westlake’s] finest.” The Australian


Subscriber* $39
Adult $49
Under 30's** $39

Duration: Approximately 100 minutes, including interval

*Subscriber discount only applies if purchased with a minimum 4-show subscription, and only available from our Box Office. For information contact the Box Office on 9243 9191.
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Everyone older than 18 months requires a ticket

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