ANZAC Day Salute - Centenary Concert
- Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 6:30pm
- Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
- Tickets: $39 - $126
Reflect and salute our ANZACs on the centenary of the Gallipoli landings with this moving musical tribute.
In 1910, just before World War I, English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote a fantasia for strings on an ancient hymn tune - haunting, passionate and ecstatic. In 2015 we've chosen it as a voiceless elegy for the soldiers lost in the 'war to end all wars'.
In a tribute to the spirit of ANZAC cooperation, we've also commissioned, together with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, two new creations that bring together young voices from both our nations. One is by New Zealander Michael F Williams, taking the poignant letters sent home from the trenches as his inspiration. The other is by Australian James Ledger, including a lyric by songwriter Paul Kelly.
Featured non-Australian music: Vaughan Williams, Aaron Copland, Michael F Williams
Featured Australian Works
|War Music : SATB choir with orchestra (2015) by James Ledger — World premiere|
— performed by Richard Gill and Sydney Symphony Orchestra
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