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SSO: Jandamarra (Stanhope)


SSO: Jandamarra (Stanhope)

  • Date: Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 6:30pm
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: $71-$39 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 8215 4600

Event Details

Jandamarra assembles storytellers, Indigenous singers and dancers, the acclaimed Gondwana choirs, young singers from all over Sydney… and a symphony orchestra!

Jandamarra - warrior and leader - lived at a time when white pastoralists were laying claim to Bunuba country in the Kimberley, a time of violence and upheaval. He was only in his mid-20s when he was gunned down, but in his short life he created a legacy that has never been forgotten.

In collaboration with the Bunuba people, who own the story, we'll transform the Concert Hall to play out the drama of this tragic hero poised between two worlds. Sing for the Country (Ngalanybarra Muwayi).

Violence and upheaval also form the background for Vaughan Williams's Oboe Concerto. The music has a wistful pastoral character - everything you'd expect of the composer of The Lark Ascending - but it was born under the roar of German air raids.

Featured non-Australian music: Holst, Vaughan Williams

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 8215 4600

Featured Australian Works

Jandamarra: Sing for the Country : Ngalanyabarra Muwayi.u (2014) by Steve Hawke and Paul Stanhope — World premiere
— performed by Gondwana Choirs, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Brett Weymark

Featured artists

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