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Through Nature to Eternity


Through Nature to Eternity

  • Date: Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall — Melbourne Recital Centre, Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Standard: $50 | Concession: $40 | Under 30: $30

Event Details

A musical narrative of love, loss and compassion

Singer/songwriter, Lior is renowned for his beautiful voice and lyrics that radiate truth and sincerity, and as the world searches for compassion and understanding, the importance of music as a means of communication cannot be undervalued. In this musical narrative of love, loss and compassion, Tinalley premieres a new song cycle by Ade Vincent and Lior, plus three of Dvořák’s rousing love songs from his collection of Cypresses. These echoes of love cherished, tormented and forgotten, are paired with Barber’s haunting ‘Adagio’ from his String Quartet Op.11 and Lior’s achingly beautiful ‘My Grandfather’.

In a final quest for peace, Lior and Nigel Westlake reimagine Sim Shalom (Grant Peace) from ‘Compassion’, merging the symphonic world with that of the string quartet. Ravel’s effusive String Quartet opens the program. Critics and public alike rejected the quartet when it was first performed, and yet now it is one of the genres most beloved works. At times wistful and at other times melancholic, even devastating; the work is in itself a reminder of the changeable nature of public sentiment.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Tinalley String Quartet


Maurice Ravel
String Quartet in F

Ade Vincent and Lior Attar
Song Cycle (World Premiere)
Commissioned by Melbourne Recital Centre

Antonín Dvořák
Cypresses for String Quartet, B.152, No.2, 3 and 4

Lior Attar
‘My Grandfather’

Samuel Barber
‘Adagio’ from String Quartet Op.11

Lior Attar and Nigel Westlake
Sim Shalom from ‘Compassion’ for String Quartet and Voice
Commissioned by Julian Burnside

Featured non-Australian music: Ravel, Dvorak, Barber

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Featured Australian Works

Sim Shalom (tenor with string quartet) by Nigel Westlake and Lior
— performed by Lior and Tinalley String Quartet

Featured artists

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