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Through Nature to Eternity


Through Nature to Eternity

  • Date: Monday, 2 May 2016 to Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House - Utzon Room — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: $60/$50/$30 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9250 7777

Event Details

One of Australia’s most successful independent singer-songwriters, Lior joins the Tinalley String Quartet for two intimate performances in the Utzon Room, featuring the music of Ravel, Dvorak, Barber, Lior, and a reimagining of Compassion by Nigel Westlake. 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 and Lior premiere a new song cycle by Melbourne composer, Ade Vincent.

Three of Dvorak’s rousing love songs from his collection of Cypresses; echoes of love cherished, tormented and forgotten, are paired with Barber’s haunting ‘Adagio’ from his String Quartet Opus 11 and Lior’s achingly haunting ‘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.

Featured non-Australian music: Ravel, Dvorak, Barber

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

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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