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Lior & Westlake

Songs with Orchestra

Heart & soul
Power of the voice
Dates Fri 6 Sep, Sat 7 Sep Venue Sydney Opera House
Duration 1 hour 45 mins (incl. 20-min interval)

In 2011 Nigel Westlake captured Sydney hearts with his poignant and stirring Missa Solis- music that brought tears to the eyes of musicians as well as listeners. Then he came to us with the idea of a collaboration with one of Australia's most successful independent artists, singer-songwriter Lior.

Together they're working on Compassion, a symphony of songs that will unite the soulful power of Lior's voice with the radiance and vivid drama of Westlake's orchestral style. Their theme is the wisdom of compassion expressed through ancient writings and their musical artistry.

With orchestral arrangements of Lior's own songs, including 'This Old Love', 'Bedouin Song' and 'Daniel', this promises to be an unforgettable concert of authentic and life-affirming music-making.

An Interview with Lior and Nigel Westlake
An Interview with Lior and Nigel Westlake

Find out about the new work 'Compassion' by Lior and Nigel Westlake in this interview.

Lior and Westlake: Songs with Orchestra

Audio kindly supplied by the artists and ABC Classics.


Track 1 - LIOR Tumbling into the Dawn: Shadow Man
Track 2 - LIOR Tumbling into the Dawn: Driftwood
Track 3 - LIOR Tumbling into the Dawn: If I lost your love

Track 4 - WESTLAKE The Edge: An Ancient Wilderness (Film Music from the album Shimmering Light)
Emma Matthews (soprano) with the Contemporary Singers and the Victorian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Carl Vine
ABC Classics 476 3658

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