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Jandamarra

Sing for the Country

powerful story
tragic hero
Dates Thu 17 Jul, Fri 18 Jul Venue Sydney Opera House
Duration To be advised

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' 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.

Pre-concert talk by Vincent Plush in the Northern Foyer on Wednesday and Thursday at 5.45pm.
Jandamarra

Audio kindly supplied by Silver Partner Universal Music

Play

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Track 1 - Oboe Concerto: Rondo pastorale
Track 2 - Oboe Concerto: Minuet and Musette
Track 3 - Oboe Concerto: Finale
Neil Black, oboe, and the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim

ELOQUENCE 442 8333

Sponsors
PROGRAM
  • HOLST A Fugal Overture
  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Oboe Concerto
  • *STANHOPE & HAWKE Jandamarra - Sing for the Country [P]

[P] Premiere

Artists
  • Brett Weymark conductor
  • Diana Doherty oboe
  • Simon Lobelson baritone
  • Singers and Dancers of the Yilimbirri Ensemble
  • Gondwana Chorale
  • Sydney Children's Choir
  • Gondwana National Indigenous Children's Choir
  • Gondwana Combined Schools Choir

*Tea & Symphony

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Performance Dates
Wed 16 Jul
6:30PM
Past Performance
Thu 17 Jul
6:30PM
Past Performance
Fri 18 Jul
11:00AM
Past Performance
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