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Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Sydney Symphony Orchestra performs Ngapa William Cooper
25 May

Sydney Symphony Orchestra performs Ngapa William Cooper

The Art House Theatre, Wyong

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra
A work of both outstanding musical quality and extraordinary cultural significance

25th May in 2 days. Tickets $30 to $65

In 2014, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra joined with composer Nigel Westlake and singer/songwriter Lior to present Compassion – and it proved a huge hit, winning awards and becoming an instant audience favourite. In 2024, the Orchestra reunites with Westlake and Lior for their rich new collaboration with language activist Lou Bennett.

Ngapa William Cooper is a tribute to the life of Yorta Yorta activist William Cooper, an Aboriginal activist who played a pivotal role in establishing equal rights for Aboriginal Australians and led the Australian Aborigine's League protest against the events of Kristallnacht in Nazi Germany.


Sung in English and Yorta Yorta language, this powerful story combines Westlake's signature rich musical palette with moving vocals from Lior and Bennett to celebrate Cooper's legacy of resistance, solidarity and empathy.

This performance will also feature Nigel Westlake's Trumpet Concerto, written for the Orchestra's Associate Principal Trumpet Brent Grapes.

PROGRAM
ARVO PÄRT Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
NIGEL WESTLAKE Psyche Trumpet Concerto
NIGEL WESTLAKE, LIOR, LOU BENNETT, SARAH GORY Ngapa William Cooper.


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