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Sydney Symphony Orchestra | Ngapa William Cooper – Newcastle

24 May 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST

$25 – $60
2024 ngapa william cooper gallery

A rich new collaboration between composer Nigel Westlake, singer/songwriter Lior and language activist Lou Bennett, Ngapa William Cooper is a tribute to the life of Yorta Yorta activist William Cooper.

In 1938, Cooper, an Aboriginal activist who played a pivotal role in establishing equal rights for Aboriginal Australians, led one of the most striking Australian responses to the events of Kristallnacht in Nazi Germany. This new work is a way of preserving and promoting his legacy and bringing to light this remarkable act of compassion.

Ngapa William Cooper combines Westlake’s signature rich musical palette with moving vocals from Lior and Bennett. Sung in English and Yorta Yorta language, this powerful story celebrates a man who left behind a legacy of resistance, solidarity and empathy.

PROGRAM

ARVO PÄRT Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
NIGEL WESTLAKE Psyche, Concerto for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra
NIGEL WESTLAKE, LIOR, LOU BENNETT, SARAH GORY Ngapa William Cooper

ARTISTS

NIGEL WESTLAKE conductor
LIOR vocals
LOU BENNETT vocals
ANDREA LAM piano
BRENT GRAPES trumpet

Details

Date:
24 May 2024
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Cost:
$25 – $60
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Venue

Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle
cnr Auckland and Laman Streets
Newcastle, NSW 2308 Australia
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