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JANDAMARRA: SING FOR COUNTRY

16 July 2014 – 18 July 2014

Venue: Concert Hall  View Seat Map
Presented by: Sydney Symphony

Jandamarra tells the story of the famous Aboriginal warrior and assembles storytellers, Indigenous singers and dancers, the acclaimed Gondwana choirs, young singers from all over Sydney… and a symphony orchestra!

Description

Paul Stanhope's new creation, tells the story of Jandamarra the famous Aboriginal warrior and leader whose short life created a legacy, and Bunuba dancers and singers and children's choirs join with the orchestra in a performance that will live in the memory for many years. Powerfully atmospheric music.

Paul Stanhope's new creation, tells the story of Jandamarra the famous Aboriginal warrior and leader whose short life created a legacy, and Bunuba dancers and singers and children's choirs join with the orchestra in a performance that will live in the memory for many years. Powerfully atmospheric music.

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.

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.

HOLST  A Fugal Overture
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  Oboe Concerto
STANHOPE & HAWKE  Jandamarra - Sing for the Country

For the July 18 Jandamurra Tea & Symphony performance, click here

 

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Artist Information

Brett Weymark conductor
Diana Doherty oboe
Singers and Dancers of the Yilimbirri Ensemble
Gondwana National Indigenous Children's Choir
Gondwana Chorale
Sydney Children's Choir
Sydney High School Choirs


Pricing Information

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

Standard $39 - $79
Concession* $44 - $62
Groups 8+ $39 - $55
Booking fee applies per transaction

$8.50 - Contact Centre
$8.50 - Internet
$5.00 - Box Office Counter

Pricing Information Explained

Pricing Information Explained

For events which offer concession pricing, if you purchase concession tickets, please ensure you have your Proof of Concession with you when you attend an event.

Ticket Booking Enquiries: For all general booking enquiries please email the Contact Centre or call on +61 2 9250 7777 for more information.

Groups Bookings: Please email the Group Booking team or call on +61 2 9250 7700 for more information.

Insider Prices: Insiders are Sydney Opera House members. Insiders get waived booking fees, up to 20% off Sydney Opera House Presents shows and more. More Info

* Concessions include: Australian pensioners and Australian full time students

Performance Dates

Wednesday 16 July 6:30pm
Thursday 17 July 6:30pm
Friday 18 July 11am Tea & Symphony performance.  CLICK HERE to book.

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