Barbara Lowing, actor
Wild Card Mystery Guest
WHAT TO EXPECT
Beethoven’s Grand Fugue has been termed “a great artistic testament to the human capacity for meaning” and provides a gripping Season 2020 opening work. Phillip Glass’s Echorus commemorates the inspiring humanity of the great violinist, Yehudi Menuhin, with a text by Alan Ginsberg read by acclaimed local actor, Barbara Lowing. You will be transported to a chapel where macho bullfighters pray for their lives ahead of their encounters in the Madrid arena, a scene that inspired Turina to write his sensual The Bullfighter’s Prayer. Following interval, we welcome a special guest artist, leading Australian singer/songwriter Lior, whose beautiful voice joins in music written together with Nigel Westlake in Compassion – a song cycle with words that aim to unite Islam and Judaism into a remarkable and authentic celebration of compassion. Along with our signature Wild Card Mystery Guest, expect a night of deep feeling and inspiration!
Beethoven Grosse Fugue (Grand Fugue), Op.133
Phillip Glass Echorus for Two Violins and String Orchestra (1995, version of the Etude No.2 for piano)
Joaquín Turina La oración del torero (The Bullfighter’s Prayer), Op.34
Nigel Westlake/Lior Compassion – Symphony of Songs, for tenor and chamber orchestra
“You won’t believe my excitement about this program! I’ve wanted to work with Lior as a special guest with Camerata for years and it’s finally happening. His work “Compassion” is exquisite and truly moving – it is definitely not to be missed. I can’t wait!” A note from Jonny Ng (Principal Second Violin)
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