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Compassion : for string quartet, piano, double bass, percussion and solo voice, a song cycle in seven movements,

by Lior and Nigel Westlake (2013, this version: 2017)

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Performance by Sydney Symphony, Lior, Nigel Westlake from the CD Compassion

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Compassion / Nigel Westlake, Lior ; Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

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Library shelf no. CD 2522 [Not for loan]

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Work Overview

Compassion" draws from the rich worlds of Islam and Judaism to present a collection of profound and poetic messages surrounding the idea of compassion between human beings. The texts are largely a collection of poems, proverbs and songs that give us an insight into such wisdom. Their similarities are immense and their universality is undeniable. Far from the misguided commentaries that have so often steered humanity away from the true enactment of compassion, these texts affirm that attaining a greater sense of compassion is an ultimate goal, and letting it guide our actions is the ultimate wisdom.

Work Details

Year: 2013, this version: 2017

Instrumentation: Tenor voice, 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass, piano, percussion (1 player).

Duration: 40 min.

Commission note: Commissioned by Tinalley String Quartet.

First performance: by Lior, Tinalley String Quartet, Daniel de Borah, Claire Edwardes, Andrew Meisel at Adelaide Festival: Compassion (Adelaide Town Hall) on 12 Mar 2018

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2014 Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Orchestral Finalist Nigel Westlake

Performances of this work

5 Jun 2021: at Compassion featuring Lior (Queensland Performing Arts Centre QPAC). Featuring Camerata (Queensland's Chamber Orchestra), Lior.

3 Jun 2021: at Compassion featuring Lior (Empire Theatre (Toowoomba)). Featuring Lior, Camerata (Queensland's Chamber Orchestra).

4 Apr 2021: at Westlake & Lior: Compassion (Four Winds Sound Shell). Featuring Rebecca Lagos, Nigel Westlake, Fellows of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Lior, Goldner String Quartet, Liisa Pallandi, Timo-Veikko Valve, Stefan Cassomenos.

5 Mar 2021: at Adelaide Symphony Orchestra: Compassion (King Rodney Park / Ityamai-Itpina). Featuring Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Nigel Westlake, Lior.

22 Mar 2019: at Compassion (Federation Concert Hall, Hobart). Featuring Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Nigel Westlake, Lior.

12 Oct 2018: at Opening Gala (Southcombe Park Stadium ). Featuring Damien Eckersley, Claire Edwardes, Daniel de Borah, Tinalley String Quartet, Lior, Zoe Black.

13 May 2018: at Compassion (Robert Blackwood Concert Hall). Featuring Monash Academy Orchestra, Nigel Westlake, Lior.

12 Mar 2018: at Adelaide Festival: Compassion (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Tinalley String Quartet, Lior, Daniel de Borah, Claire Edwardes, Andrew Meisel.

11 Jul 2017: at Lior and the Australian Youth Orchestra (Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall). Featuring Nigel Westlake, Australian Youth Orchestra, Lior.

10 Jul 2017: at Lior and the Australian Youth Orchestra (Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall). Featuring Lior, Nigel Westlake, Australian Youth Orchestra.

15 Feb 2014: at Lior and Nigel Westlake - Compassion (Sidney Myer Music Bowl). Featuring Lior, Nigel Westlake, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

7 Feb 2014: at Compassion: Lior and Westlake (Festival Theatre - Adelaide Festival Centre). Featuring Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Lior, Nigel Westlake.

7 Feb 2014: at ASO: Lior & Westlake (Festival Theatre - Adelaide Festival Centre). Featuring Nigel Westlake, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

11 Dec 2013: at WASO: Lior & Westlake (Perth Concert Hall). Featuring West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Nigel Westlake, Lior.

28 Sep 2013: at QSO: Compassion (Westlake & Lior) (QPAC Concert Hall). Featuring Lior, Nigel Westlake, Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

7 Sep 2013: at Sydney Symphony: Lior & Westlake (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Lior, Nigel Westlake, Sydney Symphony.

6 Sep 2013: at Sydney Symphony: Lior & Westlake (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Lior, Sydney Symphony, Nigel Westlake.

Sep 13: Sydney Opera House. Featuring Nigel Westlake, Sydney Symphony, Lior.

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