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Wed, 01 May


Snow Concert Hall

Compassion - Opening Gala @ CIMF

The Canberra premiere of Nigel Westlake and Lior's incredible ground breaking work, "Compassion"

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Compassion - Opening Gala @ CIMF
Compassion - Opening Gala @ CIMF


01 May 2024, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Snow Concert Hall, 40 Monaro Cres, Red Hill ACT 2603, Australia


Presented with the generous support of Doma Goup and Snow Concert Hall

After ten years, Lior’s Compassion is finally coming to Canberra. Lior’s Compassion finally comes to Canberra. Since its premiere in 2013, this ground breaking work has won over critics and audiences alike, earning the 2014 ARIA award for Best Classical Album. Based on ancient Hebrew and Arabic texts, Compassion brings together Lior’s ravishing voice and refined collaboration with Nigel Westlake to offer a life-affirming statement of shared humanity for a divided world.Setting the scene are three musical giants from different corners of the world in a Festival exclusive: Persian tar player Hamed Sadeghi, acclaimed Belgian pianist Bram De Looze, and our very own William Barton. Not to be missed.


William Barton with Hamed Sadeghi and Bram De Looze 

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Compassion – Lior Attar and Nigel Westlake


Lior, voice William Barton, didgeridoo Bram De Looze, piano Hamed Sadeghi, tar Véronique Serret, violin Victoria Bihun, violin Florian Peelman, viola Freya Schack-Arnott, cello Ben Ward, double bass Claire Edwardes, percussion Ronan Apcar, piano Roland Peelman, director

Hamed Sadeghi is supported by Wendy and Stewart May Florian Peelman is supported by Peronelle and Jim Windeyer Claire Edwardes is supported by Elspeth and Graham Humphries Roland Peelman is supported by Anna and Bob Prosser

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