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The Compassion Symphony

It is a wish that the Compassion Symphony, written by Lior Attar and Nigel Westlake, be performed in all compassionate cities in the world. It premiered at the Sydney Opera House in 2013. Conducted by Nigel Westlake. Compassionate Austin's Symphony performed it in 2016 and then again in 2019.  Here is part of a review from the Austin American-Statesman: 

“Compassion” is a major work of vocal and symphonic world music.

Austin Symphony earned a significant badge of honor three seasons ago when it gave the North American premiere of this seven-movement song cycle by Australians Nigel Westlake and Lior Attar. That debut won an Austin Critics Table Award for best symphonic performance.

The orchestra amplified that honor by racing “Compassion” back to the Long Center stage this season to the delirious response of Austin audiences.

Why not contact your local symphony to see if they will consider putting it on their docket.  This will take time.  The Compassion Symphony has now also been arranged for a smaller orchestra group.

Here is one of the songs from the Compassion Song Cycle:

LIOR - Avinu Malkeinu - performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra



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