One Song: The Music of Archie Roach
Saturday 19 February at 7.30pm | Gates 4pm
Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Northey conductor
Paul Grabowsky piano and collaborator
Sally Dastey vocalist
Sam Anning double bass
Stephan Magnusson guitar
In ‘One Song’ (realised with MSO Composer in Residence Paul Grabowsky AO) Archie Roach sings up a Big Idea: that we have mapped our journey as human beings across the oceans and lands of the world through song, that we have sung the world into existence, into meaning, and that the common thread of song links back to an origin, to the birth song of all things.
This performance also features an Acknowledgement of Country, Long Time Living Here, composed and performed by Deborah Cheetham AM.
Duration: approx. 75 minutes, no interval