with the Musicians of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
28 May 2013 – 29 May 2013
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
The ultimate celebration with symphonic accompaniment, narration, and the singer himself.
Vivid LIVE presents Gurrumul in a world-first collaboration, re-arranging and performing the hits from his ARIA Award-winning, multi-platinum albums in a breathtaking orchestral debut with the Sydney Symphony.
From the breakthrough success of his eponymous album and lead singles Bapa, Djarimirri and Gurrumul History (I Was Born Blind) to his triumphant follow-up Rrakala, audiences will experience one of the nation's rarest and most angelic voices in an epic concert of sheer beauty.
Accompanying the release of his biography, Gurrumul: His Life & Music, this spectacle guides audiences through the masterful songwriter's life with rare footage and never-before-seen photography from his Yolngu upbringing right through to his international success.
Having already melted hearts across the world and armed with a legion of fans that includes Elton John, Björk and Sting, Vivid LIVE has now set the stage for audiences to delve deeper into Gurrumul's music and spirit in an exhilarating new way.
***** compellingly heartfelt with melodies so straightforward and powerful - The Guardian