Ora was an extremely gifted bass player who performed with great talent and ﬁnesse. She was my best friend and we performed together for about 15 years. This composition was an opportunity for me to memorialise and remember her, through this unaccompanied, beautiful composition, Lament.
“In 2022, we continue to develop and shape the rich canon of Australian music. We present no fewer than 20 Australian works across our season, including composers Richard Meale, Margaret Sutherland, Deborah Cheetham and Malcolm Williamson – and a bold new composition for the mainstage by Leah Curtis.” – Jessica Cottis, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director