for Life, an ensemble made up of players from the Sydney Symphony
Orchestra and Opera Australia Orchestra, will be conducted by Roger
Benedict and joined by celebrated piano soloist Simon Tedeschi for
Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Music by Ravel and Faure will complete the
program and the fabulous Gondwana Senior Choir will also take part in
what promises to be one of the year’s musical highlights.
Roger Benedict believes strongly that music should be used
as a tool to help effect social change and initiated the highly
successful first Concert for Life in 2015. Suicide in Indigenous
communities has reached a crisis point, and the rates of youth suicide
are particularly shocking – Indigenous children (5-17 years old) in
Australia die from suicide at five times the rate of their
Donations will be used to underwrite the significant costs
of the event, and ensure that all the ticket income will go towards
suicide prevention projects.