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7.00pm Wednesday 21 June 2023
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

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Marliya return to the Sydney Opera House in June, performing their award-winning show Spinifex Gum with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

For these performances, Marylia are also joined by the Sydney Children’s Choir, as well as the show’s composer and creative director, Felix Riebl. The orchestra are conducted by Aaron Wyatt, who also conducts Spinifex Gum at the Adelaide Festival in June.

Marliya was first formed from members of the Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir, based in Cairns. Marliya has appeared at the Adelaide and Sydney festivals, Dreamtime at the G, and the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games. In 2019 Spinifex Gum was nominated for Best New Australian Work in the Helpmann Awards and toured nationally with performances at the Garma Festival and in the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory. Recent performances of Spinifex Gum include Live the Bowl in Melbourne in 2021 and BluesFest Byron Bay in 2022. 

“…entertaining…compelling, and the music carries its own cosmic energy.”
(Sydney Morning Herald)