News & Track: Ngaiire and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Latest Release, ‘The Less I Know The Better’ Cover, Sets the Stage for ‘Live At The Sydney Opera House’ Album and Grand Show Date

In a melding of contemporary allure and classical elegance, the year 2022 witnessed the convergence of future-soul sensation Ngaiire and the prestigious Sydney Symphony Orchestra for a captivating performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House. This sold-out spectacle, commemorating the venue’s 50th anniversary, left audiences spellbound with its fusion of modern sounds and refined orchestral arrangements. Capturing the essence of that remarkable evening, fans eagerly await the release of Ngaiire’s forthcoming album, ‘Live At The Sydney Opera House’, slated to debut on April 26th.

Fresh from supporting Sampha on tour, Ngaiire tantalises listeners with another sneak peek into her collaboration with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Their rendition of Tame Impala’s ‘The Less I Know The Better‘ amplifies the anticipation already stirred by the earlier release of ‘Once (Live at The Sydney Opera House)‘. Among the tracks featured on the album are selections from Ngaiire’s acclaimed work, ‘3‘, alongside newly arranged pieces that spotlight her commanding vocals against the backdrop of orchestral grandeur.

To celebrate this milestone, Ngaiire and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra are poised to grace the Opera House stage once again on May 4th. This unique concert event, complemented by support from Sydney’s underground icons, GODTET, promises an evening that transcends any defined genre boundaries, showcasing Ngaiire’s innovative blend of electronic future-soul, gospel, and alt-pop.

Renowned for her dynamic vocal prowess, Ngaiire’s artistry has garnered widespread acclaim, earning her numerous accolades including four ARIA Award nominations, three FBi Radio SMAC Awards, and the inaugural Australian Women in Music Award for Artistic Excellence. Her contributions to the music industry have been further recognised through shortlisting for the AMP and a nomination for J Awards’ Artist of The Year.

Beyond the acclaim, Ngaiire’s career is characterised by a steadfast commitment to musical exploration and collaboration. Her endeavours have seen her share stages and studios with an eclectic array of artists such as Alicia Keys, Flume, Hiatus Kaiyote, Sufjan Stevens, Australian Art Orchestra, and Leon Bridges. Ngaiire also made history in 2021 as the first Papua New Guinean to feature on ABC’s Play School and the inaugural musician to perform at Canberra’s National Press Club.

The imminent album release, accompanied by a reprisal of the monumental performance at Sydney Opera House, is poised to etch its mark in the annals of history, eagerly awaited by fans and critics alike. The collaboration between Ngaiire and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is a harmonious fusion of talent, set to culminate in a landmark occasion that will resonate through the corridors of time, reaffirming their place in the pantheon of musical legends.

Ngaiire Live: Saturday, 4th May
Sydney Opera House
With Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Tickets here

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