SSO Principal Double Bass Kees Boersma introduces a program of orchestral music that has inspired him during his career.
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Playlist concerts give you a chance to hear short and inspiring programs of classical music – favourites and rarities – personally programmed and introduced by one of the SSO musicians. In this concert, the SSO’s Dutch-born Principal Double Bass Kees Boersma has chosen a playlist that reflects his European musical foundations. He’s including music by Beethoven and an intimate chamber music arrangement of Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen. Written near the end of World War II, the powerful and profound Metamorphosen stands today, says Kees, as “the greatest musical study on the futility of war”. But it’s not all serious, you’ll also hear music like Contrabajissimo by Tango king Astor Piazzolla – an alluring mix of infectious rhythms and “contrabass” virtuosity!
Join Kees and the musicians at the bar afterwards!
Kees Boersma double bass
Beethoven Symphony No.1: 1st movement
R Strauss Metamorphosen (septet version)
City Recital Hall Member $44.10
Group (8+) $39
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