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 a youthful Beethoven, a mature Bartók, 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 Kicho by tango king Astor Piazzolla with its infectious rhythms, and The Witching Hour, a tour-de-force of bass virtuosity, irresistible energy and gorgeous melodies by Australian favourite Elena Kats-Chernin.
Join Kees and the musicians at the bar afterwards!
Kees Boersma double bass
Piazzolla (arr. Kees Boersma) Kicho
Beethoven Symphony No.1: 1st movement
Kats-Chernin The Witching Hour: 2nd movement, The Wooden Doll Awakens
R Strauss Metamorphosen (septet version)
Bartók Divertimento for strings: 3rd movement
City Recital Hall Member $44.10
Group (8+) $39
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