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Mozart and the French Connection

Mozart and the French Connection

Thursday 22 February, 2018

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

François Leleux, one of the great oboists of our time, returns to Sydney to play and conduct a wind serenade by Mozart surrounded by exquisite French music. There’s Fauré’s lyrical music for Pelléas et Mélisande, Bizet’s exuberant Symphony in C, and a new arrangement of Debussy’s saxophone rhapsody will display Leleux’s sublime cor anglais playing.

Mozart and Mendelssohn

Mozart and Mendelssohn

Thursday 5 April, 2018

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Two of music’s most famous prodigies – Mozart and Mendelssohn – are the stars in this sublime program alongside the enchanting and atmospheric introduction to Strauss’s opera Capriccio. Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto exploits every side of the bassoon’s personality: virtuosity, humour and mellow eloquence, and Mendelssohn’s popular Italian Symphony is vibrant music, brimming with charm.

Playlist with Matthew Wilkie

Playlist with Matthew Wilkie

Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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. Hear SSO bassoonist Matthew Wilkie as he presents his playlist, and join Matthew and the musicians at the bar afterwards.

Yulianna Avdeeva in Recital

Yulianna Avdeeva in Recital

Monday 14 May, 2018

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva made her name when she won the Warsaw Chopin Competition in 2010, and in her Australian debut recital she’s chosen a program that embraces every side of Chopin’s genius. In the second half she turns to Liszt, and his mighty Sonata in B minor is a cathartic conclusion to the program.

Mozart and the Piano

Mozart and the Piano

Thursday 24 May, 2018

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Australian pianist Daniel de Borah joins the Sydney Symphony Orchestra to play Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.21. Its rapturous slow movement is framed by music that’s rich and energetic and absolutely captivating. It’s paired with a sunny and graceful serenade for string orchestra by Josef Suk, composed when he was a student of Dvořák.

Simon Trpceski in Recital

Simon Trpceski in Recital

Monday 2 July, 2018

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Simon Trpčeski’s first SSO recital showcases his lyricism and his daring. Grieg’s Holberg Suite, and a selection of Mendelssohn’s beautiful Songs without Words will highlight his exquisitely sensitive playing. Then, in and audacious gesture he performs a piano transcription of Rimsky-Korsakov’s symphonic suite Scheherazade.

Mozart’s Fantastic Flute

Mozart’s Fantastic Flute

Thursday 12 July, 2018

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

SSO Associate Principal Flute Emma Sholl is the star in Mozart’s delightful G major flute concerto. The concerto is framed by a Mozart-inspired overture from Schubert and Mozart’s high-spirited Linz Symphony No.36 which was famously composed in just four days!

Steven Osborne in Recital

Steven Osborne in Recital

Monday 6 August, 2018

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Scottish pianist Steven Osborne makes a striking juxtaposition between the fragrant, exotic sonorities of Debussy and the propulsive vigour of Prokofiev. Debussy Images and Estampes conjure vivid impressions of their subjects, while Prokofiev’s War Sonatas flit between savage bravura and haunting melodies, whimsical waltzes and dreamy tranquillity.

Playlist with Catherine Hewgill

Playlist with Catherine Hewgill

Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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. Hear SSO Principal Cello Catherine Hewgill as she presents her playlist, and join Katie at the musicians at the bar afterwards.

Benjamin Grosvenor in Recital

Benjamin Grosvenor in Recital

Monday 17 September, 2018

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Rising star Benjamin Grosvenor returns to Sydney with an elegant and evocative piano recital. Bach and Mozart will demonstrate Grosvenor’s clarity and crisp articulation, and his lyricism will come to the fore in music by Debussy and Granados. The recital ends with Ravel’s famously virtuosic Gaspard de la Nuit.

Playlist with Kees Boersma

Playlist with Kees Boersma

Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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. Hear SSO Principal Double Bass Kees Boersma as he presents his playlist, and join Kees and the musicians at the bar afterwards.