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One of the most influential British composers of last century, Britten’s music is lyrical, heartfelt and highly charged. His is an original voice with unmistakable authenticity.

In the beautifully intimate setting of the City Recital Hall, Sydney Symphony Concertmaster Andrew Haveron directs this performance featuring Berlin Philharmonic Principal Horn Stefan Dohr. Sydney-born and internationally renowned tenor Andrew Goodwin is the perfect partner for Britten’s Serenade, and its poetry set to music.

Like Britten, Shostakovich is one of the most significant composers of the 20th century. This Chamber Symphony is the result of conductor Rudolf Barshai transcribing Shostakovich’s Tenth String Quartet for a larger ensemble. The result is at once personal and powerful, combining the directness of the quartet with the richness of a larger ensemble.

  • Britten
    Prelude and Fugue for 18 Solo Strings
    Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
    Shostakovich arr. Barshai
    Chamber Symphony (after the String Quartet No.10) 

  • Andrew Haveron
    Stephen Dohr 
    Andrew Goodwin