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Iconic staircase of destiny and dreams.

Few places in the world express inspiration and romance the way the Spanish Steps in Rome do, for centuries a meeting place for painters, musicians, poets and lovers.

Meet us at the world’s most famous staircase, at the base of the Piazza di Spagna in this spectacular concert starring the leading Canadian-American cellist Elinor Frey in her Australian debut. Awarded Quebec’s Opus Prize for ‘Performer of the Year’ in 2021, Elinor reveals the rich and wondrous sounds of the Baroque cello in rarely performed works by Boccherini and Sammartini.

The Italian-born Boccherini’s deep affinity with Spain is vividly alive in his music - the bustle, distant lulls and night noises of Madrid. Musical connections symbolised by the sweep of the Roman Baroque style Spanish Steps linking the Piazza di Spagna (the Spanish Embassy – the oldest in the world) with the Chiesa di Trinità dei Monti, one of Rome’s most popular tourist destinations.


Visitor Safety Information

City Recital Hall can now operate at 100% capacity.

Before you arrive at City Recital Hall, familiarise yourself with our new venue protocols here.

Please do not attend this event if you are feeling unwell. If you have tickets and are no longer able to attend:

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  • Program Highlights

    Boccherini
    La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid, Op. 30 No. 6, G 324
    Boccherini
    Cello Concerto No. 9 in B-flat major, G 482
    Sammartini
    Cello Concerto in C major
  • Elinor Frey 
    Period Cellos 
    Australian Brandenburg Orchestra