Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Simone Young conducts Mahler 2
To celebrate the reopening of the Concert Hall, and a season of new beginnings, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra turn to Mahler’s mighty Second Symphony with new Chief Conductor, Simone Young. Mahler worked on this symphony in Hamburg as musical director for the Hamburg State Opera – the same compan...
Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Dvořák and Bartók
Colourful and surprising. This music by Dvořák and Bartók showcases the immense diversity of sound and expression that the instruments of the Orchestra have to offer.
Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds creates a rich and full sound with only a small ensemble of musicians. This loving tribute to the Cze...
Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Mozart & Beethoven
Lively and energetic. Uplifting music by Mozart and Beethoven.
Graceful, vivacious, energetic.
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.19 combines all the qualities that makes his music such a joy to listen to, and our soloist Simon Tedeschi brings a delicate touch and crystal clarity to this performance. B...
Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Baroque Delights
Uplifting and jubilant. These masterpieces of German Baroque music explore the popular stylised dances of the era, brimming with energy and character.
J.S. Bach was a master of musical invention, and in his First Orchestral Suite his creativity is on full display. Each movement invokes the chara...
Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Chamber Sounds - Paque’s Souvenir De Curis
Join Sydney Symphony for Guillame Paque’s Souvenir de Curis, performed in memory of Peter Weiss AO, lifetime friend and beloved benefactor of the Orchestra.
Programmed by Principal Cello Umberto Clerici, Paque’s cello quartet is melancholic and elegant, sad yet playful.
“Peter wanted everyone t...
Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky & Elgar
Impassioned and soulful. Led by our Concertmaster Andrew Haveron and featuring Sydney Symphony’s former Principal Harp Louise Johnson, this performance includes gorgeous music by Elgar, Debussy and Tchaikovsky.
In Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro a string quartet of soloists are supported by a s...
Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Chamber Sounds - Dvořák’s Terzetto in C
Dvořák’s passion for folk music can be traced back to its popularity in his childhood. Fragments of folk music can be heard in most of his pieces, especially Terzetto in C.
Dvořák would have been delighted to see Sophie Cole, Georges Lentz, and Sandro Costantino getting together back in June 202...
Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Chamber Sounds - Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet
Considered one of the pieces that brought Brahms back out of retirement, the Clarinet Quintet is a lush masterpiece filled with colour.
In 1891, while attending a festival in the small town of Meiningen, Brahms heard the Principal Clarinettist of the local orchestra performing and was so awestru...
Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Chamber Sounds with Ben Folds
Watch Ben Folds and musicians from the Sydney Symphony in this inspiring and spontaneous collaboration.
Using lyrics submitted by poetry competition winner Matthew Galer as their inspiration, Ben Folds and the musicians worked together for 25 minutes to create and perform the final result.
Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Chamber Sounds - Bottesini’s Passione Amorosa
"A miniature Italian opera, with two faintly unlikely impersonators of the soprano and tenor – a pair of double basses."
‘How he bewildered us’, wrote a listener. Giovanni Bottesini played ‘as though he had a hundred nightingales caged in his double-bass!’
Double bass soloists were rare then as...
Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Justin Williams’ Movement for String Quartet
Watch the world premiere of Movement for String Quartet, composed by Sydney Symphony Viola Justin Williams.
Written by Justin Williams
In just a single movement, composer Justin Williams captures the full expressive range of the string quartet, with wild and dramatic playing battling against mo...
Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Chamber Sounds - Timothy Constable’s Last Waltz
Composed by Sydney Symphony Percussion Timothy Constable in 2009, Last Waltz has the groove of a Viennese Waltz, but in this case it’s “syncopated and twisted…and kind of loud.”
Timothy Constable Last Waltz
Timothy Constable Composer and Percussion
Rebecca Lagos Percussion
Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Brahms String Sextet No.1 | From Our House To Yours
Presented in association with Sydney Symphony Orchestra
In Brahms’ First String Sextet his best qualities shine through – gorgeous melodies and a rich romantic sound. The sextet adds an extra viola and cello to the conventional string quartet, and Brahms makes full use of the additional lower vo...