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SSO: Sculthorpe, Walton, Sibelius


SSO: Sculthorpe, Walton, Sibelius

  • Date: Thursday, 8 October 2015 to Saturday, 10 October 2015, 1:30pm (Thursday), 8pm (Friday), 2pm (Saturday)
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 8215 4600

Event Details

Peter Sculthorpe's Sun Music II had its origins in the score for Robert Helpmann's Sun Music ballet. The inspiration is the trance-like ritual of the Balinese 'monkey dance' and the result is rhythmically thrilling music with a spotlight on the percussion.

Walton found inspiration in the astonishing virtuosity of Jascha Heifetz and the result is a supremely romantic violin concerto. It dreams, it sings, it shows off. Everything you could ask for!

For Walton, Sibelius was in the top five - "what a composer!" And they come together in this concert with David Robertson. The Second Symphony is Sibelius's most popular: it has the fervent, noble character you hear in Finlandia and a light-filled, uplifting optimism.

Featured non-Australian music: Sibelius, Walton

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Sun music II : for orchestra (1969) by Peter Sculthorpe
— performed by Sydney Symphony Orchestra and David Robertson

Featured artists

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