Sydney Symphony : Jazz trumpet meets the orchestra
- Date: Friday, 8 March 2013, 11am
- Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
- Tickets: $94 - $35 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 8215 4600
Classical music is the greatest of art forms - but that doesn't mean you have to take it too seriously! Brahms and Graeme Koehne show the way.
More than anyone, Graeme Koehne is determined to break down the artificial barrier between popular taste and 'high art'. And his trumpet concerto - composed for James Morrison and the Sydney Symphony in 2003 - does exactly that. Koehne brings the infectious spirit of cartoons, pop and Latin-infused jazz into the concert hall and gives Morrison a vehicle for his brilliant and inimitable trumpet style.
It's left to Rachmaninoff to raise the tone with themes of mortality and faith in his brooding and intoxicating Symphonic Dances.
Featured non-Australian music: Rachmaninoff
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 8215 4600
Featured Australian Works
||High art : concerto for trumpet and orchestra (2003) by Graeme Koehne|
— performed by James Morrison, Sydney Symphony and Kristjan Järvi
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