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SYO: Antill's Corroboree


SYO: Antill's Corroboree

  • Date: Thursday, 2 May 2013, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Verbrugghen Hall — Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Cnr Macquarie St and Bridge St, Sydney, NSW

Event Details

Prepare yourself for a powerful performance of driving, spirited music, including Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. Showcasing Australia's greatest emerging talent, the Sydney Youth Orchestra collaborates with the Canberra Youth Orchestra.

Based on Aboriginal rhythms, and written by John Antill on his visits to Indigenous communities; Corroboree was considered a coming of age when first performed at a concert suite in 1946.

Stravinsky's monumental primitive work The Rite of Spring celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2013.

With its primeval power and rhythmic force Stravinsky sought to recreate ancient times, a time of immense, untouched landscape. Inspired by folksong with roots in pagan ritual and harnessing the symphony orchestra, the symbol of high society and culture, distilled to its most carnal and earthy level. Considered a milestone in the history of ballet, its raw edginess and exhilarating rhythms make it one of the most recognized and loved works of Stravinsky.

Featured non-Australian music: Stravinsky (The Rite of Spring)

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

Featured Australian Works

Corroboree : Symphonic ballet by John Antill
— performed by Sydney Youth Orchestra and Max McBride

Featured artists

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