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Bach, Beethoven & Constable - Cocktail Hour


Bach, Beethoven & Constable - Cocktail Hour

  • Date: Friday, 2 March 2018, 6pm
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: General: $74 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9250 7777

Event Details

In the first of SSO’s Cocktail Hour concerts for 2018, SSO percussionist Timothy Constable takes the timeless sounds of Bach’s music for solo violin and transfers them to the mellow tones of the marimba. And his own creativity is on show in an instalment from his new Quintet: Rondo, Timelapse. Then it’s straight to the heartland of chamber music, with the first of Beethoven’s exhilarating Razumovsky string quartets. Long, intensely emotional and challenging to perform, they were greeted with a mix of suspicion and awe in 1802. Beethoven’s response? “They are not for you, but for a later age.” Two centuries later, we know he was right!


JS BACH trans. Constable
Violin Partita in B minor, BWV 1002, for marimba
Quintet for vibraphone and string quartet: Rondo, Timelapse [Premiere]
String Quartet in F, Op.59 No.1 (Razumovsky No.1)


Musicians of the SSO

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Featured non-Australian music: Bach, Beethoven

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9250 7777

Featured Australian Works

 Quintet for vibraphone and string quartet: Rondo, Timelapse by Timothy Constable — World premiere

Featured artists

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