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Elena Kats-Chernin : Sydney Festival


Elena Kats-Chernin : Sydney Festival

  • Date: Thursday, 16 January 2020, 12pm
  • Venue: Sydney Town Hall — 483 George St, Sydney, NSW
  • Series: This event is part of the Sydney Festival 2020 series
  • Tickets: General: $49 (plus booking fee) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 8880 9214

Event Details

Enjoy an intimate midday concert in the opulent surrounds of the Town Hall Vestibule.

Revered pianist and composer Elena Kats-Chernin performs highlights from Book of Rags, her much-loved ballet Wild Swans and the new opera Whiteley, together with brand new compositions and improvisations in her inimitable style.

Elena Kats-Chernin is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary composers, acknowledged worldwide for her colourful, vibrant and uplifting compositions for theatre, ballet, orchestra, chamber ensemble and piano. Kats-Chernin’s music memorably featured at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games – broadcast world wide to an audience of millions – as well as the 2003 Rugby World Cup and 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Kats-Chernin studied music in Moscow, Sydney and Hanover. She has received prizes including Helpmann, Limelight, Sounds Australia and Sydney Theatre Awards, and a Sidney Myer Performing Arts Individual Award.

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