SSO: Brahms and Dean
- Date: Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 6:30pm
- Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
- Tickets: Premium: $112 | Full: $39 - $102 | Concession: $39 - $92 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9250 7777
Brahms’s Fourth is his most expansive symphony. Hans von Bülow, its first conductor, described it as “gigantic” and “a law unto itself”. But ask David Robertson and he’ll tell you it’s “large-scale chamber music”, full of exquisite detail and marvellous interactions between the different sections of the orchestra. This great Romantic symphony with its magnificent finale has been admired from the beginning and sits firmly at the heart of the orchestral repertoire. In this concert, Robertson pairs it with something brand new: a concerto composed especially for German cellist Alban Gerhardt by SSO Artist in Residence Brett Dean. And to begin he’s chosen Elgar’s idyllic serenade, beguiling music to show off the SSO strings.
Featured non-Australian music: Brahms
Featured Australian Works
|Cello Concerto : cello with orchestra (2018) by Brett Dean — World premiere|
— performed by David Robertson, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Alban Gerhardt
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