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Sydney Symphony: Ariel's music


Sydney Symphony: Ariel's music

  • Date: Wednesday, 7 November 2012, 6.30pm
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 8215 4660

Event Details

Ariel - perhaps you think of Shakespeare's Tempest, or Disney's Little Mermaid. For Brett Dean, Ariel is Ariel Glaser, who died of AIDS in 1988, just seven years old, and Ariel's Music for clarinet and orchestra is a tribute to her heroic mother. The result is lamenting, agitated, impassioned and defiant in turn - music that speaks to the heart of a heart-breaking ordeal.

On this program Brett Dean's music will be joined by a new work by Australian Barry Conyngham. It will be his first symphony, inspired by and dedicated to Richard Gill - music to celebrate the struggle, the joy and the sheer excitement of learning.

Debussy's thrilling evocation of Spain gives the concert a festive beginning. And the First Rhapsody for clarinet and orchestra is a miniature masterpiece, languid and sultry - imagine the Spain of the Moors.

Featured non-Australian music: Debussy

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 8215 4660

Featured Australian Works

Ariel's music : for solo clarinet and orchestra (1995) by Brett Dean
— performed by Richard Gill, David Thomas and Sydney Symphony
Digital sheet music sample Symphony : full orchestra (2012) by Barry Conyngham — World premiere
— performed by Richard Gill and Sydney Symphony

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