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Sydney Symphony at Parramatta Park : Jazz trumpet meets the orchestra


Sydney Symphony at Parramatta Park : Jazz trumpet meets the orchestra

  • Date: Saturday, 9 March 2013, 8pm
  • Venue: Parramatta Park — Parramatta Park, Parramatta, NSW
  • Tickets: This is a free event, however registration is required by phone on (02) 8215 4600

Event Details

Classical music is the greatest of art forms - but that doesn't mean you have to take it too seriously! Brahms and Graeme Koehne show the way.

More than anyone, Graeme Koehne is determined to break down the artificial barrier between popular taste and 'high art'. And his trumpet concerto - composed for James Morrison and the Sydney Symphony in 2003 - does exactly that. Koehne brings the infectious spirit of cartoons, pop and Latin-infused jazz into the concert hall and gives Morrison a vehicle for his brilliant and inimitable trumpet style.

Brahms breaks down barriers of his own with a 'solemn' ceremonial overture that quotes university drinking songs for a rousing introduction to the concert. It's left to Rachmaninoff to raise the tone with themes of mortality and faith in his brooding and intoxicating Symphonic Dances.

Featured non-Australian music: Brahms, Rachmaninoff

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 8215 4600

Featured Australian Works

High art : concerto for trumpet and orchestra (2003) by Graeme Koehne
— performed by Kristjan Järvi, Sydney Symphony and James Morrison

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