Sydney Symphony: Dancing with the saxophone
- Date: Friday, 5 October 2012, 8.00pm
- Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
- Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 8215 4660
When Ravel decided to include the saxophone in his orchestra for Bolero he was on to something. A provocative new sound - it was a fad that caught on.
Now, a century later, Australian composer Ross Edwards is putting it out front of the orchestra as a soloist. Our saxophone virtuoso is Amy Dickson, and in Full Moon Dances we get to hear Edwards' irresistible dance-chant style.
There's more dancing and more Ravel in the mercurial Alborada del gracioso - a morning song for a jester - and in the tempestuous climaxes of La Valse, giving Bolero a run for its money!
Featured non-Australian music: Verdi, Ravel
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 8215 4660
Featured Australian Works
||Full moon dances : concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra (2011) by Ross Edwards|
— performed by Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Sydney Symphony and Amy Dickson
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