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Sydney Symphony: Edwards, Dvorak, Scriabin : Divine Dances

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Sydney Symphony: Edwards, Dvorak, Scriabin : Divine Dances

  • Date: Wednesday, 11 August 2010, 6:30pm
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: $78-$35 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details


In Dvorák’s noisily exuberant Carnival Overture, night-time revellers vent their feelings in songs and dances. Ross Edwards’s dancing-chanting violin concerto veers between deep introspection and ecstatic rhythms, and it has an irrepressible impulse to dance that’s made it a winner with audiences all over the world.

But for philosophy, euphoria and a dizzying vision of music, no one can beat Scriabin, the Russian mystic. His Divine Poem is no mere symphony – it’s a revelation of the pleasures of the physical senses and the joys of 'untrammelled existence'.

Featured non-Australian music: Dvorák, Scriabin

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Maninyas : concerto for violin and orchestra (1988) by Ross Edwards
— performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dene Olding and Sydney Symphony

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