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Sydney Symphony Fellows: Reflection : Marking 100 years since the start of The Great War
- Date: Sunday, 27 July 2014, 3pm
- Venue: Sydney Grammar School — College St, Darlinghurst, NSW
- Tickets: Adults: $25 | Children: $15 | Concession: $15 — Tickets can be purchased online
Join the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows at the Newcastle Cathedral in commemorating the centenary of the start of the Great War. This program draws inspiration from some of the darkest episodes of the 20th century and includes a new work by composer James Wade. Hear Ravel's personal memorial with Tombeau de Couperin, a delicate, sombre dedication to fallen friends and colleagues killed in the Great War. A piece that evokes elements of French Baroque coupled with several dance styles. Elgar's String Quartet provides an insight into the palpable anger, grieving & impending loneliness that war provides. Finally Strauss's Metamorphosen, written towards the end of World War II, is born from the sheer existential despair of the destruction of German cultural ideals and monuments, especially the Munich Hoftheater that had been ravaged and demolished by war. A tragic mourning that draws on Beethoven & Wagner.
Featured non-Australian music: RAVEL arr. Jones Tombeau de Couperin ELGAR String Quartet (1918) R STRAUSS Metamorphosen
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website
Featured Australian Works
|Liujiang Ancient Town : for mixed ensemble (2014) by James Wade|
— performed by Sydney Symphony Fellows
- Performer Sydney Symphony Fellows
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