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Sydney Symphony: Finsterer


Sydney Symphony: Finsterer

  • Date: Friday, 6 September 2013, 11am
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: $49.00 - $54.00 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Mozart has been inspiring composers from more than 200 years. And while Mary Finsterer's new double bass concerto won't sound like Mozart, it has been influenced by the music in this concert. Finsterer loves a commission that gives her a chance to compose for a particular context - she's no stranger to film music, for example - and this concert has prompted her to explore long-held fascinations.

The 'Jupiter' nickname for Mozart's great Symphony No.41 suggests ancient myths and powerful characters. The Magic Flute is an invented mythology that sends its hero into weird and dangerous worlds.

From this comes Finsterer's own invented myth. Lake Ice - a concerto for the formidable talents of Sydney Symphony musician Kees Boersma - evokes the primordial cold at the beginning of creation. Imagine ice and mist, fire and steam…

Featured non-Australian music: Mozart

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

Featured Australian Works

Lake Ice : (Missed Tales No.1) (2013) by Mary Finsterer — World premiere
— performed by Jessica Cottis, Sydney Symphony and Kees Boersma

Featured artists

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