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Sydney Symphony: French impressions
- Date: Friday, 9 November 2012, 11.00am
- Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
- Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 8215 4660
The French impressions in this concert gaze abroad. Debussy's Ibéria is a riot of colour - castanets, tambourines and strummed violins in a stirring evocation of Spain. The First Rhapsody for clarinet and orchestra is a miniature masterpiece, languid and sultry - imagine the Spain of the Moors.
The highlight, though, will be a brand new work by Australian Barry Conyngham, commissioned for our 80th anniversary season. This is his first symphony and he blames the delay on the composers who've influenced him: there are no symphonies by Takemitsu and Sculthorpe, no symphonies by Bartók, Ravel...or Debussy.
Conyngham's inspiration has been Richard Gill, the symphony's dedicatee, and this will be music that celebrates the struggle, the joy and the sheer excitement of learning.
Featured non-Australian music: Debussy
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 8215 4660
Featured Australian Works
|Symphony : full orchestra (2012) by Barry Conyngham|
— performed by Richard Gill and Sydney Symphony
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