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Sydney Symphony: Kalkadungu
- Date: Wednesday, 27 June 2012, 6.30pm
- Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
- Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 8215 4660
In 2008, a couple of months after Kevin Rudd said 'sorry' to the Stolen Generations, the Sydney Symphony premiered a groundbreaking collaboration between composers William Barton and Matthew Hindson, Kalkadungu. This vibrant meeting of Indigenous Australian and Western music won a standing ovation from young and old. Now we're excited to bring it back in a well-deserved reprise.
In this program, it's joined by even newer music: Stumble to Grace, a piano concerto composed especially for Orli Shaham and David Robertson by American Steven Mackey.
And framing the thrilling effects of solo virtuosity and haunting drama are two 'classical' symphonies: Mozart's ambitious Paris Symphony and Prokofiev's 20th-century take on Haydn.
Featured non-Australian music: Mozart, Steven Mackey, Prokofiev
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 8215 4660
Featured Australian Works
||Kalkadungu : for soloist (voice, electric guitar, didjeridu) and orchestra (2007) by William Barton and Matthew Hindson|
— performed by David Robertson, Sydney Symphony and William Barton