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Sydney Symphony: Kalkadungu


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

Event Details

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

Featured artists