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Sydney Symphony: Stanhope, Adès, Tchaikovsky


Sydney Symphony: Stanhope, Adès, Tchaikovsky

  • Date: Thursday, 21 October 2010, 6:30pm
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: $78-$35 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

This concert program begins with an award-winning Australian work: Paul Stanhope's Fantasia on a Theme by Vaughan Williams won the prestigious Toru Takemitsu Composition Prize in 2004.

Thomas Adès’s Asyla is huge, and it calls for a huge orchestra. We meet the challenge by joining forces with the youthful talents of our exceptional mentoring orchestra, the Sydney Sinfonia, in our very first 'Side-by-Side' concert. With old hands and fresh faces, we’ll form a super orchestra to play this madhouse of a piece with its thrilling contrasts and pop culture influences – The Rite of Spring meets club music.

Maxwell Foster is another youthful talent, and he’ll be performing the concerto that won him the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year award in 2008 when he was 16. Tchaikovsky's Piano Concert No. 1 isn’t a chart topper for nothing: Tchaikovsky marries virtuoso power to his famous soaring melodies for the perfect blend of brilliance and poetry. Lucid orchestral colours and dancing rhythms frame an intoxicating concert.

Featured non-Australian music: Tchaikovsky, Adès

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

Featured Australian Works

Fantasia on a theme of Vaughan Williams : for orchestra (2003) by Paul Stanhope
— performed by Richard Gill and Sydney Symphony

Featured artists

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