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Taikoz and the SSO
- Date: Thursday, 22 February 2018 to Saturday, 24 February 2018, Thu 22 Feb - 6.30pm | Fri 23 Feb & Sat 24 Feb - 8pm
- Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
- Tickets: Full: $39 - $112 | Concession: $39 - $92 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9250 7777
From the meditative sounds of the flute-like shakuhachi and shinobue to the thunder of the odaiko drums – Japanese instruments combine with a Western symphony orchestra in music that’s primal and extraordinary. In this concert, highlights from Britten’s Balinese ballet The Prince of the Pagodas provide the connecting thread, interwoven with Eastern soundscapes performed by Taikoz and their guests. Then sound realms will merge in a bold new work for Taikoz and the SSO by Lachlan Skipworth, an Australian composer deeply influenced by the music of Japan.
The Prince of the Pagodas: Highlights
LEE & CLEWORTH
Breath of Thunder [Premiere]
Gerard Salonga Conductor
Taikoz taiko ensemble
Ian Cleworth Artistic Director
Riley Lee shakuhachi
Kaoru Watanabe shinobue, taiko
Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Featured non-Australian music: Britten, Watanabe
Featured Australian Works
|Breath of Thunder (full orchestra with multiple soloists) (2018) by Lachlan Skipworth — World premiere|
— performed by Kaoru Watanabe, Gerard Salonga, Sydney Symphony, TaikOz and Riley Lee
|Cascading waterfall by Ian Cleworth & Riley Lee|
|Waves by Ian Cleworth|
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