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Taikoz and the SSO


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

Event Details

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


Cascading Waterfall


Breath of Thunder [Premiere]

Gerard Salonga 
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

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com

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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