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Ravel's Bolero & Ross Edwards Full Moon Dances

Ravel's masterpiece
Australia's leading saxophonist
Dates Fri 5 Oct, Sat 6 Oct, Mon 8 Oct Venue Sydney Opera House
Duration 1 hour 40 minutes (incl. 20-min interval)

An irresistible and theatrical new concerto by Ross Edwards that 'dances under the full moon' and the provocative sounds of Ravel.

When Ravel decided to include the saxophone in his orchestra for Bolero he was on to something. A provocative new sound - it was a fad that caught on.

Now, a century later, Australian composer Ross Edwards is putting it out front of the orchestra as a soloist. Our saxophone virtuoso is Amy Dickson, and in Full Moon Dances we get to hear Edwards' irresistible dance-chant style.

There's more dancing and more Ravel in the mercurial Alborada del gracioso - a morning song for a jester - and in the tempestuous climaxes of La Valse, giving Bolero a run for its money!

"Memorable to the end Full Moon Dances possesses an undeniable spiritual power" The Australian

"An absorbing pageant of music and colour" The Advertiser

"...a joyfull celebratory work...an uplifting ritualistic experience for the audience" The Australian

Pre-concert talk by Yvonne Frindle in the Northern Foyer, 45 minutes before the performance.
Ravel's Bolero with Amy Dickson

Audio kindly supplied by Silver Partner Universal Music.

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PROGRAM
  • VERDI The Force of Destiny: Overture
  • EDWARDS Full Moon Dances - Saxophone Concerto
  • RAVEL
    Alborada del gracioso
    La Valse
    Bolero
Artists:
  • Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor
  • Amy Dickson saxophone
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The perfect way to end your evening
Stay after the concert on Fri 5 Oct and enjoy a drink, the opportunity to mix and mingle with musicians, and some great chamber music prepared especially for you. In the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall Northern Foyer.
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