One of American's most celebrated and popular
composers comes to Sydney to conduct his own music and Respighi's
spectacular Pines of Rome.
John Adams' music keeps turning up in Sydney: we've given the
Australian premieres of nine of his creations, and two of those
were Sydney Symphony commissions. But 2013 will mark his first
appearance with us as conductor, and Sydney audiences will be the
first in the world to hear a brand new commission: a saxophone
concerto for American virtuoso Timothy McAllister.
The new concerto will be a surprise, but we can tell
you that Adams' Violin Concerto is an exhilarating showpiece, with
long, soaring melodic lines and the intense physicality you might
expect from a concerto commissioned by two orchestras and a ballet
The concert comes to a celebratory close with the opulent
colours of Respighi's Pines of Rome - a favourite with audiences
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