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Mozart's Jupiter Symphony

Myths & magic
Grand symphony
Date Fri 6 Sep Venue Sydney Opera House
Duration 1hr 15mins (no interval)

Mozart provides music and inspiration in a concert that embraces ancient myths and fresh new sounds.

Mozart has been inspiring composers from more than 200 years. And while Mary Finsterer's new double bass concerto won't sound like Mozart, it has been influenced by the music in this concert. Finsterer loves a commission that gives her a chance to compose for a particular context - she's no stranger to film music, for example - and this concert has prompted her to explore long-held fascinations.

The 'Jupiter' nickname for Mozart's great Symphony No.41 suggests ancient myths and powerful characters. The Magic Flute is an invented mythology that sends its hero into weird and dangerous worlds.

From this comes Finsterer's own invented myth. Lake Ice - a concerto for the formidable talents of Sydney Symphony musician Kees Boersma - evokes the primordial cold at the beginning of creation. Imagine ice and mist, fire and steam…

Date: Friday 30 August 7pm
Venue: Civic Theatre Orange
Pricing: Tickets $64, concession & child prices available

See the Sydney Symphony Mozart's famous and beloved Jupiter Symphony at the Orange Civic Theatre.

This special evening begins with a journey of ancient myths and legends with the overture from Mozart's The Magic Flute and ends with the power and passion of Mozart's Symphony No.41 also known as the 'Jupiter'.

In between, hear Australian composer Mary Finsterer's premiere of Lake Ice - a concerto for the formidable talent of Sydney Symphony's principal double bass Kees Boersma.



Mozart's Jupiter Symphony

Audio kindly supplied by Silver Partner Universal Music.


Track 1 - MOZART The Magic Flute: Overture, K620 (conclusion)
Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Sir Colin Davis
DECCA 478 1642

Track 2 - MOZART Symphony No.41 (Jupiter): 1. Allegro vivace
Track 3 - MOZART Symphony No.41 (Jupiter): 2. Andante cantabile
Track 4 - MOZART Symphony No.41 (Jupiter): 4. Molto allegro
Orchestra Mozart conducted by Claudio Abbado

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  • MOZART The Magic Flute: Overture
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  • MOZART Symphony No.41 (Jupiter)
  • Jessica Cottis conductor
  • Kees Boersma double bass
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