Keys to the City Festival

In 2019 we celebrate the piano with the inaugural Keys to the City Festival at Sydney Town Hall.

The phenomenal Kirill Gerstein, hailed by The Independent for the “incisive brilliance of his pianism”, is this year’s featured artist. Here he makes a welcome return to perform with David Robertson and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Join us for seven stunning performances, as well as meet-the-artist receptions and community events throughout the Festival week. Come and enjoy a new Sydney Symphony experience!

 

Kirill Gerstein in Recital

Kirill Gerstein in Recital

Monday 5 August 2019 / 8pm

SIBELIUS En Saga
GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

Kirill Gerstein piano

Kirill Gerstein makes a triumphant return to Sydney as the featured artist of our Keys to the City Festival. He opens the festival with a fascinating recital program where his virtuosity, versatility and commanding musicianship are on full display.

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Kirill Gerstein performs Grieg's Piano Concerto

Kirill Gerstein performs Grieg’s Piano Concerto

Wednesday 7 August 2019 / 8pm
Friday 9 August 2019 / 8pm
Saturday 10 August 2019 / 8pm

SIBELIUS En Saga
GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

David Robertson conductor
Kirill Gerstein piano

Enter a fantastic world of myths and dreams with David Robertson as guide. Gerstein plays Grieg’s bracing, folk-like Piano Concerto before Berlioz takes us on a wild trip.

This concert is included in the Masters Series.

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Kirill Gerstein Performs Ravel and Gershwin

Kirill Gerstein performs Ravel and Gershwin

Thursday 8 August 2019 /  1.30pm

RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin
RAVEL Piano Concerto for the left hand
GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F

David Robertson conductor
Kirill Gerstein piano

One of Kirill Gerstein’s first loves is jazz, as you’ll hear swings through piano concertos by Ravel and Gershwin.

This concert is included in the Thursday Afternoon Symphony series.

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Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique

Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique

Friday 9 August 2019 / 11am

SIBELIUS En Saga
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

David Robertson conductor

Enter a fantastic world with David Robertson as guide in Sibelius’s mythic En Saga and Berlioz’s beautiful nightmare, Symphonie fantastique.

This concert is included in the Tea & Symphony series.

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