What makes a perfect Saturday afternoon in Sydney? Hearing the world’s top artists perform orchestral favourites – and some refreshing soon-to-be favourites – right by the sparkling harbour in the world’s most inspiring concert hall. Experience your best Sydney.
Saturday 9 March 2pm
R STRAUSS Macbeth
BRUCH Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.3 (Scottish)
Asher Fisch conductor
Tianwa Yang violin
Virtuoso violinist Tianwa Yang and Asher Fisch take us to the Romantic wilds of Scotland with Bruch, Mendelssohn and Strauss.
Saturday 30 March 2pm
MILLS Aeolian Caprices
SIBELIUS Symphony No.7
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No.2
Lawrence Renes conductor
Barry Douglas piano
Majestic music to reveal stunning vistas. Pianist Barry Douglas performs heroic Brahms and Sibelius’s Seventh Symphony soars.
Saturday 15 June 2pm
BIZET L’Arlésienne: Highlights from the Suites
CHAUSSON Poème for violin and orchestra
RAVEL Tzigane for violin and orchestra
DVOŘÁK Symphony No.6
Jaime Martín conductor
Nemanja Radulović violin
Virtuoso showstoppers, Bohemian spirit and Romantic style…
Saturday 24 August 2pm
SCHUBERT The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: Overture
SCHUBERT arr. Liszt Wanderer Fantasy
LISZT Dante Symphony
Simone Young conductor
Louis Lortie piano
Simone Young shows us Schubert’s Vienna with pianist Louis Lortie and the infernal visions of Liszt’s Dante Symphony.
Saturday 21 September 2pm
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
ELGAR Cello Concerto
ELGAR Enigma Variations
Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
Andreas Brantelid cello
Ashkenazy conducts two Elgar masterpieces – the Cello Concerto and the Enigma Variations.
Saturday 19 October 2pm
MESSIAEN Les offrandes oubliées (The Forgotten Offerings)
BRUCKNER Symphony No.7
Donald Runnicles conductor
You don’t listen to a Bruckner symphony, you inhabit it. Donald Runnicles is our guide in Bruckner’s expansive – yet accessible – Seventh.
Saturday 30 November 5pm
Please note the later start time for this concert
COPLAND Appalachian Spring: Suite
ROUSE Bassoon Concerto Australian Premiere
David Robertson conductor
Todd Gibson-Cornish bassoon
David Robertson conducts American dreams by Adams, Copland and Rouse, including the classic Appalachian Spring in his final concert as Chief Conductor.
Great Classics – 4 Event Package
Includes four Great Classics concerts from only $220.
Discover the music that suits you best – from the greatest classical music to film-with-orchestra adventures.