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Masters Series – Friday 9 Event Package

Fridays / 8pm
Sydney Opera House and Sydney Town Hall
9 Event Package – from $465

The Masters Series is where you’ll experience the world’s greatest soloists and conductors and the Sydney Symphony’s wave of sound. With recognisable favourites – and some enriching rarities – these nine programs will take you to the pinnacle of music making in Sydney.




Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra

Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra

Friday 15 February 2019 / 8pm
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall

JANÁČEK Taras Bulba
REICH Music for Ensemble and Orchestra Australian premiere
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

David Robertson conductor

Passionate, hypnotic and thrilling: a concert to showcase the collective virtuosity of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.


Simone Lamsma performs Beethoven

Simone Lamsma performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Friday 5 April 2019 / 8pm
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto

Alexander Shelley conductor
Simone Lamsma violin

Simone Lamsma ascends the sublime heights of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky wrestles with fate in his Fourth Symphony.


Yulianna Avdeeva performs Chopin

Yulianna Avdeeva performs Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1

Friday 17 May 2019 / 8pm
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall

MEYER Hommage à Johannes Brahms
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No.1
BRAHMS orch. Schoenberg Piano Quartet in G minor

Andrey Boreyko conductor
Yulianna Avdeeva piano

Discover Yulianna Avdeeva’s dexterity and thrilling assurance in Chopin. Rediscover a Brahms chamber masterwork in a sumptuous orchestral setting.


Beethoven Symphony No.5

Beethoven Symphony No.5

Friday 5 July 2019 / 8pm
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall

VERDI The Force of Destiny: Overture
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No.2
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5

Xian Zhang conductor
Vadim Gluzman violin

High spirits and high drama: rollicking Prokofiev from violinist Vadim Gluzman, Beethoven’s always-thrilling Fifth Symphony and fatalistic Verdi.


Kirill Gerstein performs Greig

Kirill Gerstein performs Grieg’s Piano Concerto

Friday 9 August 2019 / 8pm
Sydney Town Hall

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 takes place at Sydney Town Hall as part of the Keys to the City Festival.


Shostakovich Symphony No.4

Shostakovich Symphony No.4

Friday 30 August 2019 / 8pm
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall

KHACHATURIAN Violin Concerto

Mark Wigglesworth conductor
James Ehnes violin

Khachaturian’s violin concerto overflows with exotic melody and Mark Wigglesworth conducts Shostakovich’s electrifying Fourth Symphony.


Holst's Planets

Holst's Planets

Friday 27 September 2019 / 8pm
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall

MEDTNER Piano Concerto No.1
HOLST The Planets

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
Alexei Volodin piano
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

The Planets is a must-hear event with Ashkenazy as your guide to the heavens, and virtuoso Alexei Volodin seduces with the Medtner’s piano concerto.


Faure's Requiem

Donald Runnicles conducts Fauré’s Requiem

Friday 25 October 2019 / 8pm
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall

R STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration
R STRAUSS Four Last Songs
FAURÉ Requiem

Donald Runnicles conductor
Erin Wall soprano
Samuel Dundas baritone
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

A journey through life, death and the beyond, with music by Richard Strauss and Fauré’s radiantly beautiful Requiem.


Mahler's Klagende Lied

Mahler's Klagende Lied

Friday 6 December 2019 / 8pm
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall

MAHLER Das klagende Lied (The Sorrowful Song)

Simone Young conductor
Michaela Schuster mezzo-soprano
Steve Davislim tenor
Andrew Collis bass-baritone
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Simone Young and company close the 2019 season in legendary style.

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