Symphony Hour – Thursday 4

Thursdays, 7pm / Sydney Town Hall

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The perfect way to unwind after a busy workday. Consider it a very happy hour.

These hour-long concerts each feature one landmark work from the last two centuries. This new series includes Stravinsky’s breakthrough The Rite of Spring, Rimsky-Korsakov’s sensuous Scheherazade and astonishing symphonies from Brahms, Mahler and Shostakovich.

One work, one hour, one unique sonic experience.

 

 

The Rite of Spring

The Rite of Spring

Thursday, 20 February 2020 / 7pm

The aftershocks of Igor Stravinsky’s visionary masterpiece are still being felt over a century after its scandalous premiere – it changed music forever.

WAGNER Die Meistersinger – Prelude
STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

Pietari Inkinen conductor

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Scheherazade

Scheherazade

Thursday, 12 March 2020 / 7pm

The seductive Scheherazade spins Arabian Nights tales of Sinbad, princes and festivals in Rimsky-Korsakov's opulent orchestral fantasy.

DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

Alexander Shelley conductor

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Shostakovich Symphony No.5

Shostakovich Symphony No.5

Thursday, 23 April 2020 / 7pm

Shostakovich’s music continues to probe and provoke. Is his music encoded with secret meaning? Can a symphony be an act of civil disobedience? 

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.5

Alexander Briger conductor

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Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Brahms Symphony No.4

Thursday, 10 September 2020 / 7pm

Brahms’ Fourth and final Symphony is his greatest, the height of his achievement as symphonist.

BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No.3
BRAHMS Symphony No.4

Simone Young conductor

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