Thursday Afternoon Symphony – 9 Event Package

Thursdays / 1.30pm
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
9 Event Package – from $420

Experience the very best of our performances at a convenient matinee time. With the world’s finest artists, rousing favourites and the joy of discovering some music that may be less familiar, this series is a rich and uplifting musical journey.

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Scottish Fantasy

Scottish Fantasy

Thursday 7 March 1.30pm

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.

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Barry Douglas performs Brahms

Barry Douglas performs Brahms

Thursday 28 March 1.30pm

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.

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The Sydney Symphony Celebrates Paul Goodchild

The Sydney Symphony Celebrates Paul Goodchild

Thursday 9 May 1.30pm

SIBELIUS Finlandia
LOVELOCK Trumpet Concerto
NIELSEN Symphony No.4, The Inextinguishable

Jessica Cottis conductor
Paul Goodchild trumpet

A thrilling celebration of the inextinguishable power of the music and Paul Goodchild’s brazen artistry.

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Saint-Saens Organ Symphony

Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

Friday 19 July 8pm

CHABRIER España
CANTELOUBE Songs of the Auvergne
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No.3 (Organ Symphony)

David Robertson conductor
Susan Graham mezzo-soprano

Seductive, sunny and sensational. Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham stars in a concert of French favourites conducted by David Robertson.

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Kirill Gerstein performs Ravel and Gershwin

Kirill Gerstein performs Ravel and Gershwin

Thursday 8 August 1.30pm
ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour Theatre

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 takes place at ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour Theatre as part of the Keys to the City Festival.

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Schubert and Liszt

Schubert and Liszt

Thursday 22 August 1.30pm

SCHUBERT The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: Overture
SCHUBERT arr. Liszt Wanderer Fantasy
LISZT Dante Symphony

Simone Young conductor
Louis Lortie piano
Cantillation

Simone Young shows us Schubert’s Vienna with pianist Louis Lortie and the infernal visions of Liszt’s Dante Symphony.

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Andreas Brantelid performs Elgar's Cello Concerto

Andreas Brantelid performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto 

Thursday 19 September 1.30pm

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.

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Bruckner Symphony No.7

Donald Runnicles conducts Bruckner Symphony No.7

Thursday 17 October 1.30pm

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.

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American Harmonies

American Harmonies

Thursday 28 November 1.30pm

COPLAND Appalachian Spring: Suite
ROUSE Bassoon Concerto Australian Premiere
ADAMS Harmonielehre

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.

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