Thursday Afternoon Symphony – 5 Event Package

Thursdays / 1.30pm
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
5 Event Package – from $250

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 2019 / 1.30pm
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall

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.


The Sydney Symphony celebrates Paul Goodchild

The Sydney Symphony Celebrates Paul Goodchild

Thursday 9 May 2019 / 1.30pm
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall

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.


Kirill Gerstein performs Ravel and Gershwin

Kirill Gerstein performs Ravel and Gershwin

Thursday 8 August 2019 / 1.30pm
Sydney Town Hall

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 part of the Keys to the City Festival.


Andreas Brantelid performs Elgar's Cello Concerto

Andreas Brantelid performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto 

Thursday 19 September 2019 / 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.


American Harmonies

American Harmonies

Thursday 28 November 2019 / 1.30pm
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall

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.




Thursday Afternoon Symphony
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