A Paris Happening
Tea & Symphony with the Fellows

A Paris Happening
Tea & Symphony with the Fellows

Enjoy the joie de vivre of a Paris morning as Debussy, Ibert and Milhaud dazzle and delight.

Jacques Ibert’s breezy esprit animates his Divertissement, bright, bustling music originally composed for a farce about a donkey, a straw hat and a wedding.

Ibert’s dapper Concertino for alto saxophone is a cornerstone of repertoire for this most Parisian of instruments, painted in splashy Mediterranean colours. It’s a sparkling display-piece for the skills of the dynamic, award-winning Nick Russoniello and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s talented Fellows.

The sax reappears in Milhaud’s sensual jazz-inflected ballet music – a kind of Rite of Spring by way of Manhattan. Speaking of sexy, Debussy’s music for a faun’s afternoon is classical music at its most alluringly M-rated. Its sighing flute solo is the seductive sound of a musical revolution: the beginning of modern music.

Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

18-19 Jul

Sydney Opera House

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Britten’s Peter Grimes in Concert

Britten’s Peter Grimes in Concert

25-27 Jul

Sydney Opera House

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Kirill Gerstein in Recital

Kirill Gerstein in Recital

5 Aug

City Recital Hall

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Kirill Gerstein performs Ravel and Gershwin

Kirill Gerstein performs Ravel and Gershwin

8 Aug

Sydney Town Hall

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Kirill Gerstein performs Grieg's Piano Concerto

Kirill Gerstein performs Grieg's Piano Concerto

7-10 Aug

Sydney Town Hall

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