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.

Ashkenazy’s Romeo and Juliet

Ashkenazy’s Romeo and Juliet

19-22 Sep

Sydney Opera House

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Mozart and Wagner

Mozart and Wagner

22 Sep

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

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Tchaikovsky Cello Favourites

Tchaikovsky Cello Favourites

27-29 Sep

Sydney Opera House

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The Last Days of Socrates

The Last Days of Socrates

11-12 Oct

Sydney Opera House

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Thibaudet plays the Egyptian Concerto

Thibaudet plays the Egyptian Concerto

17-20 Oct

Sydney Opera House

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