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.

Alessio Bax in Recital

Alessio Bax in Recital

25 Mar

Sydney Opera House

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Barry Douglas performs Brahms

Barry Douglas performs Brahms

27-30 Mar

Sydney Opera House

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Haydn and Beethoven

Haydn and Beethoven

29-30 Mar

Sydney Opera House Utzon Room

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Music for Five Winds

Music for Five Winds

3 Apr

St James’ Church, King Street, Sydney

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Simone Lamsma performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Simone Lamsma performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

3-8 Apr

Sydney Opera House

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