As developments occur, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is continuing to receive rolling updates from the New South Wales Government Department of Health. We have been advised that a Public Health Order which bans non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people is now in place and effective to 14 June 2020. As a result, this concert has been postponed. We are working closely with guest artists and venues to present these concerts on a later date this year.
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The woodwinds are arguably the most versatile family of instruments in the orchestra, supremely lyrical, virtuosic, and capable of a dazzling array of colours.
The winds of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (and a member joining from our French horn section) showcase their talents and extraordinary range of colour in an oboe trio by Australian master Paul Stanhope and through the devilishly French wit of a duo sonata for bassoon and clarinet by Francis Poulenc (premiered at the same theatre that saw the Rite of Spring riot).
Samuel Barber’s Summer Music for wind quintet is a classic of the genre. Bluesy, languid and mysterious, it distills the essence of summertime heat.
A folk-inflected modernism inspires the changing moods of lament, lyricism and pure vivacious fun in György Ligeti’s Bagatelles.