Beethoven and Brahms
The Ultimate Romantics

Beethoven and Brahms
The Ultimate Romantics

This performance is postponed in line with the current Public Health Order issued by the NSW Government.

We are working with artists and management companies to reschedule postponed performances for later this year, when we can perform for you once more. We will advise ticket holders of the new performance dates as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can keep hold of your tickets.

For more information about upcoming concerts and other ticketing options, visit our COVID-19 update page.

Please keep safe and well and let’s play another day.

 

2020 marks Beethoven’s 250th birthday and we’re celebrating with the perfect combination.

Beethoven’s famous Piano Concerto No. 4 feels poetic and heart-warming. It would have been something to see Beethoven himself debut the piece back in 1807, and soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, who has recorded all of Beethoven’s piano music, is a worthy modern-day equivalent.

Brahms’ second symphony begins with the rich, silky sound of a cello and double bass opening melody, ending with a triumphant brass finale. Led by Ukrainian conductor Kirill Karabits, it’s a cheery symphony that lets you imagine you were alongside Brahms on holiday in the countryside. The work’s pastoral tones are often compared to Beethoven’s sixth symphony – because Brahms and Beethoven really do go best together.

‘‘The sound of the Bavouzet fingers is distinctive. It is searching, penetrating, imaginatively fired, and endlessly curious...’’

The Times, UK

 

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