Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique

Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique

Enter a fantastic world with David Robertson as guide in Sibelius’s mythic En Saga and Berlioz’s beautiful nightmare, Symphonie fantastique.

Sibelius’ evocation of Finnish legend En Saga (A Saga) emerges from freezing mists of swirling strings and growling brass. It’s as darkly beautiful as a northern winter.

Chief Conductor Robertson takes us on a wild trip in Berlioz’s semi-autobiographical hallucination, Symphonie fantastique. The delirious artist chases his beloved through dreams, ballrooms, the countryside, his own beheading and a witches’ sabbath. Berlioz promised to ‘stagger the world’ with this symphony, and he delivered: this is music of pure sensation.

Presented as part of the Sydney Symphony’s Keys to the City Festival at Sydney Town Hall.

Alessio Bax performs Mozart

Alessio Bax performs Mozart

21 Mar

City Recital Hall

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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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Simone Lamsma performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Simone Lamsma performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

3-8 Apr

Sydney Opera House

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