Regretfully, City Recital Hall has announced the closure of the venue until 30 September, 2020 as a proactive step to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This performance is postponed in line with these closures.
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.
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Please keep safe and well and let’s play another day.
Violinist Henning Kraggerud leads the Sydney Symphony in a program of transcendent music.
Mozart’s Symphony No.40 is one of the icons of classical music. The urgency of the opening bars have transfixed music-lovers for centuries. Romantic composers Berlioz and Wagner saw their reflections in the operatic passion of Mozart’s deeply expressive music.
Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue inhabits the same emotionally fraught soundworld as the Symphony, with the added suspense of a dazzling fugue, a form where voice chases after voice, the tension only resolving at the very end.
Beethoven’s gem-like Romances see the soloist spinning out elegant, slow-motion arabesques over mellow orchestral support. The first Romance is lyrical and gentle, beginning with the violin crooning the orchestra awake; the second is more forcefully dramatic. They are rhapsodic showcases for Henning Kraggerud.