Music of the Oud
Joseph Tawadros with the Sydney Symphony

Music of the Oud
Joseph Tawadros with the Sydney Symphony

Breaking boundaries. Tawadros and his oud transport us to parts beyond: Egypt and Australia, the past and the future of music.

Joseph Tawadros is one of Australian music’s most impressive and charismatic figures: a composer, improviser, storyteller and a brilliant exponent of the oud, the Egyptian lute. Classically trained on this king of Middle Eastern instruments, Tawadros’s virtuoso technique and curiosity have brought him into contact with the worlds of jazz, classical and world traditions to create music that transcends labels and shatters borders.

Classical and original music from the crossroads of East and West, and of old and new, is woven around Tawadros’s Oud Concerto. He shares an almost telepathic rapport with his trio members, brother James, a percussionist, and jazz pianist Matt McMahon, leading to moments of joyous spontaneous invention. 

Ashkenazy’s Romeo and Juliet

Ashkenazy’s Romeo and Juliet

19-22 Sep

Sydney Opera House

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Mozart and Wagner

Mozart and Wagner

22 Sep

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

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Tchaikovsky Cello Favourites

Tchaikovsky Cello Favourites

27-29 Sep

Sydney Opera House

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The Last Days of Socrates

The Last Days of Socrates

11-12 Oct

Sydney Opera House

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Thibaudet plays the Egyptian Concerto

Thibaudet plays the Egyptian Concerto

17-20 Oct

Sydney Opera House

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