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 brother James, leading to moments of joyous spontaneous invention.

‘‘Tawadros may like to joke about his Aussie accent…. yet there remains a core of spirituality in his playing. You didn’t have to be a disciple of the writings of Khalil Gibran to appreciate the graceful contours’’

The Times, London

Pre-Concert Talk

Join us for the pre-concert talk by Joseph Toltz in the Northern Foyer, 45 minutes before each performance. 

 

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