Playlist with Kees Boersma

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Playlist with Kees Boersma

Principal Double Bass Kees Boersma introduces a program of music that has inspired him during his career.

Our Dutch-born Principal Double Bass Kees Boersma has enjoyed a fantastically rich career with prestigious orchestras and ensembles around the world – for a time his “office” was the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. So it’s not surprising he’s chosen a playlist that reflects his European musical foundations. He’s including music by Beethoven and an intimate chamber music arrangement of Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen. Written near the end of World War II, the powerful and profound Metamorphosen stands today, says Kees, as “the greatest musical study on the futility of war”. But it’s not all serious, you’ll also hear music like Contrabajissimo by Tango king Astor Piazzolla – an alluring mix of infectious rhythms and “contrabass” virtuosity!

Join Kees and the musicians at the bar afterwards!

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For an eclectic program of short pieces
Heaven is Closed

Heaven is Closed

28 Feb-2 Mar

Sydney Opera House

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Bach and Beethoven

Bach and Beethoven

2-17 Mar

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

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Eskimo Joe

Eskimo Joe

7 Mar

Sydney Opera House

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Swing on This

Swing on This

10 Mar

Sydney Opera House

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Who Needs a Conductor Anyway?

Who Needs a Conductor Anyway?

11 Mar

Sydney Opera House

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