Playlist with Kees Boersma

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
SSO Percussion Stars

SSO Percussion Stars

15 Jun

Sydney Opera House

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Grieg and Villa-Lobos

Grieg and Villa-Lobos

15-16 Jun

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

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Verdi’s Requiem

Verdi’s Requiem

21-25 Jun

Sydney Opera House

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A Night at the Speakeasy

A Night at the Speakeasy

29-30 Jun

Sydney Opera House

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Simon Trpčeski in Recital

Simon Trpčeski in Recital

2 Jul

City Recital Hall

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