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 a youthful Beethoven, a mature Bartók, 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 Kicho by Tango king Astor Piazzolla with its infectious rhythms, and The Witching Hour, a tour-de-force of Bass virtuosity, irresistible energy and gorgeous melodies by Australian favourite Elena Kats-Chernin.

Join Kees and the musicians at the bar afterwards!

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For an eclectic program of short pieces
Emma Matthews sings Mozart Arias

Emma Matthews sings Mozart Arias

30 May

City Recital Hall

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Jóhann Jóhannsson's Last and First Men

Jóhann Jóhannsson's Last and First Men

2 Jun

Sydney Opera House

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Last Night of the Proms

Last Night of the Proms

6 Jun

Sydney Opera House

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The Cellos of the Sydney Symphony

The Cellos of the Sydney Symphony

7 Jun

Sydney Opera House

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Last Night of the Proms

Last Night of the Proms

7-8 Jun

Sydney Opera House

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