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
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™

18-22 Apr

Sydney Opera House

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Playlist with Matthew Wilkie

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City Recital Hall

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Sydney Opera House

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City Recital Hall

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Sydney Opera House

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