Playlist with Matthew Wilkie

Playlist with Matthew Wilkie

SSO bassoonist Matthew Wilkie introduces a program of music that has inspired him during his career.

The bassoon might have its comic moments in the orchestra, but its contribution is far richer and more varied, as Matthew Wilkie has been revealing in his many years as the orchestra’s lead bassoon (he still plays in the orchestra, now as Principal Emeritus). Matthew will introduce a program that combines featured moments for the bassoon with music of deep personal significance, from the “hypochondriac” concerto by baroque composer Zelenka to the bassoon solo in Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony, and the affectionate, elegiac sounds of Elgar’s Romance.

Meet Matthew, hear this wonderful instrument, and enjoy a drink at the bar with the musicians afterwards.

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For an eclectic program of short pieces
Ashkenazy’s Romeo and Juliet

Ashkenazy’s Romeo and Juliet

19-22 Sep

Sydney Opera House

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Mozart and Wagner

Mozart and Wagner

22 Sep

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

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Tchaikovsky Cello Favourites

Tchaikovsky Cello Favourites

27-29 Sep

Sydney Opera House

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The Last Days of Socrates

The Last Days of Socrates

11-12 Oct

Sydney Opera House

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Thibaudet plays the Egyptian Concerto

Thibaudet plays the Egyptian Concerto

17-20 Oct

Sydney Opera House

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