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
Funny Girl – The Musical in Concert

Funny Girl – The Musical in Concert

12-14 Jul

Sydney Opera House

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Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.3 & Linz Symphony

Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.3 & Linz Symphony

12 Jul

City Recital Hall

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Pictures at an Exhibition

Pictures at an Exhibition

18-21 Jul

Sydney Opera House

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Debussy and Shostakovich

Debussy and Shostakovich

21 Jul

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

27-28 Jul

ICC Sydney Theatre

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