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
Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

5-5 Jul

The Concourse, Chatswood

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Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

8-11 Jul

Sydney Town Hall

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Brahms A German Requiem

Brahms A German Requiem

16-18 Jul

Sydney Town Hall

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Simone Young conducts Beethoven

Simone Young conducts Beethoven

29 Jul-1 Aug

Sydney Town Hall

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A Global Ode to Joy

A Global Ode to Joy

7-9 Aug

Sydney Town Hall

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