Playlist with Matthew Wilkie

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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
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™

18-22 Apr

Sydney Opera House

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The Bernstein Songbook

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Sydney Opera House

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Yulianna Avdeeva in Recital

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City Recital Hall

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16-19 May

Sydney Opera House

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Royal Fireworks

Royal Fireworks

18 May

Sydney Opera House

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