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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
A Lunar New Year Celebration

A Lunar New Year Celebration

1-2 Feb

Sydney Opera House

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2019 Season Opening Gala

2019 Season Opening Gala

8-9 Feb

Sydney Opera House

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Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra

Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra

13-16 Feb

Sydney Opera House

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The Sydney Symphony and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

The Sydney Symphony and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

21-25 Feb

Sydney Opera House

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Music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington

Music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington

23 Feb

Sydney Opera House

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