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
Barry Douglas performs Brahms

Barry Douglas performs Brahms

27-30 Mar

Sydney Opera House

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Haydn and Beethoven

Haydn and Beethoven

29-30 Mar

Sydney Opera House Utzon Room

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Music for Five Winds

Music for Five Winds

3 Apr

St James’ Church, King Street, Sydney

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Simone Lamsma performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Simone Lamsma performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

3-8 Apr

Sydney Opera House

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David Drury

David Drury

5 Apr

Sydney Opera House

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