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
Music of the Oud

Music of the Oud

20-22 Jun

Sydney Opera House

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Boccherini and Glazunov

Boccherini and Glazunov

21-23 Jun

Sydney Opera House Utzon Room

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Lang Lang Gala Performance

Lang Lang Gala Performance

27-29 Jun

Sydney Opera House

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Beethoven Symphony No.5

Beethoven Symphony No.5

3-8 Jul

Sydney Opera House

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Dohnányi and Shostakovich

Dohnányi and Shostakovich

5-7 Jul

Sydney Opera House Utzon Room

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