Scheherazade
Hypnotic and Sublime

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Scheherazade
Hypnotic and Sublime

Play Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun to anyone who thinks classical music can’t be sexy.

From the sinuous and sighing flute solo that opens and closes it, this Faun is a study in quiet sensuality, a daydream in the shimmering heat. It was also a quiet revolution, a rethinking of the possibilities of colour and harmony.

The seductive Scheherazade is the ultimate story-teller, spinning out tales for 1001 Arabian nights to save her and her sister’s lives. In Rimsky-Korsakov’s opulent orchestral retelling she’s portrayed by a beguiling solo violin who dances through the stories of Sinbad at sea, of princes and festivals. 

The versatile Alexander Shelley brings his fine-tuned musicianship to these legendary orchestral favourites.

 

 

Mozart's Symphony No.29

Mozart's Symphony No.29

15-17 Aug

City Recital Hall, Sydney Opera House

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Schubert, Liszt and Ledger

Schubert, Liszt and Ledger

21 Aug

Sydney Opera House

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Schubert and Liszt

Schubert and Liszt

22-24 Aug

Sydney Opera House

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Beethoven and Brahms

Beethoven and Brahms

23-24 Aug

Sydney Opera House Utzon Room

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Shostakovich Symphony No.4

Shostakovich Symphony No.4

28-31 Aug

Sydney Opera House

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