Dutch violinist Janine Jansen returns to Sydney to play Sibelius's Violin Concerto in a program with Mahler's sublime First Symphony.
After playing the Brahms concerto here in 2015, Janine Jansen was praised for her 'fiery force and consummate instrumental mastery'. Now she returns to Sydney with another of the great violin concertos – virtuoso music that satisfies all expectations with its energising rhythms, soaring melodies and a rollicking finale (a 'polonaise for polar bears'). After interval Thomas Søndergård conducts Mahler's First Symphony: an hour of ambition in which a mighty and distinctive musical voice is already emerging. Shut your eyes during the opening notes and imagine the awakening of the universe. Revel in the creativity and humour (this is the symphony that famously turns 'Frère Jacques' into a funeral march). Immerse yourself in the glorious all-embracing finale!
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Join us for the pre-concert talk by David Larkin in the Northern Foyer 45 minutes before each performance.