The Cellos of the Sydney Symphony

The Cellos of the Sydney Symphony

The cellos of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra take centre stage, showcasing this most soulful of instruments.

Sweet, stern, seductive: just some of the qualities of the cello’s exquisite and resonant voice. The cellos play a fundamental role in the orchestra, providing the rich bedrock of harmony, but sometimes they like to step into the spotlight. And the cellos of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra shine in Villa-Lobos’s Bach-inspired aria for soprano and eight cellos. An unearthly blend of sonorities and cultures (the 18th-century world of Bach and 20th-century Brazil), its unforgettable melody is the essence of saudade (melancholy).

Cellist Giovanni Sollima commands the cellos to ‘vibrate!’ in his meltingly romantic piece for two soloists and their colleagues. And there will be other cello-centric surprises along the way…

Ashkenazy’s Romeo and Juliet

Ashkenazy’s Romeo and Juliet

19-22 Sep

Sydney Opera House

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Mozart and Wagner

Mozart and Wagner

22 Sep

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

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Tchaikovsky Cello Favourites

Tchaikovsky Cello Favourites

27-29 Sep

Sydney Opera House

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The Last Days of Socrates

The Last Days of Socrates

11-12 Oct

Sydney Opera House

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Thibaudet plays the Egyptian Concerto

Thibaudet plays the Egyptian Concerto

17-20 Oct

Sydney Opera House

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