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…

Viennese Romantics

Viennese Romantics

16-17 Nov

Sydney Opera House

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Casino Royale in Concert

Casino Royale in Concert

28 Feb-1 Mar

Sydney Opera House

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Blue Planet II Live in Concert

Blue Planet II Live in Concert

8 Mar

ICC Sydney Theatre

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

10-13 Apr

Sydney Opera House

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