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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…

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