The Sydney Symphony Orchestra comes to Port Macquarie, Taree and Newcastle with internationally renowned guitarist and four-times ARIA winning artist Slava Grigoryan.
Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez is the perfect vehicle for Grigoryan: colourful, elegant and virtuosic, conjuring the stately atmosphere of the Palace of Aranjuez – the Spanish Versailles.
Bizet’s Suite from Carmen provides a perfect introduction into the soundworld of Spain with its combination of French elegance and Spanish colour. The Suite No.1 brings together the most famous moments from Bizet’s famous opera, from the rattling castanets of the Aragonaise, to the triumphant music of the Toréadors.
Beethoven’s Third Symphony was a musical revolution matched only by his famous Ninth. Of a scale previously unmatched by the great symphonists Haydn and Mozart, its grandeur is befitting of its Heroic title and remains one of Beethoven’s greatest compositions.
Tuesday 21 May / 7:00pm
The Glasshouse Theatre
Wednesday 22 May / 7:30pm
Manning Entertainment Centre
Thursday 23 May / 7:30pm
Newcastle City Hall
The Sydney Symphony will also present two interactive concerts for school students at 10am and 12pm on Wednesday 22 May in Port Macquarie, and 10am and 11.30am on Thursday 23 May and Friday 24 May in Taree and Newcastle.