In this rare event, we’ll hear music that draws inspiration from its surroundings.
First up, two freshly-composed pieces that represent the next generation of Australian music – showcasing both the rich diversity and exceptional talent our country has to offer.
From contemporary Australia, we travel back in time and across the Pacific, back to the dramatic sounds of Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony From the New World. A striking blend of his own musical ideas and American influences, Dvořák’s symphony remains a universal favourite – even taken along with Neil Armstrong on his journey to the moon.
HOWES Luminifera – Wild Light for Orchestra*
BATTERHAM Trumpet Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No.9, From the New World
*Andrew Howes' Luminifera - Wild Light for Orchestra was made possible through the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 50 Fanfares Project and was commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
UMBERTO CLERICI conductor
DAVID ELTON trumpet