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Berlioz & Ravel

Unique sounds

There are countless chamber works written for the best-known instruments, but what about the more obscure ones?

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Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
Adult tickets from $90, concessions available
Reserve General Admission
Adult AdultGeneral Admission$90.00
Student StudentGeneral Admission$63.00
Pensioner PensionerGeneral Admission$81.00
Under 35 Under 35General Admission$77.00
Child ChildGeneral Admission$54.00
*Booking fee of $8.95 may apply

In this fascinating concert, the expert musicians of the Sydney Symphony give rarer instruments their time in the spotlight: from the familiar but underutilised bass clarinet, double bass and percussion, to the truly strange and unusual including the alto flute, oboe d’amore and ophicleide.

This is a chance to hear these unique instruments in full flight, works that reveal their fascinating expressive range, including Manuel de Falla’s thrilling Ritual Fire Dance arranged for a quartet of double basses and Australian composer Gerard Brophy’s evocative, mesmerising Beautiful Birds for alto flute, bass clarinet and vibraphone.

Join us for this most rare concert.


CACCINI La spagnoletta (Non ha'l ciel)
BERLIOZ arr. Kinmont Lélio: Scene
GERARD BROPHY Beautiful Birds
RAVEL Miroirs:
Oiseaux tristes
La vallée des cloches
FALLA El amor brujo: Ritual fire dance



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