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The Sydney Symphony performs Mendelssohn

Scottish Inspirations

Mendelssohn’s imagination was fired by the past. His Symphony No.3, often referred to as the Scottish Symphony.

**Booking fee of $8.95 may apply

Duration

This concert will conclude at approximately 1pm (Friday) and 4pm (Saturday).

Pre-Concert

There will be no pre-concert talk prior to this performance commencing.

Program

Behind every great piece is a great story. Have a read through the program book to get all the details.

Mendelssohn’s imagination was fired by the past. Standing in the ruins of Holyrood House in Edinburgh, he mused ‘Grass and ivy grow at the broken altar where Mary was crowned Queen of Scotland’.

Here his Symphony No.3 begins, often referred to as the Scottish
Symphony. It evokes the wild Romantic landscapes of Scotland and its rich past.

Strauss’ suite from the opera Der Rosenkavalier is also brilliantly passionate. It’s a dazzling, silvery tale of emotion and romance and is one of Strauss’ most captivating works, performed here alongside celebrated opera overtures by Mozart and Weber.

PROGRAM

MOZART The Marriage of Figaro: Overture
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.3
WEBER Der Freischütz: Overture
R STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier: Suite

ARTISTS

UMBERTO CLERICI conductor

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The Sydney Symphony will continue to apply NSW Public Health Orders related to live performance venues. New conditions of entry for all venues and performances may apply.