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Handel’s Water Music

Sparkling Baroque

This concert, directed by the brilliant Erin Helyard, is a celebration of the spectacular.

You can include this concert as part of a 2024 Create Your Own Package and save up to 10%*!

Venue
City Recital Hall
Adult tickets from $40, concessions available
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Adult AdultPremium$110.00
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$95.00

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$60.00

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$50.00

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$40.00
Student StudentPremium-
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$67.00

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$45.00

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$40.00

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Pensioner PensionerPremium-
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$86.00

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$54.00

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$45.00

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Under 35 AdultUnder 35-
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$81.00

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$51.00

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$43.00

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Child ChildPremium$94.00
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$57.00

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$45.00

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$40.00

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*Booking fee of $8.95 may apply

Duration

The concert will end at approximately 8:05pm. Latecomers might be admitted during a suitable break in the performance and will be guided to first available seats.

Pre-Concert

Join us for the pre-concert talk 45 minutes before the performance in the Level 1 Function Room at City Recital Hall, by Andrew Bukenya.

Program

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

Handel’s Water Music was an 18th-century show stopper.

Commissioned by King George I for a concert on the Thames, all of London turned out to see Handel and his orchestra floating up and down the river on a barge, playing this exciting, lavish music. It’s a foot-tapping party on and off stage, and was such a hit the King demanded an immediate encore!

Pisendel’s Imitation des caractères de la danse is pure Baroque elegance. In just a few short minutes it captures the spirit of different courtly dances and all their refined elegance. Listen as the musicians of the Sydney Symphony dance and swirl around each other.

This is a rare chance to hear our musicians shine in a smaller orchestra, with each virtuosic line ringing out into the City Recital Hall.

Program

PISENDEL Imitation des caractères de la danse
HANDEL Water Music

Artists

ERIN HELYARD harpsichord/director

We're also performing this concert in Goulburn. Book tickets for this performance here.

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