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Jonny Greenwood & Saint-Saëns

Reflections of Light

‘Where any-angled light would congregate endlessly.’ Sometimes even a glass of water can be your muse.

**Booking fee of $8.95 may apply

Duration

This concert will conclude at approximately 8pm Thursday.

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.

Taking cues from Philip Larkin’s poem, we begin with Radiohead’s guitarist Jonny Greenwood and his composition 'Water'.

Here instead of seeing refractions of light, we hear them – cascading, skipping, sliding and overlapping one another.

Refraction leads to reverberation with Saint-Saëns’ Third Symphony, the French composer’s most famous work. Performed on one of the largest organs of its kind in the world, it’s a resonant finish to a truly unique line-up. Dane Lam conducts.

Program

LYLE CHAN Gravity and Levity on the Sunbreathing Earth*
JONNY GREENWOOD Water
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No.3, Organ Symphony

Lyle Chan's Gravity and Levity on the Sunbreathing Earth was made possible through the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 50 Fanfares Project and was commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Artists

DANE LAM conductor
DAVID DRURY
organ

SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY

The Sydney Symphony will continue to apply NSW Public Health Orders as they relate to ticketing and seating arrangements. As these Orders can change at very short notice, we will be allocating seats closer in time to concert dates than we have in previous seasons. This will allow us to maintain a COVID-19 safe environment.

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