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Nicola Benedetti performs Marsalis

WYNTON MARSALIS’ VIOLIN CONCERTO

Grammy Award-winning violinist Nicole Benedetti performs a new concerto by Wynton Marsalis, celebrating the genius of performer and composer.

Venue
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Adult tickets from $42, concessions available
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday performances
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$45.00

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Thursday performance
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$42.00
Student StudentPremium$142.00
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$115.00

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$70.00

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$42.00
Pensioner PensionerPremium$142.00
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$115.00

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$70.00

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$47.00

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$42.00
Under 35 AdultUnder 35$142.00
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$127.00

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$45.00

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$42.00
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$42.00
**Booking fee of $8.95 may apply.

In a Sydney first, Grammy Award-winning violinist Nicola Benedetti brings her brilliant technique and grace to the music of Wynton Marsalis, one of America’s most captivating composers.

A jazz legend, Marsalis has created a violin concerto that brings together the genius of performer and composer. Jazz, blues and fiddle music – feel the fresh, foot-stomping spirit of America come alive at the Sydney Opera House.

As a teenager, Marsalis was captivated by Stravinsky’s genre-busting, incandescent writing. Inspired by folk stories, the dreamlike The Firebird is one of the Russian composer’s most famous creations, still seductive and thrilling more than a century after its premiere. From near silence, darkness and mystery transform into a soaring melody within its opening minutes. The dark magic of an evil sorcerer hangs over each note, until he is at last vanquished as the work’s finale blazes like a sunrise of joy.

Program

ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine
MARSALIS Violin Concerto
STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete)

Artists

KAREN KAMENSEK conductor
NICOLA BENEDETTI violin

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