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Simone Young conducts Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

Season Opening Gala

In a celebrated Sydney tradition, Chief Conductor Simone Young opens our season with one of Mahler’s sublime symphonies in a concert of passionate and electrifying music.

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Venue
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Adult tickets from $45, concessions available
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday performances
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Thursday performance
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$119.00

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*Booking fee of $8.95 may apply.

Duration

The concert will end at approximately 10:15pm (Wednesday. Friday and Saturday) and 3:45pm (Thursday). 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, including a conversation with composer Camille Pépin, 45 minutes before the performances in the Northern Foyer, by Francis Merson.

Concert Guide

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

The blazing energy of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony is truly breathtaking live.

Mahler’s Fifth Symphony is an extraordinary creation in both sound and scale. This vast musical journey builds from a luminous fanfare from a single trumpet to moments of great explosive power and a poignant contemplation of love in the Adagietto – one of the best-loved movements in all of music. Under the dynamic direction of Simone Young, Mahler’s vast architecture is revealed, and his stunning colours burn bright.

A rising star, French composer Camille Pépin has created an enchanting expression of life’s technicolour with her Violin Concerto. A work of long, shimmering chords, suspended and weightless, has a peerless interpreter in Renaud Capuçon, who, together with Simone Young, gave the world premiere of the work with the Orchestre National de France in April 2023. Co-commissioned by the Sydney Symphony, it’s our turn to hear this duo deliver Pépin’s compelling new work.

Program

Camille PÉPIN Le Sommeil a pris ton empreinte: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra
MAHLER Symphony No.5

Artists

SIMONE YOUNG conductor
RENAUD CAPUÇON violin

Series Presenting Partner

Emirates

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