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Sydney Symphony Brass

Celebrations and Fanfares

Fabian Russell leads a program of celebration and fanfare at Sydney Town Hall, bringing out the glorious brightness of our brass players alongside guest organist David Drury.

**Booking fee of $8.95 may apply

DURATION

This concert will conclude at approximately 12pm for Friday's morning performance, and 3.30pm for the afternoon performance.

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.

We begin with Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man.

A big, bold and majestic ode to America, it conjures up the vast plains, echoing canyons and unabashed optimism of his home country.

From here, we journey through 300 years of music, from celebratory Handel to devout Messiaen, and the Spanish suite of Bizet’s opera Carmen – which includes the famously jaunty Toreador Song.

Program

COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man
VIERNE Triumphal March for the Centenary of Napoleon I
HANDEL Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
MESSIAEN L'Ascension: Majesté du Christ demandant sa gloire à son Père
CHARPENTIER Te Deum – Prelude
BIZET Carmen Suite
GIGOUT Grand Choeur Dialogue

Artists

FABIAN RUSSELL 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.