Brass ensembles have a brilliant ability to inspire.
Uniquely bold and exhilarating, you can hear why Handel chose to feature these instruments so prominently in his Music for the Royal Fireworks – the culminating piece in this concert. It’s a chance to experience a range of musical styles written or arranged for brass ensemble, in music for dance, all full of life and warmth.
The brass musicians of the Sydney Symphony have developed a close, intuitive sense of each other’s playing – a musical connection that can only come from working together for years. When performing as an ensemble, this cohesion is obvious – twelve musicians sounding as one. It’s a rare delight to hear such orchestral precision in a recital space, and with this wonderfully varied repertoire, all the colours of brass have the freedom to shine.
BORODIN arr. MOREAU Polovtsian Dances
ANDRESEN Three Norwegian Dances
ENCINA arr. KINMONT Three Villancicos
PIAZZOLLA arr. VERHELST Maria de Buenos Aires: Suite
HANDEL arr. HOWARTH Music for the Royal Fireworks
SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS