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Takemitsu & Shostakovich

Powerful Movements

It’s a powerful contrast of the serene and the dramatic in these masterpieces by Takemitsu and Shostakovich.

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
Venue
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
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“It was named the ‘rain tree’, for its abundant foliage continued to let fall rain drops from the previous night’s shower until the following midday.”

For Toru Takemitsu, it was this passage from a Kenzaburo Oe novel that served as inspiration. The words come alive with the music as marimbas and vibraphone create the feeling of hundreds and thousands of falling raindrops. The marimba strikes again in a fascinating work by the Sydney Symphony’s own Timothy Constable.

Shostakovich’s music beats with an undeniable power and drama, and his String Quartet No.3 possesses a raw magnetism and often unexpected playfulness that is both striking and riveting.

PROGRAM

TAKEMITSU Rain Tree
TIMOTHY CONSTABLE New Work
SHOSTAKOVICH
String Quartet No.3

ARTISTS

SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS
Kristy Conrau, Timothy Constable, Lerida Delbridge, Emma Jezek, Rebecca Lagos, Jaan Pallandi, Mark Robinson, Anna Skálová, Justin Williams

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Series Presenting Partner

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