The 2017 Meet the Music 2 series includes four Australian compositions. Two new and two recent works feature in the series, revealing partnerships of Australian musicians making great music together!
This series is ideal for students in Years 9 to 12 who are serious about composing, performing and listening to orchestral music, and studying the HSC Music 2 course.
Wed 22 Feb 6:30pm
Premiere of Australian composer Nigel Westlake's new concerto for Diana Doherty, SSO's Principal Oboe, who says "It's full of rhythmic drive and beautiful harmonies – it has the whole spectrum."
Wed 15 Mar 6:30pm
Every instrument shines in Andrew Ford's celebratory Headlong, written for the SSO 's 75th anniversary in 2007. Simon Tedeschi performs Rachmaninoff's extraordinary Fourth Piano Concerto and Copland's symphony quotes his Fanfare for the Common Man.
Wed 5 Apr 6:30pm
Australia's Michael Mulcahy holds the prestigious post of Trombonist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra – he returns for the Australian premiere of a "trippy" new concerto inspired by the work of Oliver Sacks.
Wed 18 Oct 6:30pm
SSO Artist in Residence Brett Dean conducts his own Fire Music – an emotional response to the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009. Piers Lane scales the virtuosic heights of Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto, well known from the film Shine.
Student Subscription: $120
Teacher Subscription: $180 or 1:10*
Guardian / Parent Subscription: $200^
*One complimentary teacher subscription for every 10 student subscriptions purchased. There is a maximum of 5 complimentary teacher subscriptions in the series per school.
^Meet the Music School Subscriptions only. All subsequent tickets purchases by guardians/parents for SSO concerts must go through SSO Box Office by calling (02) 8215 4600.