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Debussy, Copland & Vaughan Williams

Where
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000
Concert Hall
When

Thursdays, 1:30pm to 3:30pm Fridays, 7pm to 9pm Saturdays, 2pm to 4pm Thursday 15 September to Saturday 17 September

Cost

Starting from: $27.00

Debussy’s _La mer _represented a breakthrough. The French Impressionists had liberated painting and music was quick to follow.

Here, the great master of musical colour creates shifting moods of excitement and splendour that capture his lifelong love of the sea – “endless and beautiful”.

We hear a similar versatility in Copland’s Clarinet Concerto. Originally written for the great Benny Goodman and closely associated with the American landscape and people, its bittersweet melodies give way to Latin American and jazz-like rhythms and the optimistic spirit of the New World.

Soloist James Burke makes his concerto debut with the Sydney Symphony in this performance which sees the welcome return of our Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles.

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