Composer Sibelius’ evocation of Finnish legend En Saga (A Saga) emerges from freezing mists of swirling strings and growling brass. Listen as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra perform a piece as dark as a northern winter.
Bracing Scandinavian air permeates Grieg’s piano concerto, billowing though its heart-stirring melodies. Kirill Gerstein, whose formidable technique is matched by his distinctive musicianship, takes on this crowd-pleaser.
And Sydney Symphony Chief Conductor David Robertson leads us on a wild trip in Berlioz’s semi-autobiographical hallucination, Symphonie fantastique. The delirious artist chases his beloved through dreams, ballrooms, the countryside, his own beheading and a witches’ sabbath! Berlioz promised to ‘stagger the world’ with this symphony, and he delivered: this is music of pure sensation.
Presented as part of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Keys to the City Festival.
Friday 9 August 2019 from 8pm to 10pm
Saturday 10 August 2019 from 8pm to 10pm
A Reserve: $105.00
B Reserve: $85.00
C Reserve: $65.00
D Reserve: $55.00
E Reserve: $39.00
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