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Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Ravel’s Piano Concerto


Wednesday 12 October from 8:30pm to 10pm Friday 14 October from 8:30pm to 10pm Saturday 15 October from 8:30pm to 10pm


Starting from: $27

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet brings his technical versatility and flair to Ravel’s colourful Piano Concerto in G.  

Through whirling clouds, waltzing couples may be faintly distinguished… So writes Ravel in his preface to La valse. A piece inspired by the waltzes of 19th century imperial Vienna and subsequently coloured by the experience of WWI, it remains a “waltz to end all waltzes.”  

Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G is infused with the spirit of American jazz after his 1928 tour of the US. The work’s demand for technical versatility and flair make it the perfect showcase for French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.  

Written a century earlier, Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique was completely revolutionary. A poet’s dream made into music, it unfolds the story of a musician grappling with unrequited and obsessive love. Ending in a gathering of witches, this great musical drama still has the power to surprise and even astonish.

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