Sunday 22 April
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Adult $50 | Concession $25 | Children $25 | Children 2 are free
Brian Buggy OAM, Conductor
RIMSKY KORSAKOV Russian Easter Festival Overture
Alexander Briger AO, Conductor
The Sydney Youth Orchestra
STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite
MAHLER Symphony No. 10
Heroes of the orchestral modernism of the 20th century, Mahler and Stravinsky sit side by side in a program of energy and challenge. Together these works capture the vitality of large-scale compositional development to yield a dazzling, evocative musical experience.
The Firebird was Igor Stravinsky’s first large-scale work for orchestra; the 27-year-old had only published five compositions prior to its 1910 premiere. The work clearly shows Stravinsky on the cusp of a new world, mixing his orchestral mastery with the rhythmic vitality of a musical revolution about to burst out of his shell. The first movement of Mahler’s final, rarely-heard symphony was left almost complete and can be heard today as the composer intended. Written in 1910, less than a year before his death, this work reflects the composer’s inner turmoil at the end of his life.
Young children are welcome at Sydney Youth Orchestra concerts. For all performances, children two years of age or older must have a ticket (even if the accompanying adult intends to sit the child on his/her knees).
This concert is General Admission.
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the event.
Please bring your ticket to display at the door and gain entry to the venue.
Concert programs are available for a gold coin donation.