SYCE: 002

Thursday 12 September


Home the Venue

Sydney Youth Chamber Ensemble

Umberto Clerici, Conductor


Join the Sydney Youth Chamber Ensemble (SYCE) for a unique and intimate experience at Home The Venue, Darling Harbour, as they take chamber music out of the concert hall and into the night club.Led by esteemed Sydney Symphony Orchestra Principal Cellist & Artistic Director of SYCE – Umberto Clerici, SYCE shakes it up with their second concert for 2019. Beginning with an exploration of the ‘Italian Sound’, Clerici programs a diverse series of works spanning three centuries of Italian masterpieces. From Giovanni Sollima’s emotive Hell 1 to Vivaldi’s baroque masterpiece for cello and orchestra and Ezio Bosso’s shimmering Sea Prayer, SYCE will showcase a trio of Italian composers with an intimate knowledge of their craft and sound.

After interval, the ensemble presents Shostakovich’s infamous 8th String Quartet orchestrated by Rudolf Barhsai for chamber orchestra. Publicly, Shostakovich claimed the original quartet was inspired by a visit to the ruins of Dresden in 1960, inscribing the score with a dedication “to the victims of fascism and the war”. Privately however, he saw the work as a personal elegy. In a venue more commonly reserved for DJs and dance parties this expressive, deeply personal work is given new life by some of Sydney’s most promising young musicians. Grab a drink and join us for the ride!

SYCE: 002


VIVALDI Concerto per violoncello e orchestra in A minor 

BOSSO Sea Prayer 

– Interval –

SHOSTAKOVICH Chamber Symphony 


Adults – $35 (includes drink)

Concession – $25 (over 18, includes drink)

Student/Under 18 – $20 (does not include drink, must be accompanied by responsible adult)


All patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Adult tickets include one drink on arrival

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