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Sydney Opera House: Utzon Room, Sydney

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2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

July 2020

Australian Haydn Ensemble | Beethoven’s Pastoral

4 July 2020 @ 7:00 pm AEST
Sydney Opera House: Utzon Room, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$25 – $80

The Australian Haydn Ensemble is well known for its unearthing of forgotten composers and rediscovery of unknown historical chamber versions of the classics. In this program it brings to light two of the greats: Beethoven’s Pastoral and Mozart’s Haffner Serenade along with a melancholic and moving string sextet by Boccherini. Beethoven often criticised chamber versions of his own works by other composers. The eighteenth century arrangement of Beethoven’s masterwork, the Pastoral, presented in this program, however, is a vibrant and…

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December 2020

Rob Hao performs Indie Ditties

11 December 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
Sydney Opera House: Utzon Room, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$45 – $75

Hipsterdom in music, dramatic Romanticism, crystalline Impressionism London-based Australian pianist Rob Hao gives the Australian premiere of Sydney-based composer Nicholas Vines’ extravagant fifty-minute portrayal of contemporary hipster subculture: Indie Ditties. This fun-filled yet thought-provoking contemporary work is programmed alongside a performance of Frederic Chopin’s Three Mazurkas, Op. 63 and the legendary Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, as well as Maurice Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte and his touching tribute to his friends lost in the First World War, Le Tombeau de Couperin. A…

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