SYDNEY SYMPHONY GOES CIRCUS


Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy

Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy

The Sydney Symphony delighted the packed audience in the Concert Hall at the Sydney Opera House recently with its performance of Cirque de la Symphonie, one of the most exciting and entertaining concerts I have seen anywhere.

As well as hearing a varied selection of beautiful music which was, I feel sure, familiar to most in the audience, I was enthralled and entertained by the unbelievable acrobatic feats of the talented international performers of Cirque.  Aerialists, jugglers and a balancing act were just some of the performers making up this spectacular evening.

Conductor Guy Noble seamlessly brought the music and the performers together and his magnetic personality and interaction with the performers and audience, added to the enjoyment of the evening.

I certainly hope Sydney Symphony will present performances of Cirque again, as it had a very broad appeal and even those who were not typical classical music buffs would enjoy this concert.  The many children present seemed to be equally enthralled.  What a wonderful introduction to classical music for them.

Upcoming concerts with the Sydney Symphony in the Concert Hall at the Opera House will feature Thomas Adès who is conducting the orchestra at the beginning of May and Principal Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy who returns in May to conduct two programs:

NORTHERN LIGHTS: ADÈS CONDUCTS SIBELIUS

Wednesday 1 May & Thursday 2 May 6.30pm, Friday 3 May 11am

ASHKENAZY CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN: PASTORAL SYMPHONY

Thursday 9 May 1.30pm, Friday 10 May 8.00pm, Saturday 11 May 2pm, Monday 13 May 7pm

ASHKENAZY’S FAVOURITES

Wednesday 15 May, 8pm, Friday 17 May 8pm, Saturday 18 May 8pm

Sandra Tiltman

 

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