The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) makes its highly anticipated return to Australia's iconic Sydney Opera House for a three concert series, under the baton of its Principal Conductor maestro Valery Gergiev. The Opera House will welcome the LSO as part of the World Orchestra Program which gives Sydney audiences the opportunity to experience the skill and artistry of the greatest ensembles live. With the LSO comes the exceptionally talented pianist Denis Matsuev playing music from the passionate cultural heart of Russia.
Formed in 1904, the London Symphony Orchestra has become an icon in the world of classical music. The roll call of its conductors reads as a who's who of the legendary maestros including Sir Simon Rattle, Andre Previn, Michael Tilson Thomas, Sir Edward Elgar and the late great Claudio Abbado and Sir Colin Davis. The places it has appeared, the works it has played, the great artists who have performed with this illustrious band almost tells a history of the twentieth-century in music. Its work in the recording studio and playing on movie soundtracks (including
The King's Speech)
make it perhaps the most listened to orchestra in history.
You've almost certainly heard the London Symphony Orchestra in the cinema and on TV, but unless you have heard this ensemble live, in glorious technicolor, you're missing out. It will be an experience you will never forget.
Programme two is a roller-coaster ride through the emotions. First up, love, as piano powerhouse Denis Matsuev performs Rachmaninov's overwhelmingly romantic Piano Concerto No. 2, most famous as the theme to the 1945 movie
Then a maelstrom of emotions, from hate, fear and anger to sorrow and consolation, as Shostakovich paints a vicious and thrilling portrait of Joseph Stalin in his Tenth Symphony.
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring Piano Soloist Denis Matsuev
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR EXPERIENCE
We invite you to join us for what will undoubtedly be the music event of 2014 and to elevate your evening with one of our special packaging opportunities.
BOOK A NIGHT WITH ACCOR
Enhance your evening with the London Symphony Orchestra and take advantage of this exclusive special offer from the Accor group at some of Sydney's best hotels. Stay at a number of hotels including Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, The Menzies Harbour Rocks or Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour and receive a 10% discount off the best available rate. Simply visit accorasiapacificpartners.com/soh to take advantage of this special offer.
DINE AT ARIA OR CAFE SYDNEY
You can also combine your ticket with a pre-show dinner at ARIA restaurant or Cafe Sydney with a choice of two or three course menu options. Contact ARIA on 02 9240 2255 or ariarestaurant.com, and Café Sydney on 02 9251 8683 or cafesydney.com.