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DRAMATIC TRUMPET
TEA AND SYMPHONY

24 October 2014

Venue: Concert Hall  View Seat Map
Presented by: Sydney Symphony

Star trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger is the leading man, literarily, in a new concerto inspired by the theatre and the movies.

Description

Sibelius's music conjures images from the snowy, wind-worn landscapes of his Finnish homeland. Magnificent from afar and crystal-perfect up close, the Third Symphony is classical music with muscle. Swedish trumpet legend Håkan Hardenberger meets Australian Brett Dean in an exciting new concerto with stage and screen as its inspiration.

 

Sibelius's music conjures images from the snowy, wind-worn landscapes of his Finnish homeland. Magnificent from afar and crystal-perfect up close, the Third Symphony is classical music with muscle. Swedish trumpet legend Håkan Hardenberger meets Australian Brett Dean in an exciting new concerto with stage and screen as its inspiration.

In Brett Dean's trumpet concerto, the soloist plays all the parts from his position downstage centre. His first scene is the 'Fall of a Superhero' and the music takes its lead from movie soundtracks. His second scene is a classic soliloquy. The finale is inspired by a moment of madness from Chaplin's Modern Times .

In a rare treat, the composer is conducting, and he has framed Dramatis Personæ  with music by Sibelius. The Historic Scenes  are early Sibelius (think Finlandia ). Then, in the Third Symphony, he enters a new creative phase with music that's lithe and lean. Sibelius put it this way: 'While other composers serve gaudy cocktails, I offer the world cold, clear water.' Water, you could add, with the potency of vodka!

DEAN Dramatis Personæ - Trumpet Concerto Australian Premiere
SIBELIUS Symphony No.3


 


 


 

 

 

 

 

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Artist Information

Conductor Brett Dean
Trumpet Håkan Hardenberger


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Performance Dates

Friday 24 October 11am

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