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ENIGMA VARIATIONS:
ZIMMERMAN PLAYS SIBELIUS

03 December 2014– 06 December 2014

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

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End the year on a high note with some favourites of the concert hall, including the thrilling Sibelius violin concerto and Elgar's ever popular Enigma Variations.

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Elgar's Enigma is an affectionate portrayal of friends and the source of musical beauties such as the 'Nimrod' variation. Also on the program is Sibelius's evocative concerto, an exciting showpiece for virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann. 

Elgar's Enigma is an affectionate portrayal of friends and the source of musical beauties such as the 'Nimrod' variation. Also on the program is Sibelius's evocative concerto, an exciting showpiece for virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann.

For this final concert of the year, Donald Runnicles conducts three works that put their composers on the map and have become popular classics of the concert hall. There's Britten's poignant music: partly a private lament, partly a protest against war. Sibelius's violin concerto was written by a frustrated violinist, but that hasn't stopped it entering the repertoire as one of a handful of truly great concertos for the instrument.

And then there's the Enigma Variations: affectionate portraits of Elgar's friends and the source of such musical beauties as the 'Nimrod' variation. This is the kind of masterpiece that doesn't seek to dazzle you but invites you in for tea and scones and heart-warming conversation.

BRITTEN  Sinfonia da requiem
SIBELIUS  Violin Concerto
ELGAR  Enigma Variations

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Artist Information

Donald Runnicles conductor
Frank Peter Zimmermann violin


Pricing Information

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

Standard $39 - $139
Concession* $71 - $107
Groups 8+ $63 - $95
Booking fee applies per transaction

$8.50 - Contact Centre
$8.50 - Internet
$5.00 - Box Office Counter

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* Concessions include: Australian pensioners and Australian full time students

Performance Dates

Wednesday 3 December 8pm
Friday 5 December 8pm
Saturday 6 December 8pm

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