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HARP LEGENDS: SIMONE YOUNG CONDUCTS

24 July 2014 – 28 July 2014

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

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Legends, magic and the instrument of angels. Be swept away by Zemlinsky's atmospheric music in a rare performance of The Mermaid

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If legends and fairytales excite you then this is your concert! From Orpheus of ancient Greece to the troubadours and the Celtic bards, the harp has been spinning tales for centuries. For the concert highlight, Simone Young is treating us to a rare performance of Hans Christian Andersen's tragic fairytale The Mermaid, hear the rich orchestral colours and impassioned harmonies of this classic brought to life.

If legends and fairytales excite you then this is your concert! From Orpheus of ancient Greece to the troubadours and the Celtic bards, the harp has been spinning tales for centuries. For the concert highlight, Simone Young is treating us to a rare performance of Hans Christian Andersen's tragic fairytale The Mermaid, hear the rich orchestral colours and impassioned harmonies of this classic brought to life.

With the World Harp Congress in town, we couldn't resist the chance to put the instrument of angels in the spotlight. Acclaimed Israeli harpist Sivan Magen will play music by Rodrigo. And because one harp concerto simply isn't enough, SSO principal Louise Johnson will be the soloist in Legends of the Old Castle.

From Orpheus of ancient Greece to the troubadours and the Celtic bards, the harp has been spinning tales for centuries. And for the concert highlight, Simone Young is treating us to a rare performance of The Mermaid .

Hear Hans Christian Andersen's tragic fairytale brought alive with rich orchestral colours and impassioned harmonies. Zemlinsky's atmospheric music is like a soundtrack without a film - it ripples, it soars, and it will sweep you away.

LISZT  Orpheus
RODRIGO  Concierto serenata for harp
BRACEGIRDLE Legends of the Old Castle - Australian Premiere
ZEMLINSKY  The Mermaid

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Artist Information

Simone Young conductor
Louise Johnson harp
Sivan Magen harp
Harpists of the World Harp Congress


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 - $89
Concession* $53 - $71
Groups 8+ $47 - $63
Booking fee applies per transaction

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

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Pricing Information Explained

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* Concessions include: Australian pensioners and Australian full time students

Performance Dates

Thursday 24 July 1:30pm
Friday 25 July 8pm
Monday 28 July 7pm

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