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MOZART'S HAFFNER SYMPHONY
TEA AND SYMPHONY

06 June 2014

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

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Celebratory and ceremonious, Mozart's Haffner Symphony is Viennese pomp played with verve. Then ponder the meaning of love with Bernstein's Serenade.

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Celebratory and ceremonious, Mozart's Haffner Symphony is Viennese pomp played with verve. Bernstein's distinctive violin concerto featuring Dene Olding shows us he is as versatile as Mozart, who takes on an exotic Turkish flavour in the overture to his opera The Abduction from the Seraglio.

 

Celebratory and ceremonious, Mozart's Haffner Symphony is Viennese pomp played with verve. Bernstein's distinctive violin concerto featuring Dene Olding shows us he is as versatile as Mozart, who takes on an exotic Turkish flavour in the overture to his opera The Abduction from the Seraglio.

On Bernstein's bookshelf Plato shared space with Shakespeare. So if you know West Side Story, now's your chance to discover 'serious' Bernstein in his elegant Serenade, inspired by the speeches in praise of love at Plato's famous banquet. (The event was interrupted by drunken revellers and so Bernstein lets his hair down in the finale with a hint of jazz.)

Bernstein called his music a 'serenade' but it's really a violin concerto. We've paired it with a symphony that began life as a serenade. Mozart knew he'd written something really effective and didn't want to let it go to waste. Recycled for a Viennese audience, it became a grand and festive symphony. A Turkish delight in the form of Mozart's Seraglio overture brings the concert to a spirited finish.

MOZART  Symphony No.35 (Haffner)
BERNSTEIN  Serenade after Plato's Symposium
MOZART The Abduction from the Seraglio: Overture


 


 


 


 

 

 

 

 

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Artist Information

Jessica Cottis conductor
Dene Olding violin (Bernstein)


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Performance Dates

Friday 6 June 11am

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