Utzon Music Series
Now in its triumphant second decade, the Opera House’s flagship chamber music series Utzon Music continues to showcase and celebrate renowned soloists, acclaimed chamber ensembles and inspiring emerging talent. The annual program has featured luminaries such as: flamboyant American organist Cameron Carpenter, virtuoso clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer, Latvian accordionist Ksenija Sidorova, and the Australian debut of distinctive Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman performing in the intimate space for which the series is named, the exquisite Utzon Room. Framed by sweeping harbour views on one side and the vibrant Utzon tapestry on the other, it is the only Opera House performance venue entirely designed by its architect Jørn Utzon.
Just as the Opera House is evolving for the 21st century, so too is Utzon Music. This striking new chapter of the esteemed series introduces new influences and genres including folk, jazz and world music, while continuing to present some of the world’s most celebrated classical musicians.
Throughout the year, Utzon Music artists share their insights into chamber performance and repertoire in masterclasses for young musicians, building on the Sydney Opera House Presents’ commitment to provide a platform for emerging artists and instil a lifelong passion for classical music.