LA Philharmonic Wind Quintet
Utzon Music Series
The LA Philharmonic Wind Quintet brings you a travel-sized Los Angeles Philharmonic, as its principal wind players make joyous music for five.
In the Utzon Room
On sale 9am, Tuesday 4 December.
General public on sale 9am, Friday 11 January.
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Suitable for all ages
Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. Children aged 0-23 months at the time of a performance may be seated on a parent’s lap free of charge. All children occupying a seat or aged 2 years of age must hold a valid ticket.
“The Los Angeles Philharmonic is the most important orchestra in America — period"
New York Times
The Los Angeles Philharmonic is in thrilling form these days, delivering virtuoso performance like a well-oiled machine. Like any race car, an orchestra is more than the sum of its parts – in the LA Phil’s case 120 brilliant musicians. Five of them at least are instrumental in creating the gleaming colour of the band – the principal wind players. For this program, special guest Ricardo Barbosa, Principal Oboe of Sao Paulo Symphony in Brazil will be joining the sensational flute-player Denis Bouriakov, Boris Allakhverdyan on clarinet and Australia’s own Andrew Bain on horn of the LA Phil. The colleagues have established a wind quintet as a side-gig, performing gems from the rich repertoire for the ensemble, including the dreamy haze of Barber’s Summer Music and the scintillating wit of Françaix’s quintet. Think of this as your chance to hear the LA Phil in its most portable size.
Denis Bouriakov, flute
Ricardo Barbosa, oboe
Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet
Whitney Crockett, bassoon
Andrew Bain, horn
Presented by Sydney Opera House.
Summer Music, Op.31
Le Tombeau de Couperin
Wind Quintet No.1
Kleine Kammermusik, Op.24, No.2
Wind Quintet in G minor
Following your concert, share an intimate ‘behind the scenes’ experience with our Utzon Music Series artists.
Join Adelaide born Andrew Bain of the LA Philharmonic Wind Quintet in a masterclass with pre-professional wind and brass musicians, covering the essentials of performance in chamber and symphonic repertoire.
The Utzon Music Series Masterclasses are enabled by Jillian Segal AM and John Roth through the Yarranabbe Foundation.
A very wise and rather famous conductor once told me that if you want to judge the quality of an orchestra, listen to the horn section (okay, it was Simon Rattle who told me that!!). And by crikey how much do we punch above our weight when it comes to producing great horn players? We could of course just hosted Andrew in recital in the Utzon Series, but why have only one when you can have five inspiring musicians. There’s so much great repertoire for this combination, some well-known and some a bit new, that this concert is sure to brighten our Sunday afternoon.
Join us for a meal at Opera Bar before or after your guided Sydney Opera House Tour. We’ve picked our favourites - beer battered fish & chips, rump steak or a seasonal vegetarian meal option*. No reservations needed.
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It’s a great idea to arrive early, relax and soak up the atmosphere.
If you are collecting your tickets from the Box Office, we recommend doing this at least 30 minutes before the event starts. If you have already received your tickets, aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before the event. This should allow enough time for the mandatory visual inspections and/or cloaking of bags and personal belongings by Opera House security staff before entering the venue and finding your seats.
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Can I take food & drink inside the venue?
We can’t confirm that you can take food and drink into this event. Please check with our staff when you arrive.