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Debussy, Mozart & Rimsky-Korsakov at Sydney Town Hall

Be enchanted by three legendary orchestral favourites with versatile conductor Alexander Shelley.

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Three legendary orchestral favourites

Be enchanted by three legendary orchestral favourites with conductor Alexander Shelley in one of Sydney's best acoustic venues, the Sydney Town Hall.

Play Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun to anyone who thinks classical music can’t be sexy. From the sinuous and sighing flute solo that opens and closes it, this music is a study in quiet sensuality, a daydream in the shimmering heat.

In Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante the soulful voice of the viola in dialogue with the brilliance of the violin is a masterclass in theatrical storytelling, a wordless operatic duet for contrasting characters. 

The seductive Scheherazade (portrayed by a solo violin) spins Arabian Nights tales of Sinbad, princes and some of the most glorious melodies ever written.

 

Artists

Alexander Shelley conductor
Harry Bennetts violin
Tobias Breider viola

Programme

DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante, K.364
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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