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Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Alexander Gavrylyuk
Rachmaninov 2


Alexander Gavrylyuk performs the work that truly established Rachmaninov as a composer of extraordinary power.

In the Sydney Town Hall | Sydney Symphony Orchestra | Classical Music



Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto is not only one of his most famous pieces, but the work that truly established him as a composer of extraordinary power. With searing honesty in every emotion, Rachmaninov’s passion finds an exciting voice in soloist Alexander Gavrylyuk.

The ethereal music of Grieg and Rautavaara both create worlds of contrast. Peer Gynt, with its glorious depiction of morning and narrow escape from the trolls in the Hall of the Mountain King, and Rautavaara’s angelic Symphony No.7 are full of lush string sounds, floating melodies and hidden drama. Both tell the stories of Northern Europe’s long memory and love of a mythical past that has inspired the dreams of so many composers.

In the first performances of her music by the Sydney Symphony, Deborah Cheetham’s Ghost Light takes inspiration from Rachmaninov and the great romantic composers in this dedication to all those who make live performance possible.

GRIEG Peer Gynt Suite No.1
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.2
Fifty Fanfares Commission
RAUTAVAARA Symphony No.7, Angel of Light

Benjamin Northey conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk piano

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Venue Information

The Sydney Symphony will continue to apply NSW Public Health Orders as they relate to ticketing and seating arrangements.

To help you find the right entrance at Sydney Town Hall, a coloured zone has been included on your ticket for easy reference. Follow the signs or ask one of our Front of House team to assist you.

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Transport options

  • Wilson Parking has a number of parking stations close to Sydney Town Hall. The Sydney Symphony recommend St Andrews House Car Park, Queen Victoria Building Car Park and Citipark Car Park
  • Getting to the Sydney Town Hall on public transport is easy. Most Sydney Trains stop at Sydney Town Hall, and most CBD busses stop nearby.
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