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Max Richter: The Four Seasons


Max Richter takes Vivaldi’s masterpiece and makes the familiar feel fresh and new. His less-is-more minimalism has seen him become a Hollywood favourite.

In the Concert Hall | Sydney Symphony Orchestra | Classical Music



Vast canyons, distant mountains, red dust – Nico Muhly’s Control is as intense and arresting as the Utah landscape which was its inspiration. An emerging force in contemporary classical music, Muhly’s music experiments with both movement and perspective while gazing towards the horizon.

With his less-is-more minimalism, Max Richter has become a Hollywood favourite, with credits for a diversity of films including those by Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood, and episodes of Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders. Richter’s reimagined Four Seasons draws on Vivaldi’s best moments, keeping the work’s original drama and excitement – yet making the familiar feel fresh and new.

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra are joined for this performance by star violinist Ray Chen whose vivacious playing brings Richter’s distinctive and evocative music to life.

MAX RICHTER The Four Seasons Recomposed

Gemma New conductor
Ray Chen violin

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Venue Information

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