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Simone Young & Hilary Hahn

Celebrating the Concert Hall

Hilary Hahn makes her long-awaited return to Sydney with Prokofiev’s powerful Violin Concerto No.1 as the Sydney Symphony continue to celebrate their return to the Concert Hall.

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Celebrating the Concert Hall

Hilary Hahn is one of the most celebrated violinists to be heard today. In her
long-awaited return to Sydney, her stunning virtuosity finds its perfect pairing with Simone Young as conductor.

From its haunting opening to its blisteringly intense moments, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.1 was an early triumph for Hahn as her turbo-charged technique captivated critics and audiences around the world.

With its dramatic highlights and tender melodies, Tchaikovsky described his Sixth Symphony as “the best thing I ever composed or shall compose.” Who better to conduct the work than Simone Young as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra continue to celebrate their return to the Concert Hall.

CATHY MILLIKEN Fifty Fanfares Commission
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No.1
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.6, Pathétique

Simone Young conductor
Hilary Hahn violin

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Venue Information

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