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Yeol Eum Son performs Mozart

Masters of Drama

Yeol Eum Son brings her captivating touch to Mozart’s dramatic Piano Concerto No.20.

In the Concert Hall | Sydney Symphony Orchestra | Classical Music


Masters of Drama

Bringing her captivating touch to one of Mozart’s best-known piano concertos, Yeol Eum Son shows us why she’s in such global demand. Opening softly, the work grows to unleash a taut and brilliant musical drama – broken only by the gorgeous, slow movement which provides a serene moment where we can feel the sunshine break through.

Of equal theatricality is Rachmaninov’s thrilling Symphonic Dances – a sweeping love letter to his homeland, rumbling with nostalgic nods to Russian church music, fellow artists and his own earlier works.

In his Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, Brahms goes large – providing us with orchestral music that’s as moving as it is masterly. Sydney Symphony Orchestra former Chief Conductor Edo de Waart makes a welcome return to conduct these dramatic masterpieces.

ANDREW HOWES Luminifera – Wild Light for Orchestra
Fifty Fanfares Commission
BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn
MOZART Piano Concerto No.20
RACHMANINOV Symphonic Dances*
*This piece is not included in Friday 9 September’s 11am performance.

Edo de Waart conductor
Yeol Eum Son piano

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Venue Information

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