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Sir Simon Rattle conducts London Symphony Orchestra Programme 1 - Adams, Debussy & Ravel Inside/Out at the House

1 May 2023

Can a London band be one of the great French orchestras in the world? Sir Simon thinks so! Hear the LSO at its most colourful in music by Debussy and Ravel.

Take your seat, Inside or Out


In the Concert Hall


Live broadcast to the Forecourt 

All tickets $10 including transport & no booking fee!

Travel on public transport is included in your $10 Outside ticket to Sydney Opera House 50th Anniversary ‘Inside/Out at the House’ events on the Forecourt. Monday 1 to Sunday 7 May 2023 inclusive. Simply show your event ticket to transport staff when boarding the following services:

Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Intercity services (non-booked services bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)

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Remember to keep your event ticket safe for your return journey or you’ll need to use your Opal card or contactless payment method, as you must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport. Your travel entitlement is valid on the modes of public transport listed above until 4am the following day.

Note: an additional train station access fee applies for travel to or from Domestic and International Airport stations. The access fee is not covered by your event ticket travel entitlements.

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From San Francisco to Paris with the LSO

Ever since Pierre Monteux was principal conductor in the 60s, French music has been part of the London Symphony Orchestra’s DNA. ‘It’s hilarious,’ says Sir Simon Rattle, that a London group should be ‘one of the great French orchestras.’ Sir Simon himself is known as a conductor of orchestrally colourful repertoire, and this program brings together three signature favourites that show this to perfection.

John Adams’ Harmonielehre calls for more than a hundred musicians – the kind of piece that’s normally too big for orchestras to tour. But the LSO is bringing 114 musicians to Sydney, making it possible to hear them in this American marriage of harmonic richness and rhythmic momentum.

Debussy and Ravel will highlight the LSO’s ‘special sense of colour and ability to play quietly and delicately’. From Debussy’s enthralling sketches of the sea to the voluptuous and sensual take on Greek mythology in Ravel’s ballet suite, the second half will fill the renewed Concert Hall with the vibrant and glittering sounds of the 20th century.

ADAMS Harmonielehre
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No.2

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Presented by Sydney Opera House

NSW Government

This program is proudly supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW’s Blockbusters Funding initiative

Take your seat, Inside or Out


Concert Hall

Experience the London Symphony Orchestra in the superb new acoustics of the renewed Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. See these incredible musicians up close and make this a night to remember.

From $129



Watch the London Symphony Orchestra on the big screen on the Forecourt where all tickets are just $10 and include transport. Enjoy the stunning open-air setting with food and beverage available.

All tickets $10 and include transport

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