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A German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter in a pose black dress.

Anne-Sophie Mutterand the Music of John Williams

9 - 11 November 2023

In the Concert Hall

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Classical Music

The Sydney Symphony’s Chief Conductor Simone Young joins forces with star violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter in this program of music by John Williams and great Hollywood composers.

Cinematic Favourites

Experience all the drama of favourite Hollywood films as violin sensation Anne-Sophie Mutter performs works by the legendary John Williams, composer of scores for Harry PotterJurassic ParkStar Wars and many other cinematic classics.

Anne-Sophie Mutter’s sensational performances with the Berlin Philharmonic as a thirteen year old caught the attention of John Williams. Over the subsequent decades, they have been close musical collaborators, and Williams’ Violin Concerto No.2, premiered in 2021, was written specifically for Mutter. Williams himself conducted the world premiere at Tanglewood. More experimental than a film score, but just as cinematic, the concerto opens the way for an exhilarating display of Mutter’s virtuosity.

This concert also features a selection of iconic film music across the years, selected and directed by the Sydney Symphony’s Chief Conductor Simone Young. Lush, dramatic and compelling, this is storytelling at its finest.


Programme
HERRMANN Vertigo: Suite
JOHN WILLIAMS Violin Concerto No.2
ROTA The Leopard: Suite
WESTLAKE Flying Dreams
JOHN WILLIAMS Hedwig’s Theme
JOHN WILLIAMS The Long Goodbye: Theme

Artists
Simone Young conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter violin

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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