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Mozart & Haydn

27 October 2023

In the Concert Hall

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Classical Music

Celebrate the Classical masters of the symphony with the Sydney Symphony’s Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles leading an energetic program of charisma and joy.

Masters of the Symphony

If Haydn is the father of the symphony, Mozart took the form to new and unimagined heights. In this program, the connection between the composers emerges as a scintillating conversation led by Donald Runnicles, the Sydney Symphony’s Principal Guest Conductor.

Meticulous in expression, Haydn’s Symphony No.88 brims with charm, elegance and humour. It’s brilliant and daring. Mozart’s Symphony No.39, the first of his celebrated final three symphonies, shares the same sense of daring on an even grander scale. This symphony is infused with Mozart’s characteristic imagination, energy and joy – evidence of the bright, lasting mark of Haydn’s influence.

HAYDN Symphony No.88
MOZART Symphony No.39

Donald Runnicles conductor

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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