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Simone Young ConductsBeethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

2 - 5 August 2023

In the Concert Hall | Sydney Symphony Orchestra | Classical Music

Lose yourself in the idyllic, radiant landscapes of Beethoven’s enchanting Pastoral Symphony, with Sydney Symphony Chief Conductor Simone Young.

Radiant Beauty

Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony is an idyllic centrepiece for this program inspired by the beauty of the natural world.

Beethoven was continually lured away from Vienna by the beauty of the countryside, where he would work and walk for miles. The landscape radiates through the work, from brilliant sunshine to dark and sudden storms.

Sydney Symphony Chief Conductor Simone Young masterfully creates Beethoven’s transforming moments present in both the symphony and the Fourth Piano Concerto. The Concerto is a work of nobility and an ideal platform for a pianist to shine from, and in Spanish virtuoso Javier Perianes we hear one of the world’s best.

The Guardian described Perianes as having “exquisite grace and a wonderful lightness of touch,” and you will hear every moment perfectly in the stunning acoustics of the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.

Simone Young has chosen a 50 Fanfares commission by Australian composer Mary Finsterer as the opening work for this very special concert


Stabat Mater

50 Fanfares Commission 

Piano Concerto No.4

Symphony No.6, Pastoral



Simone Young

Javier Perianes

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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