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Simone Young Conducts Mahler's First Symphony

8 - 11 February 2023

In the Concert Hall | Sydney Symphony Orchestra | Classical Music

Following the critical success of the Sydney Symphony’s performances of Mahler’s Second Symphony in 2022, they open 2023 Season with his vast, evocative First Symphony.

2023 Season Opening

Mahler famously wrote that a symphony must be “like the world” and embrace everything. His First Symphony realises that bold ambition. This is an evocative masterpiece, drawn with celebrated skill by Sydney Symphony Chief Conductor Simone Young. Her passion and depth of experience will immerse you in the vast world of this symphony, where Mahler shifts between panoramic and personal, filling every space in between. Birds soar high above the sounds of alpine horns with valleys, forests and bustling villages below. 

It’s a spellbinding experience from the first note to the thrilling finish. Following the critical success of the Sydney Symphony’s performances of Mahler’s Second Symphony in 2022, this concert makes an inspired opening for their 2023 Season. 

Be transfixed by Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg in Debussy’s Ariettes oubliées, arranged by Australian composer Brett Dean. Described by The Age as having “an ethereal stage presence and impossibly beautiful voice”, this is a brilliant moment to experience Siobhan Stagg in the Concert Hall. 

MAHLER Blumine
DEBUSSY arr. DEAN Ariettes oubliées
MAHLER Symphony No.1

Simone Young conductor
Siobhan Stagg soprano

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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