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Simone Young Conducts Tchaikovsky’s Ballet Music

7 - 9 July 2023

In the Concert Hall

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Classical Music

Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet music takes centre stage as Simone Young conducts this spellbinding concert.

An Enchanted Evening

Tchaikovsky’s music for ballet is every bit as enchanting as the fairy tales he brings to life. Swan LakeSleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker are three of the most popular ballets ever written, but it’s rare to experience them in the Concert Hall with the music taking centre stage. It’s what makes this program so special – dazzling storytelling, able to take full flight.

Chief Conductor Simone Young creates an experience that allows this extraordinarily beautiful music to shine. You’ll be spellbound by this sublime selection of Tchaikovsky’s most popular creations. This concert is pure romance, and not to be missed.

Programme finalisation 30/06/23
In these performances, Simone Young and the Sydney Symphony will present extended highlights from Tchaikovsky’s exquisite ballets The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake alongside contributions from Cultural Custodian and Storyteller Uncle Ray Kelly and First Nations percussionist Adam Manning, who will share valuable cultural knowledge through words and music.

Rhythmic Acknowledgment of Country 
Featuring First Nations percussionist Adam Manning, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Percussion Section 

TCHAIKOVSKY The Sleeping Beauty selections including The Garland Waltz, the Dance of the Duchesses and the Dance of the Marquesses, the Variations of the Silver and Sapphire Fairies, and The Rose Adagio. 

TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker selections including the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, March of the Toy Soldiers, Waltz of the Flowers, Tea (Chinese Dance), Dance of the Reed Flutes and Trépak (Russian Dance). 


Cultural Stories of Australia: A Journey of Knowledge and Truth
Featuring Uncle Ray Kelly Senior, Cultural Custodian and Storyteller, First Nations percussionist Adam Manning, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Percussion Section
TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake selections including Dance of the Little Swans, Tout le Monde danse, Pas de deux for Two Merry-makers and the powerful finale.

SIMONE YOUNG conductor
UNCLE RAY KELLY cultural custodian and storyteller
ADAM MANNING percussion

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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