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Berlioz & Ravel

11 & 12 October 2024

In the Utzon Room

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Classical Music

The musicians of the Sydney Symphony give rarer instruments their time in the spotlight: from the bass clarinet, double bass and percussion to the alto flute, oboe d'amore and ophicleide.

Unique sounds

There are countless chamber works written for the best-known instruments, but what about the more obscure ones?

This is a chance to hear these unique instruments in full flight, works that reveal their fascinating expressive range, including Manuel de Falla's thrilling Ritual Fire Dance arranged for a quartet of double basses and Australian composer Gerard Brophy's evocative, mesmerising Beautiful Birds for alto flute, bass clarinet and vibraphone.

Join us for this most rare concert.

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra


CACCINI La spagnoletta (Non ha’l ciel)
BERLIOZ arr. KINMONT Lélio: Scene
GERARD BROPHY Beautiful Birds
RAVEL Miroirs:
Oiseaux tristes
La vallée des cloches
FALLA El amor brujo: Ritual fire dance

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