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Schumann’s Second Symphony with Simone Young

8 - 9 March 2024

In the Concert Hall

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Classical Music

Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Chief Conductor Simone Young presents warm, gleaming works by Robert Schumann and Peggy Glanville-Hicks.

Classical charm

Peggy Glanville-Hicks’ Three Gymnopédies are jewels, revealing endless character in just a short space of time. Glanville-Hicks was fascinated by Greek culture, and you can almost hear the azure waves of the Mediterranean lapping in these wonderful works.

Written a century earlier, Robert Schumann’s Second Symphony continues the great German symphonic tradition handed down from Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Its shimmering melodies beam with joy and unbridled enthusiasm in a wonderfully delicate reminder of music’s restorative power.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s performance also includes Beethoven’s sunny, optimistic Second Symphony which captures the composer at the very moment he was revealing a unique artistic voice and announcing a new musical age.

With Simone Young’s great passion for these three composers, these works combine for performances of delightful exuberance and brilliance. Prepare to be swept off your feet.

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Programme

PEGGY GLANVILLE-HICKS Three Gymnopédies
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.2*
SCHUMANN Symphony No.2

*Saturday 9 March performance only

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Simone Young conductor 

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