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Simone Young conductsMahler’s Fifth Symphony

28 February – 2 March 2024

In the Concert Hall

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Classical Music

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Chief Conductor Simone Young opens the Sydney Symphony’s 2024 Season with Mahler’s Fifth Symphony in a concert of passionate and electrifying music.

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The blazing energy of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony is truly breathtaking live. Mahler’s Fifth Symphony is an extraordinary creation in both sound and scale. This vast musical journey builds from a luminous fanfare from a single trumpet to moments of great explosive power and a poignant contemplation of love in the Adagietto – one of the best-loved movements in all of music.

Under the dynamic direction of Simone Young, Mahler’s vast architecture is revealed, and his stunning colours burn bright.

French composer Camille Pépin has created an enchanting expression of life’s technicolour with her Violin Concerto.

A work of long, shimmering chords, suspended and weightless, has a peerless interpreter in Renaud Capuçon, who, together with Simone Young, gave the world premiere of the work with the Orchestre National de France in April 2022. 

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra


CAMILLE PÉPIN Le Sommeil a pris ton empreinte: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra
MAHLER Symphony No.5

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Simone Young conductor 
Renaud Capuçon violin 

Chief Conductor Simone Young on Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

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