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The Splendour of the Baroque

7 June 2024

In the Concert Hall

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Classical Music

Delight in this special one-off performance of sparkling Baroque gems as Erin Helyard leads the exciting young musicians of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship Program.

Sydney Symphony Fellows in concert

Each of these hand-picked pieces gives every Fellow their moment in the spotlight, contrasted with captivating textures for the whole ensemble.

Georg Philipp Telemann was one of the most important composers of the late Baroque and early Classical era, writing myriad works for combinations no one had ever attempted. His intricate and energetic works for small ensemble inspired all those who came after him, including JS Bach and Handel – and Christoph Graupner. Graupner was an influential and prolific composer in his own right, and his work bubbles and bursts with all the grandeur and character of the era. His music is now being rediscovered – in this energising concert, hear why he deserves to sit alongside the greats of the Baroque.

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra


Sinfonia Spirituoso 
Concerto for Two Flutes and Bassoon in B minor 
Concerto for Two Clarinets in D minor
Overture-Suite in G
Sonata à 3 No.1 in D minor
Oboe Concerto in G minor

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Erin Helyard harpsichord/director
Sydney Symphony Fellows        
Musicians of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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