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Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony

2 & 3 August 2024

In the Concert Hall

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Classical Music

The iconic blast of horns at the beginning of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony is the first of many power-packed moments in this program of dramatic contrasts.

Heartfelt and human

This symphony was a turning point for Tchaikovsky's writing, combining Western musical styles with Russian fables and storytelling. This is the high point of Romanticism, with the breadth of human experience in glorious evidence. Conductor Pietari Inkinen draws out all the passion and colour of this immortal work.

For Prokofiev's Sinfonia Concertante, the Sydney Symphony welcomes the return of soloist Alban Gerhardt. A superstar cellist at the peak of his powers, Gerhardt extracts every moment of expressive richness from this piece, revelling in its phenomenal range that moves from resonant bass notes to melodies that soar high above the orchestra. You'll understand why he is regarded as one of the world's musical greats.

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra


LIZA LIM Salutation to the Shells, 50 Fanfares Commission
PROKOFIEV Sinfonia Concertante

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Pietari Inkinen conductor 
Alban Gerhardt cello 

Hear from conductor Pietari Inkinen and cellist Alban Gerhardt

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