Celebrating Strauss: Richard Gill AO, A Celebration Of Life
1 Conservatorium Road, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
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The Sydney Youth Orchestra, under the direction of leading conductor Alexander Briger, performs works by renowned composer Richard Strauss including Don Juan, Four Last Songs and Excerpts from Der Rosenkavalier. Richard Strauss. He’s the firebrand composer who revolutionised the technical and expressive possibilities of the orchestra before the end of the 19th century in his tone-poems. Enamoured with the female voice, Der Rosenkavalier is famed for the beautiful music of the three female protagonists, leaving early-20th-century audiences in awe of the exquisite duet and trios within the opera. And at the end of his life, his beloved Germany in ruins after the second world war, he wrote some of the most devastatingly moving music ever composed, most especially the Four Last Songs. Young children are welcome at Sydney Youth Orchestra concerts. For all performances, children two years of age or older must have a ticket (even if the accompanying adult intends to sit the child on his/her knees). Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. Please bring your ticket to display at the door and gain entry to the venue. Concert programs are available for a gold coin donation.