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Kirill Gerstein performs Grieg's Piano Concerto

Published 24th May, 2019 in Concert or Performance
  • Location

    483 George Street
    Sydney NSW 2000

  • Date

    7th August 2019 to 10th August 2019

  • Time

    8:00pm to 10:00pm

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Composer Sibelius’ evocation of Finnish legend En Saga (A Saga) emerges from freezing mists of swirling strings and growling brass. Listen as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra perform a piece as dark as a northern winter.

Bracing Scandinavian air permeates Grieg’s piano concerto, billowing though its heart-stirring melodies. Kirill Gerstein, whose formidable technique is matched by his distinctive musicianship, takes on this crowd-pleaser.

And Sydney Symphony Chief Conductor David Robertson leads us on a wild trip in Berlioz’s semi-autobiographical hallucination, Symphonie fantastique. The delirious artist chases his beloved through dreams, ballrooms, the countryside, his own beheading and a witches’ sabbath! Berlioz promised to ‘stagger the world’ with this symphony, and he delivered: this is music of pure sensation.

Presented as part of the Sydney Symphony’s Keys to the City Festival.

Event Location

483 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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