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Kirill Gerstein performs Grieg's Piano Concerto

Published 19th December, 2018 in Concert or Performance
  • Location

    483 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

  • Date

    7th August 2019 to 9th August 2019

  • Time

    All Day

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.

Published 19th December, 2018 in Concert or Performance

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