Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
370 Darling Street, Balmain, NSW, 2041, Australia
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Hear Sydney Youth Orchestra Philharmonic tackle the extroverted and wild fourth Symphony under the expert guidance of conductor Brian Buggy OAM for an evening you do not want to miss. Following his catastrophic marriage to former student Antonina Miliukova, lasting a mere two months, Tchaikovsky made a start on his fourth symphony. After emerging from a profound period of writer’s block and battling with a heavy bout of depression, it’s perhaps unsurprising that the music is urgent, supercharged and violent at points. Even the opening bars of the first movement are intended to represent a metaphor for Fate, or, as poor old Tchaikovsky put it: 'the fatal power which prevents one from attaining the goal of happiness'. 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.