“music through the ages”
2017 Regional Tour - Toby Thatcher conductor
If you love classical music then you have more than four centuries of great music to choose from, and in this concert the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and conductor Toby Thatcher will take you on a whirlwind tour through the ages.
It begins with glorious brass music composed for the Basilica of St Mark’s in Venice at the height of the Renaissance and Johann Sebastian Bach’s great concerto for two violins – one of the masterpieces of the Baroque era.
There’s a modern classic by Schoenberg, in which he returns to the tonal impulses of his early works, and after interval a magical new gem from young Australian Andrew Howes.
At the climax of the program, Felix Mendelssohn – composing in 1830 – reflects on the world of Bach and his Protestant faith in his Reformation Symphony. It begins with the famous rising tones of the ‘Dresden Amen’ and Luther’s great hymn ‘A Mighty Fortress is Our God’ underpins the triumphant finale.
The SSO will also be presenting engaging, interactive matinee concerts for schools on Wednesday 24 May. More information and tickets available from firstname.lastname@example.org
“...some of the finest playing I have heard from the orchestra, from the sinewy intensity of cellos... to the serenely balanced radiance of its final chord. The orchestra has lifted its playing to a new level.” SYDNEY MORNING HERALD 2014
Canzon in 8 parts, Ch.172
Johann Sebastian Bach
Double Violin Concerto, BWV 1043
Chamber Symphony No.2
Sonata for Winds
Symphony No.5 (Reformation)
2017 BMEC Season proudly sponsored by Reliance Credit Union