Sydney Symphony welcomes Sydney pianist Kathryn Selby AM to the stage for what promises to be a virtuoso performance. Selby has kindly stepped in to replace Geoffrey Lancaster, who has had to withdraw because of illness. The performance will also include the gorgeous, decadent sounds from the Vienna of Gustav Klimt.
A nostalgic mood is set up by Franz Schreker’s Chamber Symphony, composed during World War I. Schreker was the ultimate Romantic at the dawn of a modern age. He shared with Mozart a theatrical instinct and exquisite craftsmanship. And with just 24 players he shapes a sound world of gleaming opulence and ravishing harmonies, sometimes firmly resting on its 19th century heritage, sometimes dancing into a realm of shadows and nostalgia.
Mozart’s final piano concerto is full of drama and tender expression, music that speaks as powerfully to listeners in the 21st century as it did two hundred years ago.
SCHREKER Chamber Symphony
MOZART Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K595
Conductor – Roger Benedict
With – Kathryn Selby AM, piano, Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Tickets: Adults from $52 – $73, City Recital Hall VIP from $47-$66. Concessions available. Additional fees may apply.
Booking: by phone on (02) 8256 2222 or in person at City Recital Hall Angel Place. Mention promotion code MOZART in order to receive a $10 discount*. Or, click here to book online and save $10.
* Limited time only. Offer available only for new bookings and not to be used with any other offer. Offer only available until 5pm Mon 18 March 2013 or while seats are available. Additional fees may apply.