Sydney Opera House 2 March 2024 - Simone Young conducts Mahler’s Fifth Symphony |

Simone Young conducts Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
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Important Info
Type: Classical Concert
City: Sydney, Australia
Starts at: 20:00
Duration: 2h
Violin: Renaud Capuçon
Conductor: Simone Young
Orchestra: Symphony Orchestra Sydney
Composer: Camille Pépin
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Camille Pépin: Le Sommeil a pris ton empreinte, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Gustav Mahler: Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Chief Conductor Simone Young opens the Sydney Symphony's 2024 Season with Mahler's Fifth Symphony in a concert of passionate and electrifying music.

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The blazing energy of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony is truly breathtaking live. Mahler’s Fifth Symphony is an extraordinary creation in both sound and scale. This vast musical journey builds from a luminous fanfare from a single trumpet to moments of great explosive power and a poignant contemplation of love in the Adagietto – one of the best-loved movements in all of music.

Under the dynamic direction of Simone Young, Mahler’s vast architecture is revealed, and his stunning colours burn bright.

French composer Camille Pépin has created an enchanting expression of life’s technicolour with her Violin Concerto.

A work of long, shimmering chords, suspended and weightless, has a peerless interpreter in Renaud Capuçon, who, together with Simone Young, gave the world premiere of the work with the Orchestre National de France in April 2022. 

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Venue Info

Sydney Opera House - Sydney
Location   Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000

The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre at Sydney Harbour in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the 20th century's most famous and distinctive buildings. Sydney Opera House is the largest and most famous opera house in Australia with an extensive repertoire.

Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the building was formally opened on 20 October 1973 after a gestation beginning with Utzon's 1957 selection as winner of an international design competition. The Government of New South Wales, led by the premier, Joseph Cahill, authorised work to begin in 1958 with Utzon directing construction. The government's decision to build Utzon's design is often overshadowed by circumstances that followed, including cost and scheduling overruns as well as the architect's ultimate resignation.

The building and its surrounds occupy the whole of Bennelong Point on Sydney Harbour, between Sydney Cove and Farm Cove, adjacent to the Sydney central business district and the Royal Botanic Gardens, and close by the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Though its name suggests a single venue, the building comprises multiple performance venues which together host well over 1,500 performances annually, attended by more than 1.2 million people. Performances are presented by numerous performing artists, including three resident companies: Opera Australia, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. As one of the most popular visitor attractions in Australia, more than eight million people visit the site annually, and approximately 350,000 visitors take a guided tour of the building each year. The building is managed by the Sydney Opera House Trust, an agency of the New South Wales State Government.

On 28 June 2007, the Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, having been listed on the (now defunct) Register of the National Estate since 1980, the National Trust of Australia register since 1983, the City of Sydney Heritage Inventory since 2000, the New South Wales State Heritage Register since 2003, and the Australian National Heritage List since 2005.

Important Info
Type: Classical Concert
City: Sydney, Australia
Starts at: 20:00
Duration: 2h
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