Sydney Opera House tickets 9 March 2024 - Schumann’s Second Symphony with Simone Young |

Schumann’s Second Symphony with Simone Young

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
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Important Info
Type: Classical Concert
City: Sydney, Australia
Starts at: 14:00
Conductor: Simone Young
Orchestra: Symphony Orchestra Sydney
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Composer: Peggy Glanville-Hicks
Composer: Robert Schumann
Peggy Glanville-Hicks: Three Gymnopédies
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.36
Robert Schumann: Symphony no. 2 in C major, Op.61

Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Chief Conductor Simone Young presents warm, gleaming works by Robert Schumann and Peggy Glanville-Hicks.

Classical charm

Peggy Glanville-Hicks’ Three Gymnopédies are jewels, revealing endless character in just a short space of time. Glanville-Hicks was fascinated by Greek culture, and you can almost hear the azure waves of the Mediterranean lapping in these wonderful works.

Written a century earlier, Robert Schumann's Second Symphony continues the great German symphonic tradition handed down from Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Its shimmering melodies beam with joy and unbridled enthusiasm in a wonderfully delicate reminder of music's restorative power.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra's performance also includes Beethoven's sunny, optimistic Second Symphony which captures the composer at the very moment he was revealing a unique artistic voice and announcing a new musical age.

With Simone Young's great passion for these three composers, these works combine for performances of delightful exuberance and brilliance. Prepare to be swept off your feet.

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: 14:00
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