Riverside Theatres presents
SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FELLOWS
Roger Benedict Artistic Director
SIBELIUS Intimate Voices – String Quartet, Op.56
JOLIVET Heptade for trumpet and percussion
PÄRT Pari Intervallo for clarinet, trombone and strings
PÄRT An den Wassern zu Babel… for trombone and chamber orchestra
NIELSEN Wind Quintet
In classical music the sound of a full symphony orchestra can knock your socks off, but when just a handful of musicians get together to play chamber music it’s like eavesdropping on a conversation that’s at once witty, profound and entertaining.
In this Sunday afternoon concert you can hear some of Australia’s finest young musicians perform a program that highlights this intimate, conversational side of music.
Nielsen’s Wind Quintet fits the bill perfectly: music that was composed for five of the composer’s friends to play, with each part written to suit the personality of the musician. Sibelius’s Intimate Voices string quartet was composed at a time of crisis, but turned out to be, in the composer’s words, “something wonderful. The kind of thing that brings a smile to your lips at the hour of death.” The energy and good cheer of these Nordic masters is balanced by Estonian Arvo Pärt: the serene Pari Intervallo and his haunting interpretation of Psalm 137 (By the rivers of Babylon…). And threading its way through the program is André Jolivet’s riotous and virtuosic tour de force for trumpet and percussion in yet another kind of musical conversation!
SUNDAY SOUNDS & CIDER
Arrive at 2pm and enjoy a tasting of Blue Mountains supplier, Hillbilly Cider. Hillbilly will have a selection of their range available to try including alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. Each ticket purchased will then include a free cider of your choice from the range. 18+ ID may be required. Conditions apply – see ticket for details. Riverside encourages patrons to drink responsibly.
DATE & TIME
Sunday 29 April at 3pm
The SSO Fellowship is generously supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW, the Bennelong Arts Foundation, and individual donors.
Recognised as one of the world’s leading orchestral training programs, the SSO Fellowship has doubled in size in recent years and in 2018 we welcome 13 Fellows on strings, winds, brass, and percussion. These exceptional young musicians have been selected through a national audition process to participate in an intensive year-long program of mentoring, performances, workshops, and immersion in the world of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. You will find Fellowship alumni in concert halls around the world including 12 past Fellows who now hold permanent positions with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Photos by Keith Saunders