Friday 22 July 7:30 pm
We are delighted to welcome sixteen gifted musicians, all under the age of 30 and chosen from 300 applications nationwide, who are the 2016 Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows. Each will take part in the year-long training program widely regarded as the leading vocational training program in the country.
In the words of Roger Benedict, the Artistic Director of the SSO Fellowship Ensemble: "The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship Program aims to produce adventurous, inspiring and highly adaptable musicians who can imagine something beyond themselves and help create a strong and vibrant future for music. As the world changes rapidly around us, so will, by necessity, our profession, and Sydney Symphony Orchestra musicians are committed to making sure that their successors can face that future with courage and confidence. As we celebrate fourteen years of fellowship success, we are as determined as ever to make sure that the best emerging professional musicians are given the best possible chance to succeed."
Their program, "French Accents", includes the following pieces: DEBUSSY Syrinx for solo flute, RAVEL Introduction and Allegro, PROKOFIEV Quintet, DEBUSSY arr. Schoenberg Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, POULENC Sonata for trumpet, trombone and horn, BIZET arr. Farrington Jeux d'enfants and DEBUSSY arr. Farrington Clair de lune.
U21/ Student $36
Group 8+ $32
Friend of the MEC $32
(The SSO Fellows will be conducting instrumental Masterclasses on Saturday 23 July. Workshop participants who purchase a ticket to Friday's performance receive a $10 discount off the $25 Masterclass price. Please call 65925466 for bookings and further information.)