Sydney Symphony Orchestra performs These Worlds in Us at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall in Sydney, Australia

May 18, 2:00 pm May 19, 2024, 4:00 pm

Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia map


The Sydney Symphony Orchestra performs These Worlds in Us by Missy Mazzoli and Grieg’s Piano Concerto with pianist Joyce Yang, and Dvořák’s Symphony No.9, From the New World.

Prepare for moments of drama, as in the iconic opening of Grieg’s Piano Concerto. This is a work that is colourful and intensely lyrical, with a beautiful Adagio and a folk music-inflected final movement. And don’t miss Yang letting loose in the wildly entertaining cadenza.

Dvořák was inspired to write his New World Symphony after moving to America and experiencing its open spaces and sense of freedom. The work is packed with memorable melodies and delightful tension.

This is also a rare opportunity to hear work by Missy Mazzoli, a ‘symphonic composer with a photographer’s eye’ (NPR). These Worlds in Us is wonderfully cinematic, with a real sense of yearning and all her hallmark inventiveness.

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