Sydney Symphony 2014 Season

August 13, 2013 by J-Wire Staff
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The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, together with Chief Conductor and Artistic Director David Robertson, is proud to announce their 2014 season, full of stimulating and diverse offerings for every concert-goer – seasoned and new.

David Robertson

David Robertson

For his inaugural season as Chief Conductor, David Robertson has invited some of the world’s greatest soloists and conductors to come to Sydney to perform with the orchestra, including pianists Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman, violinists Anne-Sophie Mutter and James Ehnes, and cellists Lynn Harrell and Truls Mork.

David Robertson will be in Sydney three times during 2014 – February, June and August – conducting music ranging from Beethoven’s seventh symphony to the film scores of composer John Williams. A highlight of Robertson’s first season will be the concert hall production of Strauss’s opera Elektra with star vocal soloists including Christine Goerke, Lisa Gasteen and Cheryl Barker, and featuring the Sydney Dance Company.

The 2014 season starts with the return to Sydney of violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performing three Mozart violin concertos in the one program. Another highlight of the season occurs in June when Emanuel Ax performs all five Beethoven piano concertos across two weeks, conducted by David Robertson. And to conclude the season, Donald Runnicles conducts the orchestra in two programs featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman and violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann.

Anne-Sophie Mutter and Vladamir Ashkenazy rehearse with the SSO  pic: Henry Benjamin

Anne-Sophie Mutter and Vladamir Ashkenazy rehearse with the SSO pic: Henry Benjamin

Surrounding these major events comes another packed year of concert offerings, from the Master Series, which in 2014 features Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Christine Brewer singing Strauss’s Four Last Songs to the Kaleidoscope series, which focuses on movie music with screenings of The Matrix and West Side Story accompanied by the full orchestra.
In 2014, the SSO also introduces a new brand identity and a new logo. After more than ten years, the SSO is re-introducing the word ‘orchestra’ into its name, now officially known as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Along with this name change comes a new logo – a visual abstraction of both orchestra and audience, intended to represent the dynamic and exciting concerts on offer.

In 2014, the SSO begins a new journey of inspiration with its audiences. With David Robertson at the helm and a choice of concerts from across 11 different subscription series, there has never been a greater time to be part of the SSO family.


One Response to “Sydney Symphony 2014 Season”
  1. Harry says:

    And the relevance of the SSO to Jews and Judaism is what exactly? Is JWire now in the business of publishing promotional pieces about all types of artistic groups and events even if they have no direct connection with the Australian Jewish community?

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