John Tavener was one of the most inspired geniuses of the late 20th century.
Deeply connected to ancient traditions, he dedicated his life to expressing beauty and truth through music. In The Protecting Veil he created an exquisite universe, awe-inspiring and intensely beautiful. Full of delicate, weightless chords that float over the concert hall.
English cellist Matthew Barley is the ideal soloist for this deeply touching meditation for cello and orchestra, his recent recording of it praised as a 'performance of great tenderness and eloquence' by BBC Music Magazine.
Wagner’s ‘Good Friday Spell’ from Parsifal is the ideal way into this program. A bright and ecstatic celebration of life and the world, the triumphant sound of the brass is enchanting and delightful. After the contemplation of Tavener, Mendelssohn’s triumphant Fifth Symphony is the perfect way to send you back out into the world.
This is transformative music that touches the soul and lifts the spirits.
March 27th, 2024
March 28th, 2024
GETTING TO THE VENUE
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: The Sydney Opera House is a six-minute walk to Circular Quay which is regularly served by public buses, trains and ferries to Circular Quay.
BY CAR: Wilson Parking owns and operates the public Sydney Opera House Car Park, which is located at 2 Macquarie Street (Northern end). The car park is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, and has undercover access to the Sydney Opera House Lower Concourse.
For further information please visit the Sydney Opera House
Conductor: Donald Runnicles
Cello: Matthew Barley
WAGNER Parsifal: Act 3: Good Friday Spell
TAVERNER The Protecting Veil
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.5, Reformation
Donald Runnicles conducts The Protecting Veil is at Sydney's Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House.
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