Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Illawarra and Southern Highlands Tour

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra comes to Wollongong with the most famous symphony ever written: Beethoven’s Fifth.

Beginning with the sound of Fate knocking at the door (da-da-da dum!), this symphony takes a dramatic journey to a brilliant and triumphant conclusion.

Before the power of Beethoven you can hear Sea Pictures – music for voice and orchestra by the composer of Land of Hope and Glory – with young Australian mezzo-soprano Shikara Ringdahl as soloist. Elgar’s five short songs are simple, direct and full of lyrical beauty as they evoke the ever-changing restlessness of the sea. Conductor Benjamin Northey has chosen the overture to the opera The Bartered Bride for a high-energy beginning to the concert.

The SSO will also present two interactive concerts for school students at 10am and 11.30am on Thursday 24 May. For more information and bookings visit: & engagement

Program includes:
SMETANA The Bartered Bride: Overture
ELGAR Sea Pictures
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5

Benjamin Northey Conductor
Shikara Ringdahl Mezzo-Soprano

Schools Performance #1 Run Time: 50 mins (no interval)
Schools Performance #2 Run Time: 1 hr (no interval)

Unsuitable for children under 10yrs.


Public Performance: Wed 23 May, 8pm
Schools Performance #1: Thu 24 May, 10am
Schools Performance #2: Thu 24 May, 11.30am


Children U13: $20
Student: $20
Con Pen: $45
Con Sen: $45

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