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World-Class sounds to echo through Bankstown

World-Class sounds to echo through Bankstown For one night only, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will perform some of their world-renowned compositions at Paul Keating Park, led by Australian conductor Roger Benedict, on Saturday 19 February. Yes World-Class sounds to echo through Bankstown  

The sounds of musical greats like Mozart, Brahms or Beethoven are usually heard in the classical halls around the world – Not in the streets of Bankstown.

For one night only, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will perform some of their world-renowned compositions at Paul Keating Park, led by Australian conductor Roger Benedict, on Saturday 19 February.

Featuring the bright energy and musical lightness of Mozart and Tchaikovsky, to the bigger and more dramatic works of Beethoven and Brahms, audiences will experience the magic of live performance right in the heart of Bankstown’s CBD.

The City will be rocking to the sounds of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Beethoven’s Symphony No 5.

Canterbury-Bankstown Mayor Khal Asfour said this will be a night not to be missed and a rare opportunity to see world-class entertainment.

“Music-lovers of all ages are sure to enjoy some of the most beautiful classical works and compositions performed outdoors,” Mayor Asfour said.

“This is a great chance, especially for young people, to experience this calibre of music right here at home.”

Mayor Asfour said he urged families to grab their picnic baskets and blankets and make a night of it. Sydney Symphony Orchestra CEO Craig Whitehead said the orchestra was excited to perform, for the very first time, at Paul Keating Park in Bankstown’s CBD.

“This performance, in the heart of the Bankstown, is an important part of the Sydney Symphony’s commitment to share the experience of live performance with audiences across New South Wales,”
Mr Whitehead said.

“We look forward to giving people a night of wonderful music in the beautiful setting of Paul Keating Park.”

Gates open at 5pm, with a performance by a local community ensemble kicking off the night. At 6.30pm, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra takes the stage to perform famous classics. Tickets are essential for all attendees and cost $5 per person, with all proceeds going to local charities.

For more information and to book your ticket to this COVIDSafe event, visit cb.city/SymphonyinthePark

About the Sydney Symphony Orchestra


PATRON: Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC Founded in 1932 by the Australian Broadcasting Commission, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra has evolved into one of the world’s finest orchestras as Sydney has become one of the world’s great cities. Resident at the iconic Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra also performs in venues throughout Sydney and regional New South Wales, and international tours to Europe, Asia and the USA have earned the Orchestra
worldwide recognition for artistic excellence.

The Orchestra’s first chief conductor was Sir Eugene Goossens, appointed in 1947; he was followed by Nicolai Malko, Dean Dixon, Moshe Atzmon, Willem van Otterloo, Louis Frémaux, Sir Charles Mackerras, Zdenêk Mácal, Stuart Challender, Edo de Waart and Gianluigi Gelmetti. Vladimir Ashkenazy was Principal Conductor from 2009-13, followed by David Robertson as Chief Conductor from 2014-19. Australia-born Simone Young commences her role as Chief Conductor in 2022 as the Orchestra returns to the renewed
Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House.

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra's concerts encompass masterpieces from the classical repertoire, music by some of the finest living composers, and collaborations with guest artists from all genres, reflecting the Orchestra's versatility and diverse appeal. Its award winning education program is central to its commitment to the future of live symphonic music, and the Orchestra promotes the work of Australian composers through performances, recordings and its commissioning program.


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