The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Ea­monn Kelly

Mu­seum of Syd­ney, Cor­ner of Bridge and Phillip Streets, Syd­ney. Ad­mis­sion: $5-$10. In­quiries: (02) 9251 5988 or online. Un­til Novem­ber 8. Mozart’s Last Sym­phonies with Richard Tognetti A cel­e­bra­tion of Richard Tognetti’s 25th year at the helm of the Aus­tralian Cham­ber Or­ches­tra, this tour­ing pro­gram abounds in his­tor­i­cal sym­bol­ism. Com­posed in a sin­gle sum­mer, Mozart’s fi­nal three sym­phonies re­flect not only the cul­mi­na­tion of his sym­phonic ge­nius but also a tu­mul­tuous late En­light­en­ment energy and rev­o­lu­tion­ary spirit. Dur­ing his ten­ure, Tognetti has looked for in­ven­tive ways to ac­knowl­edge tra­di­tion with­out mak­ing any spu­ri­ous claim to “au­then­tic­ity”. Such was the case here, with the gen­tle tim­bres, di­rect voic­ing and lim­ited car­ry­ing power of wooden and valve­less pe­riod wind and brass cou­pled with rel­a­tively se­date ACO strings, pared back with great dis­ci­pline to a lean, even and un­adorned sound. Llewellyn Hall, Build­ing 100, Wil­liam Herbert Place, Can­berra. Tonight, 8pm. Tick­ets: $46-$109. Book­ings: 1800 444 444.

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