From Austin to Oz. I'm planning to flee the country for 7 months - working for 4 and traveling for 3.
Departure = 03 Sep 2003 / Re-entry = 03 Apr 2004

Monday, September 01, 2003

The Queen Symphony

(I arrive in Sydney at 06:10 AM on 05 Sep. After a quick nap, I'm gunna hop all over Sydney like a 'roo. Then, I'll tidy up to attend this concert.)

Sydney Opera House

Acclaimed British composer Tolga Kashif will conduct the mighty Sydney Symphony and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs in a six-movement symphonic work based on musical themes from 13 of Queen’s best loved songs.

Over three decades, Queen created the soundtrack for a generation with a succession of rock anthems including Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga and We Will Rock You . Now this electrifying symphony is giving new life to these timeless songs.

In a stunning departure from conventional orchestrations of pop music, Tolga Kashif has collaborated with one of the world’s great rock and roll bands to compose a new piece of modern classical music. The Queen Symphony was created with the complete blessing of both the surviving band members of Queen and Freddie Mercury’s family who also attended the world premiere performance in London last year.

The power of the full Sydney Symphony combined with the massed voices of Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and the classic songs of Queen will produce an unforgettable night in the Concert Hall.

Copland - Fanfare For The Common Man
Bernstein - West Side Story Symphonic Dances Interval
Kashif - The Queen Symphony

DURATION: 2 hours

Friday 5 and Saturday 6 September at 8pm


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