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Schumann’s Second Symphony With Simone Young

March 8 @ 11:00 am - March 9 @ 2:00 pm

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simone Young performs music by Australian composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks alongside two great German symphonies by Beethoven and Schumann.

Glanville-Hicks was fascinated by Greek culture, as evidenced by her opera Sappho and you can almost hear the azure waves of the Mediterranean lapping in her Three Gymnopédies

Written a century earlier, Robert Schumann’s Second Symphony continues the great German symphonic tradition handed down from Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Its shimmering melodies beam with joy and unbridled enthusiasm in a wonderfully delicate reminder of music’s restorative power.

The Great Classics performance also includes Beethoven’s sunny Second Symphony which captures the composer at the very moment he was revealing a unique artistic voice and announcing a new musical age.

Read our reviews of SSO concerts here and here.


The program: Peggy GLANVILLE-HICKS Three Gymnopédies/ BEETHOVEN Symphony No.2*/ SCHUMANN Symphony No.2
*Great Classics performance only (Saturday 9 March)



Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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9250 7111