A limited number of printed program books will be available for $10 each at the concert.
Come to the Northern Foyer from 1pm to hear SPC Chorister and 2MBS Fine Music presenter Peter Poole chat with Human Waves librettist Tamara-Anna Cislowska and Murrgumurrgu composer James Henry. Grab a drink at the bar and enjoy this free, 30-minute talk, with plenty of time to find your seat for the 2pm concert.
Seating is on the carpeted stairs in the Northern Foyer.
Access the Northern Foyer via the new tunnel from the Southern Foyer.
2023 Pre-Concert Talks are made possible with the support of 2MBS Fine Music.
This concert will be recorded for broadcast at 1PM, Sunday 19 November by ABC Classic.
Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is the blockbuster of the choral repertoire, the kind of music guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Its worldly – and occasionally naughty – texts were assembled by mediæval monks, but its flamboyant music is barely a century old. From the rousing chorus of “O Fortuna!” to the intrepid tenor (the inimitable Kanen Breen) voicing a roasting swan at the top of his range, Carmina Burana will take you on an exhilarating and often visceral journey through the rhythms of life.
We’re also thrilled to present the concert premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin’s Human Waves. With words by fellow-pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska, it charts stories of struggle and success from the rich tapestry of Australia’s migrant history, finding inspiration in the diversity of cultures and traditions that make up our society.
Murrgumurrgu, by First Nations artist James Henry, takes its title from the Yuwaalaraay name for the ibis, which breeds on the Narran Lakes before coming to Sydney to find food.
Saturday 9 September 2023 at 2pm
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
HENRY Murrgumurrgu (Ibis)*†
KATS-CHERNIN Human Waves*†
ORFF Carmina Burana
* Concert premiere
† From 100 Minutes of New Australian Music Project
This program will run for approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes, including a 20-minute interval.
Brett Weymark conductor
James Henry singer & composer
Lorina Gore soprano
Kanen Breen tenor
Hadleigh Adams baritone
River City Voices
Tamara-Anna Cislowska piano & librettist (Human Waves)
Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra
Premium $129 | A $105 | B $85 | C $60 | D $45
Concessions $116 | A $92| B $75 | C $55 | D $41
Under 30 $30
A booking fee of $8.95 per transaction applies.
Up-to-date COVID guidelines will be available a few weeks before the concert. Please note that we regularly update our guidelines based on health advice available at the time.