Mary Immaculate Church, Waverley


Mary Immaculate Church

St Charles Borromeo Parish, Waverley

East Sydney Chamber Orchestra, Beethoven 8

East Sydney Chamber Orchestra, Beethoven 8

2023 Season Opener

Sunday 26 March at 2:00pm in Mary Immaculate Church, Waverley. Bookings below.

Composed in 1812, Beethoven’s 8th Symphony is the most misunderstood of the symphonies, most of the others, whatever their complexities, having an evident character. The Eighth is willfully deceptive literally from the opening bar, and continues throughout to play games with the listener’s expectations. It manages to go on being surprising, even disconcerting, however often you listen to it.

This was Stravinsky’s favorite Beethoven symphony, and one sees why: ferocious syncopations, sudden intrusions of trumpet and drum, vehement silences, the intent to disconcert in a playful, but also almost demonic way. It has the effect of a joke which one can see is funny, but still doesn’t quite understand.

Hummel wrote his Trumpet Concerto for Anton Weidinger, the same player for whom Haydn had written his. It is fitting to pair this alongside Beethoven 8 which is considered “Haydnesque”

We are joined by Andrew Del Riccio as our trumpet soloist, with the orchestra being directed by Omid Moheb Zadeh

Pre purchased tickets – $25 admission

Shortened Interval

Masks are strongly encouraged

Only 150 seats available

East Sydney Chamber Orchestra 2023 Season Opener, Beethoven 8 March 26 2pm Tickets, Sun, Mar 26, 2023 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite