When it comes to gorgeous buildings in Sydney there are few places that can compare with The Great Synagogue. Believed by many to be the most beautiful synagogue in Australia, its stunning stained glass windows, intricate tilework and star-studded ceiling makes any performance within its hall a memorable experience. You won’t want to miss out on the upcoming Live at The Great concerts this year.
On this occasion The Great will make space for two multi-award-winning and globally recognised classical soloists: cellist Umberto Clerici, who is only the second Italian to ever walk away with the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and pianist Konstantin Shamray, the first-place winner and recipient of the People’s Choice at The Sydney in 2008.
These two virtuosos will combine to perform compositions from the great musical romanticism of Rachmaninov and Bruch which will enthrall and delight.
When: Wednesday 16 February, 7pm
Principal cellist and section leader for Opera Australia Teije Hylkema joins forces with Sydney-based trio Black Tulip for an evening of classical music with a jazz twist.
The adventurous spirit of Black Tulip explores the borders of jazz, classical and electronic music and with Hylkema they will perform a Bach Suite for cello solo contrasted with a movement from Claude Bolling’s Suite for cello that will result in an enchanting evening of classical and jazz magic.
When: Thursday 29 April, 7pm
Australian classical pianist Simon Tedeschi performed his first Mozart piano concerto in the Sydney Opera House at age nine. Since then he has gone on to greater feats and been celebrated as “true greatness”.
You’ll be able to see him perform wonders at The Great in July when he teams up with special guest and multi-talented artist George Washingmachine for a selection of classical and jazz sounds by George Gershwin as well as classic jazz standards by Cole Porter, Oscar Peterson and many others.
The evening will be a little different, but that’s expected when Tedeschi and Washingmachine partner up.
When: Wednesday 6 July, 7pm
Award-winning artists Oliver Shermacher, Anna Da Silva Chen and Vatche Jambazian band together in order to perform Russian Igor Stravinsky‘s L’Histoire du Soldat, Armenian Alexander Arutunian‘s suite for clarinet, violin and piano, and Paul Schoenfield‘s Piano trio in Klezmer style.
The series of Russian, Armenian and Jewish folk tales, legends and dances is a deeply personal journey for the musicians and they welcome you to join them as they embark on the musical voyage.
When: Thursday 8 September, 7pm
Live At Yours is not only making classical music relevant once again but it is also making it accessible to old and new fans alike.
While Live at The Great Premium Tickets guarantee the best seats possible for the performances The Great Synagogue in Sydney, there are also tickets for patrons under the age of 35 at a special price. And by special, they’re almost half-price.
Live at The Great concerts are also accepting NSW Discover vouchers so that you can save up to $25 off of your purchase.