Canberra Sinfonia – Haydn & Wagner

Conducted by Leonard Weiss
Saturday 27 July 2019 at 3pm
Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest

The Canberra Sinfonia celebrates its first anniversary with Haydn & Wagner featuring  soloists Christopher Pidcock, cello, and Harry Ward, violin.

Haydn’s Symphony no. 92 “Oxford” was written in 1789 and remains one of his most popular symphonies from his “Paris” years. Leonard Weiss is keen to showcase one of Haydn’s most notable works.

Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll was composed in 1869 as a birthday present to his wife Cosima. Originally written as a chamber work for 13 musicians, this work was later orchestrated for a small symphony orchestra to make the piece more marketable.

Returning to a chamber performance to mark this piece’s 150th birthday, conductor Leonard Weiss describes Siegfried Idyll as “a natural choice for the Canberra Sinfonia. It is one of the most exquisite and sentimental Romantic works, composed with incredible personality and sincerity for a very special occasion, also making it a perfect birthday celebration piece for the Sinfonia.”

Tickets and information: $35 adult, $30 concession, $20 student.