Photos: Keith Saunders

On Sunday 29th April, Riverside Theatres will present a relaxing afternoon mix of cider and chamber music when the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) Fellows take to the stage with the performance, INTIMATE VOICES.

Sunday sounds and cider will be under the Artistic Direction of Roger Benedict.  The program will explore the intimate, conversational nature of chamber music, inspired by Sibelius’ string quartet masterpiece. 

In a program that highlights the superb skill, subtlety and passion of the country’s brightest young musicians, the concert will feature 12 of the 2018 SSO Fellows on strings, winds, brass and percussion.

The program will include Nielsen’s beloved Wind Quintet in three movements; Andre Jolivet’s virtuosic trumpet and percussion piece Heptade; two works by Arvo Pärt – his moving and masterful Pari Intervallo for clarinet, trombone and strings, and a hauntingly beautiful interpretation of Psalm 137 for trombone and chamber orchestra; and Sibelius’ Intimate Voices, played by string quartet.

Prior to the performance, ticket holders can enjoy a cider tasting hosted by Blue Mountains supplier Hillbilly Cider. Each ticket purchased will include a free cider from the range – alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available.

About SSO Fellows 

Recognised as one of the world’s leading orchestral training programs, the SSO Fellowship has doubled in size in recent years and in 2018 welcomes 13 Fellows on strings, winds, brass, and percussion. These exceptional young musicians have been selected through a national audition process to participate in an intensive year-long program of mentoring, performances, workshops, and immersion in the world of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Fellowship alumni can be found in concert halls around the world including 12 past Fellows who now hold permanent positions with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

 Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows: Intimate Voices will play  3pm on Sunday, 29th April, 2018 at Riverside Theatres [Facebook]. From 2pm, there will be a cider tasting with Hillbilly Cider.