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The SSO celebrates Paul Goodchild


The SSO celebrates Paul Goodchild

  • Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 6:30pm
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Adult: $55 - $115 | Concession: $49 - $95 | Under 30: $49 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9250 7777

Event Details

A thrilling celebration of the inextinguishable power of the music and Paul Goodchild’s brazen artistry.

‘Music is life, and like it inextinguishable.’ Carl Nielsen’s Fourth Symphony blazes with passion, an embodiment of the dynamic energy of creation. For Nielsen, music lives ‘tenfold more intensely than any living thing’, and a performance of the Inextinguishable, says critic Tom Service, ‘should leave you battered yet uplifted, dazed but thrilled’.

William Lovelock’s tuneful Australian classic concerto lets Associate Principal Trumpet Paul Goodchild shine. Jaunty, springing rhythms capture the spirit of the trumpet, and Lovelock spotlights its hidden talent for lyrical song. 

Sibelius’s rousing Finlandia begins the concert with a life-affirming celebration of music’s power, and a virtual anthem for Finnish independence and freedom everywhere.


*MACENS - The Space Between Stars
LOVELOCK - Trumpet Concerto
NIELSEN - Symphony No.4, The Inextinguishable

*Wednesday only

Featured non-Australian music: Nielsen

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9250 7777

Featured Australian Works

Concerto for trumpet and orchestra (trumpet with full orchestra) by William Lovelock
— performed by Jessica Cottis, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Paul Goodchild
The Space Between Stars : orchestra by Ella Macens
— performed by Jessica Cottis and Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Featured artists

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