Charles Dutoit, who has been conducting the Sydney Symphony for 40 years, has convinced his ex-wife Martha Argerich to join him on next year’s long-haul flight. It’s her first time Down Under.
Sydney’s other piano stars next season include Daniil Trifonov and Hélène Grimaud. Looking good.
press release: TUESDAY 9 AUGUST 2016: The Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor and Artistic Director David Robertson have today announced their 2017 season, with offerings for every concert-goer, from classical music aficionados to lovers of new Australian music and those looking forward to their first orchestral experience.
David Robertson has again invited some of the world’s greatest conductors and soloists to perform with your SSO, including Argentinean pianist Martha Argerich – who is set to make her Australian debut – and Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit in a celebration of his 40-year relationship with the SSO. Pianists Hélène Grimaud and Daniil Trifonov, violinists Baiba Skride and Janine Jansen, singers John Relyea and Susan Graham, and conductors Simone Young and Vladimir Ashkenazy will also appear in the 2017 season.