Energy & Elation

Wednesday 25 May 2022, 7.30pm
117 days from now

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Energy & Elation
Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Experience spirited music by Mendelssohn, Haydn & Dvořák. One night only. 

Felix Mendelssohn’s overture to Victor Hugo’s play Ruy Blas skillfully sets the stage for a dramatic and tragic tale, with a brooding opening that quickly finds its feet with an energetic melody, before sweeping into a spirited finale. It’s a curtain raiser that’s sure to delight.   

The mood continues with Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto. It’s a rare chance to hear a trumpet take the lead as a solo instrument, and just as rare to hear Sydney Symphony’s brilliant and renowned Principal Trumpet, David Elton, bring this unique composition to life.  

In his Symphony No. 8, Dvořák digs into his Czech heritage. With nature-inspired themes, bird-like woodwind melodies and swift contrasts, it’s impossible not to be swept up into Dvořák’s homeland pride and joyous optimism.

Roger Benedict, conductor 
David Elton, trumpet 

 Ruy Blas Overture 
HAYDN Trumpet Concerto  
Fifty Fanfares Commission 
DVOŘÁK Symphony No.8 

Running time 90 minutes inc interval 

Season 2022 Pre-Show Dining
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  • Wednesday 25 May 2022 7:30 PM

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  • Adult $60
  • Subscriber $52
  • Concession/Group 6+ $54
  • Youth (17-21) $38
  • Child (12-16) $30
  • 2 Course Meal $55
  • 3 Course Meal $70


  • Civic Ticket Office
  • 4929 1977


City Hall
290 King Street