“You don’t necessarily need a ticket to see the symphony orchestra at the Sydney Opera House these days. For the first time, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will be projected live in concert onto the sails of the Sydney Opera House” on February 4, reports Finlay Boyle in Tuesday’s (1/13) Sydney Morning Herald (Australia). “The concert, Visions of Vienna, is a collaboration between the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna tourist board…. The projected footage of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in concert will be accompanied by imagery inspired by Austria’s architecture, the art nouveau movement and, in particular, the works of Austrian secessionist painter Gustav Klimt.” Nicholas Tory’s Ample Projects organization is in charge of technical aspects, and the performance will be streamed live at www.sydneysymphony.com and http://www.vienna.info/en/special/visionsofvienna. Ola Rudner will conduct the concert, which will include the Overture and Czárdás from Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus; Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 4; and the finale from Beethoven’s Creatures of Prometheus, along with works by Schubert, Mozart, Lehár, Suppé, Kálmán, and Joseph Strauss.
Posted January 14, 2015