Abercrombie & Kent
Masters Series – Saturday 9

Saturdays, 8pm / Sydney Town Hall

9 Concert Package from $320

Make it a huge night out in the heart of the city. The Abercrombie & Kent Masters Series is one of our flagships, pairing superstar artists and conductors from around the world with music drawn from across the history of classical music.

During 2020, Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles, Simone Young and Kirill Karabits each conduct a monumental work by Beethoven to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

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Debussy and ravel

Debussy and Ravel

Saturday, 29 February 2020 / 8pm

A voyage on the impressionistic seas of Debussy and Mendelssohn, plus Ravel’s dazzling piano concerto.

RAVEL Piano Concerto in G

Jun Märkl conductor
Alexandra Dariescu piano



Beethoven Missa Solemnis

Beethoven Missa Solemnis

Saturday, 21 March 2020 / 8pm

Vast in scope and emotional power, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis is one of the pinnacles of the repertoire, a masterpiece among masterpieces.

BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis

Donald Runnicles conductor
Siobhan Stagg soprano
Vasilisa Berzhanskaya mezzo-soprano
Samuel Sakker tenor
Derek Welton bass
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs



Beethoven and Brahms

Beethoven and Brahms

Saturday, 18 April 2020 / 8pm

Ukrainian conductor Kirill Karabits leads the orchestra in inspiring performances of Brahms and Beethoven.

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.4
BRAHMS Symphony No.2

Kirill Karabits conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano



Northern Lights Festival Program 2

Northern Lights Festival Program 2

Saturday, 30 May 2020 / 8pm

The emotional weather of Sibelius’ violin concerto runs cool and hot, and Sibelius’ searing First Symphony blazes with Northern Light.

SIBELIUS Karelia Suite
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
SIBELIUS Symphony No.1

Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor
Akiko Suwanai violin



Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Saturday, 11 July 2020 / 8pm

Felix Mendelssohn’s concerto is one of the most cherished violin works of all, and it's the perfect vehicle for the ‘immaculate and rapturous’ music-making of soloist Augustin Hadelich.

R. STRAUSS Serenade
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.4, Italian

David Robertson conductor
Augustin Hadelich violin



Simone Young conducts Beethoven

Simone Young conducts Beethoven

Saturday, 1 August 2020 / 8pm

Simone Young is renowned for her interpretations of the great Viennese masters, and here she brings her attention to Beethoven, the man and the music.

BEETHOVEN arr. Dean String Quartet Op.59, No.1 – Adagio
DEAN Testament for Orchestra
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7

Simone Young conductor



Dvorak Cello Concerto

Dvořák Cello Concerto

Saturday, 26 September 2020 / 8pm

Dvořák's captivating concerto harnesses the full expressive range of the cello's voice, from fierce declamation to soaring song.

RAVEL Une barque sur l'océan
DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto

Fabien Gabel conductor
Daniel Müller-Schott cello



Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2

Saturday, 17 October 2020 / 8pm

Virtuoso Alexander Gavrylyuk is every bit the master of this epic concerto, renowned for ‘revelatory’ Rachmaninov performances.

BARBER The School for Scandal – Overture
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.2
PROKOFIEV arr. Harth-Bedoya Cinderella – Suite

Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk piano



Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Saturday, 7 November 2020 / 8pm

The embarrassment of riches in Mozart’s piano concerto No.23 rewards pianist, orchestra and audience.

ADÈS Three Studies from Couperin
MOZART Piano Concerto No.23, K.488
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.6, Pathétique

Jaime Martín conductor
Ingrid Fliter piano

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Bonus Offers and Benefits

Bonus Offer 1

Buy any Abercrombie & Kent Masters Series 9 pack and add Italian Opera Gala for just $75.

Bonus Offer 2

Buy any Abercrombie & Kent Masters Series 4, 6 or 9 pack and add Christian Tetzlaff performs Brahms for just $50.

Subscriber Benefits

Enjoy these subscriber benefits!

Save up to 20% on buying concerts individually.
Priority seating with our preferred seating zones.
Flexibility. Exchange your dates if your plans change.


Abercrombie & Kent Masters Series is available as a curated 4, 6 or 9 concert pack. You can also add any concert to a Create Your Own Pack.

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