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Musician Project Presents: Bruckner 3



The Musician Project Orchestra is back in 2017, returning to the composer that started it all, Anton Bruckner.  In this concert we'll be performing the very first edition of Bruckner's enigmatic Third Symphony.  Widely considered the first of his works to exhibit his signature symphonic style that would mature into the symphonic pillars that are his Eighth and Ninth Symphonies, this piece shows the foundations he was laying for the rest of his output.   Bruckner would return to significantly edit this symphony twice more after the 1873 premiere, once in 1877, and again in 1889, indicating not only that it remained close to his heart, but that his own tastes and compositional style would progress through his life.  Equally fascinating for Brucknerophiles then, is what Bruckner removed from this first version.  And, had the work been received differently, what ideas and motifs which were removed may have become features of all his creations that lay ahead?

His Third Symphony is sometimes referred to as the Wagner Symphony, though, to fully appreciate why you really must hear it in the original version, where Bruckner quotes some of Wagner's music, references which he subsequently removed.  To pair with this piece we will also perform Wagner's famous "Siegfried Idyll," which will not only be a marvelous piece to hear, but will be surprisingly well matched with the writing of Bruckner, who was truly enamoured with Wagner's music.

Returning to the podium will be our Artistic Director, the inimitable Max McBride.


WAGNER    Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103
BRUCKNER   Symphony No. 3 in D minor, WAB 103 (1873 Version) Nowak ed.

Max McBride, Conductor

Saturday 30 September 2017, 7pm

Verbrugghen Hall 
Sydney Conservatorium of Music   
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The Musician Project is using a 'Pay What You Think' ticketing method for this performance.  Ensure your seat at the concert by following these simple steps:

1. Reserve the number of seats you'd like for the performance online here.

2. Collect your ticket from the Box Office between 6pm and 6:50pm on the day (uncollected tickets will be released after this time).

3. Following the performance you'll be provided with a number of methods to pay what you felt your ticket was worth.

We look forward to welcoming you to our performance this September!