Season Preview 2020

Utzon Music has announced its 2020 season, with a wide-ranging program spanning Estonian song to music from across Africa and a Beethoven Violin Sonata cycle by James Ehnes.

3MA 3MA: Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi and Rajery. Photo © Cyrille Choupas

“Just as the Opera House is evolving for the 21st century, so too is Utzon Music,” Sydney Opera House Head of Programming Fiona Winning told Limelight. “Next year’s program will introduce audiences to new performers, eclectic influences and a variety of genres while continuing to present some of the finest classical musicians and repertoire.”

Next year will be the series’ 13th season. “This year we bid farewell to the incredible Utzon Music Series curator Yarmila Alfonzetti, who leaves us to focus on new projects after 12 years of exceptional programming,” Winning said. “I would like to take the opportunity to thank Yarmila for her extraordinary contribution to classical chamber music at the Opera House.”

The series, now rebranded as Utzon Music, kicks off in March with a recital by Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese Kora virtuoso Seckou Keita,...