An International Celebration
Rob Cowan continues a day of special concerts from around the world to mark the arrival of 2006.
Sydney: From the Sydney Opera House
Schumann: Overture - Manfred; Cello Concerto
Mussorgsky, orch Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
Christophe Coin (cello)
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits (conductor)
Berlin: From the Philharmonie, a concert to open this year's celebrations marking the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth
Mozart: Overture - The Marriage of Figaro; Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat, K271; Symphony No 38 in D - Prague; The Marriage of Figaro (Act 4 Finale)
Emanuel Ax (piano)
Camilla Nylund, Christiane Oelze (soprano)
Magdalena Kozena (mezzo-soprano)
Gerald Finley (baritone)
John Relyea (bass)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)
Paris: From the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Myung-Whun Chung conducts the Radio France Chorus, the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra and a distinguished line-up of soloists in Beethoven's Symphony No 9 in Dm, the Choral
Washington: Porgy and Bess
George Gershwin's great American 'folk opera', a bittersweet love story, set in the Deep South, that remains a powerful and controversial mirror of America's evolving attitudes about race, culture and class.
In this production by Washington National Opera, Wayne Marshall conducts a cast that includes Gordon Hawkins as Porgy, Indira Mahajan as Bess, Angela Simpson as Serena, Terry Cook as Crown and Jermaine Smith as Sportin' Life.