A concert of storytelling. Kodály’s operetta concerns the heroic adventures of a Hungarian peasant… and if Háry János perhaps exaggerates a bit (did he really capture Napoleon single-handedly?) then what’s wrong with that?

Central to the piece is the sound of the cimbalom, the Hungarian zither. It’s a notoriously difficult instrument and Jenő Lisztes’ virtuosity is totally breathtaking.

Inspired by the Tales of the 1001 Nights, John Adams riffed on Rimsky- Korsakov in a ‘dramatic symphony' for violin and orchestra about ‘a Scheherazade in our own time’, ending with ‘escape, flight, and sanctuary’ from the barbaric men subjugating her. 

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 03 May 2022