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Music of the Oud: Joseph Tawadros and the Sydney Symphony

June 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Live from the iconic Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will celebrate international Make Music Day with a global broadcast of our Music of the Oud concert on Friday, 21 June – 7pm AEST.

In Music of the Oud, Joseph Tawadros and his oud transport us to parts beyond: Egypt and Australia, the past and the future of music.

Tawadros is one of Australian music’s most impressive and charismatic figures: a composer, improviser, storyteller and a brilliant exponent of the oud, the Egyptian lute. Classically trained on this king of Middle Eastern instruments, Tawadros’s virtuoso technique and curiosity have brought him into contact with the worlds of jazz, classical and world traditions to create music that transcends labels and shatters borders.

Classical and original music from the crossroads of East and West, and of old and new, is woven around Tawadros’s Oud Concerto. He shares an almost telepathic rapport with his brother James, leading to moments of joyous spontaneous invention.

Where can I watch the livestream?

Online via the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

The livestream will be available online and free of charge via watch.sydneysymphony.com on Friday, 21 June – 7pm AEST. The broadcast will be live from the Sydney Opera House, and accessible for replay following the conclusion of the concert.

Grab some friends and head to one of our official broadcast locations

The concert will also be broadcast at our official broadcast locations. Check this space for more updates on locations.

Can I see Music of the Oud in person?

Join us in person at the Sydney Opera House on Friday 21 June, 7pm or Saturday 22 June, 7pm. Tickets available here.


June 21, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Sydney Symphony Orchestra
+61 2 8215 4600


Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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