Synthony Sydney: A magnificent marriage of dance music, orchestral and laser hymns
‘Synthony’ is more than just a play on words.
It’s the ultimate musical crossover – the world’s greatest dance anthems come to life by a renowned symphony orchestra.
And now the spectacular arena is heading to Sydney – for a post-confinement musical celebration like no other.
The show was born in New Zealand and is constantly selling massive venues. That success has crossed the divide, as of 2019, in Brisbane and on the east coast.
‘Synthony’ will feature the greatest dance anthems of icons such as: Avicii, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim, Fisher and Faithless.
The popular show will be supported by the full power of the more than 60-piece Metropolitan Orchestra in Sydney, with star conductor Sarah-Grace Williams.
Sarah-Grace is a musical force to be reckoned with. And a very accomplished one at that.
Fellow Churchill, Sarah-Grace Williams is the founding artistic director and conductor of the Metropolitan Orchestra.
Over the past decade, Sarah-Grace has directed over 500 performances and collaborated with serious artists such as José Carreras, Elaine Paige, Jack Liebeck, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Lisa Gasteen and Anthony Warlow.
But the superstar conductor told 7NEWS.com.au that the ‘Synthony’ shows were some of the most fun she’s ever had. Musicians are not the only ones who play hard on stage.
“I can really go to town with my performance as a conductor. There’s a bit of staging up there, that’s for sure.
And it will be necessary. The music is a reinvention of classical dance hymns – but performed by serious musicians. It’s a marriage that Sarah-Grace says is perfect.
“I like all music. I like all kinds of music. When I choose to listen to music, I listen to all kinds of it.
“So I love the fact that when I make music I can create in all of these different areas and they’re all different and they’re all just as exciting, all in a different way. “
Sarah-Grace says her philosophy, especially with these ‘Synthony’ concerts, is to break down the barriers people may encounter when thinking of orchestral music.
“I want to stop people from thinking, ‘I don’t know the rules for getting into an orchestra. I don’t know when to applaud so I don’t think I should go ”.
“It has always been an animal hatred in our world for a long time.
“Either way, we can break down the barriers and say, listen, if you like music, come and see an orchestral concert and you’ll love it.”
But Sarah-Grace is quick to point out that the ‘Synthony’ show is much more than a star conductor.
“The magic of ‘Synthony’ lies in the show, the collective.
“It’s so different from those kinds of shows where you would go for the headliner or the headlines, or, you know, you don’t go for that particular person. Come on, oh, cool. That particular person is there, but that’s not what draws you to the show. This is the real ‘Synthony’ itself.
“It’s so, so perfectly put together.”
Joining Sarah-Grace and the Metropolitan Orchestra in Sydney are some big names in Australian dance music.
The voice of Sneaky Sound System – Miss Connie, Ilan from The Potbelleez, Emily Williams, Greg Gould, Mobin Master, Andy Van (Madison Avenue / Super Disco Club) and many more.
The show is unlike anything else and not to be missed,
Orchestral music for a whole new audience. No problem with that.
Synthony Sydney – December 10, Qudos Bank Arena
Tickets to www.synthony.com