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West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Sibelius and Brahms

Perth Concert Hall Perth
WASO’s Asher Fisch is very much a known quantity in the music of Brahms. “This was world-class playing from a band at the top of its game,” I wrote reviewing his performance of the First Symphony in 2015. “Conducting of this special kind, from a Maestro in profound communion with a favourite…
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West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Sibelius and Brahms

Perth Concert Hall Perth
WASO’s Asher Fisch is very much a known quantity in the music of Brahms. “This was world-class playing from a band at the top of its game,” I wrote reviewing his performance of the First Symphony in 2015. “Conducting of this special kind, from a Maestro in profound communion with a favourite…
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West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Asher Fisch conducts The Planets

Perth Concert Hall Perth
Richard Wagner’s thrilling overture sets the scene for this side-by-side spectacular with ANAM and WASO. Alban Berg’s extravagant Three Pieces for Orchestra is a constantly unfolding kaleidoscope of colours and textures that stretch expressive boundaries. From menacing Mars to jolly Jupiter and the ethereal beauty of Neptune, Holst’s enduringly popular masterpiece The Planets is…
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West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Asher Fisch conducts The Planets

Perth Concert Hall Perth
Richard Wagner’s thrilling overture sets the scene for this side-by-side spectacular with ANAM and WASO. Alban Berg’s extravagant Three Pieces for Orchestra is a constantly unfolding kaleidoscope of colours and textures that stretch expressive boundaries. From menacing Mars to jolly Jupiter and the ethereal beauty of Neptune, Holst’s enduringly popular masterpiece The Planets is…

West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Wigglesworth conducts Shostakovich’s Fifth

Perth Concert Hall Perth
Shostakovich’s Fifth is one of the most dramatic and thrilling symphonies of the 20th century. Composed under acute political pressure during Stalin’s regime, Shostakovich may have veiled his symphony’s true intention, but nothing can suppress its devastating musical power.

West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Power and Passion – Shostakovich and Mozart

Perth Concert Hall Perth
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.21 is instantly recognisable. Immortalised in the 1967 film Elvira Madigan, it’s a showcase of the composer’s skill at weaving a supremely lyrical melody into a full-bodied sound world. This sublime concerto is brought to life by one of Australia’s finest pianists, Jayson Gillham. Shostakovich’s Fifth is one…

West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Paul Dyer’s Baroque Favourites

Perth Concert Hall Perth
Paul Dyer’s on-stage charisma is legendary, his enthusiasm infectious, his charm, undeniable. For more than 30 years he has spearheaded the historically informed performance practice revolution in Australia with his own acclaimed ensemble, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. He returns to WASO with a program of joyous baroque favourites, showcasing the…
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West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – in Concert

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth
Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker, R2-D2 and C-3PO join Princess Leia to free Han Solo from the vile crime lord, Jabba the Hutt. Reunited, the Rebels race to the moon of the planet Endor where they launch…
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West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – in Concert

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth
Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker, R2-D2 and C-3PO join Princess Leia to free Han Solo from the vile crime lord, Jabba the Hutt. Reunited, the Rebels race to the moon of the planet Endor where they launch…

West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace

Perth Concert Hall Perth
The Eumeralla river flows through Gunditjmara country in southwest Victoria. It was here, 180 years ago, that war broke out between traditional owners and those who sought to dispossess them of their land. Combining moving poetry, three choirs, orchestra and the platform of the Requiem mass, a history of heartbreak and…

West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Landscape and Wonder – Morning

Perth Concert Hall Perth
For her WASO debut, acclaimed Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska conducts two contrasting symphonies: Prokofiev’s boisterous and witty First and Sibelius’ Fifth, a work of unbridled orchestral ecstasy infused with images of the expansive Finnish landscape.