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Calendar, Classical music, July 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5

4 July @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

Grief, joy and triumph.

Estonian-born Hendrik Vestmann makes his WASO debut with Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. This irresistible work explores the agonies and ecstasies of fate, journeying from a bleak funeral march to a powerful conclusion. We open with the kaleidoscopic textures of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Nyx, named after the Greek Goddess of the night.

The performance commences at 11 am.

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/Tchaikovsky-Symphony-No.5-morning
E: waso@waso.com.au

Pictured: Hendrik Vestmann – Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5

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Calendar, Classical music, July 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky

5 & 6 July @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

A Russian spectacular.

Estonian-born Hendrik Vestmann makes his WASO debut with Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. This irresistible work explores the agonies and ecstasies of fate, journeying from a bleak funeral march to a powerful conclusion. Hailed as “the real deal” and “nothing short of magnificent”, Armenian-born Narek Hakhnazaryan is already one of the finest cellists of his generation. He brings his formidable technical prowess to one of the most difficult works in the cellist’s repertoire, Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto.

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/shostakovich-tchaikovsky
E:  waso@waso.com.au

Narek Hakhnazaryan – Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky

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Calendar, Classical music, May 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Romantic Rachmaninov

30 May @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

From brooding mystery to wild energy.

Prompted by his exile from Russia and composed as he grappled with history and faith, Rachmaninov’s gorgeous Second Symphony is a work bursting with seductive melodies of heart wrenching passion and beauty. Australian conductor Nicholas Carter, Principal Conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, returns to WASO with this romantic tour-de-force.

The performance takes place on 30 May at 11 am.

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/Romantic-Rachmaninov
E:  waso@waso.com.au

Pictured: Nicholas Carter – Romantic Rachmaninov

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Calendar, Classical music, June 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

20, 21 & 22 June @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

Asher Fisch leads a trio of richly melodic works.

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto is one of his finest creations, combining sublime lyricism, yearning Russian wistfulness and thrilling virtuosity. To perform this perennially popular masterpiece we welcome back to Perth the great Russian violinist Vadim Gluzman, whose recording of the Concerto was described by ClassicsToday as “jaw-droppingly spectacular”. The concert concludes with another favourite, Mendelssohn’s sun-kissed Fourth Symphony – a beguiling musical postcard inspired by his travels to Italy.

“Gluzman is the perfect balance between confident showman and reserved perfectionist, radiating both a quiet, sincere charisma and a wonderfully unselfconscious reverence for the music.” – Limelight Magazine

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto will also be performed in a one-hour morning symphony concert on Thursday 20 June at 11am.

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/tchaikovskys-violin-concerto
E: waso@waso.com.au

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Vadim Gluzman – Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

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Calendar, Classical music, Featured, May 19, Music

Music: Magnificent Bach

18 May @ Winthrop Hall ·
Presented by Perth Symphonic Chorus ·

Indulge your love of Baroque music and come listen to the marvellous Perth Symphonic Chorus present Bach’s Magnificat and the Vivaldi Gloria, and Perth Baroque Orchestra perform Bach’s fourth Brandenburg Concerto. Bach’s virtuosic and exhilarating music never fails to entrance and the joyous nature of Vivaldi’s Gloria makes it an audience favourite.

Saturday 18 May at 7:30pm at University of Western Australia Winthrop Hall. Tickets $30-$69 on (08) 6488 2440 or www.ticketswa.com/event/magnificent-bach

More info
W: http://www.perthsymphonicchorus.com.au/
E:  hngrigsby@gmail.com

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April 19, Calendar, Classical music, Music, Performing arts

Music: Fascinating Firsts by Ravel, Shostakovich & Mendelssohn

14 April @ Dr Robert Braham Auditorium, Trinity College ·
Presented by Chimera Ensemble ·

Enjoy Chimera Ensemble’s first concert for 2019 in the fabulous Braham Auditorium at Trinity College, when violinist Rebecca Glorie, cellist Melinda Forsythe and pianist Lisa Rowntree present a fascinating program of ‘firsts’:

Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello
Shostakovich Piano Trio No 1
Mendelssohn Piano Trio No 1

The performance will take place at 2.30pm at Dr Robert Braham Auditorium, Br O’Doherty Cultural Centre, Trinity College, Trinity Ave, East Perth. Light Refreshments are provided.

Door Sales Prices: Adults $30; Concession $25; Student $15.
Discount prices for online or phone purchases: Adults $25; Conc. $20; Student $10.

More info
W: www.trybooking.com/eventlist/eventListingURL?aid=20966
E:  chimeraensemble@gmail.com

Pictured: Melinda Forsythe, cello and Rebecca Glorie, violin

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Calendar, Classical music, May 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto

3 & 4 May @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

Beauty and Passion.
Andreas Ottensamer has held the coveted position of Principal Clarinet of the Berlin Philharmonic since 2011. Through his orchestral work, concerto, recital and chamber music performances, he is now one of the most in-demand clarinettists on the planet. He brings his sensitive artistry and liquid tone to Mozart’s divine Clarinet Concerto.

English conductor Mark Wigglesworth has an enviable reputation as a musician of immense artistic integrity and is renowned for his masterly interpretations. His commanding control and passionate insight will bring Elgar’s dramatic First Symphony to life.

Friday 3 and Saturday 4 May at 7.30pm

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/Mozarts-clarinet-concerto
E:  waso@waso.com.au

Pictured: Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto

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April 19, Calendar, Classical music, Music, Performing arts

Music: Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody

5 & 6 April @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

On a Theme of Paganini.
In his WASO debut Jaime Martín conducts an all-Russian concert bursting with colour, imagination and devilish flair. Rachmaninov’s show-stopping Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini is a concerto in all but name, its variations on Paganini’s Caprice No.24 full of scintillating and inventive detail. Behzod Abduraimov returns to Perth to dazzle you with this virtuosic showpiece. The enthralling symphonic journey of three fairground puppets comes to life in the second half with Stravinsky’s energetic and richly melodic Petrushka.

Friday 5 and Saturday 6 April at 7.30pm

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/Rachmaninovs-Rhapsody
E:  waso@waso.com.au

Picutred: Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody

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April 19, Calendar, Choral, Classical music, Music, Performing arts

Music: Bach’s St Matthew Passion

16 April @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by St George’s Concert Series and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

The greatest story ever told is retold by one of the world’s greatest composers in Bach’s  St Matthew Passion, conducted by Joseph Nolan. The St George’s Concert Series sell-out performance five years ago was described by the West Australian as “Passion matched with perfection”. Now, thanks to partnership with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, more music lovers can experience the Passion this Easter.

More info
W: concert-series.perthcathedral.org/event/bachs-st-matthew-passion/
E:  info@perthcathedral.org

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Calendar, Classical music, July 19, Music

Music: Side by Side

26 July @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

NEW! West Australian Symphony Orchestra and the Australian National Academy of Music present Side by Side.

In the summer of 1941, when Shostakovich played the first two movements of his Seventh Symphony to friends, German forces besieged Leningrad. In an extraordinary work that echoes the sounds of war, and explores heroism and humanity at its core, WASO is joined on stage by some of Australia’s most talented young & emerging artists from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) to bring Shostakovich’s massive score to life. Written for an orchestra that includes eight horns, six trombones, two harps, a piano, and a full complement of percussion instruments, Simone Young joins us to conduct this special side by side program.

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/side-by-side
E:  waso@waso.com.au

Pictured: Side by Side

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