Conductor Asher Fisch seated at piano
August 19, Calendar, Classical music, Performing arts

Music: Schumann & Strauss

30 & 31 August @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

Maestro and soloist trade places.

In an unmissable trading of places WASO Principal Conductor Asher Fisch and  Danish violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider switch roles as Maestro and soloist! One of the world’s finest violinists, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider is now also a much sought-after conductor, while our very own Maestro, Asher Fisch, is also renowned as a sensitive and stylish pianist. Schumann’s rapturous Piano Concerto is the perfect vehicle for Asher Fisch’s boundless musical passion, and Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider and WASO will positively revel in the swaggering orchestral sound of Strauss’ Don Juan.

MENDELSSOHN Ruy Blas: Overture
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
STRAUSS. R. Don Juan
STRAUSS. R. Death and Transfiguration

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, conductor (2019 WASO Featured Artist)
Asher Fisch, piano

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Pictured: Schumann & Strauss

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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.

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Vadim Gluzman – Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

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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.

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Pictured: Melinda Forsythe, cello and Rebecca Glorie, violin

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Ingrid Fliter Plays Mendelssohn
April 18, Calendar, Classical music, Music, Performing arts

Music: Ingrid Fliter Plays Mendelssohn

6 and 7 April, 7:30PM @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

A dazzling concerto and Tchaikovsky’s powerful ‘Fate’ symphony.

Composed when he was just 21, Mendelssohn’s spirited First Piano Concerto positively overflows with precocious, youthful bravura. Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter’s sublime musicianship perfectly showcases its crystalline passagework and charming melodies.

Israeli conductor Dan Ettinger makes his WASO debut with the brilliant whirlwind of Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and Tchaikovsky’s passionate Fourth Symphony, an emotionally gripping masterpiece that wrestles with fate and emerges gloriously triumphant.

“Ingrid Fliter brings out all of Mendelssohn’s melodic genius while deftly handling all of the work’s demands on the virtuoso.” – Classic FM

SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No.1

Dan Ettinger conductor (WASO debut)
Ingrid Fliter piano (Pictured)

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