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August 19, Calendar, Music, Performing arts

Music: Joy Division Orchestrated

9 August @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by Teg Dainty & Nice Events ·

The group’s original bassist Peter Hook, The Metropolitan Orchestra & guests come together to perform the catalogue of one of the world’s most celebrate bands.Celebrating one of the most influential bands ever, Joy Division’s legendary bass player Peter Hook, including special guests and a full orchestra will put the group’s most famous works in an immersive show that recognises their role in shaping popular culture and the influence they continue to hold.

Curated by Hook and with Musical Director Tim Crooks taking care of the orchestration,  the concerts are the first time that an original member of the group has taken part in such a project. Joy Division Orchestrated pairs up musically the elements of post-punk that characterised Joy Division’s ground-breaking sound, with the orchestration – paying homage to the spirit which defines their heritage.

Given the band’s iconic legacy, the arrangements of classical Joy Division will be presented in a state-of-the-art setting with the highest standards of production. The band’s landmark tracks are to be featured in Joy Division Orchestrated, including from the band’s debut album Unknown Pleasures – considered by many the finest debut release by any group. Meanwhile the follow-up Closer is described as a “start to finish masterpiece” (Pitchfork).

A night of nostalgia not to be missed!

More info
W: www.perthconcerthall.com.au/events/event/joy-division-orchestrated-featuring-peter-hook?promo=2741
E: boxoffice@perthconcerthall.com.au

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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

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

Pictured: Schumann & Strauss

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August 19, Calendar, Classical music, Performing arts

Music: Asher Fisch Plays Schumann

29 August @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

A profoundly personal piano concerto.

In an unmissable trading of places WASO Principal Conductor Asher Fisch and Danish violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider switch roles as Maestro and soloist! Schumann’s rapturous Piano Concerto is the perfect vehicle for Asher Fisch’s boundless musical passion. Nikolaj  Szeps-Znaider then leads the Orchestra through the intense poetic visions of Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration.

This concert commences at 11 am Thursday 29 August

SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
STRAUSS, R. Death and Transfiguration

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, conductor
Asher Fisch, piano

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/Asher-Fisch-Plays-Schumann
E: waso@waso.com.au

Pictured: Asher Fisch Plays Schumann

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August 19, Calendar, Classical music, Performing arts

Music: Szeps-Znaider Plays Elgar

16 & 17 August @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

An exceptional concerto. An extraordinary instrument.

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider is one of the most sought-after violinists in the world. He returns to WASO to perform Elgar’s Violin Concerto on the same extraordinary instrument – the 1741 Guarnerius del Gesù – that the great Fritz Kreisler used for the Concerto’s premiere over a century ago.

Asher Fisch proved himself a  brilliant interpreter of Brahms when he led WASO through its first-ever Brahms symphony cycle in 2015. He now returns to the music of this great composer and leads his Orchestra through Brahms’ glorious Second Symphony.

“Occasionally, a recording comes along which radically changes a great piece: Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider’s amazing account of Elgar’s Violin Concerto is revolutionary.”
– The Guardian

ELGAR Violin Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No.2

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

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/Znaider-Plays-Elgar
E:  waso@waso.com.au

Pictured: Szeps-Znaider Plays Elgar

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August 19, Calendar, Classical music, Performing arts

Music: Javier Perianes Plays Beethoven

2 and 3 August @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

Poetic lyricism and the perfect pianist.

Spanish pianist Javier Perianes returns to WASO following his acclaimed 2016 debut. Described as “a pianist of impeccable and refined taste”, his poetic sensibility makes him the perfect pianist for Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto. In 2016 Simone Young brought us a superb interpretation of Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony. Now she turns her insightful musicianship to his Sixth, the most original of all his symphonic works. Bold and dramatic, it also features one of Bruckner’s most sublime and heart-breaking slow movements.

“In the Spanish soloist Javier Perianes, the work found an ideal exponent… seldom, if ever, have I encountered such a combination of evident modesty and utter brilliance.” – The Sunday Times

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.4
BRUCKNER Symphony No.6

Simone Young, conductor
Javier Perianes, piano

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/Javier-Perianes-Plays-Beethoven
E: waso@waso.com.au

Pictured: Javier Perianes Plays Beethoven

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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, June 19, Lectures and Talks, Music, Performing arts

Music: Discovery Concert: The Classical Symphony

28 & 29 June @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

A new way to experience classical music.

This concert is the first in a series exploring the evolution of the core of the modern orchestra’s repertoire – the Symphony. Join Principal Conductor and presenter Asher Fisch as we go right back to where it all began, with the music of the “Father of the Symphony”, Joseph Haydn, and his illustrious successor, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Share Asher’s own insights into the music of the Classical Era and discover how its greatest masters paved the way for all symphonic music that followed.

The concert concludes with a complete performance of Beethoven’s spirited Fourth Symphony. His last “Classical” Symphony, the Fourth is Beethoven’s final glance back to the sophisticated elegance of Haydn and Mozart, before his very next Symphony ushered in the ambitions, drama and passions of the early Romantic Era.

More info
W:  www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/Discovery-Concert-The-Classical-Symphony
E: waso@waso.com.au

Pictured: Asher Fisch – Discovery Concert: The Classical Symphony

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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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