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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

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Picutred: Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody

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Rory Macdonald
Calendar, Classical music, May 18, Music, Performing arts

Music: Ravel’s Bolero

10 May, 11am @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

Witty, jaunty and mesmerising – music by three masters.
Scottish conductor Rory Macdonald leads WASO in three colourful works.

First, Stravinsky’s witty and elegant Dumbarton Oaks, a neo-classical jewel of the repertoire inspired by Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. Then the jaunty satire of Prokofiev’s suite from the 1934 film Lieutenant Kijé. And finally, the hypnotic Boléro, building inexorably to a finale that’s nothing short of ecstatic!

“Rory Macdonald encouraged the orchestra to bloom with added colour and muscle, eliciting some of the most unified and sonically alluring playing…” – San Diego Story

STRAVINSKY Dumbarton Oaks
PROKOFIEV Lieutenant Kijé: Suite
RAVEL Boléro

Conductor: Rory Macdonald (pictured)

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