Landscape and Wonder

Masters Series

Friday 5 November 2021, 7:30pm

Perth Concert Hall

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Landscape and Wonder

Sergei PROKOFIEV Symphony No.1 Classical (13 mins)

Gavotte (Non troppo allegro)
Finale (Molto vivace)

Osvaldo GOLIJOV Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra (22 mins)

Night of the Flying Horses
Lúa Descolorida
How Slow the Wind

Interval (25 mins)

Jean SIBELIUS Symphony No.5 (31 mins)

Tempo molto moderato
Andante mosso, quasi allegretto
Allegro molto

Dane Lam conductor
Sara Macliver soprano

Wesfarmers Arts Pre-concert Talk

Find out more about the music in the concert with this week’s speaker, Cecilia Sun. The Pre-concert Talk will take place at 6.45pm in the Terrace Level Foyer.

Wesfarmers Arts Meet the Artist

Join tonight’s artists, Dane Lam and Sara Macliver for a post-concert interview, this will take place immediately following the Friday evening performance in the Terrace Level Foyer.

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Sara Macliver on Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra

Did you know?

Prokofiev wrote his first piano composition at the age of 5, and started composing his first opera and overture at the age of 9.

Golijov's Three Songs is rich with influences from Golijov's upbringing. The composer grew up in Argentina in a Jewish family that immigrated from Romania. His piano teacher mother surrounded him with classical chamber music, Jewish liturgical and Klezmer music, and new tango.

Golijov's second song, Lúa Descolorida, was written for soprano Dawn Upshaw, Golijov's muse.

Sibelius' Symphony No. 5 was commissioned by the Finnish government for Sibelius' own 50th birthday. His stature as a 'national hero' was such that his birthday was declared a national holiday!

The symphony's 'swan theme' showcases a bell-like tolling of chords among four horns that is said to have come to Sibelius after watching a flock of swans pass overhead. For more four horn action, don't miss Miracles and Triumphs later this month.

Composers have been inspired by birds for centuries; Vivaldi's The Four Seasons is one of the most famous examples, featuring imitations of goldfinch, turtle dove and cuckoo.

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Upcoming Events

Last Night of the Proms – Rule, Britannia!
For Patrons & Friends

Thursday 11 November
Perth Concert Hall
3.30pm & 7pm

Be prepared to warm your voice and rouse your party spirit as we enjoy a sneak peek of the 2021 Proms program, under the baton of the talented and dynamic Dane Lam.

2021 World Artist Dinner
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Thursday 25 November, 6pm*

Enjoy a sumptuous three course meal as you hear from Maestro Johannes Fritzsch, incoming Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

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Thursday 9 December
RAC Arena, 5pm*

Come toast and celebrate with lots of festive cheer at our end-of-year WASO family Christmas party!

Deck the halls and ring in the holiday season with your musicians before we enjoy the dress rehearsal of our annual Christmas Spectacular program.

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