Power and Passion

Masters Series

Saturday 11 September 2021, 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

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Concert Program

Richard WAGNER Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture (21 mins)

Act III, Prelude
Dance of the Apprentices
Act I, Prelude

Ernest CHAUSSON Poème for violin and orchestra (16 mins)

Interval (25 mins)

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.5 (46 mins)

Moderato – Allegro non troppo
Allegro non troppo

Asher Fisch conductor
Grace Clifford violin

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts.

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

Listen to WASO
This performance is recorded for broadcast on ABC Classic on Saturday 30 October, 1pm AWST (subject to change). For further details visit abc.net.au/classic

Andrew Tait on his final WASO concert

Did you know?

Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is one of the longest operas commonly performed, at four and a half hours long!
Chausson's Poème was published in 1897, but not by the composer himself. His friend Isaac Albéniz submitted the score to a publishing house and had to pay for the costs of publication himself.
Poème has gone on to become Chausson's best-known and most-loved composition.
In 1936, Shostakovich experienced a significant career scare when the official newspaper of the Soviet Communist Party launched an attack on him, following Stalin seeing the composer's opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtensk District.
Lady Macbeth and the composer's highly adventurous Fouth Symphony were withdrawn out of fear of the regime.
When Shostakovich completed his Fifth Symphony in 1937 - described as 'reflecting the ideals of Socialist Realism' - and the public jubilantly embraced it, it constituted the most significant point in the composer's artistic life.
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Upcoming Patrons and Friends Events

Judy Sienkiewicz Lecture – An evening with your Annual Giving Ambassadors
Wednesday 29 September, 7pm*
Perth Concert Hall

Spend an evening with our inaugural Ambassadors Graeme Norris and Jenna Smith, as they give fascinating insight into their life as musicians and share their love of music with you.

2021 Symphony Circle High Tea Wednesday 20 October, 10am Perth Concert Hall
Our annual celebration exclusively for Symphony Circle Members who have remembered WASO with a gift in their Will to help shape and safeguard our future.

Last Night of the Proms – Rehearsal Viewings
Thursday 11 November,
3.30pm & 7pm

Be prepared to warm your voice and rouse your party spirit as we enjoy a sneak peek of the popular 2021 Proms program, under the baton of the beloved Guy Noble.

* Ticket costs apply

If you are interested in attending these events as a member of our donor family, we would love to hear from you!

Please contact Taui Pinker, Development Manager on (08) 9326 0014 or via pinkert@waso.com.au to find out more.

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A recording of this performance will be broadcast on ABC Classic FM, Sunday 10 October, 1.00pm AWST (subject to change).

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