Asher Fisch conducts The Rite of Spring

MASTERS SERIES

Friday 11 & Saturday 12 March 2022, 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

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Asher Fisch conducts The Rite of Spring

Franz SCHUBERT Symphony No.8 Unfinished (22 mins)

Allegro moderato
Andante con moto

Jacques IBERT Flute Concerto (19 mins)

Allegro
Andante
Allegro scherzando

Interval (25 mins)

Igor STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring (32 mins)

Part 1 Adoration of the Earth
Introduction
Dance of the Young Girls
Ritual of Abduction
Spring Rounds
Games of the Rival Tribes
Procession of the Sage
Adoration of the Earth
Dance of the Earth

Part 2 Le Sacrifice

Introduction
Mystic Circles of Young Girls
Glorification of the Chosen Virgin
Evocation of the Ancestors
Ritual of the Ancestors
Sacrificial dance – The Chosen Virgin

Asher Fisch conductor
Andrew Nicholson
flute

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts.
Principal Flute, Andrew Nicholson, is generously supported by a Philanthropic Patron.

Wesfarmers Arts Pre-concert Talk
Find out more about the music in the concert with this week’s speaker, Margaret Seares. 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. For further details visit abc.net.au/classic

WASO's Education Artist in Residence, Paul Rissmann's Listening Guide for The Rite of Spring

Did you know?

Schubert's Symphony No. 8 is sometimes called the first Romantic symphony.

To this day, there is still no conclusive reason as to why Schubert's symphony was never finished.

In January 2019, technology company Huawei used artificial intelligence to create hypothetical medodies for a third and fourth movement of Schubert's symphony which were then arranged into an orchestral score, "completing" the work. The composition was performed later that year, with most agreeing that the result was disappointing and far from Schubert's style.

Jacques Ibert won the top prize of the Paris Conservatoire, the Prix de Rome, at his first attempt, despite his studies being interrupted for four years by World War I.

The Rite of Spring was used in the soundtrack to 1940 Disney film, 'Fantasia'.

The Rite of Spring is considered to be one of the first examples of Modernism in music.

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Next in WASO's Masters Series

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Our next concert in WASO's Masters Series is full of soul-stirring romantic favourites:

Jessica Cottis conducts Dvořák’s New World

From the explosive Rite of Spring to audience favourite Dvořák’s brilliant Ninth Symphony, this concert next in the Masters Series will have you on the edge of your seat.

Fri 22 & Sat 23 April 2022, 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

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