Become Ocean

Presented in association with Perth Festival

Saturday 5 March 2022, 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

West Australian Symphony Orchestra respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and Elders of Country throughout Western Australia, and the Whadjuk Noongar people on whose lands we work and share music.

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Become Ocean

Olivia DAVIES In Waves­ – World Premiere (11 mins)

Benjamin BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (16 mins)
Dawn (Act I)
Sunday Morning (Act II)
Moonlight (Act III)
Storm (Act I)

Interval (25 mins)

John Luther ADAMS Become Ocean – Australian Premiere (42 mins)

Jen Winley conductor (In Waves, Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes)
James Ledger conductor (Become Ocean)

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WASO & WAYO Side-by-Side partnership supported by Woodside.
Olivia Davies, WASO Composer in Residence, is generously supported by Prue Ashurst.
Jen Winley, WASO Assistant Conductor, is generously supported by the Simon Lee Foundation.

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