WASO's Four Seasons Tour

Thursday 4 August 2022, 7pm

Geraldton Queens Park Theatre

Sunday 7 August 2022, 5pm

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

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West Australian Symphony Orchestra respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and Elders of Country throughout Western Australia. On WASO’s Four Seasons Tour we are privileged to share music on the lands of the Wardandi Noongar Peoples and the Yamatji Peoples, the Nhanhagardi, Wilunyu, Naaguja.

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Elder Phyllis Bennell

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART
The Marriage of Figaro: Overture (4 mins)

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Symphony No.8 (27 mins)

Allegro vivace con brio
Allegretto scherzando
Tempo di minuetto
Allegro vivace

Interval (20 mins)

Antonio VIVALDI The Four Seasons (39 mins)

La primavera (Spring)
L’estate (Summer)
L’autunno (Autumn)
L’inverno (Winter)

Jen Winley conductor
Laurence Jackson
director / violin

Jen Winley, WASO Assistant Conductor, is generously supported by the Simon Lee Foundation.

Wesfarmers Arts Meet the Artist

Join WASO’s 2022 Assistant Conductor, Jen Winley and WASO Concertmaster and tonight’s soloist, Laurence Jackson for a post-concert interview to discover more about the music. The interview will take place immediately after the concert in the Main Auditorium.

Join WASO’s Concertmaster, Laurence Jackson for a pre-concert interview and discover more about leading an orchestra and performing as soloist. The pre-concert interview will take place at 4.10pm in the Dardanup Lounge and will run for half an hour.

Did you know?

The original play, The Marriage of Figaro, on which Mozart's opera was based, was banned by authorities in France due to it's controversial subject matter at the time - relationships between classes.

Beethoven led the premiere of his Eighth Symphony, despite growing increasingly deaf at the time. Reportedly, "the orchestra largely ignored his ungainly gestures and followed the Principal Violinist instead"!

Beethoven was an artist that was able to separate his day-to-day life from his music. His Eighth Symphony was written at the same time he wrote the most infamous letter of his life to his "Immortal Beloved"; a letter full of heartbreak and pain. The symphony however is ebullient and full of energy - a drastic departure from Beethoven's personal life at the time.

The Venetians called Antonio Vivaldi Il Prieto Rosso, The Red Priest. He really did have bright red hair and was a priest!

Vivaldi's Four Seasons was a revolution in musical conception - listen out for flowing creeks, singing birds (of different species!), a shepherd and his barking dog, buzzing flies, storms, drunken dancers, hunting parties and their prey, frozen landscapes and warm winter fires.

Vivaldi's Four Seasons has been reworked twice, once in 2019 and 2021, using AI algorithms to portray themes of climate change.

Vivaldi's Four Seasons Listening Guide

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