Organ Symphony


Thursday 24 November 2022, 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

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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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Ottorino RESPIGHI Fountains of Rome (15 mins)

The Fountain of Valle Giulia at Dawn (Andante mosso)
The Triton Fountain in the Morning (Vivo)
The Fountain of Trevi at Midday (Allegro moderato)
The Villa Medici Fountain at Sunset (Andante)

Camile SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No.3 Organ (36 mins)

I Adagio – Allegro moderato – Poco adagio
II Allegro moderato – Presto – Maestoso – Allegro

Asher Fisch conductor

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, Jen Winley. The Pre-concert Talk will take place at 9.40am in the Main Auditorium.

Did you know?

Respighi's Fountains of Rome paints a musical picture of four of Rome's great fountains at different times of the day.

Saint-Saëns began learning piano at just two and a half years old, and started composition and organ instruction at age seven.

Saint-Saëns was a man with many interests - not only an accomplished organist, Saint-Saëns was also a teacher, a writer, and had interests ranging from astronomy to archaeology, philosophy and even occult sciences.

Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony featured on the soundtrack to the film Babe. Recent WASO collaborator Nigel Westlake also wrote the score to the film!

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