A Symphonic Titan


Thursday 1 June 2023, 11.00am

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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A Symphonic Titan

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Masonic Funeral Music (7 mins)

Gustav MAHLER Symphony No.1 Titan (56 mins)

Langsam, schleppend – Im Anfang sehr gemächlich
Kräftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
Stürmisch bewegt

Asher Fisch

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

Listen to WASO
This performance is recorded for broadcast on ABC Classic. For further details visit abc.net.au/classic

Did you know?

It is well-known that Mozart was a Freemason. Masonic symbolism appears in many of Mozart's works, and there are LOTS of theories about it. According to one expert, the number of flats in the music's key signature corresponded to the degree of initiation into the Masonic order!

Spoiler alert! Mozart's Masonic Funeral Music ends with one of Mozart's favourite tricks: the whole piece is in a minor key but the final chord is major, an unexpected ray of hope.

Mahler's First Symphony features in the fifth season of Star Trek: Voyager.

Watch the size of the orchestra swell today - we open with Mozart's Masonic Funeral Music, featuring 39 performers, and end with Mahler's colossal First Symphony, featuring 97 people on stage!

WASO On Stage

About the Artist

About the Music

About the Music

About WASO

Your Concert Experience

Meet the Musician

Community Engagement

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First Nations Creative Collaborations / Composition Project

Assistant Conductor Program

About the Speaker

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