Dvořák & Tchaikovsky


Friday 4 & Saturday 5 August 2023, 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

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Dvořák & Tchaikovsky

Olivia DAVIES Oscillations for Orchestra (15 mins) World Premiere

Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto (34 mins)

Allegro moderato
Canzonetta (Andante) –
Finale (Allegro vivacissimo)

Interval (25 mins)

Antonín DVOŘÁK Symphony No.7 (38 mins)

Allegro maestoso
Poco adagio
Scherzo (Vivace) – Trio (Poco meno mosso)
Finale (Allegro)

Asher Fisch conductor
Benjamin Beilman violin

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, Dr Philip Everall. The Pre-concert Talk will take place at 6.45pm in the Terrace Level Foyer.

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

Did you know?

Olivia Davies' Oscillations for Orchestra explores ideas of direction and momentum. See if your perception of time shifts as the work progresses.

When he was young, Tchaikovsky trained for a career as a civil servant as there was no public music education system in Russia at the time. When the opportunity arose, Tchaikovsky enrolled in the new Saint Petersburg Conservatory. With this education, Tchaikovsky developed into Russia's first full-time, professional composer.

Tchaikovsky dedicated his Violin Concerto to influential concertmaster, Leopold Auer. However, he did not show his composition to Auer until it was completed - a poor decision from the composer as Auer was unimpressed with the work, and refused to perform it. The work was later rededicated to Adolph Brodsky who premiered it.

Dvořák composed his Seventh Symphony at the height of his success.

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