Ravel's Piano Concerto


Friday 11 & Saturday 12 August 2023, 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

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Ravel's Piano Concerto

Boris BLACHER Concertante Music (10 mins)

Maurice RAVEL Piano Concerto (23 mins)

Adagio assai

Interval (25 mins)

Darius MILHAUD La Création du monde – Suite (16 mins)

Ouverture. Modéré
Le chaos avant la création.
La naissance de la flore et de la faune.
La naissance de l’homme et de la femme.
Le désir. Mouvt.
Le printemps ou l’apaisement.

Leonard BERNSTEIN Divertimento for Orchestra (14 mins)

Sennets and Tuckets
Turkey Trot
March, “The BSO Forever”

Asher Fisch conductor
Steven Osborne

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, Cecilia Sun. The Pre-concert Talk will take place at 6.45pm in the Terrace Level Foyer.

Wesfarmers Arts Meet the Musician (Friday only)
Join tonight’s soloist, Steven Osborne for a post-concert interview immediately following the Friday evening performance in the Terrace Level Foyer. Uncover more about the music and hear insights into the performance experience.

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

Did you know?

Ravel wrote the first movement of his Piano Concerto backwards, starting with the closing measures and working his way back towards the beginning.

The opening movement of Ravel's Piano Concerto was influenced by the sounds of New York City taxies, mimicking their honking horns.

Ravel was known to be meticulous about his orchestrations. In his Piano Concerto, he particularly focused on the percussion, creating colourful rhythms.

Steven Osborne was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for musical services in 2022.

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