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Get ready for a feast of classical music as WASO, Musica Viva and Perth
Festival present some magnificent productions, including international
artists performing never-heard-of repertoire, pop musicians backed by
world-class orchestras and so much more.
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PERTH FESTIVAL 2013
TENEBRAE ET LUX (DARKNESS AND LIGHT)
St George’s Cathedral Consort performs Gesualdo
with a haunting light-based installation created by
Benjamin Bergery and Jim Campbell in this world
premiere. February 10-18, Winthrop Hall.
PHILIP GLASS IN CONVERSATION
Take this unique opportunity to hear one of the most
influential composers of our time discuss his remarkable
creative journey. February 15, Astor Theatre.
PHILIP GLASS – COMPLETE PIANO ETUDES
World premiere 20 piano etudes – the final three
commissioned by Perth Festival – performed by the
composer, with Maki Namekawa and Sally Whitwell.
February 16, Perth Concert Hall.
KARIN SCHAUPP AND PAVEL STEIDL
The history of the guitar performed by two of
the world’s finest exponents. February 19, Albany
Entertainment Centre; February 21, Perth Concert Hall.
Eight string quartet programs performed in a
purpose-built space where music and place
become inseparable. February 19–25, UWA.
AND KRONOS QUARTET
Australian premiere An evening of electrifying
sound with revered performance artist Laurie
Anderson and the Kronos String Quartet. February
27, Perth Concert Hall
KRONOS QUARTET –
MEMORIES OF SEPTEMBER 11
A powerful and uplifting program of string
music, including Steve Reich’s WTC 9/11 which
uses pre-recorded voices from September 11.
February 28, Perth Concert Hall.
John Adams – Slonimsky’s Earbox
Strauss, R. – Four Last Songs
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No.6 Pathetique
WASO principal conductor Paul Daniel
(above) opens the 2013 Masters Series in a
gala concert filled with passion and power.
Tchaikovsky wrote his sixth symphony in
the final year of his life. He conducted the
premiere, made some changes, sent it
to his publisher and then died. “Without
exaggeration, I have put my entire soul into
this symphony,” wrote Tchaikovsky of his
Symphony Pathetique. Strauss’ Four Last
Songs is a song cycle of life and death, filled
with warm melodies and rich orchestral
sounds. The songs are also among the last
music the composer ever wrote. For many,
these songs are regarded as the pinnacle
of Strauss’ output as a composer of lieder.
Opening the concert and the Masters Series
for WASO is a work by US composer John
Adams, who wrote Slonimsky’s Earbox in 1995.
Blasko has invited an
orchestra in each capital
city to accompany her in a
performance of previous
repertoire plus songs from
her new album, I Awake.
January 23, Kings Park
and Botanic Garden.
Grammy legend and Eagles
mastermind Glenn Frey
performs iconic hits such
as Hotel California and
Desperado with WASO.
January 24, Kings Park
and Botanic Garden.
Hear the Australian Chamber
Orchestra’s director Richard
Tognetti perform one of
Mozart’s most enchanting
and theatrical violin
concertos. February 6,
Perth Concert Hall.
A distinctly West Australian
project involving composer
Iain Grandage, librettist
Kevin Gillam and artist
Brendon Darby. Inspired by
the Blackwood River, guest
performers include Sara
Macliver. February 8, UWA.
Featuring Tchaikovsky’s sixth
symphony, Strauss’ Four Last
Songs and John Adams’
Slonimsky’s Earbox. March
15-16, Perth Concert Hall.
Critically acclaimed Irish
soprano Orla Boylan (above)
is joined on piano by
WASO’s principal conductor,
Paul Daniel performing
Wagner and Richard Strauss.
March 18, Government
The Australian String
Quartet present Louis
Andriessen’s Facing Death,
Mozart’s String Quartet in
D Major and Brahms’ String
Quartet in A minor. March
19, Perth Concert Hall.
PIERS LANE PLAYS
This dramatic programme
features the technical
brilliance of Australian
pianist Piers Lane in
Tannhäuser: Overture &
Venusberg Music and
Symphony No. 7 by Dvorak.
March 22-23, Perth
Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet.
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