Strauss’ Alpine Symphony & Asher Fisch Conducts Beethoven’s Violin Concerto Debussy & Ravel
The majestic glory of the Alps and the virtuosity of Veronika Eberle.
Be transported by evocative, atmospheric masterpieces.
Friday 9 March 7.30pm Saturday 10 March 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall
Friday 23 March 7.30pm Saturday 24 March 7.30pm* Perth Concert Hall
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto STRAUSS, R. An Alpine Symphony
SIBELIUS Tapiola NIELSEN Flute Concerto DEBUSSY Nocturnes RAVEL La valse
Asher Fisch conductor Veronika Eberle violin (pictured)
Principal Conductor Asher Fisch leads WASO through one of the most grandiose and extravagant of all orchestral works, Strauss’ An Alpine Symphony. This enthralling musical travelogue charts a journey to the peaks of the Bavarian Alps, through dark forests, ferocious storms and a stunning waterfall. Acclaimed German violinist Veronika Eberle makes her WASO debut and tackles the summit of a violinist’s repertoire, Beethoven’s magnificent Violin Concerto. “Eberle was a commanding stage presence even in quiet passages - the true test of a star performer.” - LA Times “… prepare to hear Eine Alpensinfonie elevated to the level of a Bruckner or Mahler symphony under the baton of Asher Fisch. Highly recommended.” - Limelight Magazine
Asher Fisch conductor (pictured) Andrew Nicholson flute WASO Chorus
The intoxicating colours of Debussy’s impressionistic masterpiece Nocturnes conjure images of gently passing clouds, a vibrant festival and ocean waves glinting in moonlight. Inspired by Finnish mythology, Sibelius’ Tapiola is an evocation of the power, mystery and beauty of a Nordic forest. WASO’s Principal Flute Andrew Nicholson showcases his refined lyricism and immaculate technique in Carl Nielsen’s mercurial and dramatic Flute Concerto. Ravel’s La valse concludes this concert with a shattering, darkly exultant transformation of Vienna’s most famous courtly dance.
*Meet the Musician Andrew Nicholson, Principal Flute Post-concert Saturday night Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts
Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts Meet the Musician is supported by Wesfarmers Arts
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