Ravel’s Boléro & Two Pianos
Asher Fisch Conducts Mahler 4
A double concerto premiere and Boléro’s unstoppable energy!
Asher Fisch and WASO continue their journey through Mahler’s symphonies.
Friday 11 May 7.30pm Saturday 12 May 7.30pm* Perth Concert Hall
Friday 22 June 7.30pm Saturday 23 June 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall
STRAVINSKY Dumbarton Oaks CARL VINE Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra PROKOFIEV Lieutenant Kijé: Suite RAVEL Boléro
SCHUBERT arr. MAHLER Death and the Maiden: Andante con moto BERIO Folk Songs MAHLER Symphony No.4
Rory Macdonald conductor Piers Lane piano Kathryn Stott piano (pictured)
Three colourful works frame Carl Vine’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, given its world premiere in Perth by luminaries Piers Lane and Kathryn Stott. First, Stravinsky’s witty and elegant Dumbarton Oaks, a neo-classical jewel of the repertoire inspired by Bach’s´ Brandenburg concertos. Then the jaunty satire of Prokofiev’s suite from the 1934 film Lieutenant Kijé. And finally, the hypnotic Boléro, building inexorably to a finale that’s nothing short of ecstatic!
*Meet the Artists Piers Lane, Kathryn Stott and Carl Vine Post-concert Saturday night
Asher Fisch conductor (pictured) Stefanie Irányi mezzo-soprano
Praised for her innate musicality and ‘vocal radiance’, Stefanie Irányi joins WASO in the ethereal finale of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, a song that describes a child’s vision of Heaven “the angelic voices gladden our senses, so that all awaken for joy”. Mahler’s sunniest symphony opens with sleighbells and birdsong, full of expressive orchestral detail and glorious melody. We open the concert with Schubert’s exquisite Death and the Maiden before traversing the world in Berio’s Folk Songs, a beautiful 11-song cycle featuring melodies from the Appalachians to Azerbaijan.
Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts
Meet the Artists is supported by Wesfarmers Arts Carl Vine’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra was commissioned by Geoff Stearn for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and co-commissioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra D
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