Ode to Joy: Asher Fisch Conducts Beethoven 9
Ingrid Fliter Plays Mendelssohn
WASO celebrates 90 years with a timeless testament to humanity.
A dazzling concerto and Tchaikovsky’s powerful ‘Fate’ Symphony.
Thursday 15 March 7.30pm Friday 16 March 7.30pm Saturday 17 March 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall
BEETHOVEN Zur Namensfeier: Overture BEETHOVEN Fantasia for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra Choral Fantasy BEETHOVEN Symphony No.9 Choral
Asher Fisch conductor/piano (pictured) Rachelle Durkin soprano Fiona Campbell mezzo-soprano Henry Choo tenor David Parkin bass WASO Chorus
What better way to celebrate WASO’s 90th anniversary year than with Beethoven’s majestic Ninth Symphony! This is music of life-affirming exaltation, a glorious celebration of universal brotherhood. Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy is a dazzling piano solo, a concerto and a large-scale choral work all in one! Asher Fisch is both soloist and conductor in this unique work of grandeur and lyricism, in which Beethoven foreshadows his own Ninth Symphony and its iconic ‘Ode to Joy’ finale.
Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts
Friday 6 April 7.30pm* Saturday 7 April 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall
SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No.1 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.4 D
Dan Ettinger conductor Ingrid Fliter piano (pictured)
Composed when he was just 21, Mendelssohn’s spirited First Piano Concerto positively overflows with precocious, youthful bravura. Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter’s sublime musicianship perfectly showcases its crystalline passagework and charming melodies. Israeli conductor Dan Ettinger makes his WASO debut with the brilliant whirlwind of Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and Tchaikovsky’s passionate Fourth Symphony, an emotionally gripping masterpiece that wrestles with fate and emerges gloriously triumphant. “Ingrid Filter brings out all of Mendelssohn's melodic genius while deftly handling all of the work's demands on the virtuoso.” - Classic FM
*Meet the Artist Ingrid Fliter Post-concert Friday night Meet the Artist is supported by Wesfarmers Arts
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