MORNING SYMPHONY SERIES
Asher Fisch Conducts Mahler 4
Asher Fisch and WASO continue their journey through Mahler’s symphonies.
Witty, jaunty and mesmerising – music by three masters.
Thursday 10 May 11am Perth Concert Hall
Thursday 21 June 11am Perth Concert Hall
STRAVINSKY Dumbarton Oaks PROKOFIEV Lieutenant Kijé: Suite RAVEL Boléro
MAHLER Symphony No.4
Rory Macdonald conductor (pictured)
Scottish conductor Rory Macdonald leads WASO in three colourful works. 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! "Rory Macdonald encouraged the orchestra to bloom with added colour and muscle, eliciting some of the most unified and sonically alluring playing…” - San Diego Story
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, music 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.
Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts
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