Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony
Cédric Tiberghien Plays Rachmaninov 3
Exotic colours from Bartók and Rachmaninov's virtuosic Third Piano Concerto.
A great wartime testament to the human spirit.
Thursday 12 July 11am Perth Concert Hall
Thursday 23 August 11am Perth Concert Hall
ANNA CLYNE Masquerade PROKOFIEV Symphony No.5
BARTOK Dance Suite RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.3
Joshua Weilerstein conductor (pictured)
Asher Fisch conductor Cédric Tiberghien piano (pictured)
Premiered in Moscow in 1945, Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony is a powerful wartime testament which the composer described as “a symphony of the greatness of the human spirit, a song of praise of free and happy mankind.” But does the exultant finale represent the conquest of a vanquished enemy or a personal victory over Stalin’s repressive regime? Decide for yourself as Joshua Weilerstein makes his WASO debut with this powerful symphony. “Joshua Weilerstein… One of the most promising podium presences of his generation.” - LA Times
French pianist Cédric Tiberghien returns to WASO in an exhilarating concert featuring Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto. Fiendishly virtuosic and powerfully emotional, “Rach 3” is an all-time audience favourite. The concert opens with Bartók’s folkinfluenced Dance Suite, written to mark the 50th anniversary of the unification of the Hungarian cities of Buda and Pest. “… pianist Cédric Tiberghien, was almost spookily unfazed by the wildest demands of the keyboard part and summoned a great deal of colour and expressive power.” The Baltimore Sun
Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts
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