Am­bi­tious pro­gram for 90th

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Theatre -

THE WA Sym­phony Orches­tra will cel­e­brate 90 years in 2018 and an im­pres­sive pro­gram has been an­nounced to mark the mile­stone.

There will be 75 per­for­mances, rang­ing from Richard Wag­ner’s ground­break­ing opera Tris­tan und Isolde to the Fes­ti­val of Cham­ber Mu­sic, com­pris­ing 12 con­certs over two days at Perth Con­cert Hall.

Prin­ci­pal con­duc­tor Asher Fisch (whose con­tract has been ex­tended un­til 2023) has pro­grammed the sea­son to be­gin a month ear­lier than usual, be­gin­ning in February with WASO’S Favourites, a spe­cial con­cert fea­tur­ing the ever-pop­u­lar Beethoven’s Fifth Sym­phony and a host of the orches­tra’s favourite WA artists.

In­vited guest artists across the year will in­clude French cel­list Gau­tier Ca­pu­con and pi­anist Jeanyves Thibaudet, who will per­form to­gether in a world pre­miere, pi­anists Cedric Tiberghien and In­grid Fliter, cel­list Pablo Fer­ran­dez and vi­o­lin­ist Veronika Eberle.

Spe­cial event con­certs on the pro­gram are col­lab­o­ra­tions with Eskimo Joe and Katie Noo­nan, Star Wars: A New Hope – In Con­cert, A Sym­phonic Tribute to Comic-con, Last Night at the Proms and Han­del’s Mes­siah.

WASO’S Pops Series con­tin­ues with per­for­mances by Cir­cus Oz and Aus­tralian jazz roy­alty James Mor­ri­son, while fam­ily au­di­ences can en­joy Carnival of the An­i­mals, pre­sented with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.

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WASO prin­ci­pal con­duc­tor Asher Fisch.

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