“Verbitsky’s passionate conducting is legendary.” The West Australian
(pictured: Vladimir Verbitsky)
“Conductor Asher Fisch is utterly in command, balancing his forces and drawing playing of great poise and conviction.”
The Sunday Age (pictured: Asher Fisch)
This delightful series of one-hour concerts features captivating music from Beethoven to Brahms and world-renowned cellist Sol Gabetta.
Tchaikovsky’s celebrated Pathétique is a true masterpiece, an impassioned struggle with the power of fate in life and death. John Adams’ dazzling orchestral overture, Slonimsky’s Earbox, showcases WASO’s virtuosic brilliance.
The vivid sights and sounds of Italy are captured in Tchaikovsky’s sparkling Capriccio italien and Respighi’s evocative tone poem, Pines of Rome. Conductor Laureate Vladimir Verbitsky leads WASO through these colourful symphonic works.
Mendelssohn’s visit to the ruins of Holyrood Chapel in Edinburgh provided the inspiration for the Scottish Symphony, one of his finest orchestral works. Join Paul Daniel in his last Morning Symphony as Principal Conductor.
Principal Conductor Designate Asher Fisch leads the Orchestra in this powerful program, beginning with music from Wagner’s great opera, Tristan und Isolde. Brahms’ poetic Third Symphony will provide a stunning finale to the concert.
Paul McCreesh makes his WASO debut conducting one of Beethoven’s greatest symphonies, a captivating portrayal of nature’s splendour. Paired with Mendelssohn’s Shakespeare-inspired overture, this is a concert of sumptuous beauty.
Following breathtaking performances in 2011, Sol Gabetta returns to perform one of the most popular cello concertos of all time. Dvořák’s stunning work is preceded by the evocative symphonic poem of his Bohemian contemporary, Smetana.