Illuminating masterpieces from keyboard to symphony.
In this illuminating concert, Principal Conductor Asher Fisch explores how great composers transformed works originally conceived for solo keyboard into the orchestral masterpieces that we know and love. The concert features Leopold Stokowski’s spectacular, “Hollywood” version of Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue. Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg performs sublime Strauss songs in both their original and orchestral versions. Asher himself explores how the raw intensity of Mussorgsky’s most radical piano work was transformed into a sophisticated orchestral showpiece by one of the masters.
BACH, J.S. orch. STOKOWSKI Toccata and Fugue in D minor
STRAUSS, R. Morgen
STRAUSS, R. An die Nacht
STRAUSS, R. Cäcilie
STRAUSS, R. Freundliche Vision
STRAUSS, R. Ich wollt' ein Strausslein binden
MUSSORGSKY orch. RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition
Asher Fisch conductor/presenter (pictured)
Siobhan Stagg soprano (2019 WASO Artist in Association)
Joseph Nolan organ
“Fisch was as humorous and affable and his knowledge was seemingly inexhaustible... highly entertaining and informative”
Enhance your concert experience
Join Ashley Smith from 6:45-7:10pm at the Terrace Level Corner Stage prior to the concert. All concert-goers are welcome.
Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts