Hollywood noir meets Paris with Jazz

Samuel BARBER Adagio for Strings
Kurt WEILL Symphony No.2
Henri TOMASI Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
George GERSHWIN An American in Paris

Asher Fisch conductor
Brent Grapes trumpet

Helicopters cut through the mist in Platoon and Gene Kelly steams up your glasses in An American in Paris – we begin and end with music that defined two iconic Hollywood blockbusters. Kurt Weill’s Symphony No.2 is an absolute gem, embracing both wry satire of relentless energy and the sound of his popular Broadway works. WASO’s own trumpet superstar Brent Grapes will dazzle you with Henri Tomasi’s virtuosic Trumpet Concerto, which traverses an enthralling musical landscape from Hollywood noir, to French impressionism and jazz.

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts.
Principal Trumpet, Brent Grapes, partnered by Anonymous.

Wesfarmers Arts Pre-Concert Talk

Join us from 6:45pm - 7:10pm at the Terrace Level Corner Stage for an illuminating pre-concert talk with Prue Ashurst. All concert-goers are welcome to attend the free concert talks.

Wesfarmers Arts Meet the Musician (Friday only)

Join WASO’s Principal Trumpet, Brent Grapes for a post-concert interview and learn more about life as a WASO musician. The Post-concert Talk will take place immediately following the Friday evening performance in the Terrace Level Foyer.

Brent Grapes chair supported by Anonymous.

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This concert is presented in accordance with the Western Australian Government’s easing of COVID-19 capacity restrictions. As a result, you may be seated with ticket holders from other households. Please continue to practise good hygiene habits and observe physical distancing where possible.
We will do everything in our power to present the program listed but, as we all know, we may have to vary the repertoire or artists should Government guidelines or travel restrictions change. If that happens, we will let you know. For more information, read our 2021 Program Changes page
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