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  • Fri 2 Jul 7:30pm
    Perth Concert Hall
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Tragedy to triumph and the power of love

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Symphony No.38 Prague
Gustav MAHLER Symphony No.5

Karina Canellakis conductor

Following her sensational WASO debut in 2018, Karina Canellakis returns with Mahler’s magnificent Fifth.

From the opening lone trumpet quietly intoning a chilling, doom-laden fanfare through to the vast exultant finale for full orchestra, Mahler’s Fifth Symphony embraces a world of human emotions from despair, longing, triumph, anguish and tenderness. At its heart is the famous Adagietto, Mahler’s outpouring of love to his new wife, Alma, expressed in music of overwhelming beauty.

“Canellakis’ high-wire act was a dare... Something could have derailed it at any moment. Nothing did. It was great.”
LA Times
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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