A young boy, bewitched by his father's crazy brave ambition to fly, finds himself caught up in his dad’s fantasy. But when his father goes to war and does not return, it seems his spell may be broken, and all could be lost. Thankfully mechanical winged contraptions, fluffy white clouds and the endless blue sky offer some hope that the dream might indeed be possible.
Inspired by Grahame Baker-Smith’s poignant story FArTHER, this soaring concert for the whole family features music by Paul Rissmann set to stunning animations by Victor Craven in a concert program also featuring famed film composer John Williams. Join WASO and a children's choir as we cast our eyes to the skies this August.
JOHN WILLIAMSE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial RESPIGHIThe Birds HANDELMusic for the Royal Fireworks: La Réjouissance PAUL RISSMANNFArTHER RIMSKY-KORSAKOVFlight of the Bumblebee JOHN WILLIAMSStar Wars: Main Title
Benjamin Northey conductor Paul Rissmann presenter
Saturday 15 August
Perth Concert Hall
Performance 1: 1 - 2pm
Performance 2: 3 - 4pm