Music to fall in love with the first time – then immediately want to hear again. NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (USA)
In this superb union, world renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw joins the much lauded Australian Chamber Orchestra to perform Maria Schneider’s profoundly beautiful Winter Morning Walks. What flows from this synthesis is an unbroken stream of lyrical beauty.
As a four-time Grammy Award winner, Upshaw has received worldwide acclaim for her operatic and concert repertoire. Her voice, in its sweeping range from the sacred works of Bach to today’s contemporary compositions, brings music to life.
Composed by Schneider especially for Upshaw and the ACO, and featuring a trio of brilliantly versatile jazz musicians, Winter Morning Walks is a melodic wonder. Matched with this very special piece is a flourish of Romantic string orchestra works – Elgar’s exhilarating Introduction and Allegro and Grieg’s enduringly popular Holberg Suite.
JOHN ADAMS Selections from John’s Book of Alleged Dances
GRIEG Holberg Suite
GRIEG Solveig’s Song
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA Die Liebenden: Liebes Lied
MARIA SCHNEIDER Winter Morning Walks (Australian Premiere)
ELGAR Introduction and Allegro
ARTIST TALK: Wed 19 Feb, pre-show at 6.45pm in foyer
Image: Patrick Ryan
21-23 Feb 2014
Two extraordinary concerts bring exuberant enthusiasm and fresh interpretation to the world’s most loved classical music.
Sat 1 March 2014
Tod Machover will craft a symphony tailor-made for Perth, to be played live for the first time by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
26 Feb-1 March 2014
With raw passion and aching delicacy Opus fuses the contemporary circus of Australia’s finest, with dynamic live music.