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West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Fantasy, Tragedy and Passion
8 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Opening with Carl Vine’s orchestral fanfare V – which the West Australian Symphony Orchestra premiered
some 18 years ago – this concert by WASO sees two of Australia’s rising stars take the stage. Harry Bennetts is the soloist in Mendelssohn’s lyrical Violin Concerto, while Thaddeus Huang conducts the orchestra in a program that includes Bizet’s first Suite from his hit opera Carmen and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture, based on Shakespeare’s play.
Limelight Editor’s Choice
Tchaikovsky’s Fantasy Overture portrays the intense passion, heartbreak, and transcendent love of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers in vivid detail. The soaring love theme is one of the most rapturous melodies he ever composed. Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is lyrical, virtuosic and packed with sumptuous orchestral accompaniment. Two of Australia’s most exciting young musicians make their Classics debut in this richly romantic concert.