WA Symphony Orchestra Ensemble Edition celebrates Spirit of America on Independence Day Eve at Perth Concert Hall
WASO is going American on the eve of Independence Day, Friday July 3, with the latest of its Ensemble Edition series streamed live from the Perth Concert Hall stage.
Dvorak’s String Quartet No.12, The American, features violinists Kathryn Lee and Kate Sullivan, Alex Brogan on viola and Eve Silver on cello.
The theme continues with Bartók’s Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, which was written for the great jazz clarinettist Benny Goodman.
Allan Meyer on clarinet, Semra Lee-Smith on violin and pianist Gladys Chua will explore the contrasts.
The live stream is at 7.30pm on Friday via waso.com.au, with the option to make a donation: a great resource in the absence of ticket revenue.
WASO has cancelled or postponed live performance through to September but will relaunch its season this month, with programming through to the year’s end.
Also on Friday, Melbourne Digital Concert Hall celebrates its 100th livestream with Schubert’s Winterreise song cycle, featuring Michelle Wood on cello and Stefan Cassomenos on piano, at 5pm, Perth time.
Then at 6.30pm, Kristian Chong on piano, Sophie Rowell on violin, cellist Josephine Vains and clarinettist Philip Arkinstall present Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time.
The series is streamed from the stage at Melbourne’s Athenaeum and has raised $400,000 for artists since the shutdown.
Each show is 60 minutes, with tickets $24 each from melbournedigitalconcerthall.com.
And at 7.30pm on Saturday, WA Opera will continue its Ghost Light series with soprano Emma Matthews, mezzo soprano Fiona Campbell, tenor Paul O’Neill and baritone James Clayton taking turns to present a single aria each week, accompanied by Tommaso Pollio.
Perth’s Government House will again act as a satellite venue for the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall on Wednesday, July 8, when soprano Amy Manford, mezzo soprano Ashlyn Tymms and pianist Tommaso Pollio present When Two Worlds Collide, comparing and contrasting works from opera and musical theatre.
The show is 60 minutes, with tickets $24 each from melbournedigitalconcerthall.com.
Government House has also been offered to Perth artists who have lost work and rehearsal space during the pandemic, with DivaLicious-Opera Rock taking the stage to a live audience on July 18 at 7.30pm, and July 19 at 4pm. Tickets are $45 and $35 concession from www.trybooking.com/BKABA. For more information: www.divalicious.net.au.
And on August 1, at 7pm, and August 2, at 2.30pm, Freeze Frame Opera presents Handel in the House, an exquisite curation of Baroque opera, featuring sopranos Sarah Macliver and Bonnie de la Hunty, accompanied by Stewart Smith (harpsichord), Sarah Papadopoulos (violin) and Krista Low (cello). Tickets from $70 (child $35) at www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=633948&
Then from August 7 to 15, Freeze Frame presents Opera Truck-O-Rama from Claremont Showground, sharing music from across Europe featuring the Bedford truck the group has used as a stage for Street Serenades during the shutdown. Tickets $65 (child/student $25, seniors $60) at www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=633906&ses=1911930
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