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PERFORMANCE: Heroes

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Today's date is Saturday, August 15, 2020
Heroes : Perth Orchestra Project and Izaak Wesson perform works by Beethoven, Glass and Barblett Other events...
Join the Perth Orchestra Project and conductor Izaak Wesson for a concert of tragedy, triumph, and raw emotion as we explore the concept of ‘heroes’ through music. This concert meditates on the question of ‘what is a hero, and how do they shape our lives?’, examining the ways in which three different composers over the last two centuries have been inspired to create art in response to ‘heroes’.

The programme begins with an extract from Glass’s Symphony No.4, which is heavily influenced by the music of David Bowie. In his iconic track 'Heroes' Bowie was inspired by two lovers who were separated by the Berlin Wall, which Glass draws on in this movement. Perth-born composer Charles Barblett then offers a contemporary take on the idea of heroes and villains in our world today, in what will be a world premiere performance that focusses particularly on the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers.

2020 is the 250th year since Beethoven's birth in 1770, so in celebration the concert concludes with Beethoven’s mighty Symphony No.3, the ‘Eroica’. POP will explore this work which was written at one of the most tumultuous times in European history, a time profoundly shaped by individuals who sought to dramatically change the world in which they lived.

Philip Glass - Symphony No. 4 'Heroes', 1st Movement Charles Barblett - Distorted Perceptions (PREMIERE) Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 Eroica

Friday 31 January 2020 7:30 PM Sunday 2 February 2020 2:00 PM

Callaway Music Auditorium UWA Conservatorium of Music, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009

Tickets available online via TryBooking (https://www.trybooking.com/BHOIS) and at the door. Standard $20 Concession $15 Student $5
Location Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music
Contact Izaak Wesson <[email protected]au> : 0425705656
URL https://www.trybooking.com/BHOIS
Start Fri, 31 Jan 2020 19:30
End Sun, 02 Feb 2020 15:00
RSVP RSVP is required.
Submitted by Izaak Wesson <[email protected]>
Last Updated Tue, 21 Jul 2020 20:03
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