Mozart by Candlelight
Under the creative direction of PSO’s Founder and CEO Bourby Webster, this concert promises to be anything but a traditional classical concert. With performances weaving together Mozart’s own intimate letters and notes to his loved ones, alongside music inspired by the highly acclaimed Mozart in the Jungle book and television series – providing a glimpse into the secret and often racy world of classical musicians.
Bourby describes her inspiration for the more suggestive concert: “I love that classical music and musicians are incredibly ‘human’. Their precision, poise, and discipline often means people perceive classical music and musicians as terribly ‘proper’ – which any of us in the industry knows is just not the case. We are like anyone else, with as many flaws and scandals as we have triumphs and achievements.
“Blair Tindall’s book, Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs and Classical Music really resonated with me” confesses Bourby. “So, I set the challenge of bringing this sense of ‘real life’ into a Candlelit concert featuring stunning music by Mozart, and some of the pieces that appear in the TV iteration of Blair’s scandalous book. Tindall, herself a professional oboist, will make a video appearance in the concert, which we’re looking forward to.”
30 October | 7:30pm
5 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000