Beethoven’s Second Symphony
Bursting with joy.Following his outstanding debut in 2022, Umberto Clerici returns to WASO with a program of brilliant classics.
With his Second Symphony, Beethoven put aside his inner turmoil to write music brimming with optimism and joy. From its boldly dramatic opening to its mischievous scherzo and boisterous conclusion, Beethoven’s breathtaking musical imagination is on full display. In between overtures from Schubert and Mozart, WASO’s Liz Chee is soloist in a new oboe concerto by Master of the Queen’s Music, Judith Weir.
Judith Weir’s Oboe Concerto co-commissioned by the Adelaide, Tasmanian and West Australian Symphony Orchestras. WASO Songbook supported by Catherine Bagster in memory of Christine Bagster, Bernard & Jackie Barnwell, Geoff Stearn and Anonymous.
3 and 4 November 2023 | 7:30pm
5 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000