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Heroes: Glass, Barblett and Beethoven

Join the Perth Orchestra Project and conductor Izaak Wesson for a concert of tragedy, triumph, and raw emotion as they 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 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 focuses 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 - New Work (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

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

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    Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA

    Crawley WA 6009

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