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Dreams of Air and Flight

WASO's Summer Classics

  • Saturday, 15 Aug 2020 - 1PM
  • Saturday, 15 Aug 2020 - 3PM

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Cast your eyes to the skies. 

A young boy, bewitched by his father's crazy brave ambition to fly, finds himself caught up in his dad’s fantasy. But when his father goes to war and does not return, it seems his spell may be broken, and all could be lost. Thankfully mechanical winged contraptions, fluffy white clouds and the endless blue sky offer some hope that the dream might indeed be possible.

Inspired by Grahame Baker-Smith’s poignant story FArTHER, this soaring concert for the whole family features music by Paul Rissmann set to stunning animations by Victor Craven in a concert program also featuring famed film composer John Williams. Join WASO and a children's choir as we cast our eyes to the skies this August.


PROGRAM

JOHN WILLIAMS E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
RESPIGHI The Birds
HANDEL Music for the Royal Fireworks: La Réjouissance
PAUL RISSMANN FArTHER
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Flight of the Bumblebee
JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars: Main Title

Benjamin Northey conductor
Paul Rissmann presenter


RUNNING TIMES

SATURDAY - 1pm & 3pm 


FOOD & BEVERAGE

Menu available closer to event. 


See full 2020 Season here


Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra