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Discovery Concert: The Art Of Orchestration

  • Friday, 22 Nov 2019 - 7:30PM
  • Saturday, 23 Nov 2019 - 7:30PM

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Road closures Saturday 23 November. Please scroll down for more information.

In this illuminating concert, Principal Conductor Asher Fisch explores how great composers transformed works originally conceived for solo keyboard into the orchestral masterpieces that we know and love.

The concert features Leopold Stokowski’s spectacular, “Hollywood” version of Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue. Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg performs sublime Strauss songs in both their original and orchestral versions. Asher himself explores how the raw intensity of Mussorgsky’s most radical piano work was transformed into a sophisticated orchestral showpiece by one of the masters of orchestration, Maurice Ravel.


Saturday 23 November there will be road closures on Adelaide Terrace (Hill Street to Victoria Avenue) from Saturday 8am to Sunday 23 November 6pm.
Please plan your journey ahead of time. 


BACH, J.S. orch. STOKOWSKI Toccata and Fugue in D minor
STRAUSS, R. Orchestral Songs
RAVEL Alborada del gracioso
MUSSORGSKY orch. RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition


Asher Fisch conductor/presenter
Siobhan Stagg soprano
(2019 WASO Artist in Association)
Joseph Nolan organ


Start: 7.30pm
Finish: 9.30pm*
Includes 25 min. interval*

*All times are approximate and subject to change at any time.


Open from 5.30pm for pre-show dinner and barista coffee and cake post-show. 
Pre-show bookings essential, click here for more info.

Dinner - Click here to view menu.
Available pre-show at this event. No bookings required.

Grab n' Go Click here to view menu.
Available pre-show at this event. Meals you will often find at this station range from curries, braises, gourmet burgers and substantial salads, right through to lighter options as sushi, special fries and gourmet pies.

Presented by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts