The Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Warwick Tyrrell opens its 2020 concert season with First and Final – a dazzling treat of Romantic favourites for orchestra and piano and a little something new for everyone – including the orchestra!
They will perform the Australian premiere of Shostakovich’s very first opus, his concert Scherzo. New to Australian audiences, this work will dazzle with its sparkle, youthful exuberance and creativity. The same energy is seen in Liszt’s sweeping First Piano Concerto in E flat major, a showcase work for the composer as a charismatic artist, demanding prowess both as a virtuoso pianist and a dramatic and expressive writer. This performance highlights the phenomenal talents of the WPO’s own resident Principal Pianist, Paul Cheung.
The concert concludes with Mendelssohn’s final Symphony, number 5. A work of great power, alternating solemnity and vivacity, this masterpiece has been largely neglected in concert halls.
Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra “First & Final”/ Warwick Tyrrell, conductor with Paul Cheung, piano / Shostakovich Scherzo Opus 1 /Liszt Piano Concerto No 1 /Mendelssohn Symphony No 5
Tickets: $35 and $25 (concession); children under 12 free