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Fremantle Symphony Orchestra, Defying Gravity and BellsWest


Fremantle Symphony Orchestra, Defying Gravity and BellsWest

  • Date: Sunday, 13 September 2009, 3:00pm
  • Venue: Richard Gill Auditorium, WAAPA — Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA
  • Series: This event is part of the Totally Huge New Music Festival series
  • Tickets: $20/$15 at the door

Event Details

Fremantle Symphony Orchestra join with Defying Gravity, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts' Percusison Ensemble, and BellsWest, handbell ringers of WA, to present a tour de force under the baton of David Pye.

cicadan rhythms, was commissioned in 2006 by Southern Forest Arts for the Sculpture Trail at Northcliffe. Rescored earlier this year for a standard orchestra, 14 keyboard percussion players, an ensemble of 11 angklung players and tape, it draws its inspiration from the rhythmic pattern of cicadas, which Pye notated in the karri forests of the south west.

Another highlight of the program is Percy Grainger's The Warriors, his wildly exuberant and extravagant tone poem for large orchestra.

Featured non-Australian music: Kodaly

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Warriors : full orchestra (1916) by Percy Grainger
— performed by David Pye and Fremantle Symphony Orchestra

Featured artists

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