Dawn Upshaw Elgar and Grieg

Dawn Upshaw Elgar and Grieg
7 - 24 February 2014

JOHN ADAMS Selections from John's Book of Alleged Dances
GRIEG Holberg Suite
GRIEG Solveig's Song
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA Die Liebenden: Liebes Lied
MARIA SCHNEIDER Winter Morning Walks [AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE]
ELGAR Introduction and Allegro

 

Following a hugely successful US tour and a four-time Grammy Award-winning recording, we bring you the Australian premiere of Winter Morning Walks, featuring Grammy Award-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw.

Commissioned specially for the ACO and Dawn Upshaw and featuring a trio of brilliantly versatile US jazz musicians, this touching new piece by fellow Grammy Award-winner Maria Schneider has been called “music to fall in love with the first time – then immediately want to hear again.” (NPR)

We match this Australian first with a flourish of Romantic string orchestra works – Elgar’s exhilarating Introduction and Allegro and Grieg’s enduringly popular Holberg Suite, which we intersperse with songs by Grieg and Rautavaara.

The Perth concert of Upshaw, Elgar & Grieg is presented in association with Perth International Arts Festival.