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Australian World Orchestra with Maestro Zubin Mehta

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Part of the 75th Edinburgh International Festival and BBC Proms

Maestro Zubin Mehta will conduct Australia’s finest musicians from around the world for the UK debut of the Australian World Orchestra (AWO). The performance features special guest Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg. The AWO showcases musicians united from the world’s great ensembles. Founded by Australian conductor Alexander Briger the AWO’s reputation for excellence has firmly established it as a global representative of Australian classical music.

Described by Sir Simon Rattle as ‘one of the greatest orchestras in the world,’ the Australian World Orchestra comprises over 80 of Australia’s top musicians called up from the world’s top orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and in the UK the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra.

The programmes in both Edinburgh and London will feature Anton Webern’s Passacaglia and Six pieces for Orchestra (1928 revised version), as well as Dvořák’s Symphony 7, and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, respectively. Both performances will also feature Debussy’s Ariettes oubliées in an arrangement by the Australian composer Brett Dean, sung by the Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg.

Both concerts will be conducted by one of the world’s top conductors, the legendary maestro Zubin Mehta.

Programmes

Edinburgh International Festival, 19 August 2022

Zubin Mehta Conductor
Siobhan Stagg Soprano

Webern Passacaglia
Webern Six Pieces for Orchestra (1928 revised version)
Debussy Ariettes oubliées arr. Brett Dean
Dvořák Symphony No 7

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BBC Proms, 23 August 2022

Zubin Mehta Conductor
Siobhan Stagg Soprano

Webern Passacaglia
Webern Six Pieces for Orchestra (1928 revised version)
Debussy Ariettes oubliées arr. Brett Dean
Brahms: Symphony No. 2

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Details

Date:
August 19
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Venue

Usher Hall
Lothian Road
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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