West Australian Symphony Orchestra to bring Nordic masterpieces to Bunbury

Claudette RizziSouth Western Times
Pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Camera IconPianist Alexander Gavrylyuk with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Credit: Linda Dunjey/Supplied.

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra will grace the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre stage with a concert showcasing Nordic masterpieces.

One of the world’s most in-demand conductors Dalia Stasevska will make her much-anticipated WASO debut and tour with the orchestra to Bunbury.

Stasevska’s musicianship has established her as a highly accomplished conductor, with international acclaims including being the chief conductor of Lahti Symphony Orchestra and artistic director to the International Sibelius Festival.

She also holds the position of guest conductor of BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Internationally acclaimed conductor Dalia Stasevska.
Camera IconInternationally acclaimed conductor Dalia Stasevska. Credit: Linda Dunjey/Supplied

The June 30 show called Northern Lights will include Nordic favourites, with BREC executive director Fiona de Garis telling the Times Bunbury was incredibly fortunate to have WASO return to BREC so soon after their last visit.

“Once again, this will be a perfect experience of fine music with WASO finesse,” she said.

“They are very engaged with the community when they come here, and I particularly love the pre-show artist chats they offer as they are very personal and relaxed.

“With an internationally renowned conductor and pianist on stage with them on a Sunday afternoon, this is one concert not to miss.”

The Q&A before the concert will be hosted with pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk and WASO’s executive manager of artistic planning Evan Kennea from 4.15pm to 4.40pm in the Harvey Room.

The show will take to the stage at 5pm.

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