Part of Perth Concert Series 2019/20
Priority subscription booking is now open and runs until Wed 14 Aug. During this period you can only book for this concert if you subscribe to the full Perth Concert Series season. Subscription bookings are only available in person or by phone - please contact our Box Office to book. Single tickets go on sale Thu 15 Aug from 10am.
Weber (orch. Berlioz) Invitation to the Dance
Schumann Cello Concerto
Brahms (orch. Schoenberg) Piano Quartet in G minor
Alexander Vedernikov, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
Passions ran deep in the Romantic era, and a simple dance rhythm could be enough to set hearts pounding. Weber's Invitation to the Dance begins with quiet courtesy, but in Berlioz's silken, glittering orchestration it positively whirls you off your feet. And Brahms starts his Piano Quartet with three movements of mellow emotion - before suddenly cutting loose in the wildest, craziest folk-dance he ever wrote. Schoenberg loved this piece, and his uproariously entertaining orchestral version doesn't stint on either colour or panache. Hearing is believing: and that goes double when guest conductor Alexander Vedernikov joins the distinguished German cellist Johannes Moser in Schumann's ardent Cello Concerto.