The UWA Choral Society with perform Joseph Haydn's The Seasons at Winthrop Hall, UWA, on Sunday 6th of October at 2.30pm.
Conductor, Christopher van Tuinen, has assembled a large orchestra of leading musicians and engaged soloists Jennifer Barrington, Andrew Sutherland and Robert Hofmann to join the stage alongside the 120-voice UWA Choral Society.
The Seasons, a secular oratorio based on a poem by James Thompson, was first performed in Vienna’s Schwarzenberg Palace in 1801 and followed the great success throughout Europe of Haydn’s previous work The Creation.
Innovative because of its populist approach, The Seasons took choral music away from the confines of church oratorio. Alongside the expected lyrical solos and weighty choruses the music includes a hymn to wine, hunting scenes and uses the orchestra to imitate animals and birds while celebrating nature’s creation.
Sunday 6 October, 2013
Winthrop Hall, UWA, 2.30 pm
Haydn: The Seasons
Conductor: Christopher van Tuinen
Soloists: Jennifer Barrington, Andrew Sutherland and Robert Hofmann
Tickets available online at www.theatres.uwa.edu.au/events or at the door.
Prices: $40 and $37 (concession).