Australian World Orchestra – Beethoven, Schumann and Dean

Wednesday 2 June 2021 at 7.30pm
Llewellyn Hall, ANU, Canberra
Directed by Alexander Briger AO

Fifty-two players will be on stage for the return to live performance for the Australian World Orchestra.

Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birthday last year, the orchestra presents the Coriolan Overture. Schumann’s 2nd Symphony , a much loved piece from the Romantic era is also on the bill.

Barbie speaks with Symphony 2021 composer, Paul Dean

The orchestra is noted for its championing of contemporary Australian composers and for this concert presents Paul Dean’s new work, simply entitled Symphony 2021. The work arises from the composer’s experiences of the 2019-20 bushfires and the challenges of the pandemic lockdowns and tragedies.

Beginning with birdsong heralding the break of day and moving through an allegorical storm, the symphony then leads us towards the light of hope.

AWO Image credit  – Ann Kucera