Australian World Orchestra Debuts within the UK

(Picture courtesy: AWO/Limelight journal)


The Australian World Orchestra (AWO) was created in 2011 by creative director and chief conductor Alexander Briger AO — bringing collectively Australia’s most interesting classical musicians nationally or overseas to collaborate.

On August 19, 2022, AWO will current their first UK efficiency on the seventy fifth Edinburgh Worldwide Pageant (EIF) at The Usher Corridor — performed by Zubin Mehta with works by Debussy, Webern, and Dvořák. The live performance can even function the celebrated Australian soprano, Siobhan Stagg. To attend the AWO’s EIF efficiency, click on right here.

On August 23, 2022, additionally underneath Mehta’s route, AWO will launch their London efficiency at Royal Albert Corridor as a part of London’s BBC Proms live performance collection. 

These performances are a part of the inaugural UK/AU Alternate titled, The Season — a significant cultural trade celebrating creative communities and the abiding relationship between the UK and Australia. 

Each live shows will function an orchestration by Brett Dean of Debussy’s Ariettes oubliées — which AWO first carried out in 2015 with visitor mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená and conductor Sir Simon Rattle.

“For a few years I’ve labored with and developed friendships with the Australian musicians that maintain main positions with the nice orchestras all over the world,” Mehta stated in 2013. “Lots of them performed in [AWO]’s extremely profitable inaugural season in Sydney in 2011 and after I was requested if I might return to Australia to conduct [them]…I didn’t hesitate to agree.”

Musicians in AWO hail from orchestras such because the Berlin Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, London Symphony, and Concertgebouw orchestras, in addition to from Australia’s personal ensembles. 

Receiving worldwide acclaim, AWO has been directed by conductors together with Rattle and Ricardo Muti, each in Australia and internationally. 

“We’re completely thrilled to be performing on the Edinburgh Worldwide Pageant,” stated Briger. “Will probably be the primary worldwide tour for AWO following the challenges of current instances, so an actual celebration of the enjoyment of constructing music collectively. It’s such a pleasure and honor to have the legendary Maestro Mehta return to conduct the AWO in Edinburgh in addition to Sydney and Melbourne [in August and September].”