Join us for the third concert in our symphonic exploration of The Seasons, this time celebrating Spring. Aaron Copland’s masterful ballet score Appalachian Spring, full of hope and joy, is one of the great scores of the twentieth century. We’ll present Vivaldi’s ever-popular violin concerto Spring from his Four Seasons. The concert concludes with a new work, written especially for the Fremantle Symphony Orchestra by our musical director and composer David Pye collaborating with WA poet Kevin Gillam. Their new work The Seasons is a musical depiction on the seasons of Western Australia.
Meet our soloist
Paul Wright began his violin studies with Lyndall Hendricskon in Adelaide and three years later was accepted at the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey UK. He went on to study at the Guildhall School and Juilliard School, the later under Ivan Galamian.
Paul Wright has performed with leading ensembles and orchestras in including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, The Australian String Quartet, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Liaison.
Paul is deeply involved in the performance practice of music from the 18th and 19th century and has performed in numerous early music ensembles throughout the country
He has enjoyed many seasons as guest concertmaster of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Paul has been on the faculty at the Australian National Academy of Music and still visits to direct ensembles from time to time.
Paul recently retired from his position as Winthrop Professor at the University of Western Australia School of Music after 25 years.
In 2016 Paul was appointed Music Fellow at St George’s College in Crawley where he mentors 3 ensembles made up of some of the brightest young talents in Perth.
Paul also performs with the Perth Chamber Orchestra as soloist and Director and visits the Eastern States for concerts.