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Australian World Orchestra


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    Le Sacre du Printemps: Part 1: Adoration Of The Earth - Igor Stravinsky, Zubin Mehta
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    Le Sacre du Printemps: Part 2: The Sacrifice - Igor Stravinsky, Zubin Mehta
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    Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op.125 'Choral': 2. Molto Vivace – Presto – Tempo I - Live - Ludwig van Beethoven, Alexander Briger
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    The Witching Hour - Concerto for Eight Double Basses and Orchestra: 4. Vassilissa the Beautiful - Live - Elena Kats-Chernin, Kees Boersma, Timothy Dunin, Alex Henery, Max McBride, Kirsty McCahon, Matthew McDonald, Robert Nairn, Caro Vigilante, Alexander Briger
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    Symphony No.1 in D: 3. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen - Gustav Mahler, Zubin Mehta
Audacious, exhilarating and with limitless vision, the Australian World Orchestra (AWO) is recognised as one of the most exciting initiatives in Australia’s cultural history.
Founded in 2010 by Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Alexander Briger AO, the AWO’s mission is to bring together Australia’s finest classical musicians – from ensembles at home as well as all around the world – to create something uniquely electrifying. Touring within Australia and overseas has won the Orchestra an enviable reputation and reached out to new audiences for classical music, while its education program has helped foster the next generation of Australian musicians.
Totalling 250 players drawn from over 50 of the world’s finest orchestras and ensembles, the AWO can call on leading musicians from Australia’s state orchestras as well as attracting returning ex-pat colleagues from prestigious companies such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, the major London orchestras and many more. The sheer array of talent, coupled with the plush, award-winning AWO sound, has seen many of the world’s starriest conductors lining up to lead the Orchestra both in Australia and overseas.
Hailed by audiences and critics alike as charismatic, inspiring and one of a kind, in the words of Sir Simon Rattle:
“the [AWO] is not just a national treasure but an international treasure”.


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