Australian World Orchestra: Beethoven, Schumann and Dean

Australian World Orchestra

Presented by Australian World Orchestra


‘What happens after the storms is always gentler and more beautiful than before’ – Paul Dean

The Australian World Orchestra’s 2021 season brings Australia’s finest musicians back together for the world premiere of a new commission by Australian composer Paul Dean under the baton of Chief Conductor Alexander Briger AO.

This new Symphony is Australian at its core, with a homage to the sounds of sunrise by the riverbank followed by the drama of early morning Brisbane storms. Paul’s new piece is Australian by birth, and undeniably global in nature, as we gather together, watching and waiting for the beauty and new growth to spring into life.

Also on the program is Schumann’s 2nd Symphony and Beethoven’s dramatic and sensitive Coriolan Overture. Schumann’s 2nd Symphony is one of the greatest, expressive, deeply emotional, moving and exciting works of the romantic era, arguably Schumann’s greatest symphonic work. It brings the AWO great pleasure to perform Schuman’s 2nd Symphony alongside the new Symphony from Paul Dean who is one of Australia’s great living talents.


‘Gathering together the best Australian instrumental players from around the globe, the Australian World Orchestra is now such a fixture in the musical life of our country…’ – Tony Way, Limelight magazine

‘…a performance of monumental vision’ – Maxim Boon, The Sydney Morning Herald

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Paul Dean

Ludwig van Beethoven
Coriolan Overture, Op.62

Robert Schumann
Symphony No. 2 in C, Op.61