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The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) is Western Australia’s largest and busiest performing arts organisation. With a reputation for excellence, engagement and innovation, WASO’s resident company of full-time, professional musicians plays a central role in creating a culturally vibrant Western Australia. WASO is a not for profit company, funded through government, ticket revenue and the generous support of the community through corporate and philanthropic partnerships.

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WASO’s mission is to touch souls and enrich lives through music. Each year the Orchestra entertains and inspires the people of Western Australia through its concert performances, regional tours, innovative education and community programs. WASO also has a proud history of commissioning and performing new music by leading Australian and international composers.

WASO’s extensive and award-winning Education and Community Engagement program reaches people of all ages and backgrounds and offers programs and events that complement the curriculum, improve social and emotional wellbeing and encourage participation in and appreciation of music. With a commitment to visiting remote and regional locations WASO takes music to students and communities in all corners of the vast state of Western Australia. WASO is privileged to be based at the Perth Concert Hall, one of Australia’s finest venues, revered for its exceptional acoustic.

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Last Night Of The Proms

Grab your flags and you friends for WASO's Last Night of the Proms.

  • Dates:Nov 6 - 7
  • Time(s):Friday, 7.30pm; Saturday, 2.00pm; Saturday 7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:WASO
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Choral

Description

Bring your best voice and party spirit as we raise the roof at Perth Concert Hall with WASO’s annual barnstorm of flag-waving favourites. Join conductor Dane Lam, the WASO Chorus and special guests as we whip up a spectacular musical feast, complete with a cavalcade of classical hits and patriotic anthems. As always, the concert comes to an unmissable end with the traditional ‘Last Night of the Proms’ sing-a-long including Jerusalem and Rule, Britannia.

Grab your flags and your friends

Landscape and Wonder

Music to touch your soul- Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska conducts Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony.

  • Dates:Nov 5
  • Time(s):Opens 7:30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:WASO (Western Australia Symphony Orchestra)
  • Ticket Price:$30-$95
  • Music:Classical,Orchestral
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska has rocketed to prominence in recent years, with her brilliant talent hailed worldwide. For her WASO debut, she conducts Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony, a work of unbridled orchestral ecstasy inspired by swans in flight and infused with lustrous images of the expansive Finnish landscape. Osvaldo Golijov’s Three Songs are also deeply emotional and poetic, filled with intimacy, intensity, and imagination. When performed by one of Australia’s finest singers, Sara Macliver, these sublime pieces will touch your soul.

Sergei PROKOFIEV Symphony No.1 Classical

Osvaldo GOLIJOV Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra

Jean SIBELIUS Symphony No.5

Dalia Stasevska conductor Sara Macliver soprano

Last Night of the Proms: A Classical Spectacular

Bring your best voice and party spirit as WASO raises the roof at Perth Concert Hall with WASO’s annual barnstorm of flag-waving favourites.

  • Dates:Nov 12-13
  • Time(s):Opens 7:30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:WASO (Western Australia Symphony Orchestra)
  • Ticket Price:$30-$105
  • Music:Classical,Choral,Orchestral
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

Join conductor Guy Noble, the WASO Chorus and special guests as we whip up a spectacular musical feast, complete with a cavalcade of classical hits and patriotic anthems. As always the concert comes to an unmissable end with the traditional ‘Last Night of the Proms’ sing-a-long including Jerusalem and Rule, Britannia.

Henry WOOD Fantasy on British Sea Songs arr.

Malcolm SARGENT Rule,

Britannia Hubert PARRY Jerusalem

Edward ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance No.1

Guy Noble conductor WASO Chorus

Miracles and Triumphs

Beethoven’s most popular symphony plus WASO’s blazing horns.

  • Dates:Nov 26 - 27
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Ticket Price:$30 - $75
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Classical,Orchestral

Description

If Haydn was acclaimed as ‘the father of the symphony’, it is surely his most illustrious student, Beethoven, who thrust the symphony into the popular consciousness. The famous opening four notes of Beethoven’s Fifth launches an epic symphonic journey from tension to exuberant triumph. Schumann composed his Konzertstuck in 1849, one of the most blazingly creative and happy years of his life, and a sense of joyous euphoria infuses this super virtuosic showpiece.Joseph HAYDN Symphony No.96 The Miracle

Robert SCHUMANN Konzertstuck for Four Horns and Orchestra

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5

Asher Fisch conductor

David Evans horn

Julia Brooke horn

Robert Gladstones horn

Francesco Lo Surdo horn

Mozart and Bruckner

Experience exquisite lyricism and raw power.

  • Dates:Dec 3-4
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:WASO
  • Ticket Price:From $30
  • Music:Classical
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

We begin with Mozart’s much-loved Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola. Together WASO Assistant Concertmaster Semra Lee-Smith and Principal Viola Daniel Schmitt will reveal this magical work’s beauty, poetry and brilliance.Bruckner said that his first symphony came to him in a dream, played by an angel. A breathtaking memorial to his idol, Richard Wagner, the Seventh is an emotional odyssey that scales triumphant peaks and plummets to dark valleys of sorrow. In the hands of maestro Johannes Fritzsch, this symphony will astonish you with its richness and raw power.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince in Concert

Nicholas Hooper’s wonderful score and J.K. Rowling’s classic tale combine for all the adventure, humour, and suspense you remember in an experience you’ll never forget.

  • Dates:Aug 12-13, 2022
  • Time(s):Opens 7:30pm
  • Venue:Riverside Theatre, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:WASO
  • Ticket Price:$33.50- $370.50
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Music:Classical,Orchestral
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Other:Film Events

Description

Relive Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. With a little help from the Half-Blood Prince, Harry becomes a wiz at potions, wins the Felix Felicis luck potion, and uncovers the meaning of Horcruxes! As Lord Voldemort™ tightens his grip on both the Muggle and Wizarding Worlds™, Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing Harry for the battle fast approaching. Even as the showdown looms, romance blossoms for Harry, Ron and Hermione and their classmates. Love is in the air, but danger lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

Eumeralla, A War Requiem For Peace presented by WASO and Short Black Opera

Presented by WASO and Short Black Opera, Eumeralla combines moving poetry, two choirs, orchestra and the platform of the Requiem mass.

  • Dates:Sep 30
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:WASO
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Choral,Orchestral

Description

The Eumeralla river flows through Gunditjmara country in southwest Victoria. It was here, 180 years ago, that war broke out between traditional owners and those who sought to dispossess them of their land.

Combining moving poetry, two choirs, orchestra and the platform of the Requiem mass, a history of heartbreak and horror is revealed in this monumental new work. With a fusion of Western classical tradition and First Nations culture, Eumeralla soars with resilience and reconciliation.

Sung in dialects of the Gunditjmara people of southwestern Victoria. Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace is presented in Perth with support from the Bendat Family Foundation. The Gunditjmara translation was the work of senior Gunditjmara language custodian Vicki Couzens and linguist Travers Eira.

WASO’s Indigenous Creative Collaborations are supported by Bendat Family Foundation.

Home Alone in Concert

Home Alone, a true holiday favourite, will be performed live to film by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) this December.

  • Dates:Dec 10
  • Time(s):6.30pm
  • Venue:RAC Arena

Details

  • Ticket Price:From $51
  • Music:Orchestral
  • Other:Film Events
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:RAC Arena

Description

To get everyone in the festive spirit, WASO will be transforming RAC Arena into a massive cinema for one night only, performing the charming and delightful Home Alone score in full, alongside the film in its entirety. Relive the Christmas magic on the big screen while WASO performs John William’s incredible score live on stage!