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2017 marks The Waifs 25th Anniversary. The Waifs are celebrating and commemorating this event by touring across Australia in March & April and by releasing 25 songs recorded live & acoustic in Josh’s house in rural New South Wales. The album is called Ironbark, the title track and the name...

Phenomenal young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov has been showered with praise from critics worldwide. He makes his eagerly-awaited WASO debut with Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto.  “What makes Trifonov such a phenomenon is the ecstatic quality he brings to his performances … Small wonder ...

The Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture is one of Tchaikovsky’s most popular works, full of sweeping drama and sublime, passion-drenched melodies. Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony is a joyous whirlwind of sound and rhythm. TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy OvertureBEETHOVEN Symphony No.7 Daniel C...

Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony is a joyous whirlwind of energetic sound and rhythm culminating in an exhilarating finale. Yu-Chien (Benny) Tseng, winner of the 2015 Singapore Violin Competition, performs Bruch’s ever popular Scottish Fantasy. TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy OvertureBRUCH Sc...

The Performing Arts Perspectives is an important educational event on the annual calendar of Year 11 and 12 Performing Arts students. The event showcases the highest standard of student performance and provides benchmarks of excellence in Dance, Drama and Music for students and teachers from the P...

Scotty and Jude couldn’t be happier; every element of their lives is simply perfect. They love their bodies, their careers, the people they have chosen to be surrounded by and they love who they are, the women that they have become. Their souls are fit to bursting! Every day is another perfect gif...

Australian theatre and pop star performs her 2016 Helpmann Award® winning performance with WASO. Kate Miller-Heidke is a classically trained singer who traverses the worlds of contemporary pop, folk and opera. A versatile and gifted creator, her songs are stamped with witty humour and poignant i...

ON SALE FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2017, 9AM Mercedes College presents the 2017 House Performing Arts Festival.

WA's leading young jazz musicians step onto the Perth Concert Hall stage to delight you with their artistry and skill in a performance to transport you to the golden era. LUNCHEON Lunch will be served after the performance in the Wardle Room. Check out the menu here. Tickets to the lunch can be pur...

"Richard Tognetti is one of the most characterful, incisive and impassioned violinists to be heard today." The Daily Telegraph (UK)  Experience the soulful beauty and timeless genius of JS Bach with Richard Tognetti and the ACO. Johann Sebastian Bach is the greatest polyphonist of all time. To hea...

An evening of patriotic gems and flag-waving favourites. Featuring music from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, WASO and the WASO Chorus pay tribute to Great Britons including Edward Elgar, The Beatles, The Royal Family…. and even James Bond! This fun-filled evening of classical favourites, po...

IAN ANDERSON, the voice and flute behind the legendary JETHRO TULL, returns to Australia in April celebrating a lengthy career that’s seen him and the band sell more than 60 million records.   Returning to Byron Bay for next year’s Bluesfest, IAN ANDERSON will perform the music of JETHRO TULL a...

Sibelius’ Second Symphony is a stirring masterpiece that evokes the expansive, glacial landscape of Finland. WASO’s Concertmaster Laurence Jackson takes centre stage for a rare Perth performance of Stravinsky’s sparkling Violin Concerto.  “Jackson could not be faulted. A deluge of applause ...

WASO’s Concertmaster, Laurence Jackson, takes centre stage for a rare Perth performance of Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto. Sibelius’ stirring Second Symphony evokes the expansive, glacial landscape of Finland in this concert conducted by Principal Conductor Asher Fisch. “Jackson could not be f...

Popular violinist Pinchas Zukerman returns to WASO with his charismatic trio to perform Beethoven’s delightful Triple Concerto. As a special treat, Zukerman performs Berg’s nostalgic Violin Concerto. Conducted by Asher Fisch. BEETHOVEN Egmont: OvertureBERG Violin Concerto To the Memory of an Ang...

“When musicians of this calibre take the stage live, you remember why you go to see live music” – The AU Review, 2016 Following on from their immensely successful collaborations with our state symphony orchestras, Tim and the boys return for a career-spanning set with the West Australian Symph...

The Spirit of the Streets Choir is turning 10 and to celebrate they are inviting you to their Concert Hall show where they will sing up a storm, and have available their book of inspirational personal stories, and DVD of their involvement in the inaugural Sing for Health concert.  They will be join...

In a group the size of the ACO, there is nowhere to hide. It’s an ensemble of soloists. This program showcases the extraordinary talents of the ACO’s musicians. Principal Violin Satu Vänskä takes on the devilishly dazzling Harmonic Labyrinth by Locatelli, whose concerto bears the inscription ...

The annual Apia Good Times Tour returns for it’s fifth consecutive year with another once-in-a-lifetime line-up of Oz music legends including The Black Sorrows with Vika + Linda Bull, Colin Hay (Men at Work), Mental as Anything and Deborah Conway leading the sing-alongs across the country. 2017’...

Angela Hewitt is acclaimed as one of the world’s great pianists, especially adored for her interpretations of JS Bach and like-minded composers. Everything about her approach to playing music – rigorous research, faultless technique, emotional openness – serves to highlight the innate beauty i...

'Diva extraordinaire' Fiona Campbell presents a stunning collection of explosive, seductive and romantic cabaret songs, from Porter to Piaf alongside exquisitely reimagined songs from the world of pop! LUNCHEON Lunch will be served after the performance in the Wardle Room. Check out the menu here. T...

Stravinsky’s richly folkloric ballet suite The Firebird is preceded by Sibelius’ expressive tone poem and Debussy’s languid and impressionistic Prélude in a program full of stunning orchestral colour and dazzling instrumental virtuosity. “With the supremely-authoritative Martyn Brabbins at ...

Sibelius’ multi-faceted, expressive tone poem and Stravinsky’s richly folkloric ballet suite sit perfectly alongside Debussy’s dreamlike and seductive Prelude to the Afternoon of a faun. “With the supremely-authoritative Martyn Brabbins at the helm there was sheer, heady fun to be had…” ...

Hailed by the New York Chronicle as “the king of his instrument”, Berlin Philharmonic Principal Horn Stefan Dohr makes his WASO debut with Strauss’ blazing Second Horn Concerto. Elgar’s Second Symphony, with its astonishing orchestral colours and sheer power, is one of the twentieth-century...

Exhilarating, exuberant, virtuosic: the Pacifica Quartet has won hearts around the world for its passionate performances. Treading that miraculous line between naked emotion and scrupulous musicianship, a concert with the Pacificas becomes an engrossing sensory experience for the audience. Such inte...

Stars of Australia’s screen and stage will bring the house down with their modern and audacious take on all-time swing classics from Sinatra to Bublé, and well-swung interpretations of hits from Oasis, John Farnham and The Proclaimers. Michael Falzon vocalist (pictured)Luke Kennedy vocalist (pict...

To celebrate their 20th Anniversary, The Pink Floyd Experience returns to Australia and New Zealand in 2017 with a brand new show. To also celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Animals album, the Pink Floyd Experience present something very special for fans this year: A Trilogy of Pink Fl...

EChO 11 meets Paul Rissman!  Join us for a special 11-piece Education Chamber Orchestra performance of The Lion Who Loved with special guest composer and presenter Paul Rissmann. This will be a truly uplifting concert combining music and storytelling, lots of audience participation and projected im...

A highlight in Education Week, active community musicians from all over Western Australia sit side-by-side WASO musicians to create a larger than life symphony orchestra, performing excerpts from well-known repertoire in a free 50-minute concert for the general public. Peter Moore conductor Cost $12...

Award-winning British composer and music educator Paul Rissmann joins WASO for an interactive musical adventure based on the book Stan and Mabel by Jason Chapman. We follow a music-loving dog and cat on a journey to find the Greatest Orchestra in the World through an exciting mix of music, illustrat...

Get up close and personal with Penny Shaw and Fiona Cooper Smyth as they tell their tale of friendship and rivalry. Told through hits of opera, musical theatre and Hollywood movies. LUNCHEON Lunch will be served after the performance in the Wardle Room. Check out the menu here. Tickets to the lunch...

“My love of the music of Mozart started with the movie Amadeus. I saw that film when I was quite young and it just blew me away … melodies … so nuanced … so memorable … I couldn’t get them out of my mind.” Kristian Bezuidenhout Born in South Africa, raised in Australia, educated in the...

Experience the artistry of one of the world’s most poetic pianists, French-Canadian Louis Lortie. Lortie performs with elegant subtlety, sophistication and spontaneity - perfect qualities for Chopin’s lyrical First Piano Concerto. DVORAK The Water GoblinCHOPIN Piano Concerto No.1DVORAK Symphony ...

To celebrate much-loved conductor Vladimir Verbitsky’s 30 years with WASO, he leads the Orchestra in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony, a dramatic work that takes us through mountains, encounters with Alpine fairies and a brush with mortality. TCHAIKOVSKY Manfred Symphony Vladimir ...

Since his first appearance as guest conductor of WASO in 1987, Russian-born Vladimir Verbitsky has become a much-loved figure in Perth’s musical world. To celebrate, he leads WASO and the WASO Chorus in two dramatic Russian masterpieces: Rachmaninov’s massive choral symphony The Bells and Tchaik...

Three young virtuosi with countless solo prizes to their names: together, the music-making of the Sitkovetsky Trio is little short of miraculous. In their hands the piano trio becomes a miniature orchestra, making huge worlds of colour and texture from their personal, intimate musical format. Perfor...

Our 15-piece Education Chamber Orchestra perform fun 50-minute shows introducing children to the instruments of the symphony orchestra. Expect lots of dancing, clapping and singing! Meet the musicians after the performance and try our child-sized instruments. Suitable for 0 – 6 year olds. PRESENTE...

Our 15-piece Education Chamber Orchestra perform fun 50-minute shows introducing children to the instruments of the symphony orchestra. Expect lots of dancing, clapping and singing! Meet the musicians after the performance and try our child-sized instruments. Suitable for 0 – 6 year olds. PRESENTE...

Celebrate the music of the greatest film composer of all time, John Williams, as WASO performs a selection of epic soundtracks from iconic movies including Star Wars, Superman, Jurassic Park, E.T. and more. Guy Noble conductor PRESENTED BY West Australian Symphony Orchestra

The AWO’s Chamber 8 on Tour are a supergroup of Australia’s finest musicians who work and perform with the world’s greatest orchestras. These extraordinary musicians will come together for just 4 concerts in their Australian tour. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness music-making of t...

One of Australia’s greatest conductors, Simone Young, celebrates two decades of performances with WASO with a work she first conducted 20 years ago with the Orchestra, Haydn’s Symphony No.99. The Financial Times puts it perfectly; “Like the best cooks, Young leaves us wanting more.” HAYDN Sy...

Simone Young takes us back to her first concert with WASO with Haydn’s Symphony No.99, before Brahms’ riotous medley of rowdy student songs, Academic Festival Overture. HAYDN Symphony No.99ANDREW SCHULTZ Maali – Concerto for oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon WORLD PREMIEREBRAHMS Variations on a...

Introducing Mountain – an epic cinematic and musical collaboration between the ACO and BAFTA-nominated Sherpa director, Jennifer Peedom.Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold an...

The secret behind the love affair between this renowned ensemble and its Australian public is both the simplest and hardest thing about chamber music: the interplay between different creative personalities. Their concerts glow with warmth and friendship, a mutual affection and happiness whose effect...

Schumann described Schubert’s ‘Great’ C Major Symphony as the epitome of the Romantic symphony and praised its “heavenly length”. Taut and lithe, Schubert’s final symphony is an astonishing work of driving power, lyrical beauty and beguiling melodies. SCHUBERT Symphony No.9 The Great Ash...

Schubert’s ‘Great’ C Major Symphony is justly considered his greatest symphonic achievement - an astonishing work of driving power and lyrical beauty. Impressive young Australian pianist Jayson Gillham makes his WASO debut with Schumann’s Piano Concerto. SCHUMANN Genoveva: OvertureSCHUMANN P...

Mahler’s awe-inspiring Sixth Symphony is sonically spectacular and vividly imaginative. Its legendary hammer blows are moments of raw brutality: theatrically exhilarating but emotionally devastating. Japanese-born American violinist Karen Gomyo performs Mozart’s exquisite Third Violin Concerto. ...

Composer Richard Wagner is one of the most written about people in history. His work remains shrouded in controversy and polarises classical music and opera lovers the world over. Come on an adventure with WASO’s Principal Conductor and one of the world’s foremost Wagnerians, Asher Fisch, to fin...

Composer Richard Wagner is one of the most written about people in history. His work remains shrouded in controversy and polarises classical music and opera lovers the world over. Come on an adventure with WASO’s Principal Conductor and one of the world’s foremost Wagnerians, Asher Fisch, to fin...

In these 50-minute interactive workshop performances, children will enjoy a hands-on musical journey of instrument playing, song and dance inspired by the music of Holst’s The Planets. At the conclusion of the performance, children can “Meet the Musician” to learn more about the instruments of...

In these 50-minute interactive workshop performances, children will enjoy a hands-on musical journey of instrument playing, song and dance inspired by the music of Holst’s The Planets. At the conclusion of the performance, children can “Meet the Musician” to learn more about the instruments of...

Two brilliant adventurers set out across an enthralling musical landscape whenstep onto the stage. This is how great artists play: with imagination, with attention to style, with flexibility of technique, and above all a great sense of being in love with the music. The tour repertoire chosen by this...

The world’s greatest living flautist Emmanuel Pahud is back! Twelve years after his Australian debut, one of Richard Tognetti’s great musical friends returns to perform with the ACO. Pahud currently divides his time between his Principal Flute position at the Berlin Philharmonic and touring the ...

In an exhilarating concert of fantastical tales and exotic colours, Karin Schaupp performs Rodrigo’s popular guitar concerto, described by the composer as capturing “the fragrance of magnolias, the singing of birds, and the gushing of fountains.” RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunteRODRIGO C...

Chinese-born Australian cello virtuoso Li-Wei Qin performs Saint-Saëns’ stormy, mercurial First Cello Concerto, a virtuosic showpiece that positively erupts with unique and imaginative melodies. “… a meltingly beautiful tone, flawless centered intonation and an ironclad technique.” New York...

Vaughan Williams’ Fifth Symphony is imbued with delicate lyricism and orchestral colour. Saint-Saëns’ stormy First Cello Concerto erupts with unique and imaginative melodies and is performed by Li-Wei Qin. “… a meltingly beautiful tone, flawless centered intonation and an ironclad technique...

One of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters joins WASO to perform new songs and favourite hits. Two-time ARIA Award winner and multi-platinum album selling artist Megan Washington burst onto the Australian music scene in 2008. She started her career performing jazz but evolved her style to indie ...

Solomon (1749) is among a series of masterful oratorios which Handel composed beginning in 1749. As with other Handel oratorios, although it does not refer to the political happenings, happenings of his day, this work does have a connection to his times in that Handel pays homage to a wise and re...

Popular stars of ABC KIDS Lah-Lah and Buzz present an educational and interactive musical show with lots of singing and dancing! Meet some new instrument friends as they introduce Lola the Dancing Double Bass in a fun and engaging concert. All live action is projected onto a big screen above the st...

Asher Fisch brings his rare affinity for Schumann’s work to this performance of the composer’s compact and powerful Fourth Symphony. Szymanowski’s Concert Overture is lush, radiant and full of soaring melodies. SZYMANOWSKI Concert OvertureSCHUMANN Symphony No.4 Asher Fisch conductor (pictured)...

Schumann’s compact and powerful Fourth Symphony is conducted by the exceptional Asher Fisch. WASO’s Principal Trombone Joshua Davis premieres acclaimed Australian composer Paul Stanhope’s Trombone Concerto. SZYMANOWSKI Concert OverturePAUL STANHOPE Trombone Concerto WORLD PREMIERESCHUMANN Symp...

Britain’s most revolutionary orchestra makes its first, widely anticipated full tour of Australia in 2017 with Musica Viva. This breaking ground Orchestra is a band of 20 expert musicians, playing on authentic instruments and led by the acclaimed violinist Rachel Podger. The wonderful, forward-loo...

Pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk is acclaimed worldwide for thrilling performances of Rachmaninov’s ever-popular Second Piano Concerto, a ravishing masterpiece overflowing with lush, rich melodies. “Every time (Gavrylyuk) enchants the public with his incredible virtuosity and thought-provoking playin...

Avner Dorman’s introspective, explosive After Brahms provides the perfect gateway between our world and that of Brahms, whose poetic works for choir and orchestra themselves pave the way for Richard Strauss’ autobiographical tone poem, Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life). AVNER DORMAN After Brahms...

Celebrate the start of the holiday season with Australia’s leading vocal quartet. Multi ARIA Award winners The Idea of North are renowned for their beautifully distinct vocal sound and style that crosses many musical genres, from jazz to folk, gospel, pop and classical. With twelve albums in the c...