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A warm and intimate chamber concert featuring Dvořák and Brahms piano trios. “Miraculous.” The Telegraph UK on Steven Osborne. Professional musicians are unique in that their work is often also their life’s passion. So when they get together to have fun, make music and create something speci...

The Russian violin sensation, Ilya Gringolts, directs the ACO in this dazzling virtuosic display featuring Paganini’s First Violin Concerto and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Violin and 2 Cellos featuring ACO Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve and ACO cellist Julian Thompson. “Where we were once conten...

For their climactic finale to the 2018 Season, Richard Tognetti and the ACO present an unmissable music event featuring Beethoven’s monumental Violin Concerto and Fifth Symphony. Richard Tognetti is one of the most characterful, incisive and impassioned violinists to be heard today." The Daily Tel...

Legendary cellist Steven Isserlis joins Richard Tognetti and the ACO for Shostakovich’s monumental First Cello Concerto along with Haydn’s ‘London’ Symphony. “Isserlis flings himself into music... he’s utterly committed to every moment” – The Washington Post When Steven Isserlis and ...

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...

The German Requiem is a work of gentle, personal consolation and noble spirituality. Scored for large choir, orchestra and soloists, it soars to splendid romantic expressiveness with achingly beautiful arias. Unlike other oratorios and requiems, the focus of this work is less on fire and brimstone a...

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...

Beginning life as a memorial to Rossini, Verdi’s Requiem is a thrilling journey of intense human emotion as dramatic as any opera. With its world famous Dies Irae, soaring melodies, musical drama and sheer passion, this 90 minute masterpiece is a once in a lifetime concert experience. WAYO is join...

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...

Join us in celebrating our end of year musical extravaganza! Showcasing WA Youth Orchestras' very talented junior ensembles. Sinfonietta, Collegium, Flute Choir and Philharmonic orchestras will present a variety of exciting works led by our conductors, Jeanette Teh, Grace Ah-quee, Christie Sullivan ...

Hailed by ABC Classic FM as an ‘extraordinary musician’ and BBC Radio 3 as ‘a virtuoso’, there is a reason why Joseph Nolan is widely acknowledged as one of the world's greatest organists.  Having been chosen to play the opening concert of the restored Grand Ballroom organ in Buckingham P...

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...

Renowned for it's moving, dramatic and memorised performances of this work, the Perth Symphonic Chorus will again highlight the depths and celebrations of a libretto that delivers the Christmas message with joy and wonder. The sheer melodic inventiveness of Handel’s masterpiece allows the list...

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...

Australia’s beloved world-class operatic success story, Soprano Nicole Car, performs her only orchestral performance in Australia for 2018, celebrating her special voice with works by Mozart, Beethoven and Verdi. “Nicole Car gave another magnificent performance…creamy and voluptuous as the sed...