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The West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s favourite artists, their favourite music & everyone’s favourite Fifth Symphony!

WASO marks 90 years of great music-making with special season-opening concerts.

We have invited our favourite West Australian soloists to join in our celebrations, some we’ve loved working with over many years, and others new to Perth who we’ve instantly adored! They have selected their favourite works to make a bumper first half of richly-varied classical hits.

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra are also delighted to welcome home the most exciting conducting talent to emerge from Perth in many years, their former Assistant Conductor (and now Associate Conductor of the Colorado Symphony), Christopher Dragon, to conduct Beethoven’s triumphant Fifth Symphony.

PROGRAM 
HANDEL Zadok the Priest                                         
HANDEL Samson: Let the Bright Seraphim
DELIBES Lakmé: Flower Duet
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending           
BIZET Carmen: Habañera
GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess: Summertime
WIDOR Organ Symphony No.6: Allegro
ORFF Carmina Burana: O Fortuna   
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5


ARTISTS
Christopher Dragon conductor
Sara Macliver soprano
Fiona Campbell mezzo-soprano
Laurence Jackson violin
Joseph Nolan organ
WASO Chorus