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The exceptional ability of young emerging artists and their passion for music will always create an extraordinary experience for concertgoers. In Main Stage: Culmination the outstanding ability of our young emerging artists is celebrated as three young performers compete in the finals of the presti...

Yolŋgu don’t have books or computers. They carry it here (in the heart) in their song, their dance, their paintings.  – Don Wininba GanambarrA Buŋggul is a ceremony, a gathering ground: A meeting place of dance, song and ritual.Created on country in North East Arnhem Land with the Yunupiŋgu...

Great art and the Soviet regime.  Joy and creativity can’t be held down forever, so even in the darkest decades of cruel oppression that spread from Soviet Russia through Eastern Europe in the 20th century, music bloomed and imaginations flew. Humour, black as some of it may have been, also thriv...

Mindfulness, well-being and the restorative powers of music.  Music’s ability to lift us from despair or deep pain, or at least express our response to spiritual and physical wellness, are neither new nor new age, as 12th-century composer and healer Hildegard von Bingen well understood. English v...

The dazzling and timeless music of Bach, Vivaldi, Geminiani and Handel. Is it possible that all roads lead from La Folia? Probably the oldest known musical theme of European culture, it has resonated through the centuries, from Corelli, Liszt and Beethoven, through to the artists of today.  In what...

Featuring Polkina Leschenko and Richard Tognetti performing Mendelssohn's Double Concerto.  Polina Leschenko is already a favourite of both the Orchestra and Australian audiences from her previous collaborations with the ACO. With playing described as both exhilarating and sweet-toned, and techniqu...

250 years of Beethoven, in six chapters and seven composers. What might link Mozart and Vaughan Williams? Schubert and George Crumb? Signposting every 50 years from Beethoven’s birth with a significant composition of each era, this is an opportunity to grasp the sheer magnitude of Beethoven’s en...

WASO's Gala Event with the exceptionally talented soprano Gun-Brit Barkmin. An evening of operatic and vocal masterworks from Beethoven, Strauss, Mahler and Wagner.

In an unmissable trading of places WASO Principal Conductor Asher Fisch and Danish violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider switch roles as Maestro and soloist!

In an unmissable trading of places WASO Principal Conductor Asher Fisch and Danish violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider switch roles as Maestro and soloist!

Welcome to a musical duel between two highly talented, competitive pianists - Andreas Kern vs. Paul Cibis. Touring Australia for the first time, after sold out concerts in Europe, the US and Asia.

Perhaps the most celebrated string quartet ever to emerge from the USA, the Emerson String Quartet is making its first Australian tour in over 19 years.

Doyen of the harp and celebrated as one of the world’s leading harpists, Alice Giles performs at Government House Ballroom.

The Planets

WA Youth Orchestra

Experience the spectrum of orchestral sounds and unforgettable musical imagery, as WAYO presents a dazzling program of celestial proportions.

Inspired by unrequited romantic love, Berlioz’s radical masterpiece Symphonie fantastique is full of passions, dreams and phantoms – a lovesick musician’s hallucinatory fantasies.

Two dream-filled French works frame a world premiere conducted by one of the stars of the new generation, Fabien Gabel.

Music of the Night

Auf Wiedersehen Baby!

Another fun-filled night of popular tunes dished up with fabulous food and wine - in the beautiful surrounds of the Government House Ballroom.

An exhilarating and heroic triumph. Plus, the premiere of Iain Grandage's new Concerto written especially for WASO's Principal Cor anglais, Leanne Glover.

Early music has rarely sounded as chic or brilliant! This French ensemble combine flute, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord - to rewrite the rule-book on period-instrument concerts.

A violinist of international renown, Laurence concludes the 2019 Music on the Terrace season with a program that shows off the lyrical, poetic quality of the violin.

Join us in celebrating our end of year Spring Serenade ensembles concert. Showcasing WA Youth Orchestras’ very talented junior ensembles.Sinfonietta, Collegium, Flute Choir and Philharmonic, will present a variety of works led by conductors Jeanette Teh, Grace Ah-quee, Christie Sullivan and Burhan...

The Australian Chamber Orchestra explores Bach's genius with an impressive line-up featuring Richard Tognetti, Erin Helyard, Brett Dean and ACO Principal Cello, Timo-Veikko Valve.

A new classical supergroup of four leading European soloists, this ensemble is sweeping through the northern hemisphere like a breath of fresh air – and now brings its dazzling energy to Perth.

To hear our 3000-pipe organ in all its glory is an experience in itself; to hear it in the exhilarating finale of Saint-Saëns’ grandly romantic Third Symphony is completely unforgettable!

Asher Fisch conducts works originally conceived for keyboard that were transformed by great composers into the orchestral masterpieces we know and love.

Illuminating masterpieces from keyboard to symphony. Plus, Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg performs sublime Strauss songs in both their original and orchestral versions.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Asher Fisch's WASO debut, we go back to where it all began as he conducts Verdi’s transcendent and monumental Requiem.

Exquisite soloists sing with the Orchestra of St George and the highly acclaimed St George's Cathedral Consort, to raise your Christmas spirit with the spine-tingling music of Bach.

Presented by Perth Symphonic ChorusHandel’s Messiah is a musical rite of passage for the Christmas season. Directed by Perth’s own brilliant choral director Dr Margaret Pride OAM, solos reign supreme in the Baroque-era oratorio featuring the illustrious soloists, mezzo-soprano, Fiona Campbell, t...

The youngest winner of the International Chopin Competition, YUNDI LI is coming to Perth! Hailed by over 10 million fans worldwide as the most flamboyant, original, and talented virtuoso on the planet, pianist Yundi is a true virtuoso with over 19.75 million followers in China alone.After a sold-ou...