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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 four young performers compete in the finals of the prestig...

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.

“If everyone lit just one little candle, what a bright world this would be.” Be moved by songs from cultures and religions of the world, as over 250 performers from all walks of life come together to share music inspired by light in this unique multicultural, interfaith event.The Western Austra...

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...

New Year's Eve Matinee Concert Featuring the Vienna Pops Orchestra with Music Director Mark Coughlan.

Mark Coughlan and the Vienna Pops Orchestra will fill the Perth Concert Hall with glorious and uplifting music to welcome in the New Year.

WASO Summer Classics

Special Event

From Vivaldi to Gershwin and Ravel, we’ve pulled out all the stops, so come on down, grab a drink and relax with the perfect addition to your summer soundtrack.

 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-...

BUNGGULGurrumul's Mothers Bunggul Gurrumul's Grandmother’s Bunggul Gurrumul's ManikayYolngu don’t have books or computers. They carry it here (in the heart) in their song, their dance, their paintings.  – Don Wininba GanambarrA Bunggul is a ceremony, a gathering ground: A meeting place of dan...

A man, a piano, and you: experience the sublime finesse of this legendary American solo recitalist in beautiful, intimate programs.

Beethoven's Fidelio

Beethoven 250

Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, Fidelio is presented as a hallmark work of the 2020 Perth Festival.

Absolute Beethoven

Morning Symphony Series

A thrilling classical journey.

Absolute Beethoven

MSWA Masters Series

WASO with the Australian String Quartet.

Dances with Daphnis

Morning Symphony Series

Sparkling French Flair: enchanting and seductive.

Dances with Daphnis

MACA Limited Classics Series

Dances with Daphnis Plus Liszt's Second Piano Concerto

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...

The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein

Special Event Classical

Here we celebrate their reign as one of the world’s most successful Broadway writing teams with two of the brightest shining stars in musical theatre today, all backed by WASO.

Australia's most recognised and beloved pianist joins his dear friends in a national tour that marks the Quartet's 25th anniversary.

Bach's Easter Oratorio

Special Event Classical

Mozart’s Haffner Symphony was originally written as party music for Salzburg, then transformed into a symphony of drama, crackling energy, and tireless invention for Vienna.

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Morning Symphony Series

The final masterpiece from the master of melody

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

MACA Limited Classics Series

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Plus Bin Huang plays Mozart.

Playing with Fire

Naked Classics

Conductor and presenter extraordinaire Guy Noble will ignite this red hot program that expresses through music the awesome power of fire to destroy, create or illuminate a night sky in dazzling techni

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...

One of chamber music’s most illustrious partnerships can at last be heard by Australian audiences: touchingly expressive, technically spectacular, altogether unforgettable.

Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony

MACA Limited Classics Series

Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony plus Britten’s Guide to the Orchestra.

Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto

Afternoon Symphony Series

If you’ve ever paid a visit to Heirisson Island at dusk, you’ll know that feeling when you hear the call of the swan; awestruck, contented, inspired.

Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto

MACA Limited Classics Series

Expansive wonder of Sibelius and Rautavaara.

Dvořák’s Symphony No.8

Morning Symphony Series

Melodies new and old.

Gil Shaham Plays Brahms

MSWA Masters Series

Dvořák and a World Premiere.

A cappella singing of a rare kind, as 12 male voices blend in enchanting music that ranges across centuries.

Eumeralla, A War Requiem for Peace

Special Events Classical

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.

Last Night of the Proms

Special Events Classical

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.

Petrenko's Shostakovich

Morning Symphony Series

Triumph over tyranny.

Mozart's Elvira Madigan Concerto

MACA Limited Classics Series

Mozart's Elvira Madigan Concerto with Petrenko's Shostakovich.

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...

Comic-Con in Concert

Special Event Pops

Sometimes we’re dressed in black playing Mozart and sometimes we’re breeding raptors and in cosplay! We’re bringing old favourites and new surprises for our third year running.

Fantastic Symphonies

Naked Classics

Join presenter Paul Rissmann as he explores the motivation behind four landmark works, in a playlist that ranges from classical beauty to unadulterated horror.

Dreams of Air and Flight

WASO's Summer Classics

Inspired by Grahame Baker-Smith’s poignant story FArTHER, this soaring concert for the whole family features music by Paul Rissmann set to stunning animations by Victor Craven in a concert program als

The music is (mostly) old, the players are young, and together it’s seriously brilliant!

An American in Paris

Morning Symphony Series

Hollywood calling to Paris with love.

Infinite Variations

MACA Limited Classics Series

Asher Fisch Discovery Concert.

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...

Brahms' Fourth Symphony

Afternoon Symphony Series

Acclaimed Scottish pianist Steven Osborne makes his much-anticipated WASO debut with Ravel’s piano concerto, a joyous work of jazz-inspired rhythms, lyrical beauty and exhilarating vitality.

Brahm's Fourth Symphony

MSWA Masters Series

Steven Osborne's sensuous Ravel. Acclaimed Scottish pianist Steven Osborne makes his much-anticipated WASO debut with Ravel’s piano concerto, a joyous work of jazz-inspired rhythms, lyrical beauty and exhilarating vitality. We burst open this concert with a colourful tribute to the eternal city ...

Carmina Burana

MACA Limited Classics Series

Carmina Burana plus Dances with Devils.

Audience favourites the Eggner Trio join one of Australia’s most renowned musicians, oboist Diana Doherty, in an exciting virtuoso collaboration.

Mahler's First Symphony

Morning Symphony Series

A symphony to encompass the whole world.

Elgar's Cello Concerto

MSWA Masters Series

Elgar's Cello Concerto Plus Mahler's First Symphony.

The Great Outdoors

Naked Classics

Conductor Christopher Dragon leads us through music of vivid imagery and immense power to celebrate extraordinary landscapes and mother nature’s glory and fury.

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...

Bohemian Homelands

Morning Symphony Series

Young American violinist Benjamin Beilman performs Bruch’s ever-popular violin concerto, which is filled with rich harmonies, irresistible melodies and an exhilarating finale.

Bruch's Violin Concerto

MACA Limited Classics Series

Bruch's Violin Concerto plus Bohemian Homelands.

Love, Lust and Death

MSWA Masters Series

A symphony to encompass the whole world.

The extraordinary French baroque ensemble pairs with Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg in a program fit for 18th-century royalty.

The Maverick

A playful spirit awakens with passion, wit and charm

“He has fingers that seem as though they were made to create rainbows.”The Los Angeles Times.Beethoven’s ground-breaking piano concertos established him as one of the greatest of all composers. Performing the full cycle is the dazzling Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov, one of the finest of his ...

A playful spirit awakens with passion, wit and charm. In this concert we begin the journey with the wistful youth and romance of the first concerto, and the beauty of his third.

An explosive dialogue between soloist and orchestra. In this concert we continue our journey through Beethoven's piano concertos with the second and triumphant fourth.

Performing the full cycle is the dazzling Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov, one of the finest of his generation.