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NOTIFICATION FOR WASO PCH PERFORMANCES UNTIL JULY 23

  • Monday, 16 Mar 2020 - 12AM

WASO EXTENDS CONCERT SUSPENSION 
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES RECOMMENCE

Thursday 14 May, 2020

On the latest Government advice we have now extended our suspension of mainstage events to 23 July 2020.

As the Western Australian Government relaxes the restrictions put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, we too are getting back to work in our community even though we can’t perform to audiences on the mainstage. From 18 May our musicians will begin a staged return to section rehearsals and development at Perth Concert Hall. Our community engagement and education team are redeploying our activities in schools including Crescendo music classes from June, tailored digital content shared widely with our audiences across Music for the Ages, Connect, HOP (Hospital Orchestra Project) and Harmony music. The full recording of our 2018 Spare Parts Puppet Theatre partnership production of Carnival of the Animals, and associated education resources were released to schools this week. This recording brings together the words of Australian playwright Nick Enright along with the magical score from Saint-Saëns. 

We are as committed as ever to sharing extraordinary music, in a time when we all need it most. Our musicians and staff are creating and sharing new experiences online each week until we can gather again at our home, Perth Concert Hall. You can stay in touch via our Facebook page and https://www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/let-the-music-play-on/.

The following events have been cancelled and ticket holders will be contacted directly:  
Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony - Friday 5 & Saturday 6 June at 7:30pm.
Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis - Friday 12 & Saturday 13 June at 7.30pm.
Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto - Friday 26 & Saturday 27 June at 7.30pm.
Dvořák's Symphony No.8 - Thursday 2 July at 11am.
Gil Shaham Plays Brahms - Friday 3 & Saturday 4 July at 7.30pm.

For those patrons who cannot exchange tickets but would like to support our mission to touch souls and enrich lives through music, please consider donating part or all of the value of your tickets back to WASO so that we can let the music play on.

Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace has been postponed to 2021. Ticket holders will be contacted directly with the new performance details.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay well and stay safe.


WASO’S MAY CONCERT EVENTS RESCHEDULED TO 2021 AS THE COMPANY’S ACTIVITY SUSPENSION EXTENDS UNTIL JUNE

Thursday 9 April, 2020

In March we made the difficult decision to suspend all WASO concert performances at Perth Concert Hall for six weeks due to the developing situation surrounding the COVID‐19 outbreak. Based on the current advice we have now extended that suspension to 1 June 2020.

Here at WASO, we are as committed as ever to sharing extraordinary music, in a time where we all need it most. Our musicians and staff are creating and sharing new experiences online each week until we can all be together again at our home, Perth Concert Hall. You can stay in touch via our Facebook page and 'Let the Music Play On' . 

Ticket holders for Birds of Tokyo in Concert and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert will be contacted directly with the rescheduled performance details. For those who are able to attend the new performances, their tickets will be valid for the new shows and no further action is required. For those patrons who cannot exchange tickets but would like to support our mission to touch souls and enrich lives through music, please consider donating part or all of the value of your tickets back to WASO so that we can let the music play on.

“On behalf of WASO and Perth Concert Hall I would like to offer our thanks to Premier Mark McGowan for his strong leadership of the state’s response, and our deepest gratitude to Western Australia’s frontline health workers for their tireless efforts. We also want to recognise the hardship faced by the arts and entertainment sector and offer solidarity to musicians, artists, performers, staff and event promoters whose livelihood depends on a vibrant arts and cultural sector in Western Australia. This unprecedented situation requires a considered and cautious response and the health, safety and wellbeing of our patrons, employees and the community is our priority as we all do our
best to stop the spread. Our operations rely on the financial support and generosity of the community and we would like to thank the Federal and West Australian Governments, our corporate partners and our valued philanthropic supporters for their continuing support at this difficult time.” 
- Mark Coughlan, Chief Executive Officer.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay well and stay safe.


WASO STATEMENT: WASO CONCERT PERFORMANCES SUSPENDED UNTIL END OF APRIL

Sunday 15 March, 2020

The health, safety and wellbeing of our patrons and employees is always our priority.

We continue to actively monitor and manage WASO’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak, engaging with relevant health authorities and making decisions guided by their advice. In light of the Australian Government’s recommendation on Friday that all organised, non-essential gatherings of 500 people or more should not proceed, and to play our role in limiting the opportunity for Coronavirus to spread in the community, we have decided that all upcoming WASO performances at Perth Concert Hall will be suspended until the end of April 2020.

Ticket holders will be contacted directly on what they can do to arrange exchanges to alternate events or refunds. For those patrons who cannot exchange tickets but would like to support our mission to touch souls and enrich lives through music, please consider donating part or all of the value of your tickets back to WASO so that we can let the music play on from May.

WASO relies on the financial support and generosity of the community to operate. We would like to thank the Federal and West Australian Governments, our corporate partners and patrons for their continuing support at this difficult time.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to send us a message or get in touch with our Box Office team at 9326 0000 from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday or email boxoffice@waso.com.au

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The following events have been cancelled and ticket holders will be contacted directly:
Asher Fisch, Mozart and Bruckner - Friday 20 & Saturday 21 March 
The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein - Friday 3 & Saturday 4 April. 
Bach's Easter Oratorio - Wednesday 8 April 
Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique – Thursday 16, Friday 17 & Saturday 18 April 
Playing with Fire - Thursday 23 April 

The following events have been postponed and ticket holders will be contacted directly: 
Ben Folds with WASO - originally Monday 16 & Tuesday 17 March. New concert date to be announced this week for January 2021.

 

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