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WASO's Summer Classics

Special Event

  • Friday, 31 Jan 2020 - 7:30PM
  • Sunday, 2 Feb 2020 - 2PM

*view multiple performance dates above

The perfect summer soundtrack

You can smell the coconut oil, taste the salty air, and feel the sand between your toes.

But before the Freo Doctor comes in, WASO is taking the temperature up a notch! Conductor Benjamin Northey brings the sunny, unstoppable good vibes to lead WASO and special guests through a concert program bursting with classical hits.

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.


BERLIOZ Roman Carnival – Overture
VIVALDI The Four Seasons: Summer
GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess – Symphonic Picture
DE FALLA The Three-Cornered Hat – Suite No.2
PIAZZOLLA Milonga del Àngel
PIAZZOLLA Adiós Nonino
RAVEL Boléro

Benjamin Northey conductor
Laurence Jackson violin
James Crabb accordion


Start: 7:30pm
Finish: 9:30pm*
Includes 25 min. interval*

Start: 2:00pm
Finish: 4:00pm*
Includes 25 min. interval*

*Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.



Dinner will be served on Friday in the Wardle Room (Level 1) from 5.30-7.30pm and can be purchased on the night for $31, 10% less for Subscribers. No booking is necessary. Click here to view the menu.


A 'Grab & Go' menu will also be available pre-show at this event.
Meals you will often find at this station range from curries, braises, gourmet burgers and substantial salads, right through to lighter options such as sushi, special fries and gourmet pies.

Click here to view the Grab & Go menu for Friday's concert.
Click here to view the Grab & Go menu for Sunday's concert.

See full 2020 Season here

Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra