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Filled to the brim with beautiful, audacious and powerful music for everyone to enjoy.

An electrifying list of symphonies, new exhilarating experiences and the celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth.

Provocative | Heroic | Revolutionary


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MSWA Masters Series 

MACA Limited Classics Series

Morning Symphony Series

Afternoon Symphony Series

Naked Classics

Special Events

Beethoven 250

 

All above concerts are held at Perth Concert Hall.

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Jan 2020

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.

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 add...

Feb 2020

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.

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

Mar 2020

Dances with Daphnis

MACA Limited Classics Series

Dances with Daphnis Plus Liszt's Second Piano Concerto

Dances with Daphnis Plus Liszt's Second Piano Concerto

Asher Fisch, Mozart and Bruckner

MSWA Masters Series

Exquisite lyricism and raw power.

Exquisite lyricism and raw power.

Absolute Beethoven

MSWA Masters Series

WASO with the Australian String Quartet.

WASO with the Australian String Quartet.

Absolute Beethoven

Morning Symphony Series

A thrilling classical journey.

A thrilling classical journey.

Dances with Daphnis

Morning Symphony Series

Sparkling French Flair: enchanting and seductive.

Sparkling French Flair: enchanting and seductive.

Ben Folds with WASO

One of the major music influencers of his generation, piano pop sensation Ben Folds delivers a cavalcade of hits backed by the full power of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

One of the major music influencers of his generation, piano pop sensation Ben Folds delivers a cavalcade of hits backed by the ful...

Apr 2020

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

MACA Limited Classics Series

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Plus Bin Huang plays Mozart.

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Plus Bin Huang plays Mozart.

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Morning Symphony Series

The final masterpiece from the master of melody

The final masterpiece from the master of melody

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

Conductor and presenter extraordinaire Guy Noble will ignite this red hot program that expresses through music the awesome power o...

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.

Here we celebrate their reign as one of the world’s most successful Broadway writing teams with two of the brightest shining st...

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.

Mozart’s Haffner Symphony was originally written as party music for Salzburg, then transformed into a symphony of drama, crackli...

Jun 2020

Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony

MACA Limited Classics Series

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

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

Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto

MACA Limited Classics Series

Expansive wonder of Sibelius and Rautavaara.

Expansive wonder of Sibelius and Rautavaara.

Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

MSWA Masters Series

An unrivalled dramatic masterpiece.

An unrivalled dramatic masterpiece.

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.

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; awestruc...

Jul 2020

Mozart's Elvira Madigan Concerto

MACA Limited Classics Series

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

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

Gil Shaham Plays Brahms

MSWA Masters Series

Dvořák and a World Premiere.

Dvořák and a World Premiere.

Petrenko's Shostakovich

Morning Symphony Series

Triumph over tyranny.

Triumph over tyranny.

Dvořák’s Symphony No.8

Morning Symphony Series

Melodies new and old.

Melodies new and old.

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.

Bring your best voice and party spirit as we raise the roof at Perth Concert Hall with WASO’s annual barnstorm of flag-waving fa...

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.

Combining moving poetry, two choirs, orchestra and the platform of the Requiem mass, a history of heartbreak and horror is reveale...

Aug 2020

Infinite Variations

MACA Limited Classics Series

Asher Fisch Discovery Concert.

Asher Fisch Discovery Concert.

An American in Paris

MSWA Masters Series

Baiba Skride's beguiling violin.

Baiba Skride's beguiling violin.

An American in Paris

Morning Symphony Series

Hollywood calling to Paris with love.

Hollywood calling to Paris with love.

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.

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

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.

Sometimes we’re dressed in black playing Mozart and sometimes we’re breeding raptors and in cosplay! We’re bringing old favo...

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 a...

Inspired by Grahame Baker-Smith’s poignant story FArTHER, this soaring concert for the whole family features music by Paul Rissm...

Sep 2020

Brahms' Fourth Symphony

MSWA Masters Series

Steven Osborne's sensuous Ravel.

Steven Osborne's sensuous Ravel.

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.

Acclaimed Scottish pianist Steven Osborne makes his much-anticipated WASO debut with Ravel’s piano concerto, a joyous work of ja...

Oct 2020

Carmina Burana

MACA Limited Classics Series

Carmina Burana plus Dances with Devils.

Carmina Burana plus Dances with Devils.

Elgar's Cello Concerto

MSWA Masters Series

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

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

Mahler's First Symphony

Morning Symphony Series

A symphony to encompass the whole world.

A symphony to encompass the whole world.

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.

Conductor Christopher Dragon leads us through music of vivid imagery and immense power to celebrate extraordinary landscapes and m...

Nov 2020

Bruch's Violin Concerto

MACA Limited Classics Series

Bruch's Violin Concerto plus Bohemian Homelands.

Bruch's Violin Concerto plus Bohemian Homelands.

Love, Lust and Death

MSWA Masters Series

Asher Fisch conducts The Rite of Spring.

Asher Fisch conducts The Rite of Spring.

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.

Young American violinist Benjamin Beilman performs Bruch’s ever-popular violin concerto, which is filled with rich harmonies, ir...

Beethoven Piano Concerto - The Master

Beethoven 250

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.

An explosive dialogue between soloist and orchestra. In this concert we continue our journey through Beethoven's piano concertos w...

Beethoven Piano Concerto - The Emperor

Beethoven 250

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

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

Beethoven Piano Concerto - The Maverick

Beethoven 250

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.

A playful spirit awakens with passion, wit and charm. In this concert we begin the journey with the wistful youth and romance of t...