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MUSIC ON THE TERRACE STATEMENT RE: STATUS OF 2020 EVENTS

Friday 27 March, 2020

In line with the Federal Government's announcement made on Sunday 22 March regarding the closure of entertainment venues due to COVID-19, it is with great sadness that the promoters of the Music on the Terrace 2020 Series at Government House have to postpone or cancel some of the events in this year's series. 

However there is some good news! Some events will still be proceeding as scheduled.

Please see below information regarding the status of the  Music on the Terrace 2020 program:

♦ The Little Mermaid - Postponed to Easter 2021

♦ Orava Quartet - Postponed to 2021, date TBC

♦  Winter Tea Dance Gala - Postponed to 2021, date TBC

♦ Sydney Piano Competition - Postponed to 2021, date TBC

♦ David Greco - Cancelled

♦ Nuit Blanche - Proceeding as scheduled, 3 October 2020 - to view event, click here

♦ Jazz on the Lawn - Proceeding as scheduled, 8 November 2020 - to view event, click here


BOY AND BEAR STATEMENT RE: RESCHEDULE

Friday 27 March, 2020

"Ok we’re on! Pandemic, shamdemic... Tour now happening in November. Lock it in, cos we can’t wait. If you already have tickets please take a look to see where and when the shows have been moved to.

Looking forward to seeing you all. In the meantime stay safe, hope you are all managing in this strange new world and keep practicing all those weird things you never thought you’d have time to do.. I’ve been enjoying: gardening and teaching my dog to fetch strange objects."

Boy and Bear


PERTH CONCERT HALL: FROM NOW UNTIL 30 APRIL 2020:

Monday 23 March, 2020

In line with the Federal Government’s announcement made on Sunday 22 March regarding all entertainment venues to be closed / restricted in trade due to COVID-19, the Perth Concert Hall will not be open for public access from midday Monday 23 March. This includes closure of the lift from the City of Perth Car Park to the Perth Concert Hall Foyer, and in person contact with the Box Office.

All events at the Perth Concert Hall between now and 30 April 2020 will either be cancelled or rescheduled till a later date.
We will be in contact with all ticket holders for events scheduled between now and 30 April directly. 

For all ticketing enquiries please email:
boxoffice@perthconcerthall.com.au

For all other enquiries please email:
info@perthconcerthall.com.au 

We will keep you all posted on any further updates, and the reopening of Perth Concert Hall.

 We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.


BOY & BEAR STATEMENT RE: POSTPONED

Thursday 19 March, 2020

"It probably comes as no surprise that in the interest of everybody's health and safety, we've had to postpone our upcoming tour around Australia, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We've been monitoring the situation daily, in what has been a challenging few weeks in Australia and around the world.

We are happy to announce that we've been able to reschedule our upcoming Aus tour, stay tuned for new dates coming soon! Playing music is what we love to do, and sharing it with you guys is even better!

We'd love it if you could hang onto your tickets, which will be valid for the new dates (except in Sydney where we had to change venues). By keeping your tickets, you keep your funds in the industry at a time when it really needs it, and you help us avoid doubling up on our promotion costs for the rescheduled dates #keepyourticket

We understand that this won't work for everybody, and please contact us if it doesn't work for you.

We wanted to give a special thank you to our dedicated audiences, our amazing team and crew, our industry partners, and our families at home for helping us to navigate through this.

Wishing you all peace and love, health and happiness. Stay safe.
Lots of love,
Boy & Bear"

Boy and Bear


PERTH CONCERT HALL BOX OFFICE OPEN FOR PHONE AND ONLINE ONLY

Thursday 19 March, 2020

In person purchases unavailable from Monday 23 March.

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

Perth Concert Hall venue management will amend our box office operations to include online and phone only, in order to limit person to person contact at our venue and deliver on our community responsibility to reduce the spread of COVID-19.


BOX OFFICE OPERATION UNTIL 30 APRIL

ONLINE (24 hours): www.perthconcerthall.com.au

PHONE (9am-5pm Mon-Fri): 08 9231 9999

IN PERSON not available during business hours.

The box office will continue to open 90mins prior to scheduled performances.

Venue management continues to monitor the evolving situation in close consultation with the Western Australian Government and will keep patrons, artists and the community updated should the situation change.


AN AFTERNOON WITH LADY GLENCONNER RE: POSTPONED

Wednesday 18 March, 2020

"Due to recent announcements by the Australian and New Zealand Governments we will be postponing the upcoming tour with Lady Glenconner.

We are currently working through arrangements to reschedule the tours with venues and will be in contact with all ticket holders as soon as possible."

- FANE, BBC Studios and Andrew Kay & Associates


MERCEDES COLLEGE STATEMENT RE: PERFORMING ARTS 2020 FESTIVAL 'MOVERS & SHAKERS

Tuesday 17 March, 2020

"I realise this is disappointing for everyone involved but it is a necessary precaution to ensure the safety of your daughters.  Please follow accurate information provided by the government rather than relying on social media.  I will keep you updated as new information becomes available.  I appreciate your support during this challenging time for families and the global community."

- Kerrie Fraser, Mercedes Principal


MUSIC ON THE TERRACE STATEMENT RE: THE LITTLE MERMAID - POSTPONED

Tuesday 17 March. 2020

"In light of recent events, it has been decided to postpone The Little Mermaid to a later date, yet to be determined.

Please be assured that the health, safety and well-being of our patrons and employees is always a priority."

- Music on the Terrace


VIOLENT FEMMES STATEMENT RE: RESCHEDULED EVENT

Tuesday 17 March, 2020

"Hello everyone,

First off, we send our love to you, your families, and your communities. We are all in this together."

- Violent Femmes


24TH PERFORMING ARTS PERSPECTIVE STATEMENT RE: CANCELLED EVENT

Monday 16 March, 2020

"The Performing Arts Perspectives Steering Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel our event scheduled for Tue 31 March 2020 at the Perth Concert Hall. This is in response to State and Federal requests to cancel gatherings greater than 500 participants. The possibility of rescheduling this event is too difficult to anticipate at this time. Therefore, we have decided it is in everyone’s interest to cancel for 2020.

Needless to say, we are saddened by this decision but are committed as a steering committee to support efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Australia."
- Performing Arts Perspective

MUSICA VIVA AUSTRALIA RE: GOLDNER STRING QUARTET & PIERS LANE - CANCELLED

Monday 16 March, 2020

Following advice from the government on COVID-19, it is with regret that Musica Viva announces the cancellation of next month’s tour with Goldner String Quartet and Piers Lane.

‘Our primary concern is always for the well being of our patrons, artists and staff. We’re following government advice closely and have made the difficult decision to cancel a tour with our close friends Piers Lane and the Goldner String Quartet.’

‘This situation has profound implications for the whole performing arts sector,’ Sims adds. ‘If you’re in a position to continue supporting musicians, I urge you to consider doing so. We are working to find ways to minimise the impact on our artists, many of whom rely on income from our schools and concert tours.’

‘In the coming days, we’ll be discussing ways to continue providing music to the Australian community. Please continue to visit our website for updates.’

- Musica Viva CEO Hywel Sims.  


 WEST AUSTRALIAN OPERA STATEMENT RE: STAR NAVIGATOR - CANCELLED

Monday 16 March, 2020

“These are extremely difficult times as we cancel performances but we urgently need to do what we can to flatten the curve. The health, safety and wellbeing of our patrons and employees is our priority.

But please remember how much we will need you, our stakeholders and audiences, our funders, our donors, sponsors and partners when our theatres reopen. We need you to see our shows. Go to the opera. Go to the theatre. Go to our concert halls. Support your arts community when we all recover from this.

The arts need you … and you need the arts. People in the arts are driven by creativity. It’s our passion and our purpose. What we do matters because the arts matter and when we can’t do our job it hurts financially, artistically, emotionally.

If you are isolating at home please engage with the arts; listen to music, read a book, dance, watch a film, stream an opera. Art has the power to connect us in difficult times. Look at the Italians singing in quarantine from their apartment balconies and think of the power of music to nurture the soul; I’m reminded of Verdi’s quote “I adore art… when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear.”

- Carolyn Char AM, Executive Director, West Australian Opera


 AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA STATEMENT RE: ARVO PART & SHOSTAKOVITCH - CANCELLED 

Sunday 15 March, 2020

"The health, safety and wellbeing of our audiences, musicians and staff is our highest priority, and we will continue to monitor the situation closely and act in accordance with the advice of the Federal and State Governments together with our industry colleagues. We will provide updates in the coming days on the situation and any future performances that may also be impacted.

We understand this is an unsettling time for communities and we greatly value your ongoing support and understanding at this extremely difficult time.

On behalf of Richard Tognetti and our musicians, we look forward to welcoming you back into the concert hall as soon as we safely can.

In the meantime, watch out for further announcements from us about streamed performances and activities to your living room, and please visit our Spotify for a little solace in these unusual times."

Richard Evans, Managing Director, Australian Chamber Orchestra 


PERTH CONCERT HALL - UPDATE ON RESPONSE TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COVID-19 ADVICE

Sunday 15 March, 2020

The management of the Perth Concert Hall continue to be in close consultation with the Western Australian State Government health officials on the evolving Coronavirus situation.


In light of the Australian Government’s recommendation that all organised, non-essential gatherings of 500 people or more should not proceed, Perth Concert Hall will amend our operations on Monday 16 March 2020 to conform to this recommendation.

We note West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s decision to suspend all public concert performances until the end of April and look forward to their return in May. An up to date schedule of events at Perth Concert Hall can be found here: https://perthconcerthall.com.au/events/

We will keep patrons, artists and the community updated should the situation change.

Media enquiries
Amy McDonnell
Communications Manager
Perth Concert Hall
Tel: (08) 9326 0061
mcdonnella@waso.com.au


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.


West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s Dances with Daphnis Saturday 14 March cancelled 

14 March 2020

In light of the Australian Government’s recommendation that all organised, non-essential gatherings of 500 or more people should not proceed we have decided to cancel tonight’s performance Dances with Daphnis – Saturday 14 March, 7:30pm.
We do this in the interests of safety for patrons, staff and artists.

All ticket holders are able to arrange exchanges to alternate events or refunds and are being contacted directly.


Ben Folds with Western Australia Symphony Orchestra

14 March 2020

In light of the WA Government’s backing of the Australian Government’s recommended cancellation of all organised, non-essential gatherings of 500 or more people from Monday 16 March, we will be postponing our concerts with Ben Folds. ⁣

Hold on to your tickets! All purchased tickets will be honoured for the new dates in January 2021, which will be announced in the following week. ⁣

The safety of our staff, artists and patrons is always our priority and we accept the recommendations put forth by the government.⁣

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.⁣


 Tonight’s performance of West Australian Symphony Orchestra's Dances with Daphnis 

13 March 2020

Tonight's WASO performance will proceed as planned at 7.30pm tonight and tomorrow night.

The Australian Government’s recommended cancellation of all organised, non-essential gatherings of 500 or more people may come into effect on Monday 16 March and we are working with the WA State Government on the best region specific outcome. The safety of our staff, artists and patrons is always our priority.

We will be making further statements on Perth Concert Hall performances from Monday 16 March onward shortly. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to send us a message or get in touch with our Box Office team at 9231 9999 from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday or email boxoffice@perthconcerthall.com.au

We look forward to seeing you tonight!


 WE’RE BACK!

10 March 2020

Perth Concert Hall is open for business and we’re ready to return to the mainstage this week with rehearsals now underway.

In readiness for your concert experience this week please follow these healthy hygiene habits:

  • Wash your hands regularly – for at least 20 seconds using soap & water or alcohol based gel.
  • Cover your mouth/nose if you need to cough/sneeze – using a tissue or flexed elbow
  • Stay at home is you are sick – please don’t attend concerts if you have flu-like symptoms. Call our box office ahead of time and we’ll be happy to exchange your tickets to another suitable performance.

The safety of our staff, artists, patrons and the general public is always our priority.

We are monitoring last week’s ‘low risk’ COVID-19 event at Perth Concert Hall, and venue management have been in close consultation with the Metropolitan Communicable Disease Control (under the Government of Western Australia, North Metropolitan Health Service). The venue has been thoroughly cleaned based on the advice of the health authorities and all concerts are now proceeding as scheduled.

We will keep patrons, artists and the community updated should the situation change.

Media enquiries
Amy McDonnell
Communications Manager
Perth Concert Hall
Tel: (08) 9326 0061
mcdonnella@waso.com.au


Perth Concert Hall is open for business as usual

9 March 2020

The safety of our staff, artists, patrons and the general public is always our priority.

The venue is operating normally and remains open to the public.

Following the ‘low risk’ COVID-19 event at Perth Concert Hall on Saturday night, venue management have been in close consultation with the Metropolitan Communicable Disease Control (under the Government of Western Australia, North Metropolitan Health Service).

The venue has been thoroughly cleaned based on the advice of the health authorities.

While we note Russell Brand’s decision to cancel his event this evening, all other events are proceeding as normal including all of WASO’s 2020 concerts in the coming weeks.

We will keep patrons, artists and the community updated should the situation change.

Media enquiries
Amy McDonnell
Communications Manager
Perth Concert Hall
Tel: (08) 9326 0061
mcdonnella@waso.com.au


Notification from the MCDC

8 March 2020

On Sunday 8 March we received notification from the Metropolitan Communicable Disease Control (under the Government of Western Australia, North Metropolitan Health Service) that one patron attending WASO’s Absolute Beethoven - Saturday 7 March at Perth Concert Hall has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The authorities have informed us that this is a “low-risk” case for other patrons and staff. We have provided advice to all attendees, artists, contractors and staff at the concert on what they should do if they develop symptoms.

Our thoughts are with the patron and their family as they work through this difficult time. The safety of our staff, artists and patrons is always our priority and we are working closely with the MCDC to provide support to all of our patrons, people and clients. 

At this time we anticipate that all future events at Perth Concert Hall will proceed as scheduled.

If you have any questions about past or future performances, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Box Office team at 9326 0000, from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

Some more detail on the Government’s response is available in the statement below:

WA Records Fourth COVID-19 case
https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Media-releases/2020/WA-records-fourth-COVID-19-case

 

Media enquiries
Amy McDonnell
Communications Manager
Perth Concert Hall
Tel: (08) 9326 0061
mcdonnella@waso.com.au