A message from West Australian Symphony Orchestra

West Australian Symphony Orchestra

On the latest Government advice WASO have now extended the 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, WASO too is getting back to work in the community even though they can’t perform to audiences on the mainstage. 

From 18 May their musicians will begin a staged return to section rehearsals and development at Perth Concert Hall. Their community engagement and education team are redeploying activities in schools including Crescendo music classes from June, tailored digital content shared widely with audiences across Music for the Ages, Connect, HOP (Hospital Orchestra Project) and Harmony music.

The full recording of the 2018 Spare Parts Puppet Theatre partnership production of Carnival of the Animals, and associated education resources was released to schools recently. 

This recording brings together the words of Australian playwright Nick Enright along with the magical score from Saint‐Saëns.

WASO is as committed as ever to sharing extraordinary music, in a time when we all need it most. 

The musicians and staff are creating and sharing new experiences online each week until they can gather again at their home at the Perth Concert Hall. 

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 WASO’s 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.

WASO thanks all its patrons for their patience and understanding and hopes everyone stays well and safe.

People can stay in touch with them via the WASO Facebook page and https://www.waso.com.au/concerts‐tickets/let‐the‐music‐play‐on/.