Lotterywest Symphony in the City is a free outdoor concert at Langley Park, featuring the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) and Chorus, and broadcast live to regional venues and gatherings across Western Australia, on Saturday 16 Decembe r at 7.30pm.
This community event attracts over 20,000 picnic – goers to the open – air setting in Perth, where they can enjoy well – known classics, film music and an explosive finale of fireworks.
Guy Noble conducted the very first Symphony in the City back in 2007, and he returns to lead the Orchestra and Chorus in 2017.
Soloists will include violinists Laurence Jackson (WASO Concertmaster) and Zak Rountree, and renowned tenor Paul O’Neill.
Audiences can expect music from Star Wars, Puccini’s Turandot, Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and much more.
Pre-concert activities at Langley Park will begin from 5pm. These include face – painting for children, balloon artistry and live jazz from 5.45pm. Attendees are invited to bring their own picnic supplies, or make use of the food trucks at the venue.
This year WASO recognise Lotterywest’s long – term support and significant contribution to Symphony in the City through naming rights.
Thanks to Lotterywest, this event will be broadcast live across regional Western Australia to a number of large community events and smaller gatherings.
Residents in Albany, Kalgoorlie and Margaret River can enjoy the concert live, screened at special venues in each town.
Additionally, regional audiences can experience the event at Community Resource Centres across WA, all via the Westlink VAST Channel 602, part of the Department of Regional Development.
Houses with a satellite dish and decoder that pick up the Westlink channel will also have acc ess to the broadcast.
For anybody else, the concert can be watched on a computer or mobile device via Livestream.
Lotterywest Chairman Heather Zampatti said, “Lotterywest is excited to once again support Symphony in the City – a uniquely Western Australian event. With Perth CBD acting as the backdrop to the incredible sounds of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, it’s an evening set to be enjoyed by all.”
After the event, additional Transperth train services will run on all lines, and Transperth fer ries will operate on a summer timetable with the last ferry departing Elizabeth Quay Jetty at 11.30pm. Concert-goers are encouraged to plan their journey beforehand. For more information visit transperth.wa.gov.au
For further details about this event visit waso.com.au
Symphony in the City will be broadcast live onto screens at the following venues on Saturday 16 December from 7:10pm:
Albany – Albany Entertainment Centre: Book your free tickets in person at AEC, online at ptt.wa.gov.au/venues/albany – entertainment – centre or call (08) 9844 5005.
Kalgoorlie – Kalgoorlie Arts Centre: To secure your free seat, book at the Goldfields Arts Centre in person, online at goldfieldsartscentre.com.au or call (08) 9021 0999.
Margaret River – Margaret River Cultural Centre: Book your free ticket at Margaret River Cultural Centre, online artsmargaretriver.com or call phone (08) 9758 7316.