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Review: WASO shine under the mirror ball with ‘Disco Wonderland’

Review: WASO shine under the mirror ball with ‘Disco Wonderland’

Disco Wonderland: A Night at Studio 54 | Perth Concert Hall | Until 9 Nov | ★ ★ ★ ★ It’s a tried and tested way to build new audiences, program something familiar to get them in the doors and in now time they’ll progress from disco to Dvorak. The West Australian Symphony Orchestra put on a […]

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WASO bring the sounds of fantasy to the Perth Concert Hall

WASO bring the sounds of fantasy to the Perth Concert Hall

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra are bringing the sounds of your favourite movies, TV shows and video games to the Perth Concert Hall next month. Perth-raised conductor Christopher Dragon is returning to lead the celebration of nostalgia following the success of the debut event at Comic-Con. The concert includes the ethereal sounds of Nobuo Uematsu’s Final […]

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Lucy Durack shares her love of Disney tunes and musical numbers

Lucy Durack is heading back to Perth and teaming up with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra for a show that celebrates her love of Disney tunes and musical numbers. Picking which songs to perform has been a challenging task for Durack and her creative team, her love of a Disney tune is expansive and she […]

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Laura Mvula and Jose James team up with WASO to reimagine Gershwin

The worlds of jazz and classical music will collide when acclaimed singer Laura Mvula teams up with jazz star Jose James and the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra to present some of the most loved music of George Gershwin. It’ll be the first time the acclaimed show has been presented in Australia. When the set was […]

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WA Symphony Orchestra prepare a feast of French sounds

WA Symphony Orchestra prepare a feast of French sounds

The Perth Concert Hall will take on a distinctly French feel in October when the West Australian Symphony Orchestra presents Gautier Capuçon Plays Tchaikovsky in the 2018 MACA Limited Classics Series followed by French Flair: Morlot, Capucon & Thibaudet the following week. In Gautier Capucon Plays Tchaikovsky, superstar French cellist Gautier Capuçon (pictured above) returns […]

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West Australian Symphony Orchestra head to Geraldton and Kalgoorlie

West Australian Symphony Orchestra head to Geraldton and Kalgoorlie

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra is continuing its 90th birthday celebrations with a tour taking in Kalgoorlie and Geraldton. It’ll be the first time the full orchestra has traveled to the Mid-West and the Goldfields since the early 2000’s. WASO’s CHief Executive Craig Whitehead said the team were excited to be heading out to two regions. […]

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Love is immortal in WA Ballet’s upcoming production of Dracula

Love is immortal in WA Ballet’s upcoming production of Dracula

The West Australian Ballet are preparing to retell Bram Stoker’s classic Gothic tale of passion in a world premiere of Dracula – in collaboration with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. The story follows the titular vampire Dracula, who is bound to this plane by his love for his living soulmate Mina. In his desperation to return to […]

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WASO combine the new with the familiar for Classics Series

WASO combine the new with the familiar for Classics Series

The fifth concert in the West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s Classics Series for 2018 combines the new with the familiar: an Australian premiere plus two exciting new stars of the classical music world performing two of the fixtures in the extensive WASO repertoire. Masquerade by British composer Anna Clyne draws inspiration from the original mid-18th century […]

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WA Opera to set the fox among the chickens in The Cunning Little Vixen

The West Australian Opera launch their 2018 season with their debut production of a rarely-seen work from Czech composer Leoš Janáček. The Cunning Little Vixen reflects on the circle of birth, life and death, as well as the connections between the world of human beings and the rest of the animal kingdom. The opera follows the […]

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Christoper Dragon, the conductor who sometimes dresses as a T-Rex

Christoper Dragon, the conductor who sometimes dresses as a T-Rex

Christopher Dragon is no stranger to the orchestra. Having spent much of the past few years in Colorado, Perth-born Dragon is back visiting, to conduct WASO’s Favourites series in February, and A Symphonic Tribute to Comic-Con in April. OUTInPerth spoke to him recently, shortly after he had come back to Perth from Colorado USA, where […]

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