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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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WASO kicks off 2018 with a celebration for their 90th year

WASO kicks off 2018 with a celebration for their 90th year

To celebrate 90 years of music-making the West Australian Symphony Orchestra will start their 2018 season with two special concerts, WASO’s Favourites, on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 February at Perth Concert Hall. The concerts will feature the Orchestra’s favourite West Australian artists plus the WASO Chorus, performing a varied program of classical hits. Soloists […]

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The magical music of Harry Potter is back, live in concert

The magical music of Harry Potter is back, live in concert

From the moment the first notes play you know what it is. Before the Warner Bros logo glints quietly past or the first quiet Lumos Maxima is whispered, even before Daniel Radcliffe’s mess of black hair makes an appearance, you recognise what you’re watching. The Harry Potter films have some of the most identifiable soundtracks […]

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Lotterywest and WASO present Symphony in the City

Lotterywest and WASO present Symphony in the City

Perth City comes alive with music once again with the return of Lotterywest’s Symphony in the City, December 16th at 7:30. Featuring West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO), Guy Nobel returns to the stage to conduct the orchestra and chorus through the best of movie scores and classics alike. Highlights include Puccini’s Turandot, Strauss’ Dies Fledermaus, […]

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Megan Washington has got no time for equality naysayers

Megan Washington has got no time for equality naysayers

We’re getting into a right state with Megan Washington about her new album Sugardoom and performing with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra. Diving right into the deep end, you said recently that you have a creative process of dreaming songs into existence. As you explained in your TEDx talk you have a stutter when you […]

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WASO’s next concert features the trombone talents of Joshua Davis

WASO’s next concert features the trombone talents of Joshua Davis

WASO’s next concert features the talents of Joshua Davis on trombone performing a world premiere by composer Paul Stanhope. Davis, the Principal Trombone of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and will step up as soloist for the world premiere. Trombone Concerto is a new work written by award-winning Australian composer Paul Stanhope. The Sydney based composer […]

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