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Active community musicians aged 25+ years from all over Western Australia sit side-by-side with WASO musicians to create our Rusty Orchestra.

Hear orchestral music by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, The National's Bryce Dessner and singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens alongside their shared classical music influences.

Irresistible passion and virtuoso acrobatics. Russian violinist Vadim Gluzman performs this perennially popular masterpiece with WASO.

Asher Fisch leads a trio of richly melodic works. The great Russian violinist Vadim Gluzman performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with WASO.

The Perth piano community presents a fun-filled afternoon of solos, duets, trios, quartets and more, played on two magnificent Fazioli pianos.

The first in a series of concerts with WASO's Principal Conductor Asher Fisch, this concert explores the evolution of the core of the modern orchestra’s repertoire - the Symphony.

Lauded for his deeply informed and intelligent musicianship, Russian conductor Dima Slobodeniouk makes his WASO debut with Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

Armenian-born cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan and Estonian conductor Hendrik Vestmann join WASO for a Russian spectacular.

This Grammy-award winning group continues to inspire audiences around the world with their powerful blend of African gospel, freedom songs, and international classics.

Benjamin Northey Conducts WAYO

WA Youth Orchestra

Join star Australian conductor Benjamin Northey as he guides and inspires the WA Youth Orchestra on stage at the Perth Concert Hall.

Bring your best voice and party spirit as WASO raises the roof at the Perth Concert Hall with a grand ‘Hurrah’ of flag-waving favourites.

Founded in the fifteenth century, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is arguably the world’s most famous choir and the pre-eminent representative of the British church music tradition.

WASO is joined on stage by some of Australia’s most talented young and emerging artists from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) to bring Shostakovich’s Symphony No.7 to life.

After 2017’s hugely successful ‘Animals Tour’, The Pink Floyd Experience returns with a brand new show, in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Pink Floyd’s masterpiece, ‘The Wall'.

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson

Live on Stage with 'The Dawn Wall'

Get up close and personal with these two climbers as they share stories of their journey to achieve what many thought was impossible, the world's hardest rock climb: The Dawn Wall.

Lyricism, drama and two favourite guest artists. Spanish pianist Javier Perianes and conductor Simone Young return to WASO with a program of Beethoven and Bruckner.

Snow Patrol

Live & Acoustic

Fresh on the heels of their North American stadium tour with Ed Sheeran, Snow Patrol return to play all your favourites from their classic albums including Run, Open Your Eyes, and Chasing Cars.

Ben Sheen is Associate Organist and Assistant Director of Music at St Thomas Fifth Avenue, and winner of the prestigious Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition.

Joy Division Orchestrated

Featuring Peter Hook

The group's original bassist Peter Hook, The Metropolitan Orchestra & guests come together to perform the catalogue of one of the world's most celebrated bands.

Elvis King of the World

The Mega Concert

The biggest Elvis concert ever staged anywhere, with an orchestra, choir and singers live on stage! Starring the world’s newest Elvis sensation, Jack Gatto.

Some of Perth’s best voices join forces to present this diverse and engaging musical program at Government House Ballroom.

Kram (Spiderbait), Mark Wilson (Jet), Davey Lane (You Am I) and Darren Middleton (Powderfinger) faithfully and lovingly bring The Beatles' most audacious creation to life on stage.

A ground-breaking, cross-genre musical and visual feast featuring photography by Bill Henson, and music by Lior and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider returns to WASO to perform Elgar’s Violin Concerto on the same extraordinary instrument the great Fritz Kreisler used for the Concerto's premiere over a century ago.

Get ready to rock with Marc Martel, announced by Rolling Stone as one of the three vocals (Freddie Mercury, Marc Martel & Rami Malek) used in the record-breaking biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

WASO's Gala Event with the exceptionally talented soprano Gun-Brit Barkmin. An evening of operatic and vocal masterworks from Beethoven, Strauss, Mahler and Wagner.

In an unmissable trading of places WASO Principal Conductor Asher Fisch and Danish violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider switch roles as Maestro and soloist!

In an unmissable trading of places WASO Principal Conductor Asher Fisch and Danish violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider switch roles as Maestro and soloist!

Welcome to a musical duel between two highly talented, competitive pianists - Andreas Kern vs. Paul Cibis. Touring Australia for the first time, after sold out concerts in Europe, the US and Asia.

Zero2Hero

In Your Head

A mental health forum for young people! This one-day event provides young people and teachers with a greater understanding of adolescent mental health and practical skills to support their wellbeing.

Perhaps the most celebrated string quartet ever to emerge from the USA, the Emerson String Quartet is making its first Australian tour in over 19 years.

Following two sold-out tours, From Broadway to La Scala returns with a bigger and even more exciting line up including Emma Matthews, David Hobson, Teddy Tahu Rhodes and more!

Tex Perkins

The Man in Black

Returning to the stage with his Helpmann Award winning performance, join Tex Perkins & The Tennessee Four with Rachael Tidd as they bring you the songs and stories of Johnny Cash.

Michael Mosley

Wonders of the Human Body

Known for subjecting his own body to all things crazy in the name of science, BBC, ABC and SBS star Michael Mosley takes you on a journey through all facets of what makes us tick (or not).

Doyen of the harp and celebrated as one of the world’s leading harpists, Alice Giles performs at Government House Ballroom.

The Planets

WA Youth Orchestra

Experience the spectrum of orchestral sounds and unforgettable musical imagery, as WAYO presents a dazzling program of celestial proportions.

Inspired by unrequited romantic love, Berlioz’s radical masterpiece Symphonie fantastique is full of passions, dreams and phantoms – a lovesick musician’s hallucinatory fantasies.

Two dream-filled French works frame a world premiere conducted by one of the stars of the new generation, Fabien Gabel.

Another fun-filled night of popular tunes dished up with fabulous food and wine - in the beautiful surrounds of the Government House Ballroom.

An exhilarating and heroic triumph. Plus, the premiere of Iain Grandage's new Concerto written especially for WASO's Principal Cor anglais, Leanne Glover.

Early music has rarely sounded as chic or brilliant! This French ensemble combine flute, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord - to rewrite the rule-book on period-instrument concerts.

A violinist of international renown, Laurence concludes the 2019 Music on the Terrace season with a program that shows off the lyrical, poetic quality of the violin.

The Australian Chamber Orchestra explores Bach's genius with an impressive line-up featuring Richard Tognetti, Erin Helyard, Brett Dean and ACO Principal Cello, Timo-Veikko Valve.

Children (and their grown-ups!) will be introduced to the instruments of the orchestra as they clap, sing and dance their way through stories and songs, well-known favourites and famous classics.

Join our disco inferno with singing legend, Kate Ceberano, X Factor finalist Nathaniel Willemse and a sensational Australian cast performing live on stage with WASO.

Children (and their grown-ups!) will be introduced to the instruments of the orchestra as they clap, sing and dance their way through stories and songs, well-known favourites and famous classics.

A new classical supergroup of four leading European soloists, this ensemble is sweeping through the northern hemisphere like a breath of fresh air – and now brings its dazzling energy to Perth.

To hear our 3000-pipe organ in all its glory is an experience in itself; to hear it in the exhilarating finale of Saint-Saëns’ grandly romantic Third Symphony is completely unforgettable!

Asher Fisch conducts works originally conceived for keyboard that were transformed by great composers into the orchestral masterpieces we know and love.

Illuminating masterpieces from keyboard to symphony. Plus, Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg performs sublime Strauss songs in both their original and orchestral versions.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Asher Fisch's WASO debut, we go back to where it all began as he conducts Verdi’s transcendent and monumental Requiem.

Relive the movie moments that made you laugh, cry, shiver and swoon with some of the greatest films of all time including Casablanca, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Gone With the Wind and more!

Exquisite soloists sing with the Orchestra of St George and the highly acclaimed St George's Cathedral Consort, to raise your Christmas spirit with the spine-tingling music of Bach.