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West australian symphony orchestra 2014 SEASON Asher Fisch Principal Conductor & Artistic AdvisEr

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From my first encounter with WASO I was taken with its wonderful mixture of British professionalism, American efficiency and work ethic, and German precision and sound culture. It’s an Orchestra with which one can concentrate on making music and achieve great heights. What will I bring to this wonderful mix? My passion for great music, my commitment to excellence and my experience, which I’ve accumulated roaming the music world over the last thirty years.


” Fisch was the star here, in complete control.” ArtsATL, Atlanta

”Daring and thrilling…” San Francisco Classical Voice

” …Fisch and the orchestra delivered a fizzing, brilliant performance.” Chicago Classical Review


PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR & ARTISTIC ADVISER

CONCERTMASTER Giulio Plotino

Asher Fisch Partnered by Wesfarmers Arts

VIOLIN Semra Lee-Smith

CONDUCTOR LAUREATE Assistant Concertmaster Vladimir Verbitsky

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Graham Pyatt A/Principal 1st Violin Zak Rowntree A/Principal 2nd Violin Kylie Liang A/Assoc Principal 2nd Violin Sarah Blackman Fleur Challen Stephanie Dean Rebecca Glorie Beth Hebert Shaun Lee-Chen* Akiko Miyazawa Anna O’Hagan Melanie Pearn Ken Peeler Louise Sandercock Jolanta Schenk

Jane Serrangeli Ellie Shalley Jacek Slawomirski Bao Di Tang Cerys Tooby David Yeh

VIOLA Giovanni Pasini Principal Kierstan Arkleysmith Nik Babic Alex Brogan Katherine Drake Alison Hall Rachael Kirk Allan McLean Helen Tuckey

CELLO Rod McGrath Principal Louise McKay Assoc Principal Shigeru Komatsu Oliver McAslan Nicholas Metcalfe Eve Silver* Fotis Skordas Tim South Xiao Le Wu

DOUBLE BASS Andrew Rootes* Principal Joan Wright Assoc Principal Christine Reitzenstein Louise Ross Andrew Tait Mark Tooby


FLUTE

BASS CLARINET

TRUMPET

TIMPANI

Andrew Nicholson Principal

Alexander Millier Principal

Alex Timcke Principal

Chair partnered by Apache

Chair partnered by Alessandrino Property Group

Evan Cromie Assoc Principal Peter Miller

Mary-Anne Blades Assoc Principal

PICCOLO Michael Waye Principal

COR ANGLAIS Leanne Glover Principal

CLARINET Allan Meyer Principal Lorna Cook

BASSOON Jane Kircher-Lindner Principal Adam Mikulicz Assoc Principal

CONTRABASSOON Chloe Turner Principal

HORN David Evans Principal Robert Gladstones Principal 3rd Francesco Lo Surdo

TROMBONE Joshua Davis Principal Liam O’Malley Assoc Principal

BASS TROMBONE

PERCUSSION Troy Greatz A/Principal

HARP Sarah Bowman Principal

Philip Holdsworth Principal

TUBA Cameron Brook Principal

* Instruments used by these musicians are on loan from Janet Holmes à Court AC.

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Beethoven Festival

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4 concerts | The nine symphonies performed over two weekends.

Masters Series

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8 concerts | Powerful and inspirational works performed by acclaimed international artists.

Classics Series

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8 concerts | Your favourite international artists perform much-loved classics.

Morning Symphony Series

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6 concerts | A delightful series of one-hour concerts with sublime music and renowned international soloists.

Chamber Series

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3 concerts | Intimate one-hour chamber concerts in the Government House Ballroom and Fremantle Town Hall.

Latitude NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

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2 concerts | Cutting-edge orchestral music in exhilarating concerts at the Astor Theatre.

Family Series

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2 concerts | Captivating stories, enchanting music and entertaining visuals in concerts specially designed for families.

Special Events

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Not your typical orchestral experience. There is something for everyone in this varied selection of Special Events. WASO in the Community

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Subscription Information

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How to Book

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Perth Concert Hall

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Ticket Prices

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Booking Form

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Repertoire

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Philanthropy

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Corporate Partners

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Concert Calendar

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A subscription is a package of concerts from the 2014 WASO season. 6 Reasons to Subscribe Subscribers enjoy many benefits that single-ticket buyers don’t receive. 1 Lower prices Save between 5% and 20%. 2 The best seats Secure the best available seats before they go on sale to the general public on Monday 2 December 2013. 3 Flexible ticket exchanges* Can’t make it to a concert? We’ll exchange your 2014 season tickets between concerts for free. 4 Save on additional tickets As a subscriber you can buy additional tickets at concession prices.† 5 Easy payment options For the 2014 season you can now choose to pay in 2 or 3 instalments.^ 6 Exclusive discounts & offers Our subscriber card offers discounts to performances, restaurants and retailers. Subscribe now Call 08 9326 0000 | Visit waso.com.au or complete the booking form on page 47. * Conditions apply. † Where applicable. ^ A transaction fee applies.

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BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL 9 SYMPHONIES 2 WEEKENDS 21 – 31 August 2014 WASO and Principal Conductor Asher Fisch present a Western Australian first: Beethoven’s nine symphonies performed over two extraordinary weekends. Provocative, heroic, revolutionary, triumphant – Beethoven’s nine symphonies tower over all others in their innovation and influence. Discover and experience Beethoven in this unique festival. Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

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WEEKEND 1 Concerts

“ What proved most impressive about Fisch’s Beethoven – besides the quite glorious playing of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra – was how organic and inevitable it felt.” Chicago Classical Review

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Beethoven’s Fifth

Beethoven’s Eroica

Friday 22 August 7.30pm

Saturday 23 August 7.30pm

Sunday 24 August 3pm

Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall

Beethoven is said to have loved the Eroica more than any of his symphonies apart from the Ninth. Originally dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte and inspired by the French Revolution and the German Enlightenment, the Eroica is also a deeply personal portrait of the composer. Yearning to strike out on a new path and determined to overcome his encroaching deafness, Beethoven announced his triumphant resolve to overcome adversity with a bold new style and a symphony unprecedented in its length, rhythmic power and heroic spirit.

Beethoven the provocateur is revealed even in his First Symphony. Its tantalising opening teases before transforming into a symphony that is full of joy, urgency and goodhumour.

Beethoven’s revolutionary Fifth Symphony is an epic work that captures the transcendent spirit of the age. Described by the composer as “Fate knocking at the door”, the Fifth’s famous opening four notes launch a symphonic journey from tension to triumph, culminating in a finale of exhilarating power, BEETHOVEN Symphony No.4 exuberance and grandeur. BEETHOVEN Symphony No.3 Eroica BEETHOVEN Symphony No.1 BEETHOVEN Symphony No.2 Asher Fisch conductor BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5 Asher Fisch conductor

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WEEKEND 2 Concerts

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Beethoven’s Pastoral

Beethoven’s Ninth

Friday 29 August 7.30pm

Saturday 30 August 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

Sunday 31 August 3pm

Inspired by his deep love of the countryside, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony is a captivating portrayal of nature’s splendour and power; from birds, bubbling streams, shepherds and dancing peasants to a terrifying thunderstorm.

Perth Concert Hall

Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony was famously described by Wagner as “the apotheosis of the dance” and the music virtually overflows with an immense rhythmic vitality. BEETHOVEN Symphony No.6 Pastoral BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7 Asher Fisch conductor

In a thrilling conclusion to the festival, Beethoven’s monumental Choral Symphony will be brought to life by over 200 musicians from WASO, the WASO Chorus and an exceptional cast of soloists. This glorious celebration of universal brotherhood journeys from darkness to light, from minor to major, and from chaos to order. With its life-affirming Ode to Joy, Beethoven’s Ninth is a timeless masterpiece that has moved audiences for almost 200 years. BEETHOVEN Symphony No.8 BEETHOVEN Symphony No.9 Choral Asher Fisch conductor Marcy Stonikas soprano Fiona Campbell mezzo soprano Steve Davislim tenor James Clayton bass WASO Chorus

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BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL EVENTS

Discover more about Beethoven in a series of discussions, interviews and performances at the Perth Concert Hall.

  Thursday

21 AugusT

  FRIDAY

22 AugusT

Beethoven and You

Pre-concert Talk

6.30pm – 7.30pm

6.45pm

Auditorium, Perth Concert Hall

Terrace Level, Perth Concert Hall

With Graham Abbott.

With James Ledger.

The nine symphonies of Beethoven are the signposts of an incredible journey of development and ideas. But what is it about Beethoven? Why do his symphonies have the power to grab us by the throat and not let go? In tracing this journey from Beethoven’s First Symphony to his last, ABC Classic FM’s Graham Abbott exposes some of the raw, revolutionary magic in these masterworks which can still shock and excite us today.

Post-concert Chamber Music

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With ABC Classic FM’s Graham Abbott and Principal Conductor Asher Fisch.

Free Pre-concert Talks Find out more about the music in each concert with Perth’s leading musicians and scholars in free 25-minute talks. Pre-concert talks are supported by Wesfarmers Arts

Free Post-concert Conversations Join featured artists for free informal discussions following each concert to gain a greater insight into their experiences with the music of Beethoven.  

The event is free but a ticket is required. Call WASO on 08 9326 0000. Priority seating will be given to Beethoven Festival subscribers.

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Wardle Room, Perth Concert Hall Enjoy a selection of Beethoven’s chamber music after the concert performed by musicians from The University of Western Australia School of Music.

Post-concert Conversation Terrace Level, Perth Concert Hall


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  Saturday

23 August

Sunday 24 August

Jams for Families

Pre-concert Talk

Sunday Sonatas

Led by Gillian Howell.

6.45pm

1.45pm – 2.45pm

Beethoven’s Big Day Out*

Terrace Level, Perth Concert Hall

Wardle Room, Perth Concert Hall

10am & 11am

With Professor Margaret Seares ao.

Enjoy a selection of Beethoven’s chamber music before the concert performed by musicians from The University of Western Australia School of Music.

Wardle Room, Perth Concert Hall Beethoven’s Big Day Out invites children (2–5 years) to jam with members of WASO and be inspired by musical themes from his Symphony No.6 Pastoral. In these 30-minute workshops, children will enjoy a hands-on Beethoven-inspired journey of instrumentplaying, song and dance. Children must be accompanied by one complimentary adult.

Pre-concert Talk 2.15pm Terrace Level, Perth Concert Hall With James Ledger.

Jam on a Classic

Post-concert Chamber Music

1.30pm

Wardle Room, Perth Concert Hall

Wardle Room, Perth Concert Hall

Enjoy a selection of Beethoven’s chamber music after the concert performed by A large-scale music event created with families musicians from The University of Western and fun in mind. Over the course of an hour Australia School of Music. participants of all levels of playing ability will work collaboratively to invent a BeethovenPost-concert Conversation inspired original piece of music. BYO instrument or ‘soundmaker’ (a range of Terrace Level, Perth Concert Hall tuned and untuned percussion instruments With WASO’s Executive Manager, Artistic will be supplied). Planning Evan Kennea, Principal Cello Rod Suitable for music learners and enthusiasts McGrath and Principal Clarinet Allan Meyer. aged 6+ years.

Post-concert Conversation Terrace Level, Perth Concert Hall With Alan Dodge AM, Acting Principal Second Violin Zak Rowntree and Principal Trombone Joshua Davis.

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Call WASO on 08 9326 0000. Cost: $20 per workshop. *Maximum of 50 participants.

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BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL EVENTS

  Friday

29 August

  Saturday

30 August

  Sunday

31 August

Pre-concert Talk

Pre-concert Talk

6.45pm

6.45pm

‘Why Beethoven?’ Pre-concert Panel Discussion

Terrace Level, Perth Concert Hall

Terrace Level, Perth Concert Hall

1.00pm – 1.40pm

With Dr John Shepherd.

With Prue Ashurst.

Auditorium, Perth Concert Hall

Post-concert Chamber Music

Post-concert Chamber Music

Wardle Room, Perth Concert Hall

Wardle Room, Perth Concert Hall

Enjoy a selection of Beethoven’s chamber music after the concert performed by musicians from The University of Western Australia School of Music.

Enjoy a selection of Beethoven’s chamber music after the concert performed by musicians from The University of Western Australia School of Music.

Host Alan Dodge AM is joined by Principal Conductor Asher Fisch, Principal Double Bass Andrew Rootes and soprano Marcy Stonikas to discuss the journey through Beethoven’s symphonies and how this iconic composer shaped their lives and careers.

Post-concert Conversation

‘Why Beethoven?’ Post-concert Panel Discussion

Terrace Level, Perth Concert Hall

With WASO Board Member Mark Coughlan, Auditorium, Perth Concert Hall Associate Principal Double Bass Joan Wright Host Alan Dodge AM is joined by Principal and Principal Bass Clarinet Alexander Millier. Conductor Asher Fisch, Principal Cor Anglais Principal Bass Clarinet Chair partnered by Alessandrino Property Group

Leanne Glover and tenor Steve Davislim to discuss the journey through Beethoven’s symphonies and how this iconic composer shaped their lives and careers.

Sunday Sonatas 1.45pm – 2.45pm Wardle Room, Perth Concert Hall Enjoy a selection of Beethoven’s chamber music before the concert performed by musicians from The University of Western Australia School of Music.

Pre-concert Talk 2.15pm Terrace Level, Perth Concert Hall With Prue Ashurst.

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  WASO in Albany

Beethoven’s Fifth

Beethoven Festival Accommodation Offer

WASO Beethoven Circle

• Overnight accommodation

WASO acknowledges Beethoven Circle Patrons who are generously supporting our Beethoven Festival.

Friday 15 August 7.30pm Albany Entertainment Centre In 2014 WASO is thrilled to perform at the stunning Albany Entertainment Centre for the first time. As part of our Beethoven Festival, WASO brings three of his extraordinary symphonies, including the famous Symphony No.5, to the Great Southern. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience WASO under the baton of Principal Conductor Asher Fisch, in music of exhilarating power and epic grandeur. BEETHOVEN Symphony No.1 BEETHOVEN Symphony No.2 BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5 Asher Fisch conductor Pre-concert Talk 6.45pm – 7.15pm | Harbourside Foyer With WASO’s Executive Manager, Artistic Planning Evan Kennea Post-concert Conversation Harbourside Foyer With Principal Conductor Asher Fisch and WASO’s Executive Manager, Artistic Planning Evan Kennea

• Buffet breakfast for two people • Valet parking for one vehicle • Two drink vouchers From $255 for a Deluxe City View room* Call the Duxton Hotel on 08 9261 8000 or book online at perth.duxtonhotels.com (Username: WASO, Password: Symphony) The Duxton Hotel is the preferred hotel of the Beethoven Festival. * Available for the WASO Beethoven Festival 2014 only. Hotel packages are based on two-person occupancy in a deluxe room, subject to availability of rooms. Packages must be booked at least two weeks prior to the concert.

We thank the following Circle members: • Jean Arkley in memory of Tom Arkley • Bob & Gay Branchi • Janet Holmes à Court AC in memory of her mother • Torsten & Mona Ketelsen • Joshua & Pamela Pitt For more information, please contact Alecia Benzie, Executive Manager, Philanthropy on 08 9326 0020 or benziea@waso.com.au

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Asher Fisch

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Asher Fisch Conducts & Plays Mozart Season Opening Friday 7 March 7.30pm* Saturday 8 March 7.30pm* Perth Concert Hall

“ Asher Fisch delivered a virtuoso display of powerful musicianship…”

Join us in celebrating the opening of the San Francisco Chronicle 2014 season and the beginning of our musical journey with Principal Conductor Asher Fisch. Recognised worldwide for his command of the Romantic symphonic repertoire, Maestro Fisch leads the Orchestra through the intense poetic visions of Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration followed by music from Wagner’s grand opera Die Meistersinger. Maestro Fisch also reveals the breadth of his musicianship when he features as both conductor and soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.20. MOZART The Magic Flute: Overture MOZART Piano Concerto No.20 STRAUSS, R. Death and Transfiguration WAGNER Die Meistersinger – Suite Asher Fisch conductor / piano Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

*Meet the Artist Asher Fisch Post-concert Friday and Saturday nights Meet the Artist is supported by Wesfarmers Arts Asher Fisch

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Alina Pogostkina

Olari Elts

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Brahms’ Violin Concerto

Stravinsky’s Petrushka

Friday 28 March 7.30pm* Saturday 29 March 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall With its lyrical opening, sublime Adagio and gypsy-inspired finale, Brahms’ Violin Concerto is an ideal showcase for the exquisite musicianship of Alina Pogostkina, making her WASO debut. Dvoˇrák’s radiant Eighth Symphony is one of his most joyous works – charming, elegant and vivacious. Now in his tenth season as Music Director of the San Diego Symphony, Jahja Ling brings his renowned musical integrity and depth of expression to a concert filled with Bohemian folk-tunes and orchestral colour. WEBER Oberon: Overture BRAHMS Violin Concerto DVORAK Symphony No.8 Jahja Ling conductor Alina Pogostkina violin *Meet the Artist Alina Pogostkina Post-concert Friday night Meet the Artist is supported by Wesfarmers Arts

“ About Alina Pogostkina one can only be enthusiastic: so young, so brilliant, so musical, perfect and at the same time so natural.” Süddeutsche Zeitung

Friday 30 May 7.30pm Saturday 31 May 7.30pm* Perth Concert Hall ‘I had a vision of a puppet, suddenly endowed with life’. Stravinsky’s vivid depiction of three fairground puppets and their fantastic adventures is a glittering, vibrant and entertaining orchestral showcase. Brahms’ eloquent and searching Four Serious Songs is his last major work. About Detlev Glanert’s lovingly orchestrated and expanded version, The Guardian said the songs “… gain a sense of universality. The end result is intensely moving.” To begin the concert, Maestro Elts brings to life a new work by his esteemed countryman Erkki-Sven Tüür. ERKKI-SVEN TUUR De Profundis AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE BRAHMS/DETLEV GLANERT Four Preludes and Serious Songs STRAVINSKY Petrushka [1947 version] Olari Elts conductor Daniel Sumegi bass *Meet the Musician Alex Timcke, Principal Timpani Post-concert Saturday night Meet the Musician is supported by Alessandrino Property Group

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De Profundis was commissioned by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra


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Asher Fisch

Alban Gerhardt

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Asher Fisch Conducts Mahler 9

Elgar’s Cello Concerto

Friday 13 June 7.30pm*

Friday 1 August 7.30pm*

Saturday 14 June 7.30pm

Saturday 2 August 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall

The opening movement of Mahler’s magnificent Ninth Symphony was described by composer Alban Berg as “the most glorious he ever wrote. It expresses an extraordinary love of this earth, of Nature; of the longing to live on it in peace and to enjoy it to the very heart of one’s being.”In the passionate final movement one feels as if life is quietly slipping away into the shadows, breath by breath, until all that remains is an astonishing silence. It is an unforgettable experience.

Alban Gerhardt returns to Perth to perform Elgar’s beloved Cello Concerto. An impassioned lament for a lost world, Elgar’s final great work is his poignant musical response to the devastation and losses of World War I.

MAHLER Symphony No.9 Asher Fisch conductor Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

*Meet the Musician Alexander Millier, Principal Bass Clarinet Post-concert Friday night Meet the Musician is supported by Alessandrino Property Group

“ … a simply breathtaking performance of the Elgar Cello Concerto... Alban Gerhardt had the audience under his spell…” Express & Star, Birmingham

Simone Young is renowned for her compelling performances of Bruckner’s symphonies and she brings her glorious interpretation of his Romantic symphony to Perth for the first time. ELGAR Cello Concerto BRUCKNER Symphony No.4 Romantic Simone Young conductor Alban Gerhardt cello Simone Young appears courtesy of Lepley Properties

*Meet the Artist Alban Gerhardt Post-concert Friday night Meet the Artist is supported by Wesfarmers Arts

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Stephen Hough

Piers Lane

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Stephen Hough Plays Beethoven

Piers Lane Plays Liszt

Friday 26 September 7.30pm Saturday 27 September 7.30pm* Perth Concert Hall Stephen Hough returns to WASO after astounding audiences in his 2012 debut. Mighty, majestic and heroic, Beethoven’s Emperor is one of the greatest of all concertos and a showcase for Hough’s exceptional artistry. In Debussy’s Images, impressionistic scenes are exquisitely rendered with a vibrant orchestral palette. We complete this concert with Ravel’s fiery cocktail of courtly waltz and Viennese decadence. BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor DEBUSSY Images RAVEL La valse Baldur Brönnimann conductor Stephen Hough piano *Meet the Artist Stephen Hough Post-concert Saturday night Meet the Artist is supported by Wesfarmers Arts

“ Hough’s performance was tremendous, balancing muscle with intelligence, stamina with wit. Showy flourishes were left hanging like questions or dispatched with insouciance; the finale was carried by mounting exhilaration.” The Guardian

Friday 17 October 7.30pm Saturday 18 October 7.30pm* Perth Concert Hall Franz Liszt was the most extravagantly gifted musician of his era – dazzling pianist, pioneering composer, conductor and champion of the new. This concert features three of his most popular works, including the rapturously virtuosic First Piano Concerto and ground-breaking symphonic poem, Les Préludes. The irrepressible energy of dance pervades the rest of this delightfully varied program, from Brahms’ gypsy-inspired Hungarian Dance No.1 to John Adams’ shimmering ‘foxtrot for orchestra’. BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No.1 LISZT Les Préludes JOHN ADAMS The Chairman Dances DVORAK Carnival Overture LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 LISZT Piano Concerto No.1 Andrew Grams conductor Piers Lane piano *Meet the Musicians Michael Waye, Principal Piccolo & Mary-Anne Blades, Associate Principal Flute Post-concert Saturday night Meet the Musician is supported by Alessandrino Property Group

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WASO & WASO Chorus

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Handel’s Messiah • Subscribe to 8 concerts and save 20%.

Friday 5 December 7.30pm Saturday 6 December 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

“ Matthew Halls… presented a Messiah that moved powerfully even as it soared heavenwards.”

Join an international cast, the WASO Chorus and acclaimed conductor Matthew Halls for this powerful conclusion to the 2014 Masters Dreh Punkt Kultur Series. Handel’s Messiah depicts Christ’s birth, passion and resurrection through timeless and inspiring music, including the famous ‘Hallelujah Chorus’. HANDEL Messiah

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Asher Fisch

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Asher Fisch Conducts Tchaikovsky Friday 14 March 7.30pm* Saturday 15 March 7.30pm* Perth Concert Hall Tchaikovsky wrestled with fate throughout his life but never more dramatically than in his powerful and emotional Fourth Symphony. Principal Conductor Asher Fisch leads you through this masterpiece, from its dramatic opening to exhilarating finale. WASO’s string principals feature in Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro before Strauss’ dazzling and witty symphonic poem showcases the Orchestra’s virtuosic brilliance.

“ Fisch’s debut… was a virtuoso display of fervent, eloquent musicianship, one that took familiar standards of the Romantic repertoire and made them sound fresh and alluring all over again.” San Francisco Chronicle

BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture ELGAR Introduction and Allegro STRAUSS, R. Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.4 Asher Fisch conductor Giulio Plotino & Zak Rowntree violin Giovanni Pasini viola Rod McGrath cello Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

*Meet the Artist Asher Fisch Post-concert Friday and Saturday nights Meet the Artist is supported by Wesfarmers Arts

Karen Gomyo

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Karen Gomyo

Lukáš Vondrácek ˇ

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Bernstein & Gershwin

Romantic Rachmaninov

Friday 4 April 7.30pm

Friday 2 May 7.30pm*

Saturday 5 April 7.30pm

Saturday 3 May 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall

Don’t miss this exhilarating concert celebrating the greatest music from America. Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story revolutionised Broadway and his music is pure New York – rhythmic, energetic and irrepressible. Then travel to France for Gershwin’s tribute to its fabulous and bustling capital, Paris.

Alexander Lazarev returns to WASO to lead a concert bursting with Russian passion and power. Ravishingly romantic, the lush melodies of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto make this work a favourite with audiences Stuttgarter Zeitung worldwide.

Copland’s Appalachian Spring brings moments of delicious contemplation while Barber’s Violin Concerto exudes beauty and nostalgia, before concluding with an explosively virtuosic finale. COPLAND Appalachian Spring BARBER Violin Concerto BERNSTEIN West Side Story – Symphonic Dances GERSHWIN An American in Paris Benjamin Northey conductor Karen Gomyo violin

Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony is a devastating critique of Stalinist Russia. In the hands of Maestro Lazarev it’s a guaranteed display of exhilarating orchestral playing. RACHMANINOV Caprice bohémien RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.2 SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.5 Alexander Lazarev conductor Lukáš Vondráˇcek piano *Meet the Musicians Troy Greatz, Acting Principal Percussion & Liam O’Malley, Associate Principal Trombone Post-concert Friday night Meet the Musician is supported by Alessandrino Property Group

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“ It comes as no surprise that this young musician, Lukáš Vondráˇcek, is recognised as one of the greatest pianistic talents of our times.”


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Rachelle Durkin

Maxim Rysanov

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Rossini’s Stabat Mater Harold in Italy " Harold in Italy… is one of the great imaginative pieces of any era, and Maxim Rysanov’s playing of the solo viola part perfectly captured its poetic melancholy.”

Friday 6 June 7.30pm

Friday 27 June 7.30pm*

Saturday 7 June 7.30pm*

Saturday 28 June 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall

Rossini’s Stabat Mater is a masterpiece of 19th century choral music. The grand tradition of sacred music and Rossini’s operatic genius come together in his Stabat Mater, combining heartfelt solemnity and devotion with theatrical drama. This profound and powerful work features the WASO Chorus and a stellar cast including Romanian tenor Cosmin Ifrim and Australian soprano Rachelle Durkin.

Maxim Rysanov joins WASO and Conductor Laureate Vladimir Verbitsky for this exciting concert full of fascinating stories and vibrant colours. In Berlioz’s Harold in Italy the solo viola portrays a melancholic dreamer in an The Guardian evocative collection of orchestral scenes. Rysanov reveals his virtuosity in Vaughan Williams’ Suite, while Bizet’s L’Arlésienne portrays a Provençal love story with energetic folk dances and exquisite melodies.

PUCCINI I crisantemi [The Chrysanthemums] HAYDN Symphony No.26 Lamentatione ROSSINI Stabat Mater

BIZET L’Arlésienne – Suite No.1 FAURE Pelléas et Mélisande VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Suite for Viola and Orchestra: Prelude & Galop BERLIOZ Harold in Italy

Asher Fisch conductor Rachelle Durkin soprano Jacqueline Dark mezzo soprano Cosmin Ifrim tenor Daniel Sumegi bass WASO Chorus

Vladimir Verbitsky conductor Maxim Rysanov viola *Meet the Musicians

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*Meet the Artist

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Rachelle Durkin Post-concert Saturday night Meet the Artist is supported by Wesfarmers Arts

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Asher Fisch

Michael Collins

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Schubert & Schumann

Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto

Friday 8 August 7.30pm

Friday 10 October 7.30pm*

Saturday 9 August 7.30pm

Saturday 11 October 7.30pm*

Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall

Schubert may have left his B minor Symphony unfinished, but what remains are two compelling and unforgettable movements full of pathos and drama. Inspired by the magnificent Rhine River and Cologne’s grand cathedral, Schumann’s joyous Third Symphony is powerfully sweeping and majestic. WASO is thrilled to welcome the winner of the 2014 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition following the finals in Tel Aviv in May 2014.

Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto is one of the most Classical Voice of North Carolina popular works in the orchestral repertoire. In the hands of the astounding British clarinettist Michael Collins, all its eloquence and sublime beauty will be revealed.

SCHUBERT Symphony in B minor Unfinished Piano Concerto to be announced SCHUMANN Symphony No.3 Rhenish Asher Fisch conductor Winner 2014 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

Following his acclaimed debut in 2012, Michael Stern returns to unleash WASO’s virtuosity and brilliance in Rachmaninov’s colourful and thrilling Symphonic Dances. The unveiling of a new work by Australian composer Carl Vine is always a special event and WASO is delighted to celebrate his 60th birthday in 2014 with the World Premiere of his Concerto for Orchestra. CARL VINE Concerto for Orchestra WORLD PREMIERE MOZART Clarinet Concerto RACHMANINOV Symphonic Dances Michael Stern conductor Michael Collins clarinet *Meet the Artists Carl Vine & Michael Stern Post-concert Friday & Saturday nights Meet the Artist is supported by Wesfarmers Arts Concerto for Orchestra was commissioned by Geoff Stearn for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra

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Alina Ibragimova

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Sibelius’ Violin Concerto • Subscribe to 8 concerts and save 20%.

Friday 14 November 7.30pm Saturday 15 November 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova makes her keenly awaited WASO debut in Sibelius’ exquisite Violin Concerto. The Times has written that Ibragimova performs with “a mixture of total abandonment and total control that is in no way contradictory” and that she is “destined to be a force in the classical music firmament for decades to come”. To conclude the 2014 Classics Series, experience Prokofiev’s passionate portrayal of star-crossed lovers in the greatest tragic love story of all time. berlioz Roman Carnival SIBELIUS Violin Concerto PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet (excerpts)

“ Four notes. That’s all it took for Alina Ibragimova to entrance her audience.” BBC Music Magazine

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Asher Fisch

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Asher Fisch Conducts Tchaikovsky Thursday 13 March 11am Perth Concert Hall Tchaikovsky wrestled with fate throughout his life but never more dramatically than in his Fourth Symphony.

“The conducting of Asher Fisch was flat-out terrific…” Oregon Music News

In his first Morning Symphony concert as Principal Conductor, Asher Fisch leads WASO through Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, from its intense opening to exhilarating finale. BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.4 Asher Fisch conductor Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

Michael Collins

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Lukáš Vondrácek

Maxim Rysanov

Asher Fisch

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Romantic Rachmaninov

Harold in Italy

Schubert & Schumann

Thursday 1 May 11am

Thursday 26 June 11am

Thursday 7 August 11am

Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall

Alexander Lazarev conducts a concert bursting with Russian passion. Ravishingly romantic, the lush melodies of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto make this work a favourite with audiences worldwide.

Maxim Rysanov joins Conductor Laureate Vladimir Verbitsky for this exciting concert full of fascinating stories and vibrant colours. In Berlioz’s Harold in Italy the solo viola portrays a melancholic dreamer in an evocative collection of orchestral scenes. Bizet’s L’Arlésienne portrays a Provençal love story with energetic folk dances and exquisite melodies.

Schubert may have left his B minor Symphony unfinished, but what remains are two compelling and unforgettable movements full of pathos and drama. Inspired by the magnificent Rhine River and Cologne’s grand Cathedral, Schumann’s joyous Third Symphony is powerfully sweeping and majestic.

RACHMANINOV Caprice bohémien RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.2 Alexander Lazarev conductor Lukáš Vondráˇcek piano

BIZET L’Arlésienne – Suite No.1 BERLIOZ Harold in Italy Vladimir Verbitsky conductor Maxim Rysanov viola

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SCHUBERT Symphony in B minor Unfinished SCHUMANN Symphony No.3 Rhenish Asher Fisch conductor Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts


MAKE YOUR CONCERT AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE WESFARMERS ARTS FREE PRE-CONCERT TALK In the auditorium of the Perth Concert Hall at 9.40am. COMPLIMENTARY TEA & COFFEE Prior to the concert. PERTH CONCERT HALL BUFFET LUNCH The Chef’s Country Luncheon Buffet for $17.80. Bookings are essential and can be made through the WASO Box Office on 08 9326 0000. DUXTON HOTEL BUFFET LUNCH Enjoy a buffet lunch after the concert at the Duxton Hotel’s Firewater Grille Restaurant for $39.95 upon reservation. Call 08 9261 8025 and quote ‘WASO Morning Symphony Series’.

Michael Collins

Marko Letonja

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Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto

Romeo & Juliet • Subscribe to 6 concerts and save 15%.

Thursday 9 October 11am

Thursday 13 November 11am

Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall

Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto is one of the most popular works in the orchestral repertoire. The astounding artistry of British clarinettist Michael Collins will reveal all its eloquence and sublime beauty.

Experience Prokofiev’s passionate portrayal of star-crossed lovers in the greatest tragic love story of all time, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Michael Stern then unleashes WASO’s virtuosity and brilliance in Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances. MOZART Clarinet Concerto RACHMANINOV Symphonic Dances Michael Stern conductor Michael Collins clarinet

WASO brings this timeless tale to life in the final concert of the 2014 Morning Symphony Series. Berlioz’s scintillating Roman Carnival opens the concert with its luscious melodies and energetic finale. BERLIOZ Roman Carnival PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet (excerpts) Marko Letonja conductor

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Paul Dyer

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Glorious Baroque Friday 21 March 2pm Government House Ballroom Sunday 23 March 2pm Fremantle Town Hall

“This was engagingly rowdy music with the WASO musicians responding with energy and staying power to Paul Dyer's emphatic direction from the harpsichord.” The West Australian

One of Australia’s leading Baroque specialists, Paul Dyer, returns to WASO to open the 2014 Chamber Music Series. The acclaimed director of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra leads WASO musicians in a concert of charming and exquisite music from the Baroque period. HANDEL Concerto grosso HWV 317 BRESCIANELLO Violin Concerto No.4 & Chaconne in A major TELEMANN Flute Concerto in E minor HANDEL Concerto HWV 310: Passacaglia GEMINIANI Concerto grosso La Folia Paul Dyer director Shaun Lee-Chen violin Andrew Nicholson flute Government House Ballroom

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Shaun Lee-Chen, Akiko Miyazawa, Allan Meyer, Alex Brogan, Louise McKay

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Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet

Tchaikovsky’s Serenade • Subscribe to 3 concerts and save 10%.

Friday 19 September 2pm Government House Ballroom

Friday 28 November 2pm Government House Ballroom

Sunday 21 September 2pm Fremantle Town Hall

Sunday 30 November 2pm Fremantle Town Hall

Brahms was inspired to write his celebrated Quintet by the playing of the great clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld, whom he considered one of the greatest woodwind players he had ever heard. This heartfelt, autumnal work is one of Brahms’ finest achievements, and among the most cherished of all chamber works.

Celebrate the arrival of summer and enjoy a perfect afternoon of the finest chamber music with members of WASO.

Iain Grandage is one of Western Australia’s most celebrated composers, and his string quartet takes its inspiration from the meeting traditions of the Noongar people of the Perth region. IAIN GRANDAGE After Silence… SCHUBERT Quartettsatz BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet

Dvoˇrák’s Serenade for winds and strings recalls the refinement of the Classical era, though its graceful melodic lines and ensemble writing are filled with colourful Slavonic folk music rhythms and harmonies. Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings pays homage to Mozart, the greatest composer of Classical serenades. This glorious work is a showcase for Tchaikovsky’s effortlessly expressive melodies and rich romanticism.

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TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings DVORAK Serenade in D minor

Rebecca Glorie violin Cerys Tooby violin Rachael Kirk viola Fotis Skordas cello Allan Meyer clarinet Shaun Lee-Chen violin Akiko Miyazawa violin Alex Brogan viola Louise McKay cello

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Astor Theatre

” I am thrilled to be invited to conduct WASO’s Latitude New Music Festival. I can’t wait to explore the best music from today’s finest composers and to bring audiences new musical experiences and journeys from composers new to Perth and WASO.” Baldur Brönnimann

WASO at the Astor Theatre

WASO is delighted to welcome acclaimed Swiss conductor Baldur Brönnimann to direct the 2014 Latitude New Music Festival. “Known for his eagerness to push artistic boundaries and to embrace projects beyond the traditional concert” (The Independent), the Artistic Director of Norway’s crack contemporary music ensemble BIT20 has earned an enviable reputation for his audacious interpretations and mastery of complex contemporary scores.

• Subscribe to 2 concerts and save 5%.

Expect two exhilarating, provocative and compelling concerts of the best local, Australian and International new music.

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“…the work’s desperate intensity was palpably conveyed in a fine account directed by Baldur Brönnimann.” Classical Source

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Wednesday 1 October 8pm Astor Theatre Baldur Brönnimann conductor latitude | 02

Saturday 4 October 8pm Astor Theatre Baldur Brönnimann conductor

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Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Maximus Musicus Visits the Orchestra

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Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Maximus Musicus Visits the Orchestra • Subscribe to 2 concerts and save 5%.

Sunday 27 July 1pm

Sunday 2 November 1pm

Sunday 27 July 3pm

Sunday 2 November 3pm

Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall

“ One of the most completely wondrous examples of children’s entertainment ever!” Billboard The award-winning company, Classical Kids Live, bring their theatrical and orchestral family concert Beethoven Lives Upstairs to Perth for the first time. A perfect introduction to symphonic music, this concert features selections from Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Für Elise, the Fifth and Ninth Symphonies, and many more. These masterpieces are magically woven into an entertaining musical story of Beethoven’s life, accompanied by live video on the big screen.

Maximus Musicus Visits the Orchestra is a loveable tale of a mouse who by chance finds himself in a concert hall where he experiences many strange and wonderful sounds. Based on an award-winning book, this specially-designed concert for children provides a fun introduction to the orchestra and features music by Ravel, Beethoven, Copland and more. Follow the entertaining story accompanied by beautiful illustrations on the big screen.

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Brett Kelly conductor To be confirmed narrator Suitable for 5 – 10 year olds.

Classical Kids Live actors Suitable for 5 – 12 year olds.

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Kate Ceberano & Teddy Tahu Rhodes

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Kate Ceberano & Teddy Tahu Rhodes with WASO Meet Me in the Middle Saturday 22 February 8pm Perth Zoo Gates open 5.30pm

The voices of contemporary diva Kate Ceberano and classical bass-baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes literally ‘meet in the middle’ in this unique musical collaboration combining musical theatre, opera and pop music. Join Kate, Teddy and WASO under the stars for an enchanting evening of music from George Gershwin, Bizet’s Carmen, musicals Moulin Rouge and Les Misérables, plus many more! Vanessa Scammell conductor Kate Ceberano vocalist Teddy Tahu Rhodes bass-baritone BOOK NOW Call WASO 08 9326 0000 I Visit waso.com.au

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“ Something incredibly special, something unique, and something that engages the audience for each and every second of the performance.” Aussie Theatre


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Play Along with Sam

Pixar in Concert

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Play Along with Sam & WASO

Pixar in Concert

Sunday 23 February 6.45pm

Saturday 26 April 2pm

Perth Zoo

Saturday 26 April 6.30pm

Gates open 5.30pm

Crown Theatre

The former lead singer of The Wiggles is back with songs from his hit Nick Jr. series, Play Along With Sam. Loved by children and families all around the world, Sam Moran likes to play the trumpet and is renowned for writing catchy tune after catchy tune. Guaranteed to get children singing, dancing and jumping along, Sam invites you to join him on a musical adventure with a little help from the West Australian Symphony Orchestra!

From the Toy Story trilogy and Cars, to Finding Nemo and Up, Pixar has forever changed filmmaking and given audiences of all ages some of the most beloved characters and enchanting stories in cinematic history. Now, for the first time, WASO performs the memorable orchestral music live in concert together with visually stunning movie clips from Pixar’s 13 feature films.

“The show was not only a perfect tribute to the animation juggernaut, but a demonstration of how truly integral music has been to its success.” Time Out, Sydney

Nicholas Buc conductor

Suitable for 2 – 7 year olds. Zoo exhibits open from 5.30pm – 6.30pm.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concert Library © Disney/Pixar

Sam Moran presenter

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Music by Howard Shore

Friday 20 June 7.30pm Saturday 21 June 7.30pm Riverside Theatre Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre Over 4,000 people experienced the beginning of the journey in 2013 and by popular demand, WASO continues Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy in 2014 with The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. More than 200 musicians including WASO and the WASO Chorus perform Howard Shore’s award-winning score live as the entire film plays on the huge screen. Don’t miss this incredible experience! WASO Chorus St George’s Cathedral Choristers The duration of this performance is 3 hours 20 minutes including an interval.

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“ A thrilling, emotionally satisfying treat… one WASO’s sold-out audiences will long remember.” The West Australian, June 2013 (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)


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Maggie Beer & Simon Bryant

WASO at the Movies

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The Cook, The Chef & WASO Featuring Maggie Beer & Simon Bryant

WASO at the Movies

Friday 18 July 8pm Riverside Theatre Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre

“ I’ve always loved music… but being right next to the musicians, having them surround me, was perhaps one of the most amazing experiences of my life… I found myself cooking to the rhythm of the music entirely.”

Australian culinary icons Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant became famous for their chemistry as co-hosts of the popular ABC TV show The Cook and the Chef. Maggie Beer is a household name, taking Australian food to the world and receiving prestigious honours including Senior Australian of the Year 2010. Simon Bryant is an awardwinning chef and champion of fresh, local produce. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to Maggie Beer, The Weekly Review see Maggie and Simon cook on stage accompanied by a smorgasbord of their classical favourites performed live by WASO. Guy Noble conductor Maggie Beer presenter/cook Simon Bryant presenter/chef BOOK NOW Call Ticketek 1300 795 012 I Visit ticketek.com.au

Friday 21 November 8pm* Saturday 22 November 8pm* Perth Concert Hall Take a walk down the red carpet and experience a spectacular showcase of the best film scores including Star Wars, The Mission, The Godfather, Casablanca, James Bond and more. Grammy award-winning conductor Richard Kaufman is a legend in the film music world. Join him and the Orchestra on a journey through timeless Hollywood classics, accompanied by entertaining visuals on the big screen. Richard Kaufman conductor *Meet the Conductor 6.45pm – 7.30pm, Terrace Level foyer Join Richard Kaufman for an entertaining insight into the music featured in this concert and his decades of Hollywood experience. BOOKings Purchase today as part of a Create Your Own Subscription or purchase single tickets from Monday 2 December 2013 through WASO.

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Community Engagement & At the West Australian Education Symphony Orchestra, we Music is as much a social experience as believe that music is about an emotional journey and we are proud to deliver programs that help us share bringing the community our music with people of all ages and together. backgrounds. In 2014, WASO plans to reach the community in new and bigger ways than ever before, offering a diverse range of programs throughout metropolitan Perth and regional Western Australia. For more details about WASO’s Community Engagement and Education program visit waso.com.au

WASO Chorus

WASO Chorus A passionate and dedicated ensemble of auditioned volunteer singers, the WASO Chorus is a vital part of Perth’s musical community. The Chorus regularly features in WASO’s annual concert season and has performed with some of the world’s greatest conductors including Asher Fisch, Simone Young, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Richard Hickox. In addition to experiencing the joy of making music at the highest level, members of the Chorus are also increasingly involved in WASO’s Community Engagement activities. For more information visit waso.com.au

The Big Sing Tuesday 18 March 6pm Perth Concert Hall The Big Sing is a fun opportunity for enthusiastic singers of all ages and abilities to sing with the WASO Chorus. In 2014 The Big Sing celebrates Harmony Week with performances from choral groups that highlight Perth’s culturally diverse community. Join them to learn music from around the world. Free Event

Creative Partnerships In addition to many performances in our own season, WASO has an extensive performance calendar in partnership with other Western Australian arts organisations. Your Orchestra lies at the very heart of the artistic life of the State, and our creative partnerships provide opportunities to experience the Orchestra just about every week of the year. West Australian Ballet waballet.com.au West Australian Opera waopera.asn.au Perth International Arts Festival perthfestival.com.au

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WASO

The Rusty Orchestra

Symphony in the City

Wesfarmers Centenary The Rusty Orchestra Community Concert

City of Perth Symphony in the City

Saturday 12 April 7.00pm

Tuesday 14 October 6pm

Saturday 13 December 7.30pm

Henry Street Oval, Northam

Perth Concert Hall

Langley Park, Perth

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra and West Australian Opera join forces to celebrate the centenary of the founding of Wesfarmers. Northam will play host to WASO, the WA Opera Chorus and guest vocalists in a free outdoor concert filled with classical masterpieces and popular favourites. The West Australian Symphony Orchestra and West Australian Opera are proud to help mark this historic occasion for Principal Partner, Wesfarmers Arts.

The Rusty Orchestra is an opportunity for amateur musicians aged 25 years and older to learn from the professionals. Sit side-byside with WASO musicians on stage at the Perth Concert Hall to rehearse and perform selections from two of the most well-known pieces in the symphonic repertoire.

Symphony in the City has become an essential part of summer in Perth. Over the last seven years thousands of people have been thrilled by performances of great symphonic music by WASO and the WASO Chorus. We continue the tradition in 2014 with another exciting free outdoor concert at Langley Park.

For more information visit waso.com.au Free Event

Beethoven Symphony No.5 ELGAR Enigma Variations Cost: $100 per participant. Places are limited. Registration forms will be available from waso.com.au on 1 March 2014.

This spectacular event will feature highlights from the 2015 season, as well as music from great film scores and audience favourites, including Tchaikovsky’s explosive 1812 Overture. Bring a picnic and experience the power of WASO under the stars in our beautiful city. Free Event

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A subscription is a package of concerts from the 2014 WASO season. 6 Reasons to Subscribe Subscribers enjoy many benefits that single-ticket buyers don’t receive. 1 Lower prices Save between 5% and 20%. 2 The best seats Secure the best available seats before they go on sale to the general public on Monday 2 December 2013. 3 Flexible ticket exchanges* Can’t make it to a concert? We’ll exchange your 2014 season tickets between concerts for free. 4 Save on additional tickets As a subscriber you can buy additional tickets at concession prices.† 5 Easy payment options For the 2014 season you can now choose to pay in 2 or 3 instalments.^ 6 Exclusive discounts & offers Our subscriber card offers discounts to performances, restaurants and retailers.

Experience a complete series and get the same seat for every concert. Save up to 20%

These packages are selected from our Special Events, Beethoven Festival, Masters and Classics Series at Perth Concert Hall. Save up to 15%

Select from: • Beethoven Festival • Masters • Classics • Morning Symphony • Chamber • Latitude • Family

PREMIER PACKAGE The best of the best: the greatest symphonic repertoire with world-renowned conductors and soloists. Asher Fisch Conducts & Plays Mozart Fri 7 & Sat 8 March, 7.30pm p15

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Romantic Rachmaninov Fri 2 & Sat 3 May, 7.30pm

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Asher Fisch Conducts Mahler 9 Fri 13 & Sat 14 June, 7.30pm

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Book online at waso.com.au or go to page 47 to complete the booking form.

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Some of the best-loved works for violin, viola and cello.

Rossini’s Stabat Mater Fri 6 & Sat 7 June, 7.30pm

Asher Fisch Conducts & Plays Mozart Fri 7 & Sat 8 March, 7.30pm p15

Kate Ceberano & Teddy Tahu Rhodes with WASO Sat 22 February, 8pm Perth Zoo p36 Bernstein & Gershwin Fri 4 & Sat 5 April, 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall WASO at the Movies Fri 21 & Sat 22 November, 8pm Perth Concert Hall

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Romantic Rachmaninov Fri 2 & Sat 3 May, 7.30pm

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Schubert & Schumann Fri 8 & Sat 9 August, 7.30pm

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Stephen Hough Plays Beethoven Fri 26 & Sat 27 September, 7.30pm p18 Piers Lane Plays Liszt Fri 17 & Sat 18 October, 7.30pm p18 Subscribe NOW 5 concerts | 15% discount Standard A

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Brahms’ Violin Concerto Fri 28 & Sat 29 March, 7.30pm p16 Bernstein & Gershwin Fri 4 & Sat 5 April, 7.30pm

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Harold in Italy Fri 27 & Sat 28 June, 7.30pm

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To book your subscription choose the series, package, seat and date.

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ONLINE

Renew or book online at waso.com.au/subscriptions

IMPORTANT DATES

Friday 11 October 2013, 5pm Priority renewal deadline for existing renewing subscribers. Non-renewed seats will be released for subscription sale after this date.

Call WASO Customer Service on 08 9326 0000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) if you require assistance.

Monday 2 December 2013, 9am Bookings for single tickets and groups will open for the general public. To book call WASO 9326 0000, visit waso.com.au or call Ticketek 1300 795 012, visit ticketek.com.au. Save up to 20% with group bookings of 8 or more for selected performances.

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MAIL

Complete the booking form (page 47) and mail to WASO Subscriptions, Reply Paid 84130, East Perth WA 6892 (no stamp(s) required if posted in Australia).

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Complete the booking form (page 47) and fax (both sides) to 08 9326 0099.

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Visit the WASO Box Office at 445 Hay Street, Perth (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Monday 16 December 2013, 9am Subscribers are eligible to exchange tickets between 2014 subscription concerts from this date, subject to availability. Changes can be made by mail or in person at the WASO Box Office (not available online). ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

New subscribers New subscribers will be issued seats in the reserve selected on the booking form. If we are not able to facilitate your request, a member of our Customer Service team will contact you to discuss seating options. Subscription packs Subscription packs will be mailed when your subscription has been processed and paid in full. Packs include tickets, subscriber card(s) and diary stickers. Easy payment options All subscribers can pay for their subscription(s) in 2 or 3 instalments (transaction fee applies). • 2 instalments: First payment at booking and second payment on Friday 24 January 2014. • 3 instalments: First payment at booking, second payment on Friday 24 January 2014 and third payment on Friday 21 February 2014.

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Renowned as having the finest acoustics in Australia, Perth Concert Hall is the performance home of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

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Perth Concert Hall is equipped to assist people with disabilities. Please state your needs at the time of booking your tickets. For more information visit perthconcerthall.com.au waso.com.au | 08 9326 0000


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CONCESSION CARDS • Valid cards include: Australian Pensioner, TPI, Veteran’s Affairs, Health Care and Full-Time Student Cards (Seniors and Commonwealth Seniors HC Cards do not qualify). • A photocopy or scan of your concession card is required when booking. COMPANION CARDS • One complimentary ticket for the carer. • Concession price only applies to the individual named on the card. • A photocopy or scan of your companion card is required when booking. UNDER 30 YEARS • Enjoy substantial savings for subscriptions if you’re aged under 30 years. • A photocopy or scan of your Drivers Licence or Passport is required when booking.

Attend every concert in a chosen series and receive up to 20% discount and a host of additional benefits.

Standard Concession* Under 30*

Premium† A

BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL

4 Concerts | 10% discount

$435.00 $337.50 $301.50 $215.00 $301.50 $265.50 $195.00 $265.50 $229.50 $175.00

MASTERS

8 Concerts | 20% discount

$572.80 $508.80 $420.00 $508.80 $444.80 $380.00 $304.00 $240.00 $220.00

CLASSICS

8 Concerts | 20% discount

$572.80 $508.80 $420.00 $508.80 $444.80 $380.00 $304.00 $240.00 $220.00

MORNING SYMPHONY

6 Concerts | 15% discount with PCH buffet lunch

$290.70 (All One Reserve) $249.90 (All One Reserve) $127.50 (All One Reserve) $397.50 (All One Reserve) $356.70 (All One Reserve) $234.30 (All One Reserve)

CHAMBER

3 Concerts | 10% discount

$113.40 (One Reserve) $81.00 (One Reserve)

LATITUDE

2 Concerts | 5% discount

$85.50 (One Reserve)

FAMILY

2 Concerts | 5% discount

$47.50 (One Reserve)

B

C ˆ A B C ˆ A B C ˆ

$57.00 (One Reserve)

^ Restricted viewing. * For details on applicable concessions see above. † No discount for Premium.

Select one of our suggested packaged subscriptions and receive up to 15% discount and a host of additional benefits.

Standard Concession*

Premium† A

B

C ˆ

Premium† A

B

PREMIER

5 Concerts | 15% discount

POP

3 Concerts | Discount applies

$276.30 $237.40 $210.40 $178.00 $267.30 $228.40 $201.40 $173.00

CHORAL

3 Concerts | 10% discount

$280.60 $255.60 $228.60 $170.00 $262.60 $228.60 $201.60 $155.00

PIANO

5 Concerts | 15% discount

$378.25 $335.75 $260.00 _

$335.75 $293.25 $235.00

STRINGS

5 Concerts | 15% discount

$378.25 $335.75 $260.00 –

$335.75 $293.25 $235.00

^ Restricted viewing. * For details on applicable concessions see above. † No discount for Premium.

waso.com.au | 08 9326 0000

$386.75 $344.25 $270.00 –

$344.25 $301.75 $245.00


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OR BOOK ONLINE & SAVE TIME

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Posted

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Mrs 

Miss 

Ms 

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FIRST NAME

SURNAME

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SUBURB POSTCODE

PHONE EMAIL

seating preference Full Series, Packaged and Create Your Own Subscriptions.

Please either tick seating preferences for Perth Concert Hall as Best Available or number the boxes in order of preference. Best Available Premium

A Reserve

B Reserve

  Stalls

  Stalls

  Stalls

  Lower Gallery

  Rear Stalls

  Upper Gallery

(Beethoven Festival, Pop and Choral Packages only)

Please indicate special requirements (ie wheelchair patron) or other requests:

C Reserve^   Stalls

  Lower Gallery

  Upper Gallery ^

Restricted viewing

full series subscriptions Attend every concert in a chosen series. Fill in the number of subscriptions required with relevant seating reserve. subtotal

Premium†

A Reserve

STD CONC* U30 STD CONC* U30 STD CONC* U30

BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL

Please tick your preferred dates to experience all 9 symphonies. Beethoven’s Fifth Beethoven’s Eroica Beethoven’s Pastoral or SUN, 3pm SAT 7.30pm ✓ FRI 7.30pm FRI 7.30pm ✓

MASTERS

FRI

  SAT

CLASSICS

FRI

  SAT

B Reserve

C Reserve^

Beethoven’s Ninth SAT 7.30pm

or SUN, 3pm

$337.50

$301.50

$265.50

$301.50

$265.50

$229.50

$215.00

$195.00

$175.00

$572.80

$508.80

$304.00

$508.80

$444.80

$240.00

$420.00

$380.00

$220.00

$572.80

$508.80

$304.00

$508.80

$444.80

$240.00

$420.00

$380.00

$220.00

$435.00

MORNING SYMPHONY with PCH buffet lunch

$290.70

$249.90

$127.50 (All One Reserve)

$397.50

$356.70

$234.30 (All One Reserve)

CHAMBER FRI†

$113.40 (One Reserve)

$81.00 (One Reserve) † Friday at Government House Ballroom. ‡ Sunday at Fremantle Town Hall.  

$85.50 (One Reserve)

$57.00 (One Reserve)

SUN

LATITUDE FAMILY

1pm

  3pm

$47.50 (One Reserve)

TOTAL $ 01 ^ Restricted viewing. † No discount for Premium.

* For details on applicable concessions see page 46.

packaged subscriptions Choose from our suggested packages on pages 42 – 43.

Premium†

A Reserve

C Reserve^ subtotal

B Reserve

FRI SAT STD CONC* STD CONC* STD CONC* STD CONC*

Premier

$386.75

$344.25

$344.25

$301.75

$270.00

$245.00

POP**

$276.30

$267.30

$237.40

$228.40

$210.40

$201.40

$178.00

$173.00

CHORAL

$280.60

$262.60

$255.60

$228.60

$228.60

$201.60

$170.00

$155.00

Piano

$378.25

$335.75

$335.75

$293.25

$260.00

$235.00

strings

$378.25

$335.75

$335.75

$293.25

$260.00

$235.00

^ Restricted viewing. ** Kate Ceberano & Teddy Tahu Rhodes with WASO TOTAL $ 02 * For details on applicable concessions see page 46. only perform on Saturday. † No discount for Premium.

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create your own subscription Select four or more concerts, your seating reserve and fill in the prices using the table on page 49 for each concert.** Please tick:

4 Concerts 

5–7 Concerts 

masters

8+ Concerts morning symphony

FRI SAT STD CONC* subtotal

1 Asher Fisch Conducts & Plays Mozart

2 Brahms’ Violin Concerto

3 Stravinsky’s Petrushka

4 Asher Fisch Conducts Mahler 9

5 Elgar’s Cello Concerto

6 Stephen Hough Plays Beethoven

7 Piers Lane Plays Liszt

8 Handel’s Messiah

CLASSICS

STD CONC* subtotal

2 Romantic Rachmaninov

3 Harold in Italy

4 Schubert & Schumann

5 Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto

6 Romeo & Juliet

chamberˆ

1 Glorious Baroque

2 Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet

FRI SAT STD CONC* subtotal

1 Asher Fisch Conducts Tchaikovsky

THU

1 Asher Fisch Conducts Tchaikovsky

FRI SUN STD CONC* subtotal

3 Tchaikovsky’s Serenade

latitude

1 Latitude

2 Latitude

WASO AT THE MOVIES†

6 Schubert & Schumann

7 Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto

8 Sibelius’ Violin Concerto

2 Bernstein & Gershwin

3 Romantic Rachmaninov

4 Rossini’s Stabat Mater

5 Harold in Italy

WED SAT STD CONC* subtotal

FRI SAT PREM STD CONC* subtotal

^ Friday: Government House Ballroom. TOTAL $ 03 Sunday: Fremantle Town Hall. * For details on applicable concessions see page 46. ** Under 30 years prices are not available for Create Your †

Own Subscriptions. No discount for Premium.

single tickets** To purchase additional single tickets list the concerts and dates below. Refer to the Calendar on page 53 for dates. CONCERT TITLE

DATE (DD/MM)

SEATING PREFERANCE (PREMIUM, A, B, C, CHOIR)

subtotal

TYPE & QUALITY

/

Std

Conc*

U30

/

Std

Conc*

U30

/

Std

Conc*

U30

/

Std

Conc*

U30

$7.70

Transaction fee

* For details on applicable concessions see page 46. ** Transaction fees apply to all ticket purchases booked by phone, mail or internet.

TOTAL $ 04

donations Donations over $2 are tax deductible and will be acknowledged. Donors of $500 or over will be acknowledged as Patrons. I would like to make a Donation to support the Orchestra:

$500 

$100 

$50 

TOTAL $ 05

Other

Please send me information on making a Bequest to WASO. TOTALS & PAYMENT 01

  +  02

I am paying

  +  03

  +  04

Final total As above By instalment Subscriptions only

  +  05

2 instalments: Half of final total now, remainder to be paid on 24 January 2014.

3 instalments: ¹⁄³ of final now, ¹⁄³ of final on 24 January and ¹⁄³ on 21 February 2014.

FINAL $

HALF OF FINAL TOTAL

THIRD OF FINAL TOTAL

+ $7.70 HANDLING FEE

INSTALMENT AMOUNT

If paying by credit card, the 2nd (and 3rd) instalment will automatically be debited on the due date.

I am paying by

Cheque/money order Made payable to ‘West Australian Symphony Orchestra’

Cash Please do not send cash via mail

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Exp

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AMEX  

  Cardholder’s name

  Signature

Return form Mail WASO Subscriptions, Reply Paid 84130, East Perth WA 6892 FAX 08 9326 0099. If faxing form please do not also mail in person Visit the WASO Box Office at 445 Hay Street, Perth (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm).

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* A copy of all applicable concessions must be supplied with booking form. See page 46 for details.


49 Select 4 or more concerts from the list below and receive up to 20% discount and a host of additional benefits.*** Ticket prices for each concert (includes discount).

Standard

Premium† A

MASTERS 1, 2, 3, 4 & 7 4 Concerts | 10% discount CLASSICS 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6 5 – 7 Concerts | 15% discount 8+ Concerts | 20% discount

masters 5 & 6 4 Concerts | 10% discount CLASSICS 3 & 8 5 – 7 Concerts | 15% discount 8+ Concerts | 20% discount

masters 8 4 Concerts | 10% discount CLASSICS 7 5 – 7 Concerts | 15% discount

C ˆ

B

Concession** Premium† A B C ˆ

$78.30 $69.30 $50.00

$69.30 $60.30 $45.00

$73.95 $65.45 $50.00

$65.45 $56.95 $45.00

$69.60 $61.60 $50.00

$61.60 $53.60 $45.00

$82.80 $73.80 $55.00

$73.80 $64.80 $50.00

$78.20 $69.70 $55.00

$69.70 $61.20 $50.00

$73.60 $65.60 $55.00

$65.60 $57.60 $50.00

$87.30 $78.30 $60.00

$78.30 $69.30 $55.00

$82.45 $73.95 $60.00

$73.95 $65.45 $55.00

$77.60 $69.60 $60.00

8+ Concerts | 20% discount

WASO AT THE MOVIES

4 Concerts | 10% discount

$99.00 $80.10 $62.10 $49.00

$99.00 $80.10 $62.10 $49.00

$99.00+ $75.65 $58.65 $49.00

$99.00+ $75.65 $58.65 $49.00

+

5 – 7 Concerts | 15% discount

$69.60 $61.60 $55.00 +

8+ Concerts | 20% discount

$99.00+ $71.20 $55.20 $49.00

$99.00+ $71.20 $55.20 $49.00

MORNING SYMPHONY

4 Concerts | 10% discount

$51.30 (One Reserve)

$44.10 (One Reserve)

5 – 7 Concerts | 15% discount

$48.45 (One Reserve)

$41.65 (One Reserve)

8+ Concerts | 20% discount

$45.60 (One Reserve)

$39.20 (One Reserve)

CHAMBER

4 Concerts | 10% discount

$37.80 (One Reserve)

$37.80 (One Reserve)

5 – 7 Concerts | 15% discount

$35.70 (One Reserve)

$35.70 (One Reserve)

8+ Concerts | 20% discount

$33.60 (One Reserve)

$33.60 (One Reserve)

latitude

4 Concerts | 10% discount

$40.50 (One Reserve)

$40.50 (One Reserve)

5 – 7 Concerts | 15% discount 8+ Concerts | 20% discount

^ Restricted viewing. No Discount available for Reserve C. † No discount for Premium.

*

$38.25 (One Reserve)

$38.25 (One Reserve)

$36.00 (One Reserve)

$36.00 (One Reserve)

** For details on applicable concessions see page 46. *** Create Your Own Subscriptions exclude WASO Special Events except WASO at the Movies.

Single tickets for 2014 concerts will be on sale to the general public from 9am, Monday 2 December 2013 (unless otherwise stated on the concert pages).

Single ticket prices are subject to change from 2 December 2013.

Standard Concession** Under 30**

Premium A

B

C ˆ

choir† A

B

C ˆ

choir† A

B

C ˆ

choir†

BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL Beethoven’s Eroica & Pastoral

$105.00 $90.00 $80.00 $50.00 $35.00 $80.00 $70.00 $45.00 $30.00 $70.00 $60.00 $40.00 $25.00

Beethoven’s Fifth

$110.00 $95.00 $85.00 $55.00 $40.00 $85.00 $75.00 $50.00 $35.00 $75.00 $65.00 $45.00 $30.00

Beethoven’s Ninth

$115.00 $100.00 $90.00

MASTERS 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 CLASSICS 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 –

$60.00

$90.00

$80.00

$55.00

$80.00

$70.00

$50.00

$87.00 $77.00 $50.00 $30.00 $77.00 $67.00 $45.00 $30.00 $45.00 $35.00 $25.00 $18.00

MASTERS 5, 6 / CLASSICS 3, 8

$92.00 $82,00 $55.00 $30.00 $82.00 $72.00 $50.00 $30.00 $50.00 $40.00 $30.00 $18.00

MASTERS 8 / CLASSICS 7

$97.00 $87.00

WASO AT THE MOVIES

$60.00

$30.00

$87.00 $77.00 $55.00 $30.00 $55.00 $45.00 $35.00 $18.00

$99.00 $89.00 $69.00 $49.00

MORNING SYMPHONY

– $57.00 (One Reserve) $27.00 $49.00 (One Reserve)

$27.00

$25.00 (One Reserve)

$15.00

with buffet lunch $17.80

$44.80

$42.80 (One Reserve)

$32.80

$74.80 (One Reserve) $44.80 $66.80 (One Reserve)

CHAMBER

$42.00 (One Reserve)

FAMILY

$25.00 (One Reserve)

LATITUDE

$45.00 (One Reserve)

^ Restricted viewing. * Transaction fees apply to all single ticket purchases booked by phone, mail or internet. ** For details on applicable concessions see page 46.

$30.00 (One Reserve)

$ 30.00 (One Reserve)

† Choir stalls not available for WASO at the Movies, Beethoven Festival 4 – Beethoven’s Ninth, Classics 4 – Rossini’s Stabat Mater, and the Family concerts at the Perth Concert Hall.

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Composer

TITLE

ADAMS, JOHN The Chairman Dances BARBER Violin Concerto BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor Symphony No.1 Symphony No.2 Symphony No.3 Eroica Symphony No.4 Symphony No.5 Symphony No.6 Pastoral Symphony No.7 Symphony No.8 Symphony No.9 Choral BERLIOZ Harold in Italy Roman Carnival BERNSTEIN West Side Story – Symphonic Dances BIZET L’Arlésienne – Suite No.1 BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture Clarinet Quintet Hungarian Dance No.1 Violin Concerto BRAHMS/GLANERT Four Preludes and Serious Songs BRESCIANELLO Violin Concerto No.4 & Chaconne in A major BRUCKNER Symphony No.4 Romantic COPLAND Appalachian Spring DEBUSSY Images DVORAK Carnival Overture Serenade in D minor Symphony No.8 ELGAR Cello Concerto Introduction and Allegro FAURE Pelléas et Mélisande GEMINIANI Concerto grosso La Folia GERSHWIN An American in Paris GRANDAGE, IAIN After Silence… HANDEL Concerto HWV 310: Passacaglia Concerto grosso HWV 317 Messiah HAYDN Symphony No.26 Lamentatione LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 Les Préludes Piano Concerto No.1 MAHLER Symphony No.9 MOZART Clarinet Concerto Piano Concerto No.20 The Magic Flute: Overture PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet (excerpts) PUCCINI I crisantemi [The Chrysanthemums] RACHMANINOV Caprice bohémien Piano Concerto No.2 Symphonic Dances RAVEL La valse ROSSINI Stabat Mater SCHUBERT Quartettsatz Symphony in B minor Unfinished SCHUMANN Symphony No.3 Rhenish SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.5 SIBELIUS Violin Concerto STRAUSS, R. Death and Transfiguration Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks STRAVINSKY Petrushka [1947 version] TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings Symphony No.4 TELEMANN Flute Concerto in E minor TUUR, ERKKI-SVEN De Profundis AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Suite for Viola and Orchestra: Prelude & Galop VINE, CARL Concerto for Orchestra WORLD PREMIERE WAGNER Die Meistersinger – Suite WEBER Oberon: Overture waso.com.au | 08 9326 0000

DATE

Series

17 & 18 Oct Masters 7 4 & 5 Apr Classics 2 26 & 27 Sep Masters 6 15, 22 & 24 Aug Beethoven Festival 15, 22 & 24 Aug Beethoven Festival 15, 22 & 24 Aug Beethoven Festival 23 Aug Beethoven Festival 15, 22 & 24 Aug Beethoven Festival 29 Aug Beethoven Festival 29 Aug Beethoven Festival 30 & 31 Aug Beethoven Festival 30 & 31 Aug Beethoven Festival 26, 27 & 28 Jun Morning 3, Classics 5 13, 14 & 15 Nov Morning 6, Classics 8 4 & 5 Apr Classics 2 26, 27 & 28 Jun Morning 3, Classics 5 13, 14 & 15 Mar Morning 1, Classics 1 19 & 21 Sept Chamber 2 17 & 18 Oct Masters 7 28 & 29 Mar Masters 2 30 & 31 May Masters 3 21 & 23 Mar Chamber 1 1 & 2 Aug Masters 5 4 & 5 Apr Classics 2 26 & 27 Sep Masters 6 17 & 18 Oct Masters 7 28 & 30 Nov Chamber 3 28 & 29 Mar Masters 2 1 & 2 Aug Masters 5 14 & 15 Mar Classics 1 27 & 28 Jun Classics 5 21 & 23 Mar Chamber 1 4 & 5 Apr Classics 2 19 & 21 Sept Chamber 2 21 & 23 Mar Chamber 1 21 & 23 Mar Chamber 1 5 & 6 Dec Masters 8 6 & 7 Jun Classics 4 17 & 18 Oct Masters 7 17 & 18 Oct Masters 7 17 & 18 Oct Masters 7 13 & 14 Jun Masters 4 9, 10 & 11 Oct Morning 5, Classics 7 7 & 8 Mar Masters 1 7 & 8 Mar Masters 1 13, 14 & 15 Nov Morning 6, Classics 8 6 & 7 Jun Classics 4 1, 2 & 3 May Morning 2, Classics 3 1, 2 & 3 May Morning 2, Classics 3 9, 10 & 11 Oct Morning 5, Classics 7 26 & 27 Sep Masters 6 6 & 7 Jun Classics 4 19 & 21 Sept Chamber 2 7, 8 & 9 Aug Morning 4, Classics 6 7, 8 & 9 Aug Morning 4, Classics 6 2 & 3 May Classics 3 14 & 15 Nov Classics 8 7 & 8 Mar Masters 1 14 & 15 Mar Classics 1 30 & 31 May Masters 3 28 & 30 Nov Chamber 3 13, 14 & 15 Mar Morning 1, Classics 1 21 & 23 Mar Chamber 1 30 & 31 May Masters 3 27 & 28 Jun Classics 5 10 & 11 Oct Classics 7 7 & 8 Mar Masters 1 28 & 29 Mar Masters 2

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18 22 18 8 & 13 8 & 13 8 8 8 & 13 9 9 9 9 28 & 23 29 & 25 22 28 & 23 27 & 21 31 18 16 16 30 17 22 18 18 31 16 17 21 23 30 22 31 30 30 19 23 18 18 18 17 29 & 24 15 15 29 & 25 23 28 & 22 28 & 22 29 & 24 18 23 31 28 & 24 28 & 24 22 25 15 21 16 31 27 & 21 30 16 23 24 15 16


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Philanthropy has the power to sustain, build and enrich our lives.

All over the world I have been privileged to see and be a part of the extraordinary and beautiful work achieved through the generosity of philanthropic partnerships. It is always wonderful to meet the community of philanthropists who support the musical worlds I have been a part of, and the Patrons of WASO are no exception. I very much look forward to meeting you all. The WASO Philanthropy program is a wonderful way for Patrons to support their Orchestra. Philanthropy at WASO is so much more than giving to an organisation you love, it is joining in partnership with this wonderful Orchestra to continue sharing the joy of music throughout Western Australia. It is a partnership with a very clear vision: to touch souls and enrich lives through music.

The generosity of our Patrons is inspiring and sustains our ability to be at the cultural heart of Western Australia. The commitment of our Patrons is directly linked to our success. Our Patrons become closer to the Orchestra and form a special community of supporters. We proudly acknowledge the support of our Patrons who enable us to achieve our vision. There are many ways you can support WASO through annual donations to major gifts and bequests. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. For more information please contact: Alecia Benzie Executive Manager, Philanthropy 08 9326 0020 or benziea@waso.com.au

I look forward to the 2014 WASO season; it will be a vibrant, exciting and rewarding year. I invite you to join the extraordinary community that supports this wonderful Orchestra by becoming a Patron in 2014. Asher Fisch Principal Conductor & Artistic Adviser

WASO Philanthropy Partner

waso.com.au | 08 9326 0000


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PLATINUM PARTNERS

Symphony Partners

Concerto Partners

Overture Partners

Sonata Partners

Education Partners

School of Music  |   Tertiary Education Partner

Keynote Partners

Orchestra Supporters

Margaret River Wine Partners

Aravina Estate, Cape Mentelle Vineyards, Clairault Wines, Edwards Wines, Hamelin Bay Wines, Happs Wines, Howard Park Wines, Hutton Wines, Juniper Estate, Leeuwin Estate, Moss Wood, Pierro Margaret River Vineyards, Stella Bella, UMAMU Estate, Vasse Felix Media Partners

Funding Partners The West Australian Symphony Orchestra is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

To share in our vision and discuss the many opportunities available through corporate partnerships please contact Corporate Development on 08 9326 0004.

waso.com.au | 08 9326 0000


53

MONTH

DATE

February 22

DAY

CONCErT

series

Page LOCATION

Sat

Kate Ceberano & Teddy Tahu Rhodes with WASO

special event 1

36 Perth Zoo 37 Perth Zoo

23

Sun

Play Along with Sam & WASO

Special Event 2

MARCH

7 & 8

Fri & Sat

Asher Fisch Conducts & Plays Mozart

Masters 1 15

Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall

13

Thu

Asher Fisch Conducts Tchaikovsky

Morning 1

27

14 & 15

Fri & Sat

Asher Fisch Conducts Tchaikovsky

Classics 1

21 Perth Concert Hall

18

Tue

The Big Sing

Community event

40 Perth Concert Hall

21

Fri

Glorious Baroque

Chamber 1

30 Government House Ballroom

23

Sun

Glorious Baroque

Chamber 1 30

28 & 29 Fri & Sat

Brahms’ Violin Concerto

Masters 2

16

APRIL

4 & 5

Fri & Sat

Bernstein & Gershwin

Classics 2

22 Perth Concert Hall

12

Sat

Wesfarmers Centenary Community Concert

Community event

41

Henry Street Oval, Northam

26

Sat

Pixar in Concert

Special Event 3

37

Crown Theatre

MAY

1

Fremantle Town Hall Perth Concert Hall

Thu

Romantic Rachmaninov

Morning 2

28 Perth Concert Hall

2 & 3

Fri & Sat

Romantic Rachmaninov

Classics 3

22

Perth Concert Hall

30 & 31

Fri & Sat

Stravinsky’s Petrushka

Masters 3

16

Perth Concert Hall

JUNE

6 & 7

Fri & Sat

Rossini’s Stabat Mater

Classics 4

23 Perth Concert Hall

13 & 14

Fri & Sat

Asher Fisch Conducts Mahler 9

Masters 4

17 Perth Concert Hall

20 & 21

Fri & Sat

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

special event 4

38 Riverside Theatre, PCEC

26

Thu

Harold in Italy

Morning 3

28 Perth Concert Hall

27 & 28

Fri & Sat

Harold in Italy

Classics 5

23 Perth Concert Hall

18

JULY

Fri

The Cook, The Chef & WASO

Special Event 5

39

27

Sun

Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Family 1

35

AUGUST

1 & 2

Fri & Sat

Elgar’s Cello Concerto

Masters 5

17 Perth Concert Hall

7

Thu

Schubert & Schumann

Morning 4

28 Perth Concert Hall

8 & 9

Fri & Sat

Schubert & Schumann

Classics 6

24

15

Fri

Beethoven’s Fifth

WASO in Albany

13

22 & 24

Fri & Sun

Beethoven’s Fifth

Beethoven Festival 1

08 Perth Concert Hall

23

Sat

Beethoven’s Eroica

Beethoven Festival 2

08 Perth Concert Hall

29

Fri

Beethoven’s Pastoral

Beethoven Festival 3

09 Perth Concert Hall

30 & 31

Riverside Theatre, PCEC Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall Albany Ent Centre

Sat & Sun Beethoven’s Ninth

Beethoven Festival 4

09 Perth Concert Hall

SEPTEMBER 19

Fri

Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet

Chamber 2

31

21

Sun

Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet

Chamber 2

31 Fremantle Town Hall

26 & 27

Fri & Sat

Stephen Hough Plays Beethoven

Masters 6

18 Perth Concert Hall

OCTOBER

Government House Ballroom

1

Wed

Latitude New Music Festival

Latitude 1

33 Astor Theatre

4

Sat

Latitude New Music Festival

Latitude 2

33

9

Thu

Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto

Morning 5

29 Perth Concert Hall

10 & 11

Fri & Sat

Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto

Classics 7

24

14

Tue

The Rusty Orchestra

Community event

41 Perth Concert Hall

17 & 18

Fri & Sat

Piers Lane Plays Liszt

Masters 7

18

Sun

Maximus Musicus Visits the Orchestra

Family 2

35 Perth Concert Hall

Thu

Romeo & Juliet

Morning 6

29 Perth Concert Hall

NOVEMBER 2

Astor Theatre Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall

13

14 & 15

Fri & Sat

Sibelius’ Violin Concerto

Classics 8

25

21 & 22

Fri & Sat

WASO at the Movies

Special Event 6

39 Perth Concert Hall

28

Fri

Tchaikovsky’s Serenade

Chamber 3

31 Government House Ballroom

30

Sun

Tchaikovsky’s Serenade

Chamber 3

31 Fremantle Town Hall

Fri & Sat

Handel’s Messiah

Masters 8

19

Sat

Symphony in the City

Community event

41 Langley Park

Thank YOU Thanks to all the WASO staff and musicians who contributed their time in creating this brochure.

We will do everything in our power to present the programs listed in this brochure, but sometimes things happen that are beyond our control. In these instances we will have to vary the program without notice and we ask for your understanding.

DECEMBER 5 & 6

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Brochure Design Chil3 – chil3.com Photography Craig & Emma Kinder – f22photography.com

Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall

Guest Artist and Speaker Photo Credits ABC, Frances Andrijich, Sussie Ahlburg, Nik Babic, Marco Borggreve, Felix Broede, Sim Canetty, Cal Crary, Ben Ealovega, Bridget Elliot, Corrado Maria Falsini, Steven Godbee, Chris Gonz, Hiroyuki Ito, Irene Kim, Pavel Kozhevnikov, Tony McDonough, Irina Podushko, Gabrielle Revere, Eric Richmond and Elvind Senneset. Latitude photo by Anthony Tran.

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