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WASO 2018

West Australian Symphony Orchestra 2018 SEASON ASHER FISCH PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR

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COMMUNITY & EDUCATION

"Asher Fisch proved a match

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CONCERT CALENDAR

& WASO has made in heaven." Limelight Magazine

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CELEBRATING 90 YEARS

WASO – Celebrating 90 Years in 2018 PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR & ARTISTIC ADVISER Asher Fisch

CONDUCTOR LAUREATE Vladimir Verbitsky

Partnered by Wesfarmers Arts

VIOLIN

PICCOLO

TRUMPET

Laurence Jackson

Michael Waye

Brent Grapes

Benjamin Caddy Alison Hall Concertmaster Rachael Kirk Semra Lee-Smith Allan McLean Assistant Concertmaster Elliot O’Brien Graeme Norris Helen Tuckey Principal 1st Violin Zak Rowntree* Principal 2nd Violin

Kylie Liang

CELLO

Rod McGrath

Assoc Principal 2nd Violin

Principal

Sarah Blackman Fleur Challen Stephanie Dean Rebecca Glorie Beth Hebert Alexandra Isted Sunmi Jung Christina Katsimbardis Ellie Lawrence Akiko Miyazawa Melanie Pearn Ken Peeler Louise Sandercock Jolanta Schenk Jane Serrangeli Jacek Slawomirski Kate Sullivan Bao Di Tang Cerys Tooby David Yeh

Louise McKay

VIOLA
 Alex Brogan

Assoc Principal

Chair partnered by Tokyo Gas

Assoc Principal

Chair partnered by Penrhos College

Principal

OBOE

Evan Cromie Assoc Principal

Liz Chee

Peter Miller

COR ANGLAIS

Joshua Davis

Assoc Principal

Leanne Glover Principal

CLARINET Allan Meyer Principal

Shigeru Komatsu Oliver McAslan Nicholas Metcalfe Eve Silver* Fotis Skordas Tim South Xiaole Wu

Lorna Cook

DOUBLE BASS

Principal

BASS CLARINET

TROMBONE Principal

Liam O’Malley Assoc Principal

BASS TROMBONE Philip Holdsworth Principal

TUBA

Alexander Millier

Cameron Brook

BASSOON

TIMPANI

Principal

Principal

Jane Kircher-Lindner Alex Timcke

Andrew Sinclair*

Chair partnered by Sue & Ron Wooller

Principal

Adam Mikulicz

Joan Wright

Principal

Assoc Principal

Assoc Principal

Principal

PERCUSSION Brian Maloney Principal

Chair partnered by

CONTRABASSOON Stott Hoare Louise Elaerts Christine Reitzenstein Chloe Turner
 HARP Principal Andrew Tait Sarah Bowman Mark Tooby Principal HORN

FLUTE

David Evans

Andrew Nicholson

Julian Leslie

Principal

Kierstan Arkleysmith Mary-Anne Blades Assoc Principal Nik Babic Chair partnered by Lesley & Peter Davies

CHORUS DIRECTOR

Christopher van Tuinen

Principal

Assoc Principal

Robert Gladstones Principal 3rd Horn

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

Julia Brooke Francesco Lo Surdo

CHORUS VOCAL COACH

Andrew Foote

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Contents

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Tristan und Isolde

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Masters Series

WASO’s 90th Anniversary Gala. Wagner’s groundbreaking opera with a stellar cast.

Orchestral masterworks and performances from world-renowned artists. MACA Limited

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Classics Series

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Morning Symphony Series

Classical music’s ‘greatest hits’ with Australian and international soloists.

One-hour daytime concerts featuring much-loved classics.

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NEW

WASO's Festival of Chamber Music Two days of superb music for chamber ensembles and chamber orchestra.

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Family

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Pops Series

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Special Events

A one-hour concert for families: Carnival of the Animals.

James Morrison and Circus Oz with WASO.

A mix of contemporary music, sparkling classical music, pop culture and movie concerts.


CELEBRATING 90 YEARS

2018 Season Ticket Packages The most affordable way to attend WASO’s 2018 Season concerts.

Choose Your 2018 Ticket Package & save up to 20% 01. Concert Packages Choose from our Masters, Classics, Morning Symphony, Pops and WASO’s Festival of Chamber Music Packages.

02. Create Your Own Packages Choose 3 or more concerts from WASO’s Favourites, Last Night at the Proms, Handel’s Messiah and our Masters, Classics, Morning Symphony and Pops Series.

Subscriber-Only Benefits 01.

Save up to 20% off the regular ticket price.

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Discounts on most additional tickets purchased.

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No single ticket price increases.

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Free ticket exchanges if your schedule changes.

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Pre-sale priority for newlyadded concerts.

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No transaction fees for subscription packages.

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Invitations to free subscriberonly Open Rehearsals.

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Pay in 2, 3 or 4 instalments.

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Subscriber card discounts.

Subscribe Now 08 9326 0000 – waso.com.au or complete the booking form on page 41

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Tristan und Isolde

WASO’s 90th Anniversary Gala 8


TRISTAN UND ISOLDE

Principal Conductor Asher Fisch conducts Wagner’s groundbreaking opera with the finest cast ever assembled in Australia. Thursday 16 August 6pm - 11pm Sunday 19 August 2pm - 7pm M

Perth Concert Hall

Ticket Prices

To celebrate WASO’s 90th year, Principal Conductor Asher Fisch, one of today’s supreme Wagner interpreters, leads two performances of Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at Perth Concert Hall.

Reserve Standard Concession* Gold

$225

$225

Premium $195

$195

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$165

$150

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$125

$115

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$90

$85

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$60

$55

* Concession details see page 40. ^ Restricted viewing.

Interval menus are available to pre-purchase. Order at booking to avoid any waiting periods. Bookings are essential. Book online at waso.com.au or call the WASO Box Office on 08 9326 0000.

WAGNER Tristan und Isolde Asher Fisch conductor Stuart Skelton Tristan Eva-Maria Westbroek Isolde Ekaterina Gubanova Brangäne Boaz Daniel Kurwenal Kwangchul Youn King Marke Angus Wood Melot Paul O'Neill Young Sailor/Shepherd Adrian Tamburini Steersman WASO Chorus St George’s Cathedral Consort

Composed in a state of ecstatic infatuation, this groundbreaking opera is one of the greatest of all tragic love stories. Young lovers Tristan and Isolde share a passion so overwhelming that it transcends the bounds of their earthly existence. Thwarted in life, only in death can their love be transfigured and their souls united in a metaphysical hereafter. To portray the heightened passions of this epic drama, Wagner pushed his music into unprecedented expressive territory, revolutionising the art form and forever changing the boundaries of the possible. WASO is thrilled to welcome the finest Tristan of our time, superstar tenor Stuart Skelton, and world-renowned soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek to headline an exceptional cast of Australian and international singers. Witnessing a great performance of Tristan und Isolde is a revelatory experience. Be transported by the emotions, intensity, drama and sheer sumptuous beauty of Wagner’s magnificent masterpiece. Sung in German with English subtitles.

Book Now – 08 9326 0000 – waso.com.au Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts Supported by media partner Foxtel Arts

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Matinee

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Masters Series Orchestral masterworks and performances from world-renowned artists.

Strauss’ Alpine Symphony – Mahler 4 – Ravel’s Boléro – Rachmaninov's 3rd Piano Concerto Shostakovich 8 – Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances – Bruckner 8 – Debussy's Nocturnes 10


MASTERS SERIES

Masters Series Asher Fisch – Ludovic Morlot – Veronika Eberle – Gautier Capuçon Jean-Yves Thibaudet – Ning Feng – Piers Lane – Kathryn Stott – Cédric Tiberghien

Choose Your Season Package 8 Concert Package / Save 20% Free ticket exchanges available.** Subscribers can pay in 2, 3 or 4 instalments. Get the best available and same seats for each concert in the series. Reserve

Standard

Concession*

Under 30

A

$621.60

$557.60

$327.20

B

$544.80

$480.80

$263.20

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$489.00

$449.00

$249.00

Prices include the 20% discount in A and B reserve only.

* Concession details see page 40. ** Conditions apply. ^ Restricted viewing.

Add WASO's Chamber Music Festival Package Friday Package / Save 30%

$80

Saturday Package / Save 35%

$90

Friday & Saturday Package / Save 40%

$150

All concerts are unreserved seating.

Add-on single tickets Tristan und Isolde and WASO Chorus Sings.

Add-on single tickets or include these concerts in a Create Your Own Package WASO’s Favourites, Last Night at the Proms and Handel’s Messiah.

Create Your Own / Save up to 20% Want more flexibility? Include these concerts in a Create Your Own package. Choose 3 or more concerts, get the best available seats and all subscriber benefits.

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Strauss’ Alpine Symphony & Asher Fisch Conducts Beethoven’s Violin Concerto Debussy & Ravel

The majestic glory of the Alps and the virtuosity of Veronika Eberle.

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Be transported by evocative, atmospheric masterpieces.

Friday 9 March 7.30pm Saturday 10 March 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

Friday 23 March 7.30pm Saturday 24 March 7.30pm* Perth Concert Hall

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto STRAUSS, R. An Alpine Symphony

SIBELIUS Tapiola NIELSEN Flute Concerto DEBUSSY Nocturnes RAVEL La valse

Asher Fisch conductor Veronika Eberle violin (pictured)

Principal Conductor Asher Fisch leads WASO through one of the most grandiose and extravagant of all orchestral works, Strauss’ An Alpine Symphony. This enthralling musical travelogue charts a journey to the peaks of the Bavarian Alps, through dark forests, ferocious storms and a stunning waterfall. Acclaimed German violinist Veronika Eberle makes her WASO debut and tackles the summit of a violinist’s repertoire, Beethoven’s magnificent Violin Concerto. “Eberle was a commanding stage presence even in quiet passages - the true test of a star performer.” - LA Times “… prepare to hear Eine Alpensinfonie elevated to the level of a Bruckner or Mahler symphony under the baton of Asher Fisch. Highly recommended.” - Limelight Magazine

Asher Fisch conductor (pictured) Andrew Nicholson flute WASO Chorus

The intoxicating colours of Debussy’s impressionistic masterpiece Nocturnes conjure images of gently passing clouds, a vibrant festival and ocean waves glinting in moonlight. Inspired by Finnish mythology, Sibelius’ Tapiola is an evocation of the power, mystery and beauty of a Nordic forest. WASO’s Principal Flute Andrew Nicholson showcases his refined lyricism and immaculate technique in Carl Nielsen’s mercurial and dramatic Flute Concerto. Ravel’s La valse concludes this concert with a shattering, darkly exultant transformation of Vienna’s most famous courtly dance.

*Meet the Musician Andrew Nicholson, Principal Flute Post-concert Saturday night Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

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Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts Meet the Musician is supported by Wesfarmers Arts


MASTERS SERIES

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Ravel’s Boléro & Two Pianos

Asher Fisch Conducts Mahler 4

A double concerto premiere and Boléro’s unstoppable energy!

Asher Fisch and WASO continue their journey through Mahler’s symphonies.

Friday 11 May 7.30pm Saturday 12 May 7.30pm* Perth Concert Hall

Friday 22 June 7.30pm Saturday 23 June 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

STRAVINSKY Dumbarton Oaks CARL VINE Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra PROKOFIEV Lieutenant Kijé: Suite RAVEL Boléro

SCHUBERT arr. MAHLER Death and the Maiden: Andante con moto BERIO Folk Songs MAHLER Symphony No.4

Rory Macdonald conductor Piers Lane piano Kathryn Stott piano (pictured)

Three colourful works frame Carl Vine’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, given its world premiere in Perth by luminaries Piers Lane and Kathryn Stott. First, Stravinsky’s witty and elegant Dumbarton Oaks, a neo-classical jewel of the repertoire inspired by Bach’s´ Brandenburg concertos. Then the jaunty satire of Prokofiev’s suite from the 1934 film Lieutenant Kijé. And finally, the hypnotic Boléro, building inexorably to a finale that’s nothing short of ecstatic!

*Meet the Artists Piers Lane, Kathryn Stott and Carl Vine Post-concert Saturday night

Asher Fisch conductor (pictured) Stefanie Irányi mezzo-soprano

Praised for her innate musicality and ‘vocal radiance’, Stefanie Irányi joins WASO in the ethereal finale of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, a song that describes a child’s vision of Heaven “the angelic voices gladden our senses, so that all awaken for joy”. Mahler’s sunniest symphony opens with sleighbells and birdsong, full of expressive orchestral detail and glorious melody. We open the concert with Schubert’s exquisite Death and the Maiden before traversing the world in Berio’s Folk Songs, a beautiful 11-song cycle featuring melodies from the Appalachians to Azerbaijan.

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

Meet the Artists is supported by Wesfarmers Arts Carl Vine’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra was commissioned by Geoff Stearn for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and co-commissioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra D

WASO Debut

World Premiere

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Cédric Tiberghien Plays Rachmaninov 3

French Flair: Morlot, Capuçon & Thibaudet

Exotic colours from Bartók and Rachmaninov's virtuosic Third Piano Concerto.

Friday 24 August 7.30pm* Saturday 25 August 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

Friday 12 October 7.30pm* Saturday 13 October 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.3 BARTOK Dance Suite BARTOK The Miraculous Mandarin: Suite

DEBUSSY Images: Ibéria RICHARD DUBUGNON Eros Athanatos Fantaisie concertante for cello and piano RACHMANINOV Symphonic Dances

Asher Fisch conductor Cédric Tiberghien piano (pictured)

French pianist Cédric Tiberghien returns to WASO in an exhilarating concert featuring Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto. Fiendishly virtuosic and powerfully emotional, “Rach 3” is an all-time audience favourite. Bartók wrote his folk-influenced Dance Suite to mark the 50th anniversary of the unification of the Hungarian cities of Buda and Pest. His Miraculous Mandarin Suite is one of the twentieth-century’s most dazzling scores, a dangerously seductive portrayal of lust and violence - dramatic, mysterious and sinister. “Tiberghien’s technique is formidable, but it’s his intensity and poetic impulsiveness that catch the ear.” - Boston Globe

*Meet the Artist Asher Fisch Post-concert Friday night Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts Meet the Artist is supported by Wesfarmers Arts

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A world premiere and Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances.

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Ludovic Morlot conductor Gautier Capuçon cello Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano (pictured)

Two of the greatest living French instrumentalists perform together for the very first time in Australia in a highlight of the WASO season - the world premiere of Swiss composer Richard Dubugnon's Eros Athanatos. Setting the scene is Debussy’s Ibéria, music of dazzling expressive power, drenched in the intoxicating sounds of Spain. To conclude, Ludovic Morlot unleashes Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances – music of taut muscularity that showcases all the exceptional colours of the orchestra.

*Meet the Artist Ludovic Morlot Post-concert Friday night World Artist Ludovic Morlot appears courtesy of Singapore Airlines Meet the Artist is supported by Wesfarmers Arts Richard Dubugnon’s Eros Athanatos was commissioned by WASO with support from Jude and Barrie Lepley, and the Royal Flanders Philharmonic, L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Beijing Music Festival Arts Foundation


MASTERS SERIES

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Asher Fisch Conducts Strauss & Bruckner

Karina Canellakis & Ning Feng: Russian Masterworks

Music of war and freedom from Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

A poignant valediction and a monumental symphony.

Friday 9 November 7.30pm Saturday 10 November 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

Friday 23 November 7.30pm Saturday 24 November 7.30pm* Perth Concert Hall

STRAUSS, R. Metamorphosen BRUCKNER Symphony No.8

PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No.2 SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.8

Asher Fisch conductor (pictured)

Bruckner’s last-completed symphony is a work of breathtaking magnificence, a monumental “cathedral of sound”. Asher Fisch and WASO take you on an astounding journey from its tremoring, misty beginning through grand themes and gorgeous chorales to climactic elation. To hear this immense work performed live is an awe-inspiring experience. Metamorphosen is Richard Strauss’ anguished response to the wartime destruction of Germany’s culture. Composed for 23 solo strings, its unfolding complexity and elegiac beauty make this heartfelt expression of collective sorrow one of his very greatest works. “… From the opening bars with the languorous climbing phrases Fisch brought a breadth and vehemence to Bruckner's orchestral dialogue.” Limelight magazine

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

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Karina Canellakis conductor (pictured) Ning Feng violin

The most profound of Shostakovich’s ‘War Symphonies’ echoes the suffering of 1943 on a tremendous scale, ferocious and harrowing. A statement of personal grief amid mass devastation, the poignant ending yearns not for heroic victory, but for peace. Prokofiev was on the verge of returning to Russia after decades in the West when he wrote his bittersweet Second Violin Concerto. Ning Feng returns to astonish WASO audiences with his effortless, soaring virtuosity. “Ning Feng demonstrated the form that places him well to the forefront of violin virtuosi... he wooed and won the heart of every listener." The West Australian

*Meet the Artist Karina Canellakis Post-concert Saturday night Meet the Artist is supported by Wesfarmers Arts

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WASO Debut

World Premiere

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MACA Limited

Classics Series Classical music’s ‘greatest hits’ with Australian and international soloists.

Beethoven 9 – Dvorák’s New World – Mozart's 39th Symphony – Tchaikovsky 4 � Prokofiev 5 – Grieg’s Piano Concerto – Dvorák’s Cello Concerto – Bernstein 100 � 16


MACA LIMITED CLASSICS SERIES

MACA Limited

Classics Series Asher Fisch – Ludovic Morlot – Ingrid Fliter – Pablo Ferrández Gautier Capuçon – Alexandre Da Costa – Andrey Gugnin – Grace Clifford

Choose Your Season Package 8 Concert Package / Save 20% Free ticket exchanges available.** Subscribers can pay in 2, 3 or 4 instalments. Get the best available and same seats for each concert in the series. Reserve

Standard

Concession*

Under 30

A

$621.60

$557.60

$327.20

B

$544.80

$480.80

$263.20

C^

$489.00

$449.00

$249.00

Prices include the 20% discount in A and B reserve only.

* Concession details see page 40. ** Conditions apply. ^ Restricted viewing.

Add WASO's Chamber Music Festival Package Friday Package / Save 30%

$80

Saturday Package / Save 35%

$90

Friday & Saturday Package / Save 40%

$150

All concerts are unreserved seating.

Add-on single tickets Tristan und Isolde and WASO Chorus Sings.

Add-on single tickets or include these concerts in a Create Your Own Package WASO’s Favourites, Last Night at the Proms and Handel’s Messiah.

Create Your Own / Save up to 20% Want more flexibility? Include these concerts in a Create Your Own package. Choose 3 or more concerts, get the best available seats and all subscriber benefits.

Subscribe Now – 08 9326 0000 – waso.com.au or complete the booking form on page 41. 17


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Ode to Joy: Asher Fisch Conducts Beethoven 9

Ingrid Fliter Plays Mendelssohn

WASO celebrates 90 years with a timeless testament to humanity.

A dazzling concerto and Tchaikovsky’s powerful ‘Fate’ Symphony.

Thursday 15 March 7.30pm Friday 16 March 7.30pm Saturday 17 March 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

BEETHOVEN Zur Namensfeier: Overture BEETHOVEN Fantasia for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra Choral Fantasy BEETHOVEN Symphony No.9 Choral

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Asher Fisch conductor/piano (pictured) Rachelle Durkin soprano Fiona Campbell mezzo-soprano Henry Choo tenor David Parkin bass WASO Chorus

What better way to celebrate WASO’s 90th anniversary year than with Beethoven’s majestic Ninth Symphony! This is music of life-affirming exaltation, a glorious celebration of universal brotherhood. Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy is a dazzling piano solo, a concerto and a large-scale choral work all in one! Asher Fisch is both soloist and conductor in this unique work of grandeur and lyricism, in which Beethoven foreshadows his own Ninth Symphony and its iconic ‘Ode to Joy’ finale.

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

Friday 6 April 7.30pm* Saturday 7 April 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No.1 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.4 D

Dan Ettinger conductor Ingrid Fliter piano (pictured)

Composed when he was just 21, Mendelssohn’s spirited First Piano Concerto positively overflows with precocious, youthful bravura. Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter’s sublime musicianship perfectly showcases its crystalline passagework and charming melodies. Israeli conductor Dan Ettinger makes his WASO debut with the brilliant whirlwind of Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and Tchaikovsky’s passionate Fourth Symphony, an emotionally gripping masterpiece that wrestles with fate and emerges gloriously triumphant. “Ingrid Filter brings out all of Mendelssohn's melodic genius while deftly handling all of the work's demands on the virtuoso.” - Classic FM

*Meet the Artist Ingrid Fliter Post-concert Friday night Meet the Artist is supported by Wesfarmers Arts

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MACA LIMITED CLASSICS SERIES

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A Night in Vienna

The Best of Bernstein

WASO celebrates the 100th birthday of the composer of West Side Story.

Elegance, charm and sparkling melodies.

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Friday 15 June 7.30pm* Saturday 16 June 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

Friday 29 June 7.30pm Saturday 30 June 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

STRAUSS, J. II Die Fledermaus: Overture KREISLER Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta STRAUSS, R. Der Rosenkavalier: Suite STRAUSS, J. II Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz) KREISLER Liebesfreud KREISLER Liebesleid KREISLER Schön Rosmarin STRAUSS, JOSEF Die Libelle STRAUSS, J. II On the Beautiful Blue Danube

BERNSTEIN Candide: Overture BERNSTEIN On the Waterfront: Suite BERNSTEIN On The Town: Three Dance Episodes BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms BERNSTEIN West Side Story: Symphonic Dances

Asher Fisch conductor Alexandre Da Costa violin (pictured)

WASO celebrates Vienna at its glittering, exuberant best in a concert of luxurious, charming music from the olde worlde capital of classical music. Be swept away by the lilting waltzes of Johann Strauss Jr. including On the Beautiful Blue Danube, seduced by the charming violin music of Fritz Kreisler and dazzled by the sophisticated elegance of Richard Strauss’ waltz-filled Suite from Der Rosenkavalier.

Benjamin Northey conductor Nicholas Tolputt countertenor WASO Chorus

Composer, conductor, educator - Leonard Bernstein was quite simply one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth-century. Extravagantly talented and boundlessly creative, he fused genres and styles to create quintessentially American music. To mark the 100th anniversary of Bernstein's birth, Benjamin Northey conducts a spectacular program showcasing 'Lenny’s' work for Broadway, film screen and concert stage, from the streetwise West Side Story to the hopeful and uplifting Chichester Psalms.

*Meet the Musicians Andrew Sinclair, Principal Double Bass and Kylie Liang, Associate Principal 2nd Violin Post-concert Friday night Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts Meet the Musicians is supported by Wesfarmers Arts D

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Pablo Ferrández Plays Dvorák’s Cello Concerto �

WASO Plays Mozart & Dvorák �

Dvorák’s � transcendent beauty and Prokofiev’s triumph over adversity.

A sublime symphony and a rustic concerto – plus a touch of jazz.

Friday 13 July 7.30pm Saturday 14 July 7.30pm* Perth Concert Hall

Friday 31 August 7.30pm* Saturday 1 September 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

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ANNA CLYNE Masquerade DVORAK Cello Concerto PROKOFIEV Symphony No.5

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Joshua Weilerstein conductor Pablo Ferrández cello (pictured)

MOZART Don Giovanni: Overture DVORAK Violin Concerto MARTINU Jazz Suite MOZART Symphony No.39

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Exciting young Spanish cellist Pablo Ferrández makes his WASO debut performing a cornerstone of the cello repertoire - Dvorák’s � ever-popular Concerto. Its exquisite melodies and lush harmonies are the work of a composer nostalgic for his homeland and mourning a beloved sister. Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony is a wartime testament which the composer described as “a symphony of the greatness of the human spirit”. This powerful work is brought to life by rising star American conductor Joshua Weilerstein. “Pablo Ferrández will be one of the best cellists in the future. No: he is already.” Diapason Magazine (France)

*Meet the Artist Joshua Weilerstein Post-concert Saturday night Meet the Artist is supported by Wesfarmers Arts

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Leo Hussain conductor Grace Clifford violin (pictured)

The sublime perfection of Mozart bookends this program, complemented by the irresistible ° Jazz 1920s rhythms and colours of Martinu’s Suite. One of his final symphonic masterpieces, Mozart’s radiant 39th Symphony contrasts intimacy with grandeur - and not just a little musical mischief! The rustic vitality and lyricism of Dvorák’s � evergreen Violin Concerto is perfectly suited to Grace Clifford, 2014 winner of the ABC Young Performer of the Year Award. “Clifford’s depth of musical maturity is way beyond her years.” - Limelight Magazine

*Meet the Artists Leo Hussain and Grace Clifford Post-concert Friday night Meet the Artists is supported by Wesfarmers Arts


MACA LIMITED CLASSICS SERIES

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Gautier Capuçon Plays Tchaikovsky

Grieg’s Piano Concerto & Dvorák’s New World �

Asher Fisch conducts soul-stirring Romantic favourites.

A cello tour de force plus colourful impressions of the sea.

Friday 16 November 7.30pm Saturday 17 November 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

Friday 5 October 7.30pm Saturday 6 October 7.30pm* Perth Concert Hall

SIBELIUS The Tempest: Prelude TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme TCHAIKOVSKY Andante Cantabile SIBELIUS Oceanides DEBUSSY La Mer D

Ludovic Morlot conductor Gautier Capuçon cello (pictured)

Superstar cellist Gautier Capuçon returns to WASO to perform Tchaikovsky’s delightful Variations on a Rococo Theme, a work that combines elegance and grace with daring displays of technical brilliance. Making his WASO debut, French conductor Ludovic Morlot directs two evocative tone poems by Sibelius and Debussy that reflect the sea, like impressionist paintings rendered with music. The iridescent glint of sunlight on gentle waters, crashing waves and fearsome storms are portrayed with glistening, vivid orchestral colour.

*Meet the Artist Gautier Capuçon Post-concert Saturday night

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LACHLAN SKIPWORTH New Work GRIEG Piano Concerto DVORAK Symphony No.9 From the New World Asher Fisch conductor Andrey Gugnin piano (pictured)

Dvorák’s earthy and dynamic Ninth Symphony, � his musical love letter to the New World, was performed at WASO’s very first concert in 1928! Ninety years later, it is still adored for its youthful energy and wistful Largo, simultaneously joyous and profound. The concert begins with a world premiere from award-winning West Australian composer Lachlan Skipworth followed by Grieg’s much-loved Piano Concerto. “In Andrey Gugnin we have found a glorious ambassador and star pianist.” Piers Lane, Artistic Director, Sydney International Piano Competition

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

World Artist Ludovic Morlot appears courtesy of Singapore Airlines Meet the Artist is supported by Wesfarmers Arts

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Morning Symphony Series One-hour daytime concerts featuring much-loved classics.

Ravel’s Boléro – Dvorák’s New World – Mahler 4 – Strauss’ Alpine Symphony – Prokofiev 5 � Tchaikovsky 4 – Rachmaninov’s 3rd Piano Concerto – Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances 22


MORNING SYMPHONY SERIES

Morning Symphony Series Wesfarmers Arts free pre-concert talk in the auditorium of Perth Concert Hall at 9.40am. Complimentary tea and coffee prior to the concert. Enjoy a buffet lunch for only $21.

Choose Your Season Package 8 Concert Package / Save 20% Free ticket exchanges available.** Subscribers can pay in 2, 3 or 4 instalments. Get the best available and same seats for each concert in the series. Reserve

Standard

Concession*

Under 30

One Reserve

$390.40

$326.40

$198.40

Prices include the 20% discount in A and B reserve only.

* Concession details see page 40. ** Conditions apply. ^ Restricted viewing.

Add-on a Perth Concert Hall buffet lunch for only $21 Complete the booking form on page 41, book online at waso.com.au or call the WASO Box Office on 08 9326 0000. Bookings are essential.

Add-on tickets for our matinee concerts Tristan und Isolde, WASO Chorus Sings and WASO’s Chamber Music Festival.

Add-on tickets or include these matinee concerts in a Create Your Own Package WASO’s Favourites, Last Night at the Proms and Handel’s Messiah.

Create Your Own / Save up to 20% Want more flexibility? Include these concerts in a Create Your Own package. Choose 3 or more concerts, get the best available seats and all subscriber benefits.

Subscribe Now – 08 9326 0000 – waso.com.au or complete the booking form on page 41. 23


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Asher Fisch Conducts Strauss’ Alpine Symphony

Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony

Dan Ettinger debuts with a dramatic masterpiece.

A majestic musical journey through the glorious Alps.

Thursday 8 March 11am Perth Concert Hall

Thursday 5 April 11am Perth Concert Hall

STRAUSS, R. An Alpine Symphony

SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.4

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To mark the opening of the Morning Symphony Series in our 90th anniversary year, Asher Fisch conducts one of the most majestic and extravagant of all orchestral works, Strauss' An Alpine Symphony. Strauss’ enthralling musical travelogue depicts a journey to the peaks of the Bavarian Alps, through dark forests, ferocious storms and a stunning waterfall. “… prepare to hear Eine Alpensinfonie elevated to the level of a Bruckner or Mahler symphony under the baton of Asher Fisch. Highly recommended.” Limelight Magazine

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

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Dan Ettinger conductor (pictured)

Israeli conductor Dan Ettinger makes his WASO debut with the brilliant whirlwind of Shostakovich’s Festive Overture. Tchaikovsky’s tempestuous Fourth Symphony is an emotionally gripping masterpiece that wrestles with fate and emerges gloriously triumphant. "... Dan Ettinger conducted a vibrant, tightly wrought account that revealed the myriad of details..." - New York Times


MORNING SYMPHONY SERIES

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Ravel’s Boléro

Asher Fisch Conducts Mahler 4

Asher Fisch and WASO continue their journey through Mahler’s symphonies.

Witty, jaunty and mesmerising – music by three masters.

Thursday 10 May 11am Perth Concert Hall

Thursday 21 June 11am Perth Concert Hall

STRAVINSKY Dumbarton Oaks PROKOFIEV Lieutenant Kijé: Suite RAVEL Boléro

MAHLER Symphony No.4

Rory Macdonald conductor (pictured)

Scottish conductor Rory Macdonald leads WASO in three colourful works. First, Stravinsky’s witty and elegant Dumbarton Oaks, a neo-classical jewel of the repertoire inspired by Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. Then the jaunty satire of Prokofiev’s suite from the 1934 film Lieutenant Kijé. And finally, the hypnotic Boléro, building inexorably to a finale that’s nothing short of ecstatic! "Rory Macdonald encouraged the orchestra to bloom with added colour and muscle, eliciting some of the most unified and sonically alluring playing…” - San Diego Story

Asher Fisch conductor (pictured) Stefanie Irányi mezzo-soprano

Praised for her innate musicality and ‘vocal radiance’, Stefanie Irányi joins WASO in the ethereal finale of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, music that describes a child’s vision of Heaven - “the angelic voices gladden our senses, so that all awaken for joy”. Mahler’s sunniest symphony opens with sleighbells and birdsong, full of expressive orchestral detail and glorious melody.

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

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Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony

Cédric Tiberghien Plays Rachmaninov 3

Exotic colours from Bartók and Rachmaninov's virtuosic Third Piano Concerto.

A great wartime testament to the human spirit.

Thursday 12 July 11am Perth Concert Hall

Thursday 23 August 11am Perth Concert Hall

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ANNA CLYNE Masquerade PROKOFIEV Symphony No.5

BARTOK Dance Suite RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.3

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Joshua Weilerstein conductor (pictured)

Asher Fisch conductor Cédric Tiberghien piano (pictured)

Premiered in Moscow in 1945, Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony is a powerful wartime testament which the composer described as “a symphony of the greatness of the human spirit, a song of praise of free and happy mankind.” But does the exultant finale represent the conquest of a vanquished enemy or a personal victory over Stalin’s repressive regime? Decide for yourself as Joshua Weilerstein makes his WASO debut with this powerful symphony. “Joshua Weilerstein… One of the most promising podium presences of his generation.” - LA Times

French pianist Cédric Tiberghien returns to WASO in an exhilarating concert featuring Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto. Fiendishly virtuosic and powerfully emotional, “Rach 3” is an all-time audience favourite. The concert opens with Bartók’s folkinfluenced Dance Suite, written to mark the 50th anniversary of the unification of the Hungarian cities of Buda and Pest. “… pianist Cédric Tiberghien, was almost spookily unfazed by the wildest demands of the keyboard part and summoned a great deal of colour and expressive power.” The Baltimore Sun

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

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MORNING SYMPHONY SERIES

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Ludovic Morlot Conducts Asher Fisch Conducts Debussy & Rachmaninov Dvorák’s New World �

Colourful impressions of Spain and Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances.

An uplifting, soul-stirring Romantic favourite.

Thursday 15 November 11am Perth Concert Hall

Thursday 11 October 11am Perth Concert Hall

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LACHLAN SKIPWORTH New Work DVORAK Symphony No.9 From the New World

Ludovic Morlot conductor (pictured)

Asher Fisch conductor (pictured)

Acclaimed French conductor Ludovic Morlot directs two exceptional works that revel in the vivid colours of a virtuoso orchestra.

Dvorák’s earthy and dynamic Ninth Symphony, � his musical love letter to the New World, was performed at WASO’s very first concert in 1928!

Debussy’s Ibéria is music of dazzling expressive power, drenched in the intoxicating sounds of Spain. Rachmaninov’s spirited orchestral masterpiece, Symphonic Dances, contains some of his finest and most original music. “The Frenchman swept the orchestra to great heights. The orchestra played with greater flexibility, adventure and boldness…” De Volkskrant (The Netherlands)

Ninety years later, it is still adored for its youthful energy and wistful Largo movement, simultaneously joyous and profound. The concert begins with an exciting world premiere from award-winning West Australian composer Lachlan Skipworth.

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

World Artist Ludovic Morlot appears courtesy of Singapore Airlines.

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WASO 2018

WASO's Festival of Chamber Music

Friday 2 March Saturday 3 March Perth Concert Hall

Over two days in the outstanding acoustics of Perth Concert Hall, WASO musicians and special guests present twelve concerts of superb music for chamber ensembles and chamber orchestra. From exquisite Debussy to ever-popular Mozart, from the sonic splendour of WASO’s brass to the ethereal beauty of Allegri’s Miserere, this is a feast of music for everyone. Come to a single concert, settle in for a day, or join us on the whole two-day journey. Enjoy a selection of food and wine and free performances in the foyers in between concerts.

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Single Tickets On Sale Now Single tickets 1 hour concerts

$25

Single tickets 2 hour concerts (8pm)

$40

Purchase a Package & Save Friday Package / Save 30%

$80

Saturday Package / Save 35%

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All concerts are unreserved seating.


FESTIVAL OF CHAMBER MUSIC

Friday 2 March

Saturday 3 March

Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall

2pm – 3pm

12pm – 1pm

Resound! A sonic feast of old and new music for brass and percussion. GABRIELI Two pieces for Antiphonal Brass GRIEG Funeral Music PROKOFIEV March Op.99 PROKOFIEV The Love of Three Oranges: March RICHARDS A Sweet Shepherdess BRUCE BROUGHTON Fanfares, Marches, Hymns and Finale

4pm – 5pm

Exquisite Voices Songs of love and life with Sara Macliver and Fiona Campbell. RESPIGHI Il Tramonto MAHLER Rückert-Lieder VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas brasileiras No.5 MOZART Le Nozze di Figaro: Sull'aria

FREE

1pm – 2pm FREE

2pm – 3pm

4pm – 5pm

6pm – 7pm

Mozart & Strauss #1 Music to put a smile on your face!

Laurence Jackson’s Selection WASO’s Concertmaster directs music of elegance and rich romanticism. GRIEG Holberg Suite MOZART Violin Concerto No.3 DVORAK Nocturne in B TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings Laurence Jackson director/violin

BACH, J.S. Cello Suite No.2 BRITTEN Cello Suite No.2

Brilliant Beethoven This charming work captures the joyous spirit of the eighteenth-century serenade.

Fabulously French Languid beauty and sophisticated elegance.

CORNER STAGE

5pm – 6pm FREE

6pm – 7pm

MOZART Serenade No.13 “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” STRAUSS, R. Symphony for Wind Instruments “The Happy Workshop”

8pm – 10pm

With Rod McGrath and Louise McKay.

DEBUSSY arr. OHAD BEN-ARI Prélude à ‘L’après-midi d’un faune’ CHAUSSON Concerto for violin, piano and string quartet

Principal Cello Rod McGrath and Associate Principal Cello Louise McKay perform the greatest works for solo cello.

Principal Chair, Rod McGrath is partnered by Tokyo Gas. Associate Principal Chair, Louise McKay is partnered by Penrhos College.

CORNER STAGE

Bach & Britten #2

BEETHOVEN Septet

Bach & Britten # 1

BACH, J.S. Cello Suite No.1 BRITTEN Cello Suite No.1

A masterpiece for winds and strings – charming, buoyant and elegant. SCHUBERT Octet

CORNER STAGE

5pm – 6pm

Sublime Schubert

Bach & Britten #3 With Rod McGrath and Louise McKay. BACH, J.S. Cello Suite No.3 BRITTEN Cello Suite No.3

Mozart & Strauss #2 Grand music for winds and brass. STRAUSS, R. Serenade for 13 wind instruments MOZART Serenade No.10 “Gran Partita”

8pm – 10pm

Rejoice! St George’s Cathedral Consort and WASO present favourite choral masterpieces. BACH, J.S. Singet Den Herr'n ALLEGRI Miserere PACHELBEL Canon in D HANDEL Zadok the Priest BACH, J.S. Toccata and Fugue in D minor HANDEL The King Shall Rejoice: Coronation Anthem No.3 Joseph Nolan director/organ 29


FAMILY

Family Carnival of the Animals The magic of a live symphony orchestra in a one-hour concert for families.

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Sunday 10 June 1pm & 3pm Perth Concert Hall

SAINT-SAENS Carnival of the Animals Words by Nick Enright Benjamin Northey conductor

Let your imagination run wild with Saint-Saëns' delightful classic that introduces the instruments of the orchestra. Featuring the celebrated puppetry of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and poetry by Nick Enright this performance will delight children and families with a blend of music, puppets and stop motion animation. Lions, elephants, tortoises, roosters, kangaroos and more come alive during this audience favourite as WASO turns Perth Concert Hall into a sumptuous zoo for this detailed tour of Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. Suitable for 5-12 year olds / All live action is projected onto a big screen above the stage. Presented by WASO in conjunction with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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POPS SERIES

Pops Series James Morrison with WASO: The Great American Songbook Classic hits from Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern and more. James Morrison trumpet

Friday 3 August 8pm Saturday 4 August 8pm Perth Concert Hall

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Marc Taddei conductor

Jazz great James Morrison returns to WASO with timeless hits from his latest album, The Great American Songbook. Performing on a range of instruments (trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, tenor sax and piano), Morrison brings his trademark virtuosity and flair to classic tunes that were made famous by many of the great singers of all time. Enjoy classic hits including My Funny Valentine, Every Time We Say Goodbye, Summertime, A Foggy Day and It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing.

Circus Oz with WASO Live orchestral music and acrobatic stunts from Australia’s Circus Oz. Circus Oz

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Friday 30 November 8pm Saturday 1 December 2pm Perth Concert Hall

Benjamin Northey conductor

Join WASO as they entwine their music around the acrobatic limbs of Circus Oz in a spectacular fusion of two extraordinary and dramatically different art forms. Be swept up by the power of the live orchestra as Australia’s daredevil stuntmasters defy the laws of physics, tickle your funny-bone and push the boundaries of impossibility.

Pops Package: 2 Concerts / Save 5% Or include these concerts in a Create Your Own Package.

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CLASSICAL

Special Events 90th Anniversary Season Opening

WASO's Favourites

Our favourite artists, their favourite music & everyone’s favourite Fifth Symphony!

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Friday 9 February 7.30pm Saturday 10 February 2pm Perth Concert Hall

HANDEL Zadok the Priest HANDEL Samson: Let the Bright Seraphim DELIBES Lakmé: Flower Duet VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending BIZET Carmen: Habañera GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess: Summertime WIDOR Symphony No.6 for Organ and Orchestra: Allegro ORFF Carmina Burana: O Fortuna BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5

WASO marks 90 years of great music-making with special season-opening concerts. We have invited our favourite West Australian soloists to join in our celebrations, some we’ve loved working with over many years, and others new to Perth who we’ve instantly adored! They have selected their favourite works to make a bumper first half of richly-varied classical hits. We are also delighted to welcome home the most exciting conducting talent to emerge from Perth in many years, our former Assistant Conductor (and now Associate Conductor of the Colorado Symphony), Christopher Dragon, to conduct Beethoven’s triumphant Fifth Symphony.

Christopher Dragon conductor Sara Macliver soprano Fiona Campbell mezzo-soprano Laurence Jackson violin Joseph Nolan organ WASO Chorus

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CLASSICAL

SPECIAL EVENTS

Special Events Last Night at the Proms A classical spectacular of flag-waving favourites! Guy Noble conductor

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WASO Chorus

Australia’s favourite 'Master of Musical Ceremonies' Guy Noble hosts a last-night ‘Hurrah’ filled with popular classics, patriotic anthems… and the Thunderbirds March! All the glorious traditional Proms staples will be included: Wood’s Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Elgar’s Land of Hope and Glory, a spirited Rule, Britannia! and, of course, a rousing rendition of Parry’s stirring Jerusalem.

Friday 27 July 8pm Sunday 29 July 2pm Perth Concert Hall

WASO Chorus Sings

Three Masses: Haydn, Mozart & Schubert A one-hour concert of choral masterpieces in the beautiful St Mary’s Cathedral. HAYDN Missa Brevis in F MOZART Missa Brevis in D minor SCHUBERT Mass No.2 in G

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Christopher van Tuinen conductor WASO Chorus WASO Chamber Strings

Three masters of the Classical and early Romantic periods express the divine in three sublime short masses. The WASO Chorus is joined by the WASO Chamber Strings to present this exquisite music in the glorious acoustics of St Mary’s Cathedral.

Sunday 21 October 2.15pm St Mary's Cathedral

Handel’s Messiah Hallelujah! Be moved and uplifted by Handel’s ever-popular oratorio. HANDEL Messiah D

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Friday 7 December 7.30pm Saturday 8 December 2pm Perth Concert Hall

Christian Curnyn conductor WASO Chorus

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Sara Macliver soprano Fiona Campbell mezzo-soprano Henry Choo tenor Morgan Pearse baritone

Conductor Christian Curnyn leads WASO, the WASO Chorus and acclaimed soloists in a stirring performance of one of the best-loved choral works. Handel’s Messiah depicts Christ’s birth, passion and resurrection through timeless and inspiring music. With its joyous arias and rousing choruses, including the famous ‘Hallelujah Chorus’, Handel’s Messiah has become a beloved Christmas tradition to be shared by all.

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POP CULTURE

Special Events Star Wars: A New Hope - In Concert May the Force be with you! Experience Star Wars on the giant screen with John Williams’ epic score played live by WASO.

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Friday 28 September 7.30pm Saturday 29 September 1.30pm Saturday 29 September 7.30pm Riverside Theatre, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy, as he leaves his home planet, battles the evil Empire, and learns the ways of the Force. Don’t miss A New Hope in concert, with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ Oscar-winning score live to the complete film. “Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm, and Warner/ Chappell Music. © 2017 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED”

Benjamin Northey conductor

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This performance includes subtitles on the screen.


POP CULTURE

CONTEMPORARY

SPECIAL EVENTS

Special Events A Symphonic Tribute to Comic-Con All your favourite scores from movies, television and video games. Christopher Dragon conductor

Friday 13 April 8pm Perth Concert Hall

BAM! POW! CRASH! The Comic-Con phenomenon meets orchestra in this symphonic tribute. This concert features your favourite scores from superhero-tinged movies, television, and video games. Jump in the T.A.R.D.I.S. or U.S.S. Enterprise, and journey with our heroes through Gotham City, Middle Earth, Azeroth, Westeros, and even to a galaxy far, far away. Whether you’re a Wolverine diehard or a fan of The Flash, costumes and cosplay are heartily encouraged. This is a concert performance and does not include projections on a screen.

Eskimo Joe with WASO WASO celebrates the 21st anniversary of WA’s iconic indie rock band in a world premiere performance. Over the last 21 years, Eskimo Joe has had their music released to great acclaim in the US, Canada, Europe and Korea. With six studio albums and sales exceeding 750,000 in Australia alone, the band has seen three of their albums debut at number 1 on the ARIA charts and racked up an impressive 35 ARIA nominations.

Friday 23 February 8pm Perth Concert Hall

In an Australian premiere, they perform their massive hits From The Sea, Black Fingernails, Red Wine, Foreign Land and more live with WASO.

EY PRESENTS

Katie Noonan's Elixir with Michael Leunig & WASO Gratitude and Grief, a unique collaboration with Michael Leunig and some Elixir favourites. Katie Noonan soprano Stephen Magnusson guitar

Friday 26 October 8pm Perth Concert Hall

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Zac Hurren saxophone Iain Grandage conductor

Multi-Platinum selling and four-time ARIA award-winning singer and songwriter Katie Noonan returns to WASO with Australia's 'poet laureate' Michael Leunig and her trio Elixir. The concert will feature the new 'Gratitude and Grief' collaboration between Elixir and Leunig, showcasing a unique combination of spoken-word poetry, angelic vocals and sublime improvisation. With some of Elixir's previous catalogue and a few of their favourite songs by other artists, this promises to be a truly special evening.

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WASO 2018

How to Book Your Season Package XXX xXX

1. Choose Your Package

5. Book Your Package

Concert Package

Online

Choose from our Masters, Classics, Morning Symphony, Pops and WASO’s Festival of Chamber Music Packages.

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



Create Your Own Package Choose 3 or more concerts from WASO’s Favourites, Last Night at the Proms, Handel’s Messiah and our Masters, Classics, Morning Symphony and Pops Series.

2. Choose your preferred date(s) 3. Choose your preferred seat(s) See page 39 for Perth Concert Hall seating map.

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Mail Complete the booking form (page 41) and mail to WASO Subscriptions, Reply Paid 84130, East Perth WA 6892 (no stamp required if posted in Australia). 



Phone Call the WASO Box Office on 08 9326 0000 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm).

In person Visit the WASO Box Office at Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth (Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm).


PACKAGES

Create Your Own Package Total flexibility! Enjoy the Orchestra when your busy schedule allows. If something comes up, you can exchange your tickets free of charge to another date or concert. Choose 3 or more concerts from WASO’s Favourites, Last Night at the Proms, Handel’s Messiah and our Masters, Classics, Morning Symphony and Pops Series.

Save 10% with 3 to 4 concerts

Save 15% with 5 to 7 concerts

Save 20% with 8+ concerts

Package Examples Asher Fisch Conducts

Masters 1 / Strauss’ Alpine Symphony & Beethoven’s Violin Concerto Masters 2 / Debussy & Ravel Masters 4 / Mahler 4 Masters 5 / Rachmaninov’s 3rd Piano Concerto Masters 7 / Strauss’ Metamorphosen & Bruckner 8 Classics 1 / Beethoven 9 Classics 3 / A Night in Vienna Classics 8 / Grieg’s Piano Concerto & Dvorák’s New World �

Piano

Masters 3 / Piers Lane & Kathryn Stott / Double Piano Concerto Masters 5 / Cédric Tiberghien / Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 Masters 6 / Jean-Yves Thibaudet / Double Concerto for Cello and Piano Classics 2 / Ingrid Fliter / Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No.1 Classics 8 / Andrey Gugnin / Grieg’s Piano Concerto

Violin

Masters 1 / Veronika Eberle / Beethoven’s Violin Concerto Masters 8 / Ning Feng / Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.2 Classics 3 / Alexandre Da Costa / A Night in Vienna Classics 6 / Grace Clifford / Dvořák’s Violin Concerto

Cello

Masters 6 / Gautier Capuçon / Double Concerto for Cello and Piano Classics 5 / Pablo Ferrández / Dvořák’s Cello Concerto Classics 7 / Gautier Capuçon / Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

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Additional Information

Important Dates

Additional Information

Priority renewal deadline for existing renewing subscribers:

New subscribers will be issued seats in the reserve selected. If we are not able to facilitate your request, a member of our Box Office team will contact you to discuss seating options.

Wednesday 27 September 2017, 5pm Non-renewed seats will be released for subscription sale after this date.

Bookings for single tickets and groups open to the general public: Wednesday 22 November 2017, 9am Save up to 20% with group bookings of 8 or more on standard tickets for selected performances. To book call WASO 08 9326 0000 or visit waso.com.au.

Ticket exchanges available for 2018 subscribers: Monday 11 December 2017, 9am Subscribers are eligible to exchange tickets between 2018 subscription concerts from this date, subject to availability. Changes can be made by mail or in person at the WASO Box Office at Perth Concert Hall (not available online).

Subscription packs with tickets and subscriber card(s). Will be mailed to you when your subscription has been processed and paid in full. Instalment options and payment dates. All subscribers can pay for their subscription(s) in 2, 3 or 4 instalments (a $7.70 transaction fee applies). 2 instalments: Payment 1 at booking / Payment 2 on Friday 12 January 2018. 3 instalments: Payment 1 at booking / Payment 2 on Friday 12 January 2018 / Payment 3 on Friday 16 February 2018. 4 instalments: Payment 1 at booking / Payment 2 on Tuesday 28 November 2017 / Payment 3 on Friday 12 January 2018 / Payment 4 on Friday 16 February 2018.

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Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall is equipped to assist people with disabilities. Please state your needs at the time of booking your tickets.
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Seniors and Commonwealth Seniors Health 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 on subscriptions if you’re aged under 30 years. A photocopy or scan of your Drivers Licence or Passport is required when booking.

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2. Create Your Own Packages Select three or more concerts, your seating reserve and fill in the prices using the table on page 43 for each concert.

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Masters 1 Strauss’ Alpine Symphony & Beethoven 2 Asher Fisch Conducts Debussy & Ravel 3 Ravel’s Boléro & Two Pianos 4 Asher Fisch Conducts Mahler 4 5 Cédric Tiberghien Plays Rachmaninov 3 6 French Flair: Morlot, Capuçon & Thibaudet 7 Asher Fisch Conducts Strauss & Bruckner 8 Canellakis & Feng: Russian Masterworks Classics 1 Asher Fisch Conducts Beethoven 9 2 Ingrid Fliter Plays Mendelssohn 3 A Night In Vienna 4 The Best of Bernstein 5

Pablo Ferrández Plays Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

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WASO Plays Mozart & Dvořák

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Gautier Capuçon Plays Tchaikovsky

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Grieg’s Piano Concerto & Dvořák’s New World

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Std Conc* Subtotal

Thu Std Conc* Subtotal Morning Symphony 1 Asher Fisch Conducts Strauss’ Alpine Symphony ○ 2 Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony ○ 3 Ravel’s Boléro ○ 4 Asher Fisch Conducts Mahler 4 ○ 5 Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony ○ 6 Cédric Tiberghien Plays Rachmaninov 3 ○ 7 Ludovic Morlot conducts Debussy & Rachmaninov ○

8 Std Conc* Subtotal

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Asher Fisch Conducts Dvořák’s New World

Pops 1 James Morrison with WASO 2 Circus Oz with WASO Special Events 1 WASO's Favourites 2 Last Night at the Proms 3 Handel’s Messiah

Fri Sat Std Conc* Subtotal

○ ○ ○ ○ Fri Sat Sun Std Conc* Subtotal

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No Discount available for Premium, C and D Reserve. Under 30 years prices are not available for Create Your Own Packages. Create Your Own Subscriptions exclude the concerts: Eskimo Joe with WASO, Katie Noonan's Elixir with Michael Leunig & WASO, Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert, Carnival of the Animals, A Symphonic Tribute To Comic-Con, WASO Chorus Sings and WASO’s Festival of Chamber Music.

2. Total

3. Additional Subscriber Tickets** To purchase additional tickets list the concerts and dates below. Refer to the calendar on page 47 for dates. Seating Preference

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Conc*

U30

Subtotal

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3. Total

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Select three or more concerts from the list below and receive up to 20% discount and a host of additional benefits.

Masters 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 Classics 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 Masters 5 Classics 4 Masters 1 & 3 Classics 1 & 8

Morning Symphony Pops 1 & 2 Last Night at the Proms WASO's Favourites Handel's Messiah

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Concession details see page 40. ^ Restricted viewing. | No Discount available for Premium and C Reserve. Under 30 years prices are not available for Create Your Own Packages. | Create Your Own Subscriptions exclude the concerts: Tristan und Isolde, Eskimo Joe with WASO, Katie Noonan's Elixir with Michael Leunig & WASO, Star Wars: A New Hope - In Concert, Carnival of the Animals, A Symphonic Tribute To Comic-Con, WASO Chorus Sings AND WASO's Festival of Chamber Music.

3. Additional Subscriber Tickets Subscribers save on additional tickets to our 2018 season subscription concerts (only available through WASO). Single ticket prices are subject to change from 22 November 2017, but subscriber prices will stay the same. Single tickets for 2018 concerts will be on sale to the general public from 9am on Wednesday 22 November 2017 (unless otherwise stated on the concert pages). More information on page 38. CONCESSION*/ ADDITIONAL SUBSCRIBER TICKETS

STANDARD Gold Premium

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$55

-

$84

$38

$33

$58

$43

$33

$53

$43

$63

$48

$33

$58

$48

Tristan und Isolde

$225

$195

Masters 2,4,6,7,8 Classics 2,3,5,6,7

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Masters 5 & Classics 4

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Masters 1,3 & Classics 1,8

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Morning Symphony WASO Chorus Sings Carnival of the Animals

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Handel’s Messiah

-

$105

$90 $80 $50 $40

-

-

$105

$80

Last Night at the Proms

-

$99

$89 $69 $49

-

-

-

$99

WASO's Favourites

-

$99

$89 $69 $49

-

-

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Circus OZ with WASO (Adult)

-

$99

$89 $69 $49

-

-

Circus OZ with WASO (Junior 1-15)

-

$90

$80 $60 $40

-

James Morrison with WASO

-

$99

$89 $69 $49

-

Katie Noonan's Elixir with Michael Leunig & WASO

-

$99

Eskimo Joe with WASO

-

A Symphonic Tribute to Comic-Con

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WASO's Festival of Chamber Music

$165 $125 $90 $60

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$225

$195

$58 $48

$33

-

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$63

$53

$33

-

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$89

$77

$68 $58

$33

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$94

$82

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$82

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$99

$87

-

$104 $92

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$51 (One Reserve)

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$55

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$33

$28

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$30 $31 (One Reserve)

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$89 $69 $49

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No discount for Premium, C and D Reserve and Choir Stalls. *Concession details see page 40. ^ Restricted viewing. * Transaction fees apply to all single ticket purchases. † Choir stalls not available for Ode to Joy: Asher Fisch Conducts Beethoven 9 (Classics 1), Best of Bernstein (Classics 4), Eskimo Joe with WASO, Katie Noonan's Elixir with Michael Leunig & WASO, Carnival of the Animals, Last Night at the Proms, Handel’s Messiah, WASO’s Favourites and WASO’s Festival of Chamber Music concerts at Perth Concert Hall.

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COMMUNITY & EDUCATION

WASO Community Engagement & Education WASO is proud to offer a diverse range of Community Engagement and Education programs that engage people from a young age, and share a life-long musical journey with them through workshops and performances in community settings and classrooms across the state. Our award-winning programs reach music appreciators of all ages including young people, pre-professional musicians, educators and amateur enthusiasts.

Education Week 5 - 10 June 2018

The Rusty Orchestra

A special week in the year that highlights the variety of WASO’s Community Engagement & Education portfolio, presenting a selection of programs for students of all ages, as well as free performances for the general public.

The only opportunity of its kind in WA, active community musicians sit side-by-side with WASO members to rehearse and create a larger than life symphony orchestra performance.

EChO Kids’ Cushion Concerts A 15-piece WASO ensemble, joined by an entertaining presenter, introduces children (0 - 6 years) to the instruments of the orchestra through famous repertoire and popular favourites. EChO in Schools Interactive and engaging performances for students in K - Year 6, these programs introduce the Orchestra, its music and musicians. Music for Schools A variety of programs that offer students the chance to observe rehearsals, attend performances and meet WASO musicians. Young & Emerging Artists Our International Artist Masterclass Program, Composition Project and partnership with the University of Western Australia provide pre-professional musicians invaluable access to world-class visiting artists and opportunities to be mentored in a professional orchestral environment. Crescendo The only program of its kind in WA, an El Sistema-inspired free music education program in two primary schools in Kwinana.

Hospital Orchestra Project (HOP) A collaboration with the School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health at Perth Children’s Hospital, to share our music with children, families and carers. Harmony Music WASO musicians perform for students with Special Educational Needs in the comfort of their school environment. Connect Open Rehearsals Specifically tailored to address issues of access, community organisations can observe WASO at select rehearsals. Regional Education WASO offers a diverse range of programs for students and areas in regional and remote areas including WASO On The Road Touring, Onslow Kids Music Education (OK ME!) and Regional Arts Program (ReAP).

These programs are supported by Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation, Woodside, Healthway, Mitsubishi Corporation, Department of Education, Tianqi Lithium Australia, Water Corporation, Hale School, Crescendo Giving Circle and The James Galvin Foundation.

For more information about how to get involved and to explore our program visit waso.com.au/education 44


PHILANTHROPY

WASO Philanthropy Become a part of the WASO family.

WASO is a not-for-profit charitable organisation that increasingly depends on the generosity of its Patrons to remain at the cultural heart of Western Australia, presenting joyful and inspiring orchestral music both on stage at Perth Concert Hall and across our vast state. Many people are surprised to learn that revenue from ticket sales only covers approximately 25% of WASO’s operating costs. Our philanthropic partnerships have therefore become a vital income stream for the Orchestra in our mission to touch souls and enrich lives through music. Our Philanthropy program continues to grow and in our 90th anniversary year we are proud to witness the enthusiasm and pride felt by our philanthropic community. The fine level of musicianship on stage, the quality of our visiting artists and the increased breadth of our Community Engagement & Education programs would not have been possible to achieve without philanthropic support. It is our Patrons’ generosity and ongoing commitment that sustains the finest live classical music in Western Australia, and for that we would like to thank you.

In order to also look to the future with confidence, we invite those of you who are not yet WASO Patrons or Friends to become philanthropic partners in our 90th anniversary year. This will help ensure the Orchestra continues to play not only for our children, but also for our children’s children. Our Patrons enjoy a special relationship with the Orchestra and receive unique access and exclusive opportunities to enrich their orchestral experience. There are different ways to support the Orchestra in accordance with what you feel most passionate about, and we invite you to get in touch with our Philanthropy team to discuss your philanthropic vision. We look forward to bringing you into our world!

Alecia Benzie Executive Manager, Philanthropy 08 9326 0020 or benziea@waso.com.au Sarah Tompkin Planned Giving Manager 08 9326 0017 or tompkins@waso.com.au Jacinta Sirr Philanthropy & Annual Giving Manager 08 9326 0014 or sirrj@waso.com.au

For more information visit waso.com.au/supportus 45


WASO 2018

Corporate Partners

PARTNER OF EXCELLENCE

PLATINUM PARTNERS

CONCERTO PARTNERS

OVERTURE PARTNERS

SONATA PARTNERS

KEYNOTE PARTNERS

AQUINAS COLLEGE

ORCHESTRA SUPPORTERS

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.

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


CONCERT CALENDAR

Concert Calendar 2018 DATE FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

DAY

CONCERT

SERIES

VENUE

#

9 & 10

Fri & Sat

WASO's Favourites

Special Event

Perth Concert Hall

32

23

Fri

Eskimo Joe with WASO

Special Event

Perth Concert Hall

35

2&3

Fri & Sat

WASO's Festival of Chamber Music

Chamber

Perth Concert Hall

28

8

Thu

Asher Fisch Conducts Strauss’ Alpine Symphony

Morning 1

Perth Concert Hall

24

9 & 10

Fri & Sat

Strauss’ Alpine Symphony & Beethoven’s Violin Concerto Masters 1

Perth Concert Hall

12

15, 16 & 17 Thu, Fri & Sat

Ode to Joy: Asher Fisch Conducts Beethoven 9

Classics 1

Perth Concert Hall

18

23 & 24

Fri & Sat

Asher Fisch Conducts Debussy & Ravel

Masters 2

Perth Concert Hall

12

5

Thu

Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony

Morning 2

Perth Concert Hall

24

6&7

Fri & Sat

Ingrid Fliter Plays Mendelssohn

Classics 2

Perth Concert Hall

18

13

Fri

A Symphonic Tribute to Comic-Con

Special Event

Perth Concert Hall

35

10

Thu

Ravel’s Boléro

Morning 3

Perth Concert Hall

25

11 & 12

Fri & Sat

Ravel’s Boléro & Two Pianos

Masters 3

Perth Concert Hall

13

10

Sun

Carnival of the Animals

Family

Perth Concert Hall

30

15 & 16

Fri & Sat

A Night In Vienna

Classics 3

Perth Concert Hall

19

21

Thu

Asher Fisch Conducts Mahler 4

Morning 4

Perth Concert Hall

25

22 & 23

Fri & Sat

Asher Fisch Conducts Mahler 4

Masters 4

Perth Concert Hall

13

29 & 30

Fri & Sat

The Best of Bernstein

Classics 4

Perth Concert Hall

19

12

Thu

Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony

Morning 5

Perth Concert Hall

26

13 & 14

Fri & Sat

Pablo Ferrández Plays Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

Classics 5

Perth Concert Hall

20

27 & 29

Fri & Sun

Last Night at the Proms

Special Event

Perth Concert Hall

33

3&4

Fri & Sat

James Morrison with WASO

Pops 1

Perth Concert Hall

31

16

Thu

Tristan und Isolde

Gala

Perth Concert Hall

8

19

Sun

Tristan und Isolde

Gala

Perth Concert Hall

8

23

Thu

Cédric Tiberghien Plays Rachmaninov 3

Morning 6

Perth Concert Hall

26

24 & 25

Fri & Sat

Cédric Tiberghien Plays Rachmaninov 3

Masters 5

Perth Concert Hall

14

31

Fri

WASO Plays Mozart & Dvořák

Classics 6

Perth Concert Hall

20

1

Sat

WASO Plays Mozart & Dvořák

Classics 6

Perth Concert Hall

20

28 & 29

Fri & Sat

Star Wars: A New Hope - In Concert

Special Event

Riverside Theatre PCEC

34

5&6

Fri & Sat

Gautier Capuçon Plays Tchaikovsky

Classics 7

Perth Concert Hall

21

11

Thu

Ludovic Morlot Conducts Debussy & Rachmaninov

Morning 7

Perth Concert Hall

27

12 & 13

Fri & Sat

French Flair: Morlot, Capuçon & Thibaudet

Masters 6

Perth Concert Hall

14

21

Sun

Three Masses: Haydn, Mozart & Schubert

WASO Chorus

St Mary’s Cathedral

33

26

Fri

Katie Noonan's Elixir with Michael Leunig & WASO

Special Event

Perth Concert Hall

35

9 & 10

Fri & Sat

Asher Fisch Conducts Strauss & Bruckner

Masters 7

Perth Concert Hall

15

15

Thu

Asher Fisch Conducts Dvořák’s New World

Morning 8

Perth Concert Hall

27

16 & 17

Fri & Sat

Grieg’s Piano Concerto & Dvořák’s New World

Classics 8

Perth Concert Hall

21

23 & 24

Fri & Sat

Karina Canellakis & Ning Feng: Russian Masterworks

Masters 8

Perth Concert Hall

15

30

Fri

Circus Oz with WASO

Pops 2

Perth Concert Hall

31

1

Sat

Circus Oz with WASO

Pops 2

Perth Concert Hall

31

7&8

Fri & Sat

Handel’s Messiah

Special Event

Perth Concert Hall

33

15

Sat

Symphony in the City

Free Event

Langley Park

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.

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