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.
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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