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2020 Season


The West Australian Symphony Orchestra respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners, Custodians and Elders of the Indigenous Nations across Western Australia and on whose lands we work.

Contents Beethoven: The Piano Concertos

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Beethoven’s Fidelio

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WASO’s Summer Classics

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Afternoon Symphony Series

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Naked Classics

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Your Orchestra

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MSWA Masters Series

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MACA Limited Classics Series

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Morning Symphony Series

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Special Events

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WASO at the Movies

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For the Family

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Music for Every 1

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The WASO Story

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How to Book a Season Package

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Concert Calendar

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Welcome Provocative, heroic, revolutionary – Ludwig van Beethoven has towered over all others for two centuries. On the 250th anniversary of his birth, we perform this ground-breaking composer’s greatest works and celebrate his legacy with the maestros and mavericks who followed him. Welcome to WASO 2020. Asher Fisch Principal Conductor & Artistic Adviser Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts.


Beethoven 250

Beethoven: The Piano Concertos Five extraordinary concertos in one week Fifteen years of creation distilled over three extraordinary concerts - enjoy a portrait of Beethoven as the creative maverick, poet and genius. Beethoven’s ground-breaking piano concertos established him as one of the greatest of all composers. This is an unmissable opportunity to indulge in the complete cycle during a single week. Performing this cycle is the ultimate adventure for a virtuoso soloist, and dazzling Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov is one of the finest of his generation. “He has fingers that seem as though they were made to create rainbows.” The Los Angeles Times. A favourite of audiences and critics, his triumphant return to Perth will be his first Beethoven piano concerto cycle; an extraordinary milestone to experience live. We’ll journey from the wistful youth and romance of the first concerto through to the barnstorming grandeur of the fifth with some surprising delights along the way.

Behzod Abduraimov piano 1.

The Maverick

2. The

Asher Fisch conductor

Master

3. The

Emperor

Tue 24 November 7.30pm

Fri 27 November 7.30pm

Sun 29 November 5pm

A playful spirit awakens with passion, wit and charm.

An explosive dialogue between soloist and orchestra.

The dazzling music revolution has arrived.

BEETHOVEN Creatures of Prometheus: Overture BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.1 BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.3

BEETHOVEN Egmont: Overture BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.2 BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.4

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts.

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Beethoven 250

West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Perth Festival in association with West Australian Opera present

Beethoven’s Fidelio Beethoven’s only opera blazes with heroism Chained in a secret dungeon, an innocent man awaits certain death. But in Beethoven’s ode to love, risk and triumph, there is one prison guard who holds the key to his fate. Fidelio is the uplifting tale of Leonore, a heroic woman who creates a daring plan to free her husband from wrongful imprisonment, and the tyranny that put him there. Under the direction of Asher Fisch, Beethoven’s score blazes with soul-stirring emotion in this concert production of a work rarely performed in Perth. German soprano Christiane Libor delivers a mighty, no-holds-barred performance as Leonore, leading one of the finest casts ever assembled in Australia. Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, Fidelio is presented as a hallmark work of the 2020 Perth Festival. Featuring the full force of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the West Australian Opera Chorus and WASO Chorus with narrator Eryn Jean Norvill, this once in a generation retelling of one of the most inspiring stories ever set to music is completely unmissable.

Friday 28 February 7pm & Sunday 1 March 2pm Perth Concert Hall Asher Fisch conductor Christiane Libor Leonore/ Fidelio Tomislav Mužek Florestan Adrian Tamburini Don Fernando Felicitas Fuchs Marzelline Andrew Goodwin Jaquino Warwick Fyfe Don Pizarro TBC Rocco

Eryn Jean Norvill narrator Alison Croggon dramatic text Clare Watson director West Australian Symphony Orchestra West Australian Opera Chorus WASO Chorus

Opera in concert sung in German with English surtitles. Narrated in English. A West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Perth Festival commission presented in association with West Australian Opera. Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts. Clare Watson appears courtesy of Black Swan State Theatre Company.

Subscriptions on sale now. Single tickets for Fidelio on sale 9am Monday 2 September.

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West Australian Symphony Orchestra

WASO’s Summer Classics The perfect summer soundtrack You can smell the coconut oil, taste the salty air, and feel the sand between your toes. But before the Freo Doctor comes in, WASO is taking the temperature up a notch! Conductor Benjamin Northey brings the sunny, unstoppable good vibes to lead WASO and special guests through a concert program bursting with classical hits. From Vivaldi to Gershwin and Ravel, we’ve pulled out all the stops, so come on down, grab a drink and relax with the perfect addition to your summer soundtrack.

Friday 31 January 7.30pm Sunday 2 February 2pm

BERLIOZ Roman Carnival – Overture VIVALDI The Four Seasons: Summer GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess – Symphonic Picture DE FALLA The Three-Cornered Hat – Suite No.2 PIAZZOLLA Milonga del Àngel PIAZZOLLA Adiós Nonino RAVEL Boléro

Perth Concert Hall

Benjamin Northey conductor Laurence Jackson violin James Crabb accordion

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Special Events

Afternoon Symphony Series Spend the afternoon at the Perth Concert Hall with Western Australia’s world-class orchestra, great international artists and musical masterworks. Our Afternoon Symphony Series of matinee concerts includes brilliant works by Rachmaninov, Ravel and Brahms to give you a carefree daytime option and get your full classical fix before the weekend. Subscribe and save. Ticket price includes complimentary coffee or tea prior to the concert. Drop in early for a delicious pre-concert lunch for only $22. Wesfarmers Arts Pre-Concert Talk from 1pm. Our Afternoon Symphony Series is new in 2020. If you are looking for our Morning Symphony Series instead, please turn to page 29.

Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto

Brahms’ Fourth Symphony

Expansive wonder of Sibelius and Rautavaara

Steven Osborne’s sensuous Ravel

Thursday 25 June 2pm

Thursday 3 September 2pm

RAUTAVAARA Cantus arcticus RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.2 SIBELIUS Symphony No.5

RESPIGHI Fountains of Rome RAVEL Piano Concerto in G BRAHMS Symphony No.4

Dalia Stasevska conductor Simon Trpčeski piano

Asher Fisch conductor Steven Osborne piano Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts.

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West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Naked Classics Great music, a relaxed atmosphere, entertaining insights from our presenters, and the full force of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra - all in about an hour. Grab a drink, bring it to your seat, and embrace Thursday like it’s Friday with Naked Classics, our new stripped back social sessions. 6.30pm start, no interval, no worries. Bring your friends and colleagues. Group tickets and entertainment packages available. Call 08 9326 0000 for an entertainment pack or check our website for details.

Playing with Fire

Fantastic Symphonies

The Great Outdoors

Thursday 23 April 6.30pm

Thursday 13 August 6.30pm

Thursday 15 October 6.30pm

Giver of heat, light and wonder, fire is a force of nature that can destroy kilometres of bushland in the time it will take your pot roast to slow cook over a low flame! Conductor and presenter extraordinaire Guy Noble will ignite this red hot program that expresses through music the awesome power of fire to destroy, create or illuminate a night sky in dazzling technicolour bursts.

Secrets, lies, love and obsession: for centuries, the symphony has been the ultimate canvas for composers to express their innermost thoughts and feelings at scale. Join presenter Paul Rissmann as he explores the motivation behind four landmark works, in a playlist that ranges from classical beauty to unadulterated horror.

The gentle breeze of spring, the cracked red earth of the Aussie outback, the savagery of a winter storm, waves crashing on a rugged coastline. Conductor Christopher Dragon leads us through music of vivid imagery and immense power to celebrate extraordinary landscapes and mother nature’s glory and fury.

HAYDN Symphony No.104: Finale BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique: 5th movement MAHLER Symphony No.5: Adagietto SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.5: 4th movement

Program to include:

Paul Rissmann presenter Benjamin Northey conductor

Christopher Dragon conductor/presenter

Perth Concert Hall

DE FALLA Ritual Fire Dance HAYDN Symphony No.59 Fire (excerpts) HANDEL Music for the Royal Fireworks (excerpts) STRAVINSKY The Firebird: Suite (excerpts) Guy Noble conductor/presenter

Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall

SCULTHORPE Earth Cry MAX RICHTER Recomposed: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons: Spring BEETHOVEN Symphony No.6 Pastoral (excerpts) MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides

3 concert package only $132 / Save 20% Under 30s only $72 for a 3 concert pack! No concessions

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Your Orchestra 2020

VIOLIN

Laurence Jackson

Semra Lee-Smith

Graeme Norris

Zak Rowntree*

Kylie Liang

Kate Sullivan

Sarah Blackman

Fleur Challen

Concertmaster

Assistant Concertmaster

Principal 1st Violin

Principal 2nd Violin

Assoc Principal 2nd Violin

Assistant Principal 2nd Violin

Lucas O’Brien

Melanie Pearn

Ken Peeler

Jolanta Schenk

Jane Serrangeli

Kathryn Shinnick

Bao Di Tang

Cerys Tooby

Eve Silver*

Shigeru Komatsu

Oliver McAslan

Nicholas Metcalfe

PICCOLO

OBOE

COR ANGLAIS

CLARINET

Michael Waye

Liz Chee

Leanne Glover

Allan Meyer

Principal

Assoc Principal

Principal

Principal

CELLO

Allan McLean

Elliot O’Brien

Helen Tuckey

Rod McGrath Principal ^Tokyo Gas

FLUTE

Mark Tooby

Andrew Nicholson

Mary-Anne Blades

Principal

Assoc Principal

^Anonymous

TRUMPET

Brent Grapes Principal

^Sam & Leanne Walsh

^Pamela & Josh Pitt

TROMBONE

Peter Miller

Lorna Cook

BASS TROMBONE

TUBA

TIMPANI

PERCUSSION

Joshua Davis

Liam O’Malley

Philip Holdsworth

Cameron Brook

Alex Timcke

Brian Maloney

Principal

Assoc Principal

Principal

Principal

Principal

Principal

^Peter & Jean Stokes

^Dr Ken Evans & Dr Glenda Campbell-Evans

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^Stott Hoare


Your Orchestra 2020

Stephanie Dean

Beth Hebert

Alexandra Isted

Sunmi Jung

Christina Katsimbardis

Ellie Lawrence

Akiko Miyazawa

Daniel Schmitt

Alex Brogan

Kierstan Arkleysmith

Nik Babic

Benjamin Caddy

Alison Hall

Rachael Kirk

Principal

Assoc Principal

Andrew Sinclair*

John Keene

Louise Elaerts

Christine Reitzenstein

Andrew Tait

Principal

Assoc Principal

Julia Brooke

Francesco Lo Surdo

Rebecca Glorie

^Marc & Nadia Geary

VIOLA

David Yeh

DOUBLE BASS

Fotis Skordas

BASS CLARINET

Tim South

Xiao Le Wu

BASSOON

CONTRABASSOON

HORN

°Rod & Margaret Marston

Alexander Millier

Jane Kircher-Lindner

Adam Mikulicz

Chloe Turner

David Evans

Robert Gladstones

Principal

Principal

Assoc Principal

Principal

Principal

Principal 3rd Horn

^Stelios Jewellers

Led by Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser Asher Fisch, our resident company of full-time professional musicians are the beating heart of our organisation. They play a central role in the vibrancy of our creative state, performing to hundreds of thousands of people each year. °Section partnered by ^Chair partnered by *Instruments used by these musicians are on loan from Janet Holmes à Court AC.

Francois Combemorel

Asher Fisch

Assoc Principal Percussion & Timpani

Principal Conductor Partnered by Wesfarmers Arts

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West Australian Symphony Orchestra

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Beethoven: The Piano Concertos MSWA Masters Series MACA Limited Classics Series Morning Symphony Series Afternoon Symphony Series Naked Classics Music for Every 1

You can select from one of our pre-selected concert series packages above or create your own flexible package with performances across multiple series. Select 3 or more to unlock the discounts and all the benefits of subscribing. See page 53 or visit waso.com.au/subscriptions for more info.

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Season Subscriptions

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Subscribe now 08 9326 0000, waso.com.au/subscriptions, or complete the form on page 53. Renewing your series subscription, have an online account and know what you want? You can do it online now. Visit waso.com.au/renew

Subscribe early and win a custom made piece by Stelios Jewellers worth $6,000!

Send us your Series or Create Your Own subscription by 5pm on Friday 20 September 2019 and you will go into the draw to win a one-off handcrafted 18ct yellow gold piece set with round brilliant diamonds from Stelios Jewellers worth $6,000*. You choose one of three WASO commissioned designs and the team at Stelios Jewellers will make a lapel pin or brooch especially for you! Subscribing early will also place you in the draw to win one of 20 copies of WASO’s three disc deluxe live recording of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde recently released on ABC Classics. *cannot be exchanged for cash or other Stelios Jewellers products.

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MSWA Masters Series


MSWA Masters Series

Absolute Beethoven

Asher Fisch, Mozart and Bruckner

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with the Australian String Quartet

Exquisite lyricism and raw power

Friday 6 March 7.30pm Saturday 7 March 7.30pm

Friday 20 March 7.30pm Saturday 21 March 7.30pm

BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture JOHN ADAMS Absolute Jest BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7

MOZART Sinfonia Concertante BRUCKNER Symphony No.7

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Asher Fisch conductor Laurence Jackson violin Daniel Schmitt viola

Ludovic Morlot conductor Australian String Quartet Of all Beethoven’s symphonies, his seventh is the most thrilling. More than 200 years since its premiere, its driving momentum pulses with red-blooded vitality. In the hands of conductor Ludovic Morlot, Beethoven’s seventh will lift you up from your seat as it climaxes with a finale of wild abandon and unrestrained joy.

We begin with Mozart’s much-loved Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola. Together WASO Concertmaster Laurence Jackson and Principal Viola Daniel Schmitt will reveal this magical work’s beauty, poetry and brilliance. Bruckner said that it came to him in a dream, played by an angel. A breathtaking memorial to his idol, Wagner, Bruckner’s seventh is an emotional odyssey that scales triumphant peaks and plumbs dark valleys of sorrow. In the hands of maestro Asher Fisch, this ‘wall of sound’ symphony will astonish you with an unmatched richness and raw power.

Beethoven’s powerful overture sets the scene for Absolute Jest, John Adams’ witty and playful take on the ecstatic energy of Beethoven’s music, performed here with the Australian String Quartet.

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts.

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West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

Gil Shaham Plays Brahms

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An unrivalled dramatic masterpiece

Dvořák and a World Premiere

Friday 12 June 7.30pm Saturday 13 June 7.30pm

Friday 3 July 7.30pm Saturday 4 July 7.30pm

BEETHOVEN Missa solemnis

OLIVIA DAVIES New Work (World Premiere) BRAHMS Violin Concerto DVORAK Symphony No.8

Asher Fisch conductor Kiandra Howarth soprano TBC mezzo soprano Paul O’Neill tenor James Clayton bass WASO Chorus St George’s Cathedral Consort

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Cristian Mȃcelaru conductor Gil Shaham violin Grammy Award-winning Gil Shaham has been hailed by The New York Times as “one of today’s pre-eminent violinists.” He brings his flawless technique and sublime artistry to perform Brahms' Violin Concerto, a masterpiece filled with virtuosic energy that spans every emotion in the spectrum.

Beethoven’s audacious choral masterpiece pits belief and doubt in a battle for supremacy. In 1823 the composer first presented this monumental work of art, declaring it ‘the most successful product of his mind’.

We explore another rich emotional palette in Dvořák’s joyfully melodic eighth symphony, a beautiful Bohemian soundscape. The talented young Perth composer Olivia Davies has an exquisite musical style all her own and we open this concert with her new work for WASO.

Asher Fisch leads an all-star cast of soloists and two choirs through this rich and staggeringly beautiful score. Here, Beethoven’s musical vision of the divine is delivered with almighty power by WASO for a transcendent live concert experience.

Olivia Davies' New Work was commissioned by Prue Ashurst.

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts.

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MSWA Masters Series

An American in Paris

Brahms’ Fourth Symphony

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Baiba Skride's beguiling violin

Steven Osborne's sensuous Ravel

Friday 21 August 7.30pm Saturday 22 August 7.30pm

Friday 4 September 7.30pm Saturday 5 September 7.30pm

BARBER Adagio for Strings KORNGOLD Violin Concerto WEILL Symphony No.2 GERSHWIN An American in Paris

RESPIGHI Fountains of Rome RAVEL Piano Concerto in G BRAHMS Symphony No.4

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Asher Fisch conductor Steven Osborne piano

Asher Fisch conductor Baiba Skride violin

Acclaimed Scottish pianist Steven Osborne makes his much-anticipated WASO debut with Ravel’s piano concerto, a joyous work of jazz-inspired rhythms, lyrical beauty and exhilarating vitality. We burst open this concert with a colourful tribute to the eternal city with Respighi’s symphonic poem, Fountains of Rome. Brahms’ grand and sweeping final symphony then erupts with passionate intensity to complete our concert of kaleidoscopic masterworks.

Helicopters cut through the mist in Platoon and Gene Kelly steams up your glasses in An American in Paris. We’re off to the Hollywood Hills for a richly orchestrated concert, cinematic in its scale. Between Barber’s profoundly beautiful Adagio and Weill’s final melodic symphony lies a musical reunion between Maestro Asher Fisch and Latvian violinist Baiba Skride in Korngold’s lyrical hark to Hollywood. Then we’ll whisk you off to Paris for Gershwin’s irrepressibly jazzy musical postcard to complete this American-inspired program.

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts.

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts. World Artist, Baiba Skride, appears courtesy of Singapore Airlines.

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West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Elgar’s Cello Concerto

Love, Lust and Death

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plus Mahler’s First Symphony

Asher Fisch conducts The Rite of Spring

Friday 9 October 7.30pm Saturday 10 October 7.30pm

Friday 20 November 7.30pm Saturday 21 November 7.30pm

ELGAR Cello Concerto MAHLER Symphony No.1 Titan

HAYDN Symphony No.49 La Passione BERLIOZ The Death of Cleopatra STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

Elim Chan conductor Daniel Müller-Schott cello

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Asher Fisch conductor Stefanie Irányi mezzo soprano

The beginning of Mahler’s first symphony sounds like the beginning of time itself – primordial, still and expectant. From this ethereal opening, Mahler’s awe-inspiring symphony traverses a musical journey both epic and intimate, from bird calls and daydreams to twisted folksongs and on to a blazingly exultant conclusion.

The tumultuous passion of Haydn’s 49th symphony sets the stage for German mezzo soprano Stefanie Irányi and the soaring splendour of Berlioz’ dramatic solo cantata, The Death of Cleopatra. Then we’re off to the ballet for the piece so revolutionary it caused a riot at its premiere a century ago. Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring made a shattering impact on the musical world for its scandalous wrench away from tradition. Now, we raise the roof of the Perth Concert Hall to deliver this landmark work of the 20th century with the combined primal force of Asher Fisch and WASO.

Elgar’s cello concerto has come to embody a nation’s lament for a world lost to the Great War, and is his poignant and moving musical response to its horrors and devastation. With the fearless cellist Daniel Müller-Schott and exciting conductor Elim Chan both making their WASO debuts, you’ll discover sublime new poetry in these enduring and popular masterworks.

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts.

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MSWA Masters Series

Subscribe to the full Series 8 Concert Package / Save 20% • Get the best seats in the house, first, and you can keep them next year! • If your schedule changes, we can change your tickets, for free (no fees, no hassle) • Pay in 2, 3 or 4 instalments • Exclusive subscriber card; unlocks discounts for food, drinks and entertainment

A RESERVE for 8 Concerts only $599.

B RESERVE for 8 Concerts only $540.

C RESERVE for 8 Concerts only $464.

Concession Discounts Apply. Under 30 years? Get $30 tickets for all performances and all reserves in this series. ID required.

Create Your Own Package / Save up to 20% Mix and match your ultimate experience package. Choose three or more concerts and reap all the benefits with maximum flexibility.

How about building your own… Ultimate Beethoven Package Celebrate 250 years of the maverick himself with Fidelio (p7), Piano Concerto Cycle (p5), Missa Solemnis (p18) and Beethoven’s 6th (p24) and 7th (p17) Symphonies plus more. Choose three or more.

Asher Pack Our Principal Conductor as your guide with Fidelio (p7), An American in Paris (p19), Brahms' Fourth Symphony (p19), Love, Lust and Death (p20), Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony (p24) and Piano Concerto Cycle (p5). Choose three or more and come on the full adventure with a series subscription. See booking details from page 50 or visit waso.com.au/subscriptions

Music for Every 1 Want to come along to concerts but don’t know anyone to go with? You’re not alone. Come along to WASO concerts and we’ll connect you with like-minded music lovers. See our new program Music for Every 1 with more details on page 37.


MACA Limited Classics Series


MACA Limited Classics Series

Dances with Daphnis

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

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plus Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto

plus Bin Huang plays Mozart

Friday 13 March 7.30pm Saturday 14 March 7.30pm

Friday 17 April 7.30pm Saturday 18 April 7.30pm

DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune LISZT Piano Concerto No.2 POULENC Les biches – Suite RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé – Suite No.2

ANNA CLYNE This Midnight Hour MOZART Violin Concerto No.5 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.6 Pathétique

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Ben Gernon conductor Bin Huang violin

Ludovic Morlot conductor Jayson Gillham piano

Two acclaimed artists make their WASO debuts: the fast-rising star of the conducting world, Ben Gernon and prize-winning Chinese violinist Bin Huang.

The sun rises on Debussy’s daydreaming faun as acclaimed French conductor Ludovic Morlot returns to WASO with this blissful program. Music of high spirits and delicious melodies culminates in Ravel’s irresistible depiction of lovers at daybreak that will dance into your heart.

Tchaikovsky’s greatest symphony captures the pain, fleeting joys and fragile triumphs of life with intense beauty. With a program also featuring the elegance and grace of Mozart and the colourful inventions of Anna Clyne, this is an evening of superb artistry that will stir the soul.

Australian pianist Jayson Gillham has emerged as one of the finest of his generation. Here with WASO, he brings a sparkling clarity to Liszt’s richly intense second piano concerto.

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West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto

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plus Britten’s Guide to the Orchestra

Expansive wonder of Sibelius

Friday 5 June 7.30pm Saturday 6 June 7.30pm

Friday 26 June 7.30pm Saturday 27 June 7.30pm

BRITTEN Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge BRITTEN Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra BEETHOVEN Symphony No.6 Pastoral

RAUTAVAARA Cantus arcticus RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.2 SIBELIUS Symphony No.5

Asher Fisch conductor Iain Grandage narrator

Dalia Stasevska conductor Simon Trpčeski piano

Birds sing, peasants party and a wild thunderstorm rages across the fields. On World Environment Day, we participate in an international United Nations-led project to inspire everyone to take a stance on climate change. Beethoven’s Pastoral symphony is an evocative portrait of the harmonious and fragile unity between mankind and nature that blooms with rich detail in the hands of Asher Fisch.

If you’ve ever paid a visit to Heirisson Island at dusk, you’ll know that feeling when you hear the call of the swan; awestruck, contented, inspired. Rautavaara’s concerto for birds and orchestra sets the scene for Sibelius’ fifth symphony, a work of unbridled orchestral ecstasy inspired by swans in flight and infused with lustrous images of the expansive landscape of his native Finland.

Britten’s timeless Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is endlessly entertaining. Iain Grandage will guide us on a journey of infectious discovery with one of the world’s most enduring classics. Bring the family.

Macedonian superstar Simon Trpčeski joins WASO to take on arguably the greatest piano concerto ever written, Rachmaninov’s stormy and majestic second.

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts.

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MACA Limited Classics Series

Mozart's Elvira Madigan Concerto

Infinite Variations

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with Petrenko's Shostakovich

Asher Fisch Discovery Concert

Friday 31 July 7.30pm Saturday 1 August 7.30pm

Friday 28 August 7.30pm Saturday 29 August 7.30pm

MOZART Piano Concerto No.21 Elvira Madigan SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.11 The Year 1905

BRAHMS Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn ELGAR Enigma Variations

Vasily Petrenko conductor Yeol Eum Son piano

Asher Fisch conductor/presenter Principal Conductor and all-round raconteur Asher Fisch is your illuminating guide through the ideas and concepts of variations, featuring demonstrations with piano and full orchestra. Here with WASO, we uncover what inspired Brahms and Elgar to take original ideas, adapt them, twist them and develop them to compose vivid new orchestral works. Don’t miss this entertaining new MACA Limited Classics Series concert format that’s a hit for everyone.

Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.21 is instantly recognisable. Immortalised in the 1967 film Elvira Madigan, it’s a showcase of the composer’s skill at weaving a supremely lyrical melody into a full-bodied sound world. The concerto is brought to life by South Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son, one of today’s most distinguished Mozart interpreters. Shostakovich composed some of the most devastatingly powerful music in the repertoire. Be transported back to St Petersburg in 1905 on the eve of the revolution with his intensely charged eleventh symphony, led by worldacclaimed Russian conductor Vasily Petrenko.

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts.

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West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Carmina Burana

Bruch’s Violin Concerto

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plus Dances with Devils

plus Bohemian Homelands

Friday 2 October 7.30pm Saturday 3 October 7.30pm

Friday 13 November 7.30pm Saturday 14 November 7.30pm

IAIN GRANDAGE Dances with Devils: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra ORFF Carmina burana

MOZART Symphony No.35 Haffner BRUCH Violin Concerto No.1 SMETANA Má Vlast: Vltava [The Moldau] JANACEK Taras Bulba

Benjamin Northey conductor Claire Edwardes percussion Amy Manford soprano Perry Joyce tenor James Clayton baritone WASO Chorus UWA Symphonic Chorus

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Hendrik Vestmann conductor Benjamin Beilman violin Young American violinist Benjamin Beilman has been described as “poised and monstrously talented” who plays with “rare insight and generosity”. For his WASO debut he performs Bruch’s ever-popular violin concerto, which is filled with rich harmonies, irresistible melodies and an exhilarating finale.

Carmina burana has been repurposed, remixed and reworked by the best in the business for hundreds of films and TV commercials. However, there is nothing quite like the raw power of this epic classic performed live. The wheel of fortune spins on the pleasures of lust and the perils of life in a collection of 24 medieval poems thrillingly sung by a 130-voice choir with WASO.

The concert continues with evocative symphonic paintings: Janáček’s Taras Bulba depicts the story of the 'free man' conceived in an adventurous 19th century novel, and Smetana’s heartfelt ode to his beloved Czech homeland will have you humming as you leave the Perth Concert Hall.

To open, we dance with the devil in Iain Grandage’s spectacular percussion concerto, inspired by Australian gothic stories.

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MACA Limited Classics Series

Subscribe to the full Series 8 Concert Package / Save 20% • Get the best seats in the house, first, and you can keep them next year! • If your schedule changes, we can change your tickets, for free (no fees, no hassle) • Pay in 2, 3 or 4 instalments • Exclusive subscriber card; unlocks discounts for food, drinks and entertainment

A RESERVE for 8 Concerts only $599.

B RESERVE for 8 Concerts only $540.

C RESERVE for 8 Concerts only $464.

Concession Discounts Apply. Under 30 years? Get $30 tickets for all performances and all reserves in this series. ID required.

Create Your Own Package / Save up to 20% Mix and match your ultimate experience package. Choose three or more concerts and reap all the benefits with maximum flexibility. Add on some more classics to complete the year including WASO’s Summer Classics (p8), Last Night of the Proms (p33) or The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein (p33) and, for something a little different, try one of our Naked Classics (p10).

You can try... Ultimate Beethoven Package Celebrate 250 years of the maverick himself with Fidelio (p7), Piano Concerto Cycle (p5), Missa Solemnis (p18) and Beethoven’s 6th (p24) and 7th (p17) Symphonies plus more. Choose three or more.

Asher Pack Our Principal Conductor as your guide with Fidelio (p7), Missa Solemnis (p18), An American in Paris (p19), Brahms' Fourth Symphony (p19), The Rite of Spring (p20) and more. Choose three or more. See booking details from page 50 or visit waso.com.au/subscriptions

Music for Every 1 Want to come along to concerts but don’t know anyone to go with? You’re not alone. Come along to WASO concerts and we’ll connect you with like-minded music lovers. See our new program Music for Every 1 with more details on page 37.


Morning Symphony Series


Absolute Beethoven

Dances with Daphnis

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A thrilling classical journey

Sparkling French flair: enchanting and seductive

Thursday 5 March 11am

Thursday 12 March 11am

BEETHOVEN Consecration of the House – Overture BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7

DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune POULENC Les biches – Suite RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé – Suite No.2

Ludovic Morlot conductor

Ludovic Morlot conductor

Beethoven’s powerful overtures set the scene for his most thrilling symphony. More than 200 years since its premiere, the driving momentum of Beethoven's seventh pulses with red-blooded vitality. In the hands of conductor Ludovic Morlot, it will lift you up from your seat as it climaxes with a finale of wild abandon and unrestrained joy.

The sun rises on Debussy’s daydreaming faun as acclaimed French conductor Ludovic Morlot returns to WASO with this blissful program. Music of high spirits and delicious melodies culminates in Ravel’s irresistible depiction of lovers at daybreak that will dance into your heart.

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Dvořák’s Symphony No.8

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The final masterpiece from the master of melody

Melodies new and old

Thursday 16 April 11am

Thursday 2 July 11am

ANNA CLYNE This Midnight Hour TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.6 Pathétique

OLIVIA DAVIES New Work DVORAK Symphony No.8

Ben Gernon conductor

Cristian Mȃcelaru conductor

Tchaikovsky’s greatest symphony captures with intense beauty the pain, fleeting joys and fragile triumphs of life. Opening with Anna Clyne’s dramatic and colourful music, and led by the fast-rising conducting star, Ben Gernon, this concert is full of superb artistry that will stir the soul.

Dvořák’s eighth symphony explores a rich emotional palette with some of the composer’s most memorable melodies and beautiful soundscapes rooted in Bohemian culture. Romanian conductor Cristian Mȃcelaru leads the orchestra through this joyful masterpiece. We open this concert with an exquisite new work for WASO by the talented young Perth composer Olivia Davies.

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Petrenko's Shostakovich

An American in Paris

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Triumph over tyranny

Hollywood calling to Paris with love

Thursday 30 July 11am

Thursday 20 August 11am

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.11 The Year 1905

BARBER Adagio for Strings WEILL Symphony No.2 GERSHWIN An American in Paris

Vasily Petrenko conductor Shostakovich wrote some of the most devastatingly powerful music in the repertoire. Be transported back to St Petersburg in 1905 on the eve of the revolution with his intensely charged eleventh symphony, led by worldacclaimed Russian conductor Vasily Petrenko.

Asher Fisch conductor

Mahler’s First Symphony

Bohemian Homelands

We’re off to the Hollywood Hills for a richly orchestrated concert, cinematic in its scale. Following Barber’s profoundly beautiful Adagio and Weill’s final melodic symphony we’ll whisk you off to Paris for Gershwin’s irrepressibly jazzy musical postcard to complete this Americaninspired program.

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A symphony to encompass the whole world

Colourful and evocative

Thursday 8 October 11am

Thursday 12 November 11am

MAHLER Symphony No.1 Titan

MOZART Symphony No.35 Haffner SMETANA Má Vlast: Vltava [The Moldau] JANACEK Taras Bulba

Elim Chan conductor

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Hendrik Vestmann conductor

The beginning of Mahler’s First Symphony sounds like the beginning of time itself – primordial, still and expectant. Under the baton of exciting young conductor Elim Chan, Mahler’s awe-inspiring symphony traverses a musical journey both epic and intimate, from bird calls and daydreams to twisted folksongs and on to a blazingly exultant conclusion.

Mozart’s Haffner Symphony was originally written as party music for Salzburg, then transformed into a symphony of drama, crackling energy, and tireless invention for Vienna. Janáček’s Taras Bulba depicts the story of the 'free man' conceived in an adventurous 19th century novel, and Smetana’s heartfelt ode to his beloved Czech homeland will have you humming as you leave the Perth Concert Hall.

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Morning Symphony Series

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Create Your Own Package / Save up to 20% Mix and match your ultimate experience package. Choose three or more concerts and reap all the benefits with maximum flexibility. Try some more matinee performances to complete your year including our Afternoon Symphony Series (p9), WASO’s Summer Classics (p8), Last Night of the Proms (p33) and The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein (p33). Choose three or more to unlock discounts. Come along to WASO concerts and we’ll connect you with like-minded music lovers, see page 37 for more details.

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WASO AND ST GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL PRESENT

WASO AND SHORT BLACK OPERA PRESENT

Bach’s Easter Oratorio and Duruflé Requiem

Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace

Wednesday 8 April 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

Friday 10 July 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

DURUFLE Requiem JS BACH Easter Oratorio

DEBORAH CHEETHAM Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace

Joseph Nolan conductor Sara Macliver soprano Fiona Campbell mezzo soprano Paul McMahon tenor Andrew Foote baritone Stewart Smith organ St George’s Cathedral Consort

Benjamin Northey conductor Deborah Cheetham soprano (Yorta Yorta) Linda Barcan mezzo soprano Don Bemrose baritone (Gungarri) WASO Chorus Dhungala Children’s Choir The Eumeralla river flows through Gunditjmara country in southwest Victoria. It was here, 180 years ago, that war broke out between traditional owners and those who sought to dispossess them of their land.

JS Bach is one of the greatest composers of sacred music and in the hands of Joseph Nolan and a stellar cast with WASO, his magnificent Easter Oratorio will take you on an unforgettable divine journey, from a tomb of dark grief to the blazing light of joy.

Combining moving poetry, two choirs, orchestra and the platform of the Requiem mass, a history of heartbreak and horror is revealed in this monumental new work. With a fusion of Western classical tradition and First Nations culture, Eumeralla soars with resilience and reconciliation.

But before we rejoice in the miracle of Easter, we set the scene with Duruflé’s exquisite Requiem for organ and chorus. Composed just after World War II, it is a moving work of timeless beauty - intimate, tranquil and profound.

Sung in dialects of the Gunditjmara people of southwestern Victoria. Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace is presented in Perth with support from the Bendat Family Foundation. The Gunditjmara translation was the work of senior Gunditjmara language custodian Vicki Couzens and linguist Travers Eira.

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Special Events - Classical

The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein

Last Night of the Proms

Friday 3 April 7.30pm & Saturday 4 April 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

Friday 24 July 7.30pm & Sunday 26 July 2pm Perth Concert Hall

Benjamin Northey conductor Simon Gleeson vocalist Amy Lehpamer vocalist

R STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra (opening) J STRAUSS Jr On the Beautiful Blue Danube PUCCINI O Mio babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi DE SARASATE Zigeunerweisen VERDI Coro di zingari from Il Trovatore PUCCINI Un bel di from Madama Butterfly BIZET Dance Bohème from Carmen Suite No.2 WOOD Fantasy on British Sea Songs …and more

A classical spectacular

When Broadway was on the pulse of mainstream culture and musicals provided the popular music of the day, Rodgers and Hammerstein were winning awards and the hearts of millions. Here we celebrate their reign as one of the world’s most successful Broadway writing teams with two of the brightest shining stars in musical theatre today, all backed by WASO. You'll sing along to all the hits including ‘Climb Ev'ry Mountain’ from The Sound of Music and ‘Shall We Dance?’ from The King and I, plus ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ from South Pacific, ‘You'll Never Walk Alone’ from Carousel, and much more!

Guy Noble conductor Sky Ingram soprano

Emmalena Huning violin WASO Chorus

Bring your best voice and party spirit as we raise the roof at Perth Concert Hall with WASO’s annual barnstorm of flag-waving favourites. Join conductor Guy Noble, the WASO Chorus and special guests as we whip up a spectacular musical feast, complete with a cavalcade of classical hits and patriotic anthems. As always the concert comes to an unmissable end with the traditional ‘Last Night of the Proms’ sing-a-long including Jerusalem and Rule, Britannia.

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Special Events - Pops

Ben Folds with WASO

Comic-Con in Concert

Piano pop maverick returns with all his hits

Let the games begin

Monday 16 March 7.30pm Tuesday 17 March 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall

Saturday 8 August 7:30pm Perth Concert Hall Christopher Dragon conductor

Nicholas Buc conductor Ben Folds piano/vocals

Sometimes we’re dressed in black playing Mozart and sometimes we’re breeding raptors and in cosplay! We’re bringing old favourites and new surprises for our third year running. You told us what you wanted to hear and we’ve answered the call in a concert program of pure magic with your favourite scores from movies like Jurassic Park, How to Train Your Dragon and Jaws, video games like Final Fantasy and even more pop-culture fun from the wizarding world and beyond.

One of the major music influencers of his generation, piano pop sensation Ben Folds delivers a cavalcade of hits, like 'Landed', 'Capable of Anything', and 'Luckiest' fifteen years after his first ever orchestral concert right here in Perth. The multi-platinum-selling artist has since released numerous collaboration records, and created music for film, TV and a Billboard chart-topping piano concerto. But there is no better way to experience one of the modern world’s most distinctive singer-songwriters than with the full power of WASO.

Whether you’re a Wonder Woman warrior or a fully-armoured Thor, grab your mates, dress up and come along to this fun fantasy night with WASO!

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WASO at the Movies

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

Thestrals and prophecies and Umbridge, oh my!

‘I am a Jedi, like my father before me…’

Friday 29 May 7.30pm Saturday 30 May 7.30pm Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Friday 6 November 7:30pm Saturday 7 November 1.30pm & 7.30pm Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Nicholas Buc conductor

Nicholas Buc conductor

You-Know-Who is not the only one who has returned – Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger are back in this unforgettable concert event. Relive the magic with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ on a giant screen in high-definition and accompanied by live music from WASO. See Harry and his friends race through the Department of Mysteries, practice Defense Against the Dark Arts in secret, and endure Professor Umbridge – all with Nicholas Hooper’s iconic score!

Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker, R2-D2 and C-3PO join Princess Leia to free Han Solo from the vile crime lord, Jabba the Hutt. Reunited, the Rebels race to the moon of the planet Endor where they launch a desperate attack upon the entire Imperial Fleet. Experience the spectacular battle between father and son, as Luke faces Darth Vader one last time on a giant screen in high definition, with music performed live by WASO.

This performance includes subtitles on the screen.

This performance includes subtitles on the screen.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are ©️ & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights ©️ JKR. (s19)

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm, and Warner/Chappel Music. © 2019 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Special Events - Family

Dreams of Air and Flight Cast your eyes to the skies Saturday 15 August 1pm & 3pm Perth Concert Hall

A young boy, bewitched by his father's crazy brave ambition to fly, finds himself caught up in his dad’s fantasy. But when his father goes to war and does not return, it seems his spell may be broken, and all could be lost. Thankfully mechanical winged contraptions, fluffy white clouds and the endless blue sky offer some hope that the dream might indeed be possible.

JOHN WILLIAMS E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial RESPIGHI The Birds HANDEL Music for the Royal Fireworks: La Réjouissance PAUL RISSMANN FArTHER RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Flight of the Bumblebee JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars: Main Title

Inspired by Grahame Baker-Smith’s poignant story FArTHER, this soaring concert for the whole family features music by Paul Rissmann set to stunning animations by Victor Craven in a concert program also featuring famed film composer John Williams. Join WASO and a children's choir as we cast our eyes to the skies this August.

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Wesfarmers Arts Meet the Artist Talks

Concert Conversations

Music for Every 1

Wesfarmers Arts Meet the Artist Talks

Love our concerts but don’t always have someone to go with? Want to hear the big symphonies but your partner falls asleep?

Join us after select concerts at the Terrace Level Corner Stage of Perth Concert Hall for an informal interview with our guest artists and WASO musicians. Uncover more about the music and hear insights into the performance experience in a relaxed post-concert Q&A.

Well, step right up because you’re not alone when you’re with WASO. Welcome to our new meetup at the Perth Concert Hall. Join our host in the dedicated Music for Every 1 area and we’ll connect you with people who share your passion for classical music. You’ll also receive pre-concert program notes and conversation starters. We’ll have a dedicated cash bar on arrival with complimentary nibbles as you hear insights into the works from the WASO team. This get-together will be held one hour prior to selected concerts and at interval.

Absolute Beethoven Saturday 7 March Ludovic Morlot

Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique Friday 17 April Ben Gernon

Selected concert dates are listed on the left hand side of this page so you have the option to join us after the show for the Wesfarmers Arts Meet the Artist Talks.

Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony Friday 5 June

WASO musicians John Keene + Daniel Schmitt

Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto Saturday 27 June

1. Purchase your tickets in a package or single events.

Dalia Stasevska

2. Let us know you'd like to come to Music for Every 1 when you book.

Gil Shaham Plays Brahms Friday 3 July

Gil Shaham + Cristian Macelaru

3. We'll send you more details.

An American in Paris Saturday 22 August

If you have any questions, we’ll be happy to answer them.

Baiba Skride

Simply give us a call on 08 9326 0000 or email boxoffice@waso.com.au

Brahms’ Fourth Symphony Friday 4 September

WASO musicians Robert Gladstones + Zak Rowntree

Bruch’s Violin Concerto Saturday 14 November Benjamin Beilman

Free Wesfarmers Arts Pre-Concert Talks are also held 45 minutes prior to all Masters, Classics, and Afternoon concerts and at 9.40am in the main auditorium for Morning Symphony. All ticket holders are welcome to attend. 37


West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Our Story We harness the energy of an entire community to create events and programs across Western Australia to stimulate learning and participation in a vibrant cultural life

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Our Story

Community Engagement Sharing Music for All The bright lights continue to shine on the mainstage, but we are also building beacons of creativity across our great state. We believe that all West Australians should have the opportunity to experience and participate in quality live music throughout their life. WASO’s Community Engagement program is the largest and broadest reaching of all Australian orchestras. In community centres, hospitals, concert halls and classrooms we provide children with valuable tools to expand opportunities for creativity, self-expression, teamwork, academic success and self-esteem. We create the spark that inspires a life-long love of music, ensuring access for individuals who live with social, financial or geographical disadvantage. We deliver a diverse range of participatory workshop and performance programs for babies, Rusty Musicians, the elderly and everyone in between, with a lot of it delivered for free. We’ve got a big state to cover and even bigger dreams. Together we can do so much more to achieve our mission.

“It made me feel rainbows inside.” Hospital Orchestra Project, child age 4 Programs are supported by Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation, Bendat Family Foundation, Healthway, The University of Western Australia Conservatorium of Music, Mitsubishi Corporation, McCusker Charitable Foundation, StottHoare, Feilman Foundation, Tianqi Lithium Australia, Crescendo Giving Circle, The Stan Perron Charitable Foundation, Bunning Family, The Department of Education Instrumental Music School Services and The James Galvin Foundation.

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Supporting New Music Creating future classics The WASO Song Book, a commissioning program founded in 2010 by Janet Holmes à Court AC, provides opportunities to nurture musical careers and create new musical works with the ambition they may become the classics of tomorrow. With the support of WASO Patron Prue Ashurst, Olivia Davies (pictured) will compose a new work to be premiered in our 2020 season. We are delighted to welcome Olivia back to WASO, following her participation in the Composition Project in 2015. In 2017 James Ledger, Artistic Director of the Composition Project, and Olivia Davies collaborated with WASO to deliver a series of workshops for teenagers living with chronic illness and mental health challenges as part of our Hospital Orchestra Project. Olivia and James were invited by the HUSH Foundation to compose new works for an album of Australian composers for use in hospitals. These works were performed by WASO as part of the Hospital Orchestra Project in 2018. We are delighted that through Prue Ashurst’s support we are able to commission this new work by an emerging West Australian composer which will be conducted by Cristian Macelaru, Artistic Director of the prestigious Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, California.

See pages 18 and 29 for more information.

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WASO Community Engagement

Crescendo From little things big things grow Did you know that WASO is the only major performing arts company in Western Australia working with Principals and school communities to deliver free, ongoing and regular music education programs in schools? Inspired by El Sistema, a free, publicly-funded classical music education program that promotes social well-being in Venezuela, Crescendo is the only program of its kind in Western Australia and continues to be delivered at schools in Kwinana since its debut in 2014. Staff and parents from both schools have reported improved concentration, behaviour and enthusiasm for learning music, but that’s just the beginning. The program has also resulted in marked advances in students' overall confidence, resilience and emotional and social well-being; many of the attributes that will give them the best chance at life. Students regularly perform at school assemblies and in front of their peers and families, they attend WASO performances at Perth Concert Hall, and we visit them in school with our Education Chamber Orchestra and local and international guest artists. Crescendo is currently providing 30 weekly classroom lessons for free to more than 400 students from Pre-primary to Year Six at two Kwinana Primary schools - Medina Primary School and North Parmelia Primary School.

“WASO’s Crescendo program lifts NAPLAN results as schools see the benefits of music in class.” – ABC News Crescendo is proudly supported by Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation, Feilman Foundation, Tianqi Lithium Australia, Crescendo Giving Circle, The Stan Perron Charitable Foundation, Bunning Family and The Department of Education Instrumental Music School Services.

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Young & Emerging Artists Building capacity for the future of music Every year we mobilise and nurture a new generation of young and emerging artists to help secure a bright future for music in Australia. WASO’s Young & Emerging Artists program provides opportunities for some of the brightest musicians and creative artists in the country to build a pathway from student life to a professional career through multidisciplinary training opportunities. In addition to our flagship Composition Project, students from across Australia perform side by side with WASO musicians in exciting creative projects developed in collaboration with our partners The University of Western Australia Conservatorium of Music and the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). In 2020, students will continue to work alongside international guest artists including our Education Artist-In-Residence Paul Rissmann. Many of the alumni from these programs have gone on to study composition or performance at leading institutions in London and New York and continue to enjoy successful playing careers with national and international orchestras.

These programs are supported by the Bendat Family Foundation, The University of Western Australia Conservatorium of Music, McCusker Charitable Foundation, Simon Lee Foundation and The James Galvin Family Foundation.

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WASO Community Engagement

Conductor Simone Young on WASO’s 2019 Side by Side program with ANAM “I don’t know whether it is the geographical isolation of Perth and its wonderful orchestra that makes it so very welcoming to visiting artists, but the 31 ANAM musicians could not have had a warmer and more supportive environment in which to gain the insights into performing that only the professional stage can bring. Perhaps it is also that 16 ANAM alumni have now found permanent positions within WASO, so that a clearer picture was available to the students of how their futures might look. Pedagogically, the ANAM cohort left with more than experience, more than a few days away working on some great repertoire, and more than just an increased respect for the profession and acknowledgment of its challenges. I believe they went home with the knowledge that they had been part of something quite extraordinary - a meeting of minds and hearts, of skills and lessons, and certain that they had been the fortunate recipients of tutelage, support and praise from some of the finest professionals in the country. I witnessed first-hand how the musicians of WASO led their young colleagues with praise and encouragement, humour and care. The music was challenging and emotional, with technical challenges and demanding intense commitment and they rose to the challenge. Perhaps their youthful enthusiasm rubbed off a little also on all of us seasoned professionals and inspired us to give even more of ourselves. What is certain is that this was more than a concert and much more than a pedagogical exercise. I am thrilled for both ANAM and WASO to learn that this is the beginning of a three-year partnership. Perhaps in three years’ time, some of this year’s ANAM musicians will be Alumni and be playing with WASO professionally…”

WASO's 2020 Side by Side with ANAM will be announced in October 2019.

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WASO Community Engagement

Indigenous Creative Collaborations Strong, proud and vibrant WASO is honoured to work alongside schools and communities across Western Australia, as well as Australia’s finest Indigenous artists to create and perform both original compositions and new realisations of existing repertoire. These collaborations provide an incomparable connection for our Orchestra, musicians and audiences and the opportunity to share powerful cultural content. We are proud to showcase these at significant community and school events, Perth Concert Hall and WASO’s biggest end of year outdoor concert spectacular, Christmas Symphony. See page 32 for program information for Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace. WASO’s Indigenous Creative Collaborations program is proudly supported by the Bendat Family Foundation. Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace is presented in partnership with Short Black Opera.

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Deborah Cheetham AO


West Australian Symphony Orchestra

WASO Philanthropy As a music lover you are part of our story By making a donation to WASO, you enable world-class music-making by our musicians and exceptional guest artists led by Principal Conductor Asher Fisch. You also enable access to live classical music for those who might otherwise not have it, such as families in regional and remote areas, children in hospital and students with special educational needs. Make a donation today and become a part of our WASO Philanthropy community for unique access and exclusive invitations that will enrich your orchestral experience, and become the first to hear about our latest news and events.

There are many different ways to be involved. Visit waso.com.au/support-us or call Sarah Tompkin on 9326 0017 or Jacinta Sirr on 9326 0014 to discuss your philanthropic vision. WASO is a not-for-profit charitable organisation. All donations above $2 are tax deductible.

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WASO Philanthropy

Thank You to Our Community of WASO Patrons Endowment Fund for the Orchestra, Major Donations Tom & Jean Arkley Bendat Family Foundation Janet Holmes à Court AC Minderoo Foundation Sagitte Yom-Tov Fund Endowment Fund for the Orchestra, Estates Rachel Mabel Chapman Malcolm Hood Paul Lee Anna Nottage in memory of Edgar Nottage Wendy Scanlon Judy Sienkiewicz Mrs Roslyn Warrick Anonymous (7) Symphony Circle – Recognising Patrons who have made a provision in their Will to the Orchestra Ms Davilia Bleckly Mr John Bonny Dr G Campbell-Evans Deirdre Carlin Anita & James Clayton S & J Dale Lesley & Peter Davies Dr Michael Flacks Judith Gedero Robyn Glindemann Gwenyth Greenwood The Guy Family Emy & Warren Jones Barbara Joseph Colin & Jo King Rachael Kirk & Tim White Wolfgang Lehmkuhl Deborah Marsh Lesley R. McKay & Murray R. McKay Suzanne Nash Paula Phillips Nigel & Dr Heather Rogers Jacinta Sirr Ruth Stratton Ruth & Neville Thorn Gavin Toovey & Jaehan Lee Agatha van der Schaaf Sheila Wileman

Sagitte Yom-Tov Fund Anonymous (40) Chairman’s Circle – Supporting excellence Richard Goyder AO & Janine Goyder Jean Arkley Bob & Gay Branchi Janet Holmes à Court AC Tony & Gwenyth Lennon Rod & Margaret Marston* John Rodgers Leanne & Sam Walsh* The 2020 WASO Song Book We are grateful to those who have supported new works commissioned for the Orchestra for 2020 and beyond

Janet Holmes à Court AC Prue Ashurst In memory of Mary Rodoreda Geoff Stearn Anonymous (1) Instrument Fund John Albright & Susan Lorimer Stuart & Hollie Dunn in memory of Keith & Lesley Ingram Peter Ingram Deborah Marsh Margaret & Rod Marston Peggy & Tom Stacy Jean & Peter Stokes We are also deeply grateful to the many Patrons supporting our Music Stands and Chairs campaigns. Please see our website for the full list.

Education & Community Engagement Fund Jean Arkley David & Suzanne Biddles Annette Cottee Megan & Arthur Criddle Penny & Ron Crittall Robyn Glindemann Journey Recruitment Rosalind Lilley Eveline Read

Ruth Stratton In memory of Robert & Joan Street Gwen Treasure Margaret Wood Anonymous (3) Trusts & Foundations McCusker Charitable Foundation Simon Lee Foundation The James Galvin Foundation Crescendo, Trusts & Foundations Crown Resorts Foundation Packer Family Foundation Feilman Foundation Stan Perron Charitable Foundation Bunning Family Euroz Charitable Foundation Crescendo, Crescendo Giving Circle AOT Consulting Pty Ltd Jean Arkley Prue Ashurst Gay & Robert Branchi Dr S Cherian Kaylene Cousins Madeleine King MP, Federal Member for Brand LeMessurier Charitable Trust Rosalind Lilley C M Lommers Mrs Morrell G & I Nicholas Pamela Pitt Deborah & Miles Protter Dr Lance Risbey John Rodgers Rosalin Sadler in memory of Joyce Durbin Sadler In memory of Robert & Joan Street Ruth E Thorn Reto Vogel Alan Whitham Mary Ann Wright Anonymous (4)

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Annual Giving Principal Conductor’s Circle Gifts $20,000+ Janet Holmes à Court AC Jean Arkley in memory of Tom Arkley Dr Glenda CampbellEvans & Dr Ken Evans* Patricia New Joshua & Pamela Pitt* Peter & Jean Stokes* Impresario Patron Gifts $10,000 - $19,999 Gay & Bob Branchi Gavin Bunning Prof Rachel & Rev Dr John Cardell-Oliver Marc & Nadia Geary* Gilbert George Tony & Gwenyth Lennon Alan Whitham Trish Williams Anonymous (1) Maestro Patron Gifts $5,000 - $9,999 Prue Ashurst in memory of Eoin Cameron Bill Bloking Ian & Elizabeth Constable Mark Coughlan & Dr Pei-Yin Hsu Bridget Faye AM Brian & Romola Haggerty Warwick Hemsley Mr & Mrs Hill Sue Hovell Dr Patricia Kailis Keith & Gaye Kessell Dr Ronny Low & Dr Emma Richardson Dr Richard & Patricia Lyon Bryant & Louise Macfie Paula & John Phillips G. J. Seach Richard Tarala & Lyn Beazley AO Gene Tilbrook & Anne Seghezzi Ros Thomson Joyce Westrip OAM Anonymous (5)

Virtuoso Patron Gifts $2,500 - $4,999 Dr Fred Affleck AO & Mrs Margaret Affleck Neil Archibald & Alan R Dodge AM David & Suzanne Biddles Peter & Marjorie Bird Prof Jonathan Carapetis & Prof Sue Skull Maree Creighton & Kevin Davis Lesley & Peter Davies Stephen Davis & Linda Savage The Giorgetta Charity Fund Peter Ingram Jim & Freda Irenic Eleanor John & Finn Barrett Michael & Dale Kitney Stephanie Kobelke & the late John Kobelke Francis Landels The late Dorothy Lee Rosalind Lilley Mrs Morrell Anne Nolan Pamela Platt Thomas & Diana Potter Melanie & Paul Shannon In memory of Judith Sienkiewicz Michael Snell & Vicki Stewart Brian Stewart Gail & Tony Sutherland Michael & Helen Tuite Stan & Valerie Vicich Andrew & Marie Yuncken Anonymous (1) Principal Patron Gifts $1,000 - $2,499 Caroline Allen & Sandy Dunn Margaret Atkins Betty Barker Noelle Beasley Colin & Sarah Beckett Tony & Mary Beeley Kevin Blake Matthew J C Blampey Namy Bodinner Cathy Bolt in memory of Tony Bolt K & C Bond


WASO Philanthropy

Principal Patron cont. Dr & Mrs P Breidahl Jean Brodie-Hall Elizabeth & James Brown Ian & Marilyn Burton Constance Chapman Dr Anne Chester Peter & Sue Clifton Bob & Kim Collins Hon June Craig AM Kelly & Andrew Diong Rai & Erika Dolinschek Simon Douglas Bev East Lorraine Ellard Don & Marie Forrest Brooke Fowles & Dane Etheridge Dr Andrew Gardner George Gavranic Roger & Ann Gillbanks Robyn Glindemann Jannette Gray Maryllis & Paul Green-Armytage Deidre Greenfeld Rosemary Grigg & Peter Flanigan Grussgott Trust Richard B Hammond Pauline & Peter Handford Dr & Mrs H Hansen-Knarhoi Robin Harben In memory of Eileen Hayes John & Christine Hedges Dr Penny Herbert in memory of Dunstan Herbert Dallas Hickman & Alex Hickman Michael Hollingdale Helen Hollingshead Dr K & Mr J Hopkins OAM Judith Hugo P & M James Roger Jennings in memory of Lilian Jennings Emy & Warren Jones Anthony Kane in memory of Jane Leahy-Kane Bill Kean David Keast & Victoria Mizen Noelle & Anthony Keller AM Ulrich & Gloria Kunzmann Irving Lane Dr Sunny & Ann Lee Ann Lewis Ian & Judith Lunt Graham & Muriel Mahony Dr Tony Mander & Ms Loretta Byrd Gregg & Sue Marshman

Betty & Con Michael AO Tony & Gillian Milne Mrs Carolyn MiltonSmith in loving memory of Emeritus Prof John Milton-Smith Hon Justice S R Moncrieff Geoffrey & Valmae Morris Jane & Jock Morrison Dr Peter Moss Lyn Murray Val & Barry Neubecker Family Nilant Marianne Nilsson Dr Phillip & Mrs Erlene Noble Dr Walter Ong & Graeme Marshall John Overton Robyn Owens Ron & Philippa Packer Michael & Lesley Page Athena Paton Rosemary Peek Charmian Phillips in memory of Colin Craft Barry & Dot Price Dr Leon Prindiville Tony & Val Ramshaw James & Nicola Ridsdill-Smith John & Alison Rigg Dr Lance Risbey & Ms Elizabeth Sachse Will Riseborough Paul Roberts Bryan & Jan Rodgers Gerry & Maurice Rousset OAM Roger Sandercock The Hon. Kerry Sanderson, AC Dr R & J Schwenger Robyn & Ted Sharp Glenice Shephard Elisabeth & David Smith Helen Smith OAM Laurel & Ross Smith Paul Smith & Denham Harry Geoff & Chris Soutar David Stevenson Iain Summerlin Ruth Thomas in memory of Ken & Hazel Rowley Clare Thompson & Brad Power Ruth E Thorn Gavin Toovey & Jaehan Lee Mary Townsend James & Rosemary Trotter David Turner & Judith Wilton Christopher Tyler

Maggie Venerys Geoff & Sandra Wackett Adrienne & Max Walters AM Watering Concepts Ian Watson Joy Wearne Dr Deb Weir Alan Westle in memory of Jean Patricia Weston Dr Chris & Mrs Vimala Whitaker Dai & Anne Williams Janet Williams Mrs Jean & Mr Ian Williams AO Jim & Gill Williams Hilary & Peter Winterton AM Fred & Caroline Witting Sara Wordsworth Anonymous (25) Tutti Patron Gifts $500 - $999 Anne Acton Geoff & Joan Airey Kim Anderson & Paul Holmes Catherine Bagster Bernard & Jackie Barnwell Shirley Barraclough Berwine Barrett-Lennard Michael & Nadia Berkeley-Hill John & Sue Bird in memory of Penny Bird Davilia Bleckly Margaret Bloch John & Debbie Borshoff E & G Bourgault in memory of Betty Sagar Diane & Ron Bowyer Ann Butcher & Dean R Kubank Adrienne & Phillip Buttrose Maria Caesar Michelle Candy R & R Cant Nanette Carnachan Claire Chambers & Dr Andrea Shoebridge Fred & Angela Chaney Tim & Claire Chapman Grant & Catherine Chappelle Jason & Su-Lyn Chong Lyn & Harvey Coates AO Alex Cohen AO & Agatha van der Schaaf Chris Colton Natalie Cullity Gina & Neil Davidson Jop & Hanneke Delfos Daphne Devenish in memory of Bruce Devenish

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Paul & Margaret Skerritt Hendrik Smit Dr Louise Sparrow John & Elizabeth Spoor Peggy & Tom Stacy Eleanor Steinhardt In Memoriam of Mr Andrew David Stewart Ruth Stratton Yuko Takahashi Lisa & Andrew Telford Loma Toohey Dr Robert Turnbull Jan Turner Margaret Wallace John & Nita Walshe Doris Walton Diana and the late Bill Warnock Anne Watson Margaret Whitter Barbara Wilcox Geoff Wilkinson Violette William Sally Willis Pari Willis-Jones Margaret Wood Alison Woodman Andrew Yeates Chris & Kathy Ziatis Anonymous (26) Friend Gifts $40 - $499 Thank you to our 758 Friends who support WASO through their gift. * Orchestral Partnership Acknowledgements up to date as at August 2019


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Mark Coughlan Chief Executive Officer

Peter Freemantle Chief Financial Officer

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Artistic Planning

Angela Miller Accountant

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Natalie De Biasi Special and Commercial Programs Manager

Marketing

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Michaela Ivory, Brianna Louwen and Griffin Wright Crescendo Teaching Artists

Philanthropy & Corporate Alecia Benzie Executive Manager, Philanthropy & Corporate

Orchestral Management

Marina Woodhouse Senior Manager, Corporate & Foundations

Keith McGowan Executive Manager, Orchestral Management

Sarah Tompkin Major Gifts & Bequests Manager

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Jacinta Sirr Philanthropy & Annual Giving Manager

Wee Ming Khoo Music Librarian

Emily Kennedy Philanthropy & Events Coordinator

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Ginny Luff Corporate Partnerships Coordinator

Leanne Puttick Music Library Assistant

Gosia Paton Corporate Partnerships & Events Coordinator

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How to book your subscription

Select a Series or Create Your Own

STEP 1.

MSWA Masters Series 8 concerts

Choose your package

Inspiring masterworks from the world’s leading artists

STEP 2. Choose your dates and request your seats See page 51 for Perth Concert Hall seating map

MACA Limited Classics Series 8 concerts

STEP 3.

Our greatest hits with Australian and International soloists

Consider making a donation

Morning Symphony Series 8 concerts

STEP 4.

Send us your package

Much-loved classics in one-hour experiences

• Online

Afternoon Symphony Series 2 concerts

Renew or book at waso.com.au/subscriptions

• Mail

The full concert experience on a cheeky Thursday afternoon

Complete the booking form (p53) and mail to: WASO Subscriptions, Reply Paid 84130, East Perth WA 6892. No stamp required if posted in Australia.

Naked Classics 3 concerts

• Phone

Stripped back favourites for Thursday night shenanigans

Call our friendly Box Office on 08 9326 0000 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri)

Beethoven: The Piano Concertos 3 concerts

• Drop In

Visit our Box Office at Perth Concert Hall 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)

Five extraordinary concertos in one week

Ultimate Beethoven Package 8 concerts The maverick in all his glory

Asher Pack 8 concerts Our Principal Conductor’s Guide to WASO

Create your own – Start with 3 or choose 8 or more concerts and save up to 20%. All special events in this brochure can be added to a package*. *excludes Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi.

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Ticket Prices 2020 Concession Cards

Under 30 Years

Valid cards include: – Australian Age Pension – TPI, Veteran’s Affairs – Full-Time Student Cards

Enjoy substantial savings on subscriptions if you’re aged under 30 years. A photocopy or scan of your proof of age is required when booking. A name and date of birth is only required for children under 12.

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. A photocopy or scan of your companion card is required when booking.

1. Concert Packages - Pricing Select a full series receive up to 20% discount with a host of additional benefits.

Standard

Concession* A

B

Under 30

A

B

C^

C^

All Reserves

$174.00 $201.60 $184.80 $159.00 $72.00

The Piano Concertos

3 Concerts 20% off

$224.55

$201.60

Masters

8 Concerts 20% off

$598.80

$537.60 $464.00 $537.60 $492.80 $424.00 $192.00

Classics

8 Concerts 20% off

$598.80

$537.60 $464.00 $537.60 $492.80 $424.00 $192.00

Morning Symphony

8 Concerts 20% off

$384.00

-

-

$320.00

-

-

$192.00

Morning Symphony + Lunch

8 Concerts 20% off

$560.00

-

-

$496.00

-

-

$368.00

Afternoon Symphony

2 Concerts 10% off

$169.20

$151.20

$116.00

Naked Classics

3 Concerts 20% off

$132.00

-

-

Music for Every 1

8 Concerts 20% off

$598.80

$537.60 $464.00 $537.60 $492.80 $424.00 $192.00

Ultimate Beethoven

8 Concerts 20% off

$606.70

$543.20 $428.00 $543.20 $481.60 $398.00 $192.00

Asher Pack

8 Concerts 20% off

$637.55

$566.40 $451.00 $566.40 $499.20 $416.00 $192.00

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$151.20 $138.60 $106.00 $54.00 -

-

-

$72.00


Booking Information

Booking Form 2020

Received

Processed

or book online & save time

Processed

Posted

OFFICE USE ONLY

Order No

Personal Details Subscriber

○ Mr ○ Mrs

○ Miss ○ Ms

○ Dr ○ Other (Please specify)

First Name

Surname

Address Phone Companion

Email

○ Mr ○ Mrs

○ Miss ○ Ms

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RETURN FORM | Mail: WASO Subscriptions, Reply Paid 84130, East Perth WA 6892. In Person - Visit the WASO Box Office at Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm)

Seating Preference - Perth Concert Hall Best Available

Premium

A Reserve

B Reserve

C Reserve^

Please Indicate

○ Best Available

□ Stalls □ Rear Stalls □ Lower Gallery

□ Stalls □ Rear Stalls □ Lower Gallery

□ Stalls □ Upper Gallery

□ Stalls □ Upper Gallery

○ ○ Other

^ Restricted viewing.

Requests:

1. Concert Packages Select a full series and receive up to 20% discount and a host of additional benefits. Standard A B The Piano Concertos

○ Fri ○ Sat ○ Fri Classics ○ Sat Masters

Concession* A B

C^

C^

Under 30 A B

C^

□$224.55 □ $201.60 □ $174.00 □ $201.60 □ $184.80 □ $159.00 □ $72.00 □ $72.00 □ $72.00 □ $598.80 □ $537.60 □ $464.00 □ $537.60 □ $492.80 □ $424.00 □ $192.00 □ $192.00 □ $192.00 □ $598.80 □ $537.60 □ $464.00 □ $537.60 □ $492.80 □ $424.00 □ $192.00 □ $192.00 □ $192.00

Morning Symphony

□ $384.00

□ $320.00

□ $192.00

Morning Symphony + lunch

□ $560.00

□ $496.00

□ $368.00

Afternoon Symphony

□ $169.20 □ $151.20 □ $116.00 □ $151.20 □ $138.60 □ $106.00 □ $54.00 □ $54.00 □ $54.00

Naked Classics

□ $132.00

Music for Every 1

□ $598.80 □ $537.60 □ $464.00 □ $537.60 □ $492.80 □ $424.00 □ $192.00 □ $192.00 □ $192.00

Ultimate Beethoven

□ $606.70 □ $543.20 □ $428.00 □ $543.20 □ $481.60 □ $398.00 □ $192.00 □ $192.00 □ $192.00

Naked Classics

□ $606.70 □ $543.20 □ $428.00 □ $543.20 □ $481.60 □ $398.00 □ $192.00 □ $192.00 □ $192.00

Asher Pack

□ $637.55 □ $566.40 □ $451.00 □ $566.40 □ $499.20 □ $416.00 □ $192.00 □ $192.00 □ $192.00

□ $72.00

-

1. Total

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

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Subtotal


2. Create Your Own Packages Select three or more concerts and fill in the prices using the table on page 55 for each concert. Please tick:

○ 3-4 Concerts

○ 5-7 Concerts

MASTERS

Fri

Sat

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

CLASSICS

Fri

Sat

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Absolute Beethoven Asher Fisch Mozart and Bruckner Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis Gil Shaham Plays Brahms An American in Paris Brahms' Fourth Symphony Elgar's Cello Concerto Love, Lust and Death

Dances with Daphnis Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto

Mozart's Elvira Madigan Concerto Infinite Variations Carmina Burana Bruch’s Violin Concerto

Standard Conc*

Subtotal

Standard Conc*

AFTERNOON SYMPHONY

Thu Standard

1 2 Brahms' Fourth Symphony

○ ○

Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto

○ 8+ Concerts

Subtotal

MORNING SYMPHONY

Thu Standard

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Absolute Beethoven Dances with Daphnis Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Dvořák’s Symphony No 8 Petrenko's Shostakovich An American in Paris Mahler’s First Symphony Bohemian Homelands

BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTOS

Tue Fri

1 The Maverick 2 The Master 3 The Emperor

SPECIAL EVENTS

Fri

Summer Classics

○ ○

Beethoven's Fidelio

Conc*

Subtotal

○ ○

Thu Standard

○ ○ ○

Conc*

Comic–Con in Concert

Subtotal

Dreams of Air and Flight

Subtotal

Subtotal

○ Conc*

Subtotal

○ ○ ○

Bach’s Easter Oratorio Last Night of the Proms

1 Playing with Fire 2 Fantastic Symphonies 3 The Great Outdoors

○ ○

○ ○

Eumeralla

NAKED CLASSICS

Conc*

Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Standard

Ben Folds with WASO Rodgers and Hammerstein

Sun Standard

Conc*

Sat 1pm

Sat 3pm

○ 2. Total

No discount available for Premium and C Reserve.

3. Additional Tickets to Your Subscription** To purchase additional tickets list the concerts and dates below. Refer to the calendar on page 59 for dates. Seating Preference

Concert Title

Day

(Premium, A, B, C, Choir)

Date (dd/mm)

Std

Conc*

U30

Subtotal

/ / /

3. Total

**Transaction fees apply to all single ticket purchases.

4. Donations Philanthropy is vital to your Orchestra. Please consider making a donation with your subscription.

○ ○

I would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support my Orchestra.

$1,000 ○ $500 ○ $100 ○ Other ○

or

I wish to make a regular tax-deductible donation that supports WASO on an ongoing basis.

(first donation amount only)

I wish to donate $ ___________________ every ○ month ○ 3 months ○ 6 months ○ 12 months Regular donations are only available with credit card and your payment will be debited automatically on the due dates.

4. Total

Please send me information about making a charitable bequest to WASO in my will Your enquiry will be treated in confidence.

5. Totals & Payments 1.

+

I am paying

I am paying

+

2.

3.

+

+

4.

1st amount payable

Final total (As above) By instalments (Subscription only, not available online)

○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Final

2 instalments: 1st payment at booking + Friday 10 Jan 2020 3 instalments: 1st payment at booking + Friday 6 Dec 2019 + Friday 10 Jan 2020 4 instalments: 1st payment at booking + Friday 6 Dec 2019 + Friday 10 Jan 2020 + Friday 31 Jan 2020 Cheque / money order - Made payable to 'West Australian Symphony Orchestra' Cash - Please do not send cash through the mail

Mastercard

CVV number

Exp

Visa

/

AMEX

Name on card

Signature

* A copy of all applicable concessions must be supplied with booking form. See page 52 for details. Please note: All credit card transactions will appear as 'Perth Concert Hall' on your financial statements.

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Instalment amount + $7.70 Handling Fee


2. Create Your Own Packages - Pricing Select three or more concerts and receive up to 20% discount. Standard Premium

Beethoven: The Piano Concertos

Masters / Classics / Afternoon Morning Symphony (single reserve) Fidelio Summer Classics / Last Night of the Proms / The Best of Rodgers & Hammerstein / Ben Folds Bach's Easter Oratorio / Eumeralla Dreams of Air and Flight (single reserve) Naked Classics

Comic-Con in Concert

Concession Inc. Student

A

B

C^

Premium

A

B

C^

3-4 concerts | 10% Discount

-

$84.60

$75.60

$58.00

-

$75.60

$69.30

$53.00

5-7 concerts | 15% Discount

-

$79.90

$71.40

$58.00

-

$71.40

$65.45

$53.00

8+ concerts | 20% Discount

-

$74.85

$67.20

$58.00

-

$67.20

$61.60

$53.00

3-4 concerts | 10% Discount

-

$84.60

$75.60

$58.00

-

$75.60

$69.30

$53.00

5-7 concerts | 15% Discount

-

$79.90

$71.40

$58.00

-

$71.40

$65.45

$53.00

8+ concerts | 20% Discount

-

$74.85

$67.20

$58.00

-

$67.20

$61.60

$53.00

3-4 concerts | 10% Discount

-

$54.00

-

$45.00

5-7 concerts | 15% Discount

-

$51.00

-

$42.50

8+ concerts | 20% Discount

-

$48.00

-

$40.00

3-4 concerts | 10% Discount

$175.00

$127.80

$108.00

$45.00

$175.00

$108.00

$76.50

$45.00

5-7 concerts | 15% Discount

$175.00

$120.70

$102.00

$45.00

$175.00

$102.00

$72.25

$45.00

8+ concerts | 20% Discount

$175.00

$113.60

$96.00

$45.00

$175.00

$96.00

$68.00

$45.00

3-4 concerts | 10% Discount

$104.00

$84.60

$66.60

$45.00

$104.00

$84.60

$66.60

$45.00

5-7 concerts | 15% Discount

$104.00

$79.90

$62.90

$45.00

$104.00

$79.90

$62.90

$45.00

8+ concerts | 20% Discount

$104.00

$74.85

$59.20

$45.00

$104.00

$75.20

$59.20

$45.00

3-4 concerts | 10% Discount

$66.60

$66.60

5-7 concerts | 15% Discount

$62.90

$62.90

8+ concerts | 20% Discount

$59.20

$59.20

3-4 concerts | 10% Discount 5-7 concerts | 15% Discount

-

$30

-

$30

8+ concerts | 20% Discount 3-4 concerts | 10% Discount

$49.50

$49.50

5-7 concerts | 15% Discount

$46.75

$66.75

8+ concerts | 20% Discount

$44.00

$44.00

3-4 concerts | 10% Discount

$71.10

$71.10

5-7 concerts | 15% Discount

$67.15

$67.15

8+ concerts | 20% Discount

$63.20

$67.20

3. Additional Tickets to Your Subscription** In addition to your 2020 subscription, you can unlock further discounts on most additional single tickets. Single tickets on sale Wednesday 16 October (unless otherwise stated on concert pages). Single ticket pricing subject to change after on sale date. Choir stalls available for select concerts only $30.

Standard Single Tickets Premium

A

B

Subscriber Additional Tickets C^

Premium

A

B

Under 30

(exc Premium)

C^

Beethoven: The Piano Concertos

-

$94.00

$84.00

$58.00

-

$84.00

$77.00

$53.00

$30.00

Masters/Classics/Afternoon

-

$94.00

$84.00

$58.00

-

$84.00

$77.00

$53.00

$30.00

Morning Symphony (single reserve)

-

$60.00

-

$50.00

Fidelio

$175.00 $142.00 $120.00

$45.00

$175.00 $120.00

$85.00

$45.00

$30.00

Summer Classics

$104.00 $94.00

$74.00

$45.00

$104.00 $84.00

$64.00

$45.00

$30.00

Last Night of the Proms

$104.00 $94.00

$74.00

$45.00

$104.00 $84.00

$64.00

$45.00

$30.00

The Best of Rodgers & Hammerstein

$104.00 $94.00

$74.00

$45.00

$104.00 $84.00

$64.00

$45.00

$30.00

Ben Folds with WASO

$104.00 $94.00

$74.00

$45.00

$104.00 $84.00

$64.00

$45.00

$30.00

Comic-Con in Concert

-

$79.00

$79.00

$25.00

-

$69.00

$69.00

$25.00

$25.00

Bach's Easter Oratorio

-

$74.00

$74.00

$30.00

-

$64.00

$64.00

$30.00

$30.00

Eumeralla

-

$74.00

$74.00

$30.00

-

$64.00

$64.00

$30.00

$30.00

Dreams of Air and Flight

-

$30

-

$30

$25.00

Naked Classics

-

$55

-

$45

$30.00

No discount for Premium, C Reserve and Choir Stalls. *Concession details see page 52. ^Restricted viewing. **Transaction fees may apply.

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$30.00


Additional Information Important Dates

All subscriptions are processed on a first come, first served basis with priority given to renewing subscribers.

Subscribe early to go into the draw to win our Stelios Jewellers custom piece (see p15).

Subscription packs with tickets and subscription cards will be mailed to you when your subscription has been processed and paid in full.

• Early bird prize deadline for new and renewing subscribers:

Instalment options and payment dates:

Friday 20 September, 2019

All subscribers can pay for their subscription in 2, 3 or 4 instalments. A one-off $7.70 transaction fee applies to process all of the instalments.

• Priority  deadline for renewing full series subscribers: Friday 27 September, 2019

2 instalments: Payment 1 at booking / Payment 2 on 10 January 2020

If you subscribed to a full series in 2019, we are holding your seats for this new season until the above date.

3 instalments: Payment 1 at booking / Payment 2 on 6 December 2019 / Payment 3 on 10 January 2020

• Single ticket bookings open for all concerts:

4 instalments: Payment 1 at booking / Payment 2 on 6 December 2019 / Payment 3 on 10 January 2020 / Payment 4 on 31 January 2020

Wednesday 16 October, 2019

• Ticket exchanges available for 2020 subscribers from: Monday 4 November, 2019, 9am Subscribers are eligible to exchange tickets between 2020 subscription concerts from this date subject to availability. Exchanges can only be made by mail or in person at the WASO Box Office, Perth Concert Hall (not available online).

About the Artist - Featured Images Yi Xiao Chen is a Chinese-Australian contemporary illustrator, visual artist, and doctor, living in Perth, Western Australia. She is also a WASO subscriber. Her portraiture conveys a unique personality of all her subjects, an impression or memory that cannot always be captured by a camera. In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth we wanted to honour his revolutionary spirit by offering you a different perspective on our key artists, conductors, soloists and even the composer himself. You might find some portraits to be instantly iconic, others possibly less arresting, but we hope you’ll discover your favourite maestro, maverick, hero or provocateur within the pages of this brochure. If you would like to learn more about the artist, you can visit her website jyxchen.com Brochure Design: Imogen Arnold

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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Bravo! 2020 Corporate Partners

PLATINUM PARTNERS

SYMPHONY PARTNER

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.

To share in our vision and discuss the many opportunities extended through corporate partnerships please contact Marina Woodhouse, Senior Manager Corporate & Foundations on 08 9326 0004.

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Concert Calendar MONTH JANUARY

DATE

DAY

CONCERT

SERIES

VENUE

#

31

Fri

WASO's Summer Classics

SE - Classical

Perth Concert Hall

8

2 28

Sun Fri

WASO's Summer Classics Beethoven's Fidelio

SE - Classical Beethoven 250

Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall

8 7

1 5 6&7 12 13 & 14 16 & 17 20 & 21

Sun Thu Fri & Sat Thu Fri & Sat Mon & Tue Fri & Sat

Beethoven's Fidelio Absolute Beethoven Absolute Beethoven Dances with Daphnis Dances with Daphnis Ben Folds with WASO Asher Fisch, Mozart and Bruckner

Beethoven 250 Morning 1 Masters 1 Morning 2 Classics 1 SE - Pops Masters 2

Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall

7 29 17 29 23 34 17

3&4 8 16 17 & 18 23

Fri & Sat Wed Thu Fri & Sat Thu

The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein Bach's Easter Oratorio Tchaikovsky's Pathétique Tchaikovsky's Pathétique Playing with Fire

SE - Classical SE - Classical Morning 3 Classics 2 Naked Classics 1

Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall

33 32 29 23 11

29 & 30

Fri & Sat

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

SE - Movies

Riverside Theatre

35

5&6 12 & 13 25 26 & 27

Fri & Sat Fri & Sat Thu Fri & Sat

Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony Beethoven's Missa Solemnis Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto

Classics 3 Masters 3 Afternoon 1 Classics 4

Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall

24 18 9 24

2 3&4 10 24 & 26 30 31

Thu Fri & Sat Fri Fri & Sun Thu Fri

Dvořák’s Symphony No.8 Gil Shaham Plays Brahms Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace Last Night of the Proms Petrenko's Shostakovich Mozart's Elvira Madigan Concerto

Morning 4 Masters 4 SE - Classical SE - Classical Morning 5 Classics 5

Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall

29 18 32 33 30 25

1 8 13 15 20 21 & 22 28 & 29

Sat Sat Thu Sat Thu Fri & Sat Fri & Sat

Mozart's Elvira Madigan Concerto Comic-Con in Concert Fantastic Symphonies Dreams of Air and Flight An American in Paris An American in Paris Infinite Variations

Classics 5 SE - Pops Naked Classics 2 SE - Family Morning 6 Masters 5 Classics 6

Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall

25 34 11 36 30 19 25

3 4&5

Thu Fri & Sat

Brahms’ Fourth Symphony Brahms’ Fourth Symphony

Afternoon 2 Masters 6

Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall

9 19

2&3 8 9 & 10 15

Fri & Sat Thu Fri & Sat Thu

Carmina Burana Mahler's First Symphony Elgar's Cello Concerto The Great Outdoors

Classics 7 Morning 7 Masters 7 Naked Classics 3

Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall

26 30 20 11

6&7 12 13 & 14 20 & 21 24 27 29

Fri & Sat Thu Fri & Sat Fri & Sat Tue Fri Sun

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert Bohemian Homelands Bruch's Violin Concerto Love, Lust and Death Beethoven Piano Concertos – The Maverick Beethoven Piano Concertos – The Master Beethoven Piano Concertos – The Emperor

SE - Movies Morning 8 Classics 8 Masters 8 Beethoven 250 Beethoven 250 Beethoven 250

Riverside Theatre Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall

35 30 26 20 5 5 5

12

Sat

Christmas Symphony

Free Event

Langley Park

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