Happy new year!

Happy new year to all members and supporters of the FSO.

Info for members

Wednesday 3 February, 7:30pm – first rehearsal at the usual venue John Leckie Pavilion, corner of Melvista Ave and Bay Road, Nedlands – see map. The first rehearsal will be a read-through of Brahms Symphony No 2 (though it’s not on the program for the next concert). All wind, brass and percussion players – please contact your section leaders by 31 January.  All string players, please contact Jocelyn Cullingford by 31 January.

Concert dates for 2016 – all Sundays: 10 April, 19 June, 11 September, 11 December.

Program for April concert

  • Greig – Overture In Autumn
  • Kosma [Arr. Pye] – Autumn Leaves
  • Vivaldi – Autumn from The Four Seasons – soloist: Margaret Blades
  • Bliss – Adam Zero

Read more about our 2016 activities.

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Pye to conduct modern classics in September

Our musical director David Pye returns to conduct a program of twentieth century classics on Sunday 27 September.  Australian Graeme Koehne’s Tivoli Dances brim with affection and humour and won the composer the 2009 APRA Music Award for Orchestral Work of the Year. The Four Last Songs for soprano and orchestra are the final completed works of Richard Strauss in which the composer contemplates his own death. The remainder of the program is given over to evocations of Finland, courtesy of Jean Sibelius’ two magical symphonic poems En Saga (a fairy tale or saga) and the overtly nationalistic Finlandia.

Eventbrite - Fremantle Symphony Orchestra - Four Last Songs

Bravo Jon, Riley and FSO

Riley Skevington

Riley Skevington

Bouquets to conductor Jon Tooby and violin supremo Riley Skevington for leading us through a superb concert this afternoon.

Looking ahead to our next program of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Ramirez, please note:

Welcome Christopher Dragon

In rehearsal with Christopher Dragon

In rehearsal with Christopher Dragon

Wednesday night brought a rousing start to our next season with guest conductor Christopher Dragon taking the podium for his first rehearsal.  Christopher has chosen a program of orchestral showpieces from the 20th century, including works of Stravinsky, Ravel and Elgar…read more.

Christopher is the assistant conductor of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.  His profile as a conductor is expanding locally and internationally…read more.  Certainly it is a great privilege for us to work with Chris and we look forward to the rehearsals and the concert on 4 May at the Fremantle Town Hall.
Eventbrite - Firebird and Dragon:  Fremantle Symphony Orchestra Concert

members – check the rehearsal schedule.