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.
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.
Tickets are now on sale for our next concert on 5 July 2015, 3pm at the Fremantle Town Hall. The concert features the sublime talents of cellist Louise McKay, guitarist/composer Duncan Gardiner and conductor Richie Burton. Visit 2015 concerts for more information.
Welcome to 2015.
Rehearsals begin again at Leckie Pavilion, College Park, Melvista Avenue, Nedlands on Wednesday 4 February 2015 for the Canning World Arts Exchange concert.
The concert is on Saturday 18 April 2015 at 7pm on the Shelley Beach Foreshore – view map.
Check out our 2015 concert season. Looking forward to seeing you.
Download the Festival schedule and information kit [PDF]
Visit the Festival web site and Festival Facebook page.
Don’t miss a great day of music making in Freo.
We welcome back our musical director David Pye to conduct the next program Romantic Powerhouse, featuring Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Ramirez.
Members, keep an eye on the rehearsal schedule.
Tickets for the concert on Sunday 23 November 2014 at Fremantle Town Hall are now on sale through Eventbrite.
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:
We welcome back conductor (and well-known WA cellist) Jon Tooby for our next concert Joyous Brahms. Read amore bout Jon Tooby on our guest conductors page. Join us on Sunday 10 August (3pm) at Fremantle Town Hall to share the magic of Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 and more.
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.