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.
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:
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.