Beethoven, Beer, Bratwurst (…& Björk) program announce

We are delighted to announce the program for the Perth Chamber Orchestra’s next instalment: Beethoven, Beer, Bratwurst (…& Björk!).  This program was thoughtfully put together by Co-Artistic Directors Jessica Gethin and Paul Wright, and Perth Symphony Director Bourby Webster.  We know you will enjoy this diverse program, with something sure to inspire and ignite everyone’s love of music.

Boccherini – Nights of Madrid
S Tinnion – Remembrance
Björk arr. J Yapp – Lionsong/Pneumonia (soloist: Helen Shanahan)
Beethoven –Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61, Rondo (soloist: Paul Wright)


Beethoven – Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Perth Symphony has incorporated the works of two young, local composers in this program. Perth Chamber Orchestra will be performing the world premiere of ‘Remembrance‘ by 24-year-old Sean Tinnion. This beautiful work was written ‘for those mourning the loss of a loved one’ and features harp and choir.

This will be followed by an arrangement of two Björk songs, cleverly orchestrated by 24-year-old Jared Yapp, specifically for PCO and local songstress Helen Shanahan who’s Björk-esque voice will sure to be a show stopper.

“The opportunity to collaborate with talented local artists is central to the orchestra’s vision of embracing local culture, creating their own unique sound alongside works from the great masters.”
Jessica Gethin, Chief Conductor and Artist Director

For the Beethoven connoisseurs, the sounds of stellar concertmaster Paul Wright’s Adelaide 1751 Guadagnini violin (kindly on load from the Ngeringa Arts Foundation) will be displayed in the final movement from Beethoven’s Concerto, followed by the highlight of the concert; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D major.

There really is something for everyone in this program, true to Perth Symphony’s motto ‘music for everyone’. Tickets are still available, you won’t want to miss this fantastic concert.

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PSO on the road!

A Perth Symphony quartet has been on the road with tour manager Tav White visiting Kalbarri for Zest Festival and Perenjori for Blues for the Bush. The quartet, led by Margaret Blades, with Andrea Mendham, Katie McKay and Catherine Tabi have been having a blast enjoying the warmth of WA’s north, seeing the wildflowers along the way and performing for the locals.

Zest Festival saw them perform under the stars and magnificent Bluff’s Point, in a masquerade themed opening party.  The itinerary for Blues for the Bush includes a range of performances, workshops and collaborations with locals and other festival guests.

Follow us on instagram (@PerthSymphony) to see fun behind the scenes pictures and surprise moments with the quartet!

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Bach program announced

As preparations are coming together ahead of the next in the Perth Chamber Orchestra’s candlelight ‘Heritage Series’ concerts, we are delighted to reveal the final program.

“While musical excellence in each piece is essential, the overall concert blend of repertoire takes each audience member on a journey. For this concert, we have chosen to feature some of Bach’s most famous works alongside contrasting repertoire that will compliment, highlight and intrigue. We are very excited about collaborating with legendary jazz saxophonist Jamie Oehlers, alongside the Bach greats of Brandenburgs and a movement from his famous Concerto for Two Violins.”
– Jessica Gethin, Co-Artistic Director

J.S. Bach: Toccata & Fugue
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg No. 4 Allegro
J.S. Bach: Concert for Two Violins BMW1043 Largo

J.S. Bach: Prelude for Cello in D minor
J.S. Bach: Ebarme
W.F. Bach: Sinfonia Adagio Allegro e forte

J.S. Bach: Air on a G String
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg No. 3 Allegro – Adagio – Allegro

“Audiences play a key part in our programming for each concert and I believe this concert will be extremely engaging for both experienced Bach lovers and our very welcome Bach newcomers.”
– Jessica Gethin, Co-Artistic Director

Comestibles have put together a delicious menu and together with Barton Jones Wines, we will trick your taste buds into believing you truly are in Bavaria!

General Admission tickets are still available, with premium reserve tickets sold out.  Book your tickets here.

Join us for our first exploration into the music of J.S. Bach, and expect a few Bach inspired surprises along the way.

Exclusive PSO offer: Georgy Girl – The Seekers Musical

Hailed by The Sunday Telegraph as “absolutely amazing”, Georgy Girl is the new smash hit Australian musical now playing at Crown Theatre.

And to make sure you don’t miss out, we have secured special PSO subscribers prices –

A Reserve – $75*
B Reserve – $69.90*
C Reserve – $59.90

Good seats are still available but hurry, this offer is only available until midday Friday 15 July for select performances:

Friday 8 July – 7:30pm
Sunday 10 July (Opening Night) – 6pm
Tuesday 12 July – 7pm
Wednesday 13 July – 7:30pm
Thursday 14 July – 7:30pm
Friday 15 July – 7:30pm

Georgy Girl features a swinging sixties soundtrack as well as all The Seekers iconic hits including I’ll Never Find Another You, I Am Australian and of course Georgy Girl.

Don’t wait until The Carnival Is Over, book now at Ticketmaster



  • Plus a one-off service/delivery fee from $7.95 per transaction and a credit/debit card processing fee of 1.95% applies
  • Offer only available by clicking on the link within this email
  • Tickets are limited and subject to availability.
  • Not valid on any previously purchased tickets. 
  • Offer available now until midday 15 July or unless sold out sooner.

CONCERT TEASER: Tickets on sale now for those who missed out on Bach by Candlelight Tickets!


Our Bach by Candlelight concert on Wednesday 31st August 2016 has SOLD OUT.

However, those on our waitlist and anyone else who missed out, can purchase tickets to a Concert Teaser on Tuesday 30th August from 7.30pm at Scotch College, Swanbourne, Perth.

To find out more CLICK HERE!

Perth Chamber Orchestra plays Bach

For the next candlelit concert as part of the Perth Chamber Orchestra’s unique ‘Heritage Series’, we head to the houses, courts and cathedrals of Germany to celebrate the works of the iconic master that is J.S. Bach in “Bach by Candlelight”.

Featuring works that showcase the remarkable spectrum of his genius, the PCO will perform works including a Brandenburg Concerto to a movement from his stunning cello suites.

Under the Artistic Direction of Concertmaster Paul Wright, and Chief Conductor, Jessica Gethin, we bring you a remarkable program of music by this critically acclaimed ensemble in the stunning surrounds of St George’s Cathedral, with more than a surprise or two to delight our audience.

The last three year’s ‘Vivaldi by Candlelight’ have been a sell-out, so we encourage patrons to book early to avoid disappointment.  More information available in the event page.

Tickets on sale in May. Join the Perth Symphony mailing list for an exclusive pre-booking period.

Vivaldi visits Armadale with Perth Chamber Orchestra

Perth Chamber Orchestra brings highlights of its critically acclaimed concert ‘Vivaldi by Candlelight’ to the City of Armadale to close the inaugural Armadale Arts Festival. With the initiative and vision of Perth music industry veteran John Christmass, Perth Chamber Orchestra and the City of Armadale have worked together to bring this magical concert to St. Matthew’s Church, in the heart of the town.

John says he has been trying for more than 50 years to organise an event like this in Armadale. Perth Symphony has a close relationship with John and are delighted to bring his dream to life.

In a somewhat new format for Perth Symphony, there will be an opportunity for guests to attend an afternoon matinée recital or an evening concert. The evening concert includes an Italian dessert and wine, matched to the program in true PCO style.

The program includes highlights from three years of sell out ‘Vivaldi by Candlelight’ concerts, performed around the Perth metro area (Claremont and Perth CBD).  Movements from Vivaldi’s famous ‘The Four Seasons’ will feature solos from Concertmaster Paul Wright, between sublime pieces from Boccherini and Telemann to name a few.

Artist Director Jessica Gethin worked closely with Producer Bourby Webster and Concertmaster Paul Wright to pull together a program which shows the beauty and intricacy of the Baroque era, which is bound to equally delight those who are familiar with Baroque music, to those who will experience it for the first time.

This concert is made possible with the support from Presenting Partner – City of Armadale, Concert Partner – Season’s Funeral Homes, Event Partner – Millbrook Winery and Orchestra Partners AHG and SevenWest Media.

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Perth Chamber Orchestra goes green

The Perth Chamber Orchestra was launched in April 2013 in the beautiful GPO Building in Forrest Chase and returns almost three years later for a special performance which commemorates the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.  Since it’s debut, PCO has sold out nearly all performances from Perth to Claremont to Fremantle, delighting capacity audiences with their combination of music, food and wine.

Highlights from the concert include:

She Moved Through the Fair (featuring soprano Fiona Cooper-Smyth and Tresna Stampalia on wooden flute)
Mahler Adagietto
Shostakovich String Quartet No 8 Mvmt 2
Ae Fond Kiss
The Women of Ireland (by Joannie Madden)/ Jalopy (Original by Ray Walker)
The Children of 1916 (featuring Fiona Rea)
The Heart’s Cry
The Foggy Dew (featuring B. R. Dalton)
Reels, jigs and airs (special feature with Rob Zielinski)

Perth Chamber Orchestra is excited to be sharing the stage with such a fantastic range of soloists – from sopranos to singer/songwriters and traditional folk violinists to wooden flautists.

Tickets are still available online here. You won’t want to miss this ‘once in a hundred years’ performance.


Perth Symphony Orchestra in a unique partnership with Murdoch University and support from the City of Melville presents the Perth Symphony Big Band & Strings in concert for an epic night of swing.


Perth Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce the inaugural Music @ Murdoch, a concert FREE to the community. The concert is a unique collaboration between Perth Symphony and Murdoch University enabling the orchestra to achieve its mission of reaching every Western Australian in the heart of people’s communities.

The concert will be the first time the Perth Symphony Big Band performs with the full symphony string section, performing the music of world-famous artists from Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams to Maroon 5 and Adele. It promises to be a night of big hits with more than a hint of swing.

Tickets go on sale at 9am Thursday 21st January through

Set in the heart of Murdoch University (Australia’s largest university campus) on the stunning Lower Bush Court surrounded by eucalyptus trees, entry for GA is free of charge and patrons can BYO picnic or purchase food on site. VIP tickets are also on sale for $50 which includes VIP parking, VIP entry, seating in the centre of the arena and dedicated toilets.

The concert will be presented in a way consistent with Perth Symphony’s reputation of producing outstanding quality concerts that are highly appealing and engaging. With food trucks, pop up stations, giveaways, activations and more, the concert arena will be more than a place to simply sit and eat a picnic.

Singers Mark Underwood and newcomer Sophie Foster, will lead the concert which will also feature a few special guests including Justin Burford (End of Fashion).

“We make it a priority to take our music into the community, and into new and exciting places and spaces.” said PSO Executive Director, Bourby Webster. “We’ve showcased some remarkable artists alongside our professional musicians and it is wonderful to see a community’s reaction to having one of their own up on stage, singing the songs they know and love, reworked and backed by so many musicians,” she said.

The concert is only made possible thanks to the support of local organisations and businesses working in collaboration: Murdoch University, City of Melville, AHG (PSO’s Foundation Partner who has many car dealerships along the Leach Hwy automotive strip), Hawaiian (who supports PSO’s community initiative ‘PSO on the Streets’ and owns and manages Melville Plaza) and Perth Symphony sponsors HWL Ebsworth Lawyers and Seven West Media.

PSO launches Gift Vouchers in time for Christmas!

For the first time, you can give someone the gift of music from Perth Symphony Orchestra this Christmas!

Perth Symphony has created $20, $50 and $100 gift certificates for those special music lovers in your life! Purchase a Perth Symphony gift certificate HERE.

Give your family and friends a memory they will cherish for years to come. Perth Symphony offers unique concert concepts, unlike anything else in Perth – often enhancing your music experience with other art forms, food and/or drinks. From the Perth Chamber Orchestra’s Heritage Series including our Candlelit concerts and Beethoven, Beer and Bratwurst, to family concerts, contemporary series and lots more… there will be a number of exciting experiences to choose from.

Family concerts start at $20 for children, up to our premium VIP experiences for our Chamber Orchestra which are around $120 per person.

We will be announcing exciting concerts and experiences for 2016 early in the New Year, so ensure you sign up your gift recipient to our newsletter so they can hear announcements as soon as they’re made and jump online to grab a ticket using their voucher.