PSO Summer Concerts

25 November - 28 February 2018

The mission of Perth Symphony Orchestra is ‘Music for Everyone’ and we love taking the orchestra on the road and into new communities, sharing the magic of the Symphony with as many people as we can.

PSO ‘DISCOVER’ concerts: where communities discover each other, and the magic of the symphony, all in one evening.

This summer, thanks to the incredible support of so many local government Town and City Councils, we are able to bring the Symphony to a community near you. Performing as a string ensemble with percussion up to the full symphony orchestra, our programs are designed to give each and every person who comes to hear us a magical time. So, whether INXS or Puccini is your thang, DISCOVER the magic of PSO and expect something for everyone.

Saturday 10th February, 2018: ‘Love is All Around Claremont‘ at Claremont Park

Join us as we celebrate love, with a special event in the heart of Claremont. Conducted by Jessica Gethin, PSO strings and solos will be performing our romantic repertoire on Saturday 10 February 2018 at 7pm in a concert inspired by love. However, don’t think Bach and Beethoven – enjoy popular songs by Ed Sheeran, INXS, Robbie Williams and more at this free event.

Wednesday 14th February, 2018: ‘Romance Under The Stars’ at Sorrento Quay Boulevard

Sorrento Quay Boulevard have asked to spend Valentine’s night with us again this year.. swoon! Join us for a romantic concert featuring our strings with Justin Burford and Sophie Foster. Put it in your diary and start thinking of that someone special to ask.

More info here.

Sunday 18th February, 2018: Music At Murdoch at Murdoch University’s Bush Court

PSO is returning to Murdoch University once again! Find out more about the concert and secure a VIP experience with Premium Reserve tickets here.

Saturday 24th February, 2018: ‘South Perth Sounds‘, Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth Foreshore
South Perth Sounds (formerly the Fiesta Concert), a free community celebration will feature Perth Symphony Orchestra and the WAAPA Gospel Choir as they come together to perform Faith & Freedom: the music of George Michael. The concert follows their sell out performance earlier this year at the Astor Theatre in Mount Lawley which received rave reviews.

Pack a picnic, bring your family and friends along while you enjoy an evening of your favourite George Michael and WHAM songs with a fresh orchestral twist by Perth Symphony’s strings, drums and percussion.

More info here.

Other dates to pencil in are:

Saturday 17th February, Rockingham

We will be revealing more and more over the coming weeks once the concerts are announced, so stay tuned! Ensure you are on our mailing list ensure you never skip a beat with PSO.

Bring a picnic, bring your family, bring your entire street! These concerts are an excuse to bring everyone together for a stunning summer evening under the stars and remember to check back here regularly to see where else we are going.

Past concerts in the 2017/18 Summer ‘DISCOVER’ series:

25th November, 2017: ‘Music Under the Stars‘, ECU’s flagship Alumni concert

We are very excited to be part of ECU’s annual alumni concert for the first time this year, piloting a very special collaboration with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). With an Orchestra made up of PSO Principal players and current WAAPA Classical Music students, we will be bringing you an orchestral concert with a twist, performing a range of classics and contemporary hits, which will have you up and dancing in no time.
More info here.

2nd December, 2017: Act-Belong-Commit’s ‘Rock Symphony’ for the City of Kwinana
We are excited to make our Kwinana debut with Act-Belong-Commit’s ‘Rock Symphony’ at Callista Oval. Support Acts hit the stage from 6.30pm with the full orchestra on around 7.30pm. The program features Justin Burford who recently wowed audiences as ‘Kurt’ in our UNPLUGGED: Nirvana Reimagined concert. Justin will be singing INXS, Nirvana, Queen and more. The wonderful Fremantle-based singer, Rose Parker, joins us for a rendition of Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin, inspired by the performance by Heart at the 2012 Kennedy Centre Honours in the US. Several young WAAPA artists also make the PSO full symphony debut, with Lani Melrose and James MacCallum joining us on stage (both of whom featured in our recent Faith & Freedom: The Music of George Michael concert at The Astor) along with soprano Rebekah Bennett and tenor Joshua Mitting. Also featuring will be young Scotch College piper Ryan Hodgetts in a brilliant rock medley of ACDC and John Farnham. Scotch College is the home of PSO so it’s great for us to collaborate with a young student from the College.