Gascoyne in May
4 May - 12 June 2017
We are excited to announce that a Perth Symphony String Quartet will be touring as part of the Gascoyne in May tour 2017. The quartet will be led by Ruth Klein-Cook, and include Kendra Smith, Katie McKay and Nick Pitt / Sacha McCulloch (sharing cello duties).
Perth Symphony’s involvement in this incredible tour has been made possible by a generous grant from the Rowley Foundation.
Gascoyne in May is a coordinated circuit of festivals from the beginning of May until mid June showcasing their beautiful sunny winter weather, held on consecutive weekends across the region. Mostly free to attend, each festival is themed to reflect its diverse and individual locations, each celebrating and sharing local culture in their own Gascoyne style.
SIX festivals, over seventeen events in six weeks across a journey of 2700km. The 2017 festivals include:
TropiCOOL Festival in Carnarvon Friday 5 – Sunday 7 May
Barefoot Black Tie in Denham, Shark Bay Friday 12 May – Saturday 12 May
Burringurrah Festival of Fire staged in the remote aboriginal community of Burringurrah Saturday 20 May
Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival in Exmouth Friday 26 – Sunday 28 May
Festival of the Reef in Coral Bay Friday 9 – Sunday 11 June
Gascoyne River Music Festival, Gascoyne Junction Saturday 3 June – Monday 5 June (10AM)
The Gascoyne is the most sparsely populated region in the state. It is a major tourism destination, welcoming over 200,000 visitors a year. The coastal area incorporates internationally recognised features such as the Ningaloo Reef and the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, while the hinterland includes the outstanding features of the Kennedy Range and Mt Augustus.
Taking our music into the regions of WA is a dream come true for Perth Symphony so we are so excited to be involved.