In light of the unrest in the US over the last week, Perth Symphony Orchestra wishes to state that we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and justice. We pay our respects to the Whadjuk traditional owners of Perth, the land on which we are based, and to all First Nation peoples throughout Australia. We stand with you. We pledge our ongoing commitment to reconciliation and welcome artists and audiences of all backgrounds, all ethnicities, all orientations and world-views. We passionately oppose racism in any form. It will never be tolerated within our organisation and we continue to advocate for equality and show leadership in doing so.
We recognise the desire to achieve equality for all, and acknowledge the struggles faced by people of colour the world over. Unfortunately, there is still a long way to go for a fair and just society for all. Our mission is Music for Everyone, and by that we mean Every Single Person within our community. We aspire to bring all people together through music and remain committed to this goal with open hearts and minds.
The photo above was taken at our 2019 collaboration with Karla Hart and four Noongar families – WOWAK [breathe]. Find out more about this rewarding and touching performance here.
Photo from Rebecca Mansell and the 10 Nights in Port Fremantle Festival.