Perth Symphony is taking Mozart on the road to Red Earth

12 OCTOBER – 15 OCTOBER 2021

Five Perth Symphony (PSO) musicians will head to Karratha for a candlelit celebration of the most mischievous man in the history of classical music.

We’re excited to see the rich, red earth of the rugged Pilbara landscape and perform in the Red Earth Arts Centre – an awesome piece of architecture inspired by the region’s unique scenery. We also can’t wait to introduce Karratha to the magical music of Mozart, and highly recommend you GET YOUR TICKETS before they all sell out!

A cheeky genius who did not play by the rules, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was as unique and rebellious as the rocky red earth of the Pilbara. It’s almost impossible to leave a Mozart concert without singing his beautiful tunes, and his gift for writing memorable melodies continues to be a source of inspiration for pop and rock musicians today.

A touring child rockstar of the keyboard and violin, Mozart absorbed every idea he came into contact with throughout his short life. Hearing his music live is a sweeping sonic experience of life in 18th Century Europe, and yet, the emotional language of Mozart’s music still speaks to the core of our human experience 230 years after his death. 

Before this immersive all-ages concert kicks off, PSO invites Karratha’s local string players to a community chamber music jam. An amazing opportunity to read through PSO’s favourite music for strings with some of WA’s finest musicians, this FREE TICKETED WORKSHOP is for intermediate-advanced level string players.

Students at local primary schools will get to meet the PSO musicians, learn all about string instruments, and enjoy a fun introduction to Mozart and life in the 18th Century. High School students will meet award-winning rapper and PSO violinist, Brain Kruger for an introductory workshop on writing rap music. Not only will they learn rap-writing techniques, they’ll also discover how writing rap music can help them reconnect with themselves and make sense of the world around them.

In between performances and workshops, PSO’s musicians hope to walk along the Yaburara Heritage Trail, swim at Hearson’s Cove, and visit Murujuga National Park to see the ancient Indigenous rock art at Nganjarli.