In the past couple of months we have delivered a number of wonderful events and we wanted to share some of the highlights with you in case you missed them…
In October, PSO + Kav Temperley, Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse gave a moving and beautiful performance at The Astor Theatre.
In that same month we delivered a week-long Women on the Podium Symposium, leading 30 aspiring female conductors through exciting and engaging rehearsals, movement and conducting workshops. It was a huge delivery of content and inspirational sessions that included podium time for participants with live musicians, and we give our heart-felt thanks to WOTP Partner Wesfarmers Arts and individual WOTP philanthropists that partner with us to make this program possible.
Our electric quartet INNEKA have performed spectacularly at the Housing Awards Gala and City of Perth’s WEPC Gala dinner, we performed Beethoven's 5th Piano Concerto in the Concert for Ukraine, gave an INXS exclusive at the Pinnacle Awards and launched Taylor Made at the Business Rise Awards. And in the past two weeks, we performed our Santa’s Symphony at Burswood Park, presented four concerts of the beautiful Snowman and lifted the roof of the Perth Concert Hall with the legendary Kate Ceberano with the one and only Iain Grandage conducting – where PSO were described as “outstanding”!
And on top of all these wonderful events, we had the epic Hay Bale Arena Concert, the culmination of our year-long community music making program with Arts Narrogin, Green Shoots. For anyone who needed to be reminded of the power of music in bringing people together, this was a profound demonstration of all that is good when people join together and challenge themselves in a fun, supported environment.
Minister David Templeman MLA joined us onstage as our ‘bush poet’ and composed an original song on the night. We were extremely proud of all the participants and despite a windy evening, the performance was a magnificent success for everyone involved.
Overall, Green Shoots made a huge and transformational impact on the Narrogin community which will last well beyond this year, and all of us at Perth Symphony are enormously proud of what has been achieved here.
2024 will feature our highly anticipated Taylor Made on May 17 at RAC Arena, and we invite you to follow us for additional season announcements which will be made in March/April. This is of course in addition to our busy schedule of community concerts and corporate performances!
As we prepare for a well-deserved break I would like to thank you for your continued support of Perth Symphony and wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday and a happy 2024.
We thank you for being part of our Music for Everyone journey and look forward to seeing more of you in the coming year.