Mozart by Candlelight

A modern twist to Mozart classics

16 October 2019

Perth Symphony Orchestra’s ever popular Candlelight series is back after a year’s hiatus, to celebrate and reimagine the music of none other than Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, including a brand new commission by Australian composer Joe Chindamo.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of Silverstream wine as you enter the stunning St. George’s Cathedral, flooded by candlelight and prepare for an uplifting night of music by one of the world’s greatest composers, juxtaposed with works by living composers Joe Chindamo (AUS) and  Jonathan Dove (UK) who have drawn inspiration from Mozart’s musical legacy.

Inspired by Dove’s ‘An Airmail Letter to Mozart’, the program is woven together with letters written by Mozart himself, giving a unique insight into the mind of one of the most famous composers throughout his lifetime.

TIME: Doors and bar from 5.30pm, Concert from 6.30pm
Plus! Join us in the Burt Hall for a pre-concert talk and drink with composer Joe Chindamo (Melbourne) from 5.45pm – 6pm.
DATE: Wednesday 16th October
WHERE: St. George’s Cathedral, Perth (38 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000)
TICKETS: book here!
$90* Premium seating | $60* General Admission | $35 Kids (17 and under, seating within the General Admission area)

* tickets include a glass of wine

Premium tickets include:
A dedicated entrance and open seating within the front and centre rows as well as a glass of wine
General Admission tickets include:
Open seating within the remainder of the venue and a glass of wine. Please note some seats may have restricted view due to the nature of the Cathedral
Kids tickets include:
Open seating within the remainder of the venue. Please note some seats may have restricted view due to the nature of the Cathedral

What may sound like a traditional concert is anything but – Perth Symphony brings to life the music of classical composers in a truly stunning setting, in the heart of the city, reaching into the minds and souls of the audience with stories and sounds that bring a whole new life to classical music.

As well as Mozart’s most beloved compositions, we have commissioned a complete reimagining of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by renowned Australian composer Joe Chindamo, tailored to a contemporary audience. Expect to hear the music of Mozart like never before, as Perth Symphony gives the WA premiere performance of Dove’s ‘An Airmail Letter to Mozart’ along with Mozart’s most beloved classics and greatest earworms of all time.

Under the Artistic Direction of Jessica Gethin and Paul Wright, and featuring soloist James Huntingford, this concert is sure to satiate die-hard Mozart fans, as well as entertain and delight those new to genre.

With food options and a bar available before and after the concert, audiences are invited to drop in straight from work, to relax, unwind and experience music as it should be – with friends, food and fine wine.

This concert is made possible thanks to funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and support from Silverstream Wines and generous donations. Special thanks to Sustainability Partners Minderoo Foundation and Tim Roberts Giving, and Foundation Partner AHG.