‘Sound & Waves’ Program

Welcome to Sound & Waves, a celebration of the unique and spiritual relationship West Australians have with the ocean.
Tonight’s program will include a bespoke mix of music designed to evoke a sense of movement and awaken the spirit of the ocean; from classical to contemporary pieces including a WA Premiere and soundscapes.


GERSHWIN – Lullaby

ARNOLD – Three Shanties
Allegro con brio
Allegretto semplice 
Allegro Vivace

EDWARDS – Water Spirit Song

WESTLAKE  (arr. Wells) – Ocean Sunfish from Six Fish

VIVALDI – Concerto “La Tempesta di Mare” RV 253


– Ocean

TINNION – Ocean Whispers*

EDWARDS – The Laughing Moon
Ecstatic Dance
Moon Song
Clapping Dance

NOONAN (arr. Newcomb) – The Surfer

//- Ocean Topography*

GLANVILLE – HICKSRecitativo. Lento tranquillo from Sinfonia da Pacifica

* WA Premiere

Loved the program? Listen again on Perth Symphony’s Spotify channel.

Not all works are available on Spotify, so make sure you enjoy it all here, in the moment, with us tonight.

The Musicians

Margaret Blades* Libby Browning
Teresa Vinci FLUTE
Susannah Williams Diane Riddell
Andrea Mendham CLARINET
VIOLIN 2 Cath Cahill
Pascale Whiting* OBOE
Jasmine Skinner Stephanie Nicholls
Ruth Klein Cook BASSOON
VIOLA 1 Joanne Littlely
Kathy Potter* HORN
Katie McKay Wendy Tait
Christian Read PERCUSSION
CELLO   Paul Tanner
Sophie Curtis* GUITAR
Krista Low Rick Webster

Meet The Story Tellers


Food Vendors

Food vendors will be available in front of B shed prior to the concert and during the interval.
Enjoy a variety of deliciously cooked paella from Kamal’s Quarter.
Select from,

Chicken Chorizo, Seafood, Black Squid ink (black paella) & Vegan.

If oysters is more up your ally, we have Neil Forbes from Black Pearl Oyster Shucking!
Serving fresh from the sea,

Dozen Oysters & Half Dozen Oysters.


Our bar will be open from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.
Available on the menu, will be:

Voyager Estate | Girt By Sea Cabernet Merlot  $8 (tasting notes)
Voyager Estate | Sauvignon Blanc Semillon  $8  (tasting notes)
Gage Roads| Hello Sunshine Cider $8
Gage Roads | Single Fin Ale $8
Soft Drinks | $3

Music on the Move

Get special insights to Perth Symphony concert and behind the scenes gossip with Perth Symphony’s ‘Music on the Move’ podcast series. Designed to be listened to as a ‘pre concert chat’ on your way to the event, this episode’s special guest is, Sean Tinnion. We will be premiering one of his new works ‘Ocean Whispers’ at tonight’s concert. If you didn’t already have a listen, you can hear it on Apple podcasts or where-ever you binge on podcasts! Also available on Spotify.

Our Donors for tonight

Thank you to all the kind patrons who decided to make an donation to their ticket purchase this evening.
As well as special mention to patrons who had offered their ticket as a donation when we faced a challenging time during the COVID 19 restriction period.

Your generosity and kindness has helped us continue to provide ‘Music for everyone’.

Perth Symphony would like to acknowledge support from Concert Partners University of Western Australia and Oceans Institute, Event Partners Fremantle Ports, Gage Roads Brewing Co and Voyager Estate.

Of course, a massive thank you to Conductor and host Jessica Gethin, concertmaster Paul Wright, soloists Courtney Murphy and Emma Pettermerides, and our wonderful musicians.

And no concert would be possible without the help of our incredible team of volunteers – we cannot thank you enough.

As always thank you to Foundation Partner AHG and Sustainability Partners Minderoo Foundation & Tim Roberts Giving.

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Perth Symphony was founded in 2011 and is known as the orchestra that breaks the rules. With over 220 musicians regularly employed by us, we are creating a home for WA talent.

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