Annual Appeal

Be part of a journey of fun and fearlessness through orchestral music with Perth Symphony!

We have reached thousands of West Australians with our “rule-breaking” style of concerts that uplift and inspire every-day people.

Perth Symphony achieves our results with a highly diversified financial model and with minimal Government funding as you can see above…

*Funding received from Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Australia Council through the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework, compared across organisations using publicly available data sources.

Perth Symphony is unique amongst arts companies in that we earn the majority of our annual income. In 2022 we earned 50% of our income through our performances and orchestral activities.

This can sometimes cause an imbalance in who is able to experience our unique music. We need your help to bring music to marginalised communities who can’t afford music education and orchestral performances.

We invite you to invest in the future of music, by supporting one of the following areas of need…

Dampier Primary School Incursion, 2023


Music enriches our lives.  Let’s have every West Australian child join us on this journey…

Perth Symphony provides performances right across our State, but many of the regions that we visit don’t receive ongoing music programs.

Help us to provide music workshops to local schools as an addition to our concert tours to outer-metro and regional areas. Where possible, we will incorporate local school children into our performances…

Your gift of $50 will allow two children to participate in a Perth Symphony music workshop.

Abbe May in INXS Reimagined, 2023


Our orchestra exists for our musicians.

Help us to produce more concerts like INXS Reimagined, providing work for local creatives and onstage opportunities for WA performing artists.

We employ more than 200 musicians and creatives every year.  Many of these individuals are also talented music teachers who provide our orchestra with tremendous capacity and flexibility in the number of performances, genres of music, locations of concerts and music education opportunities

Perth Symphony performances and programs form an important pillar of the cultural ecosystem of Western Australia…

Your gift of $250 pays for a single call for one of our musicians.

Red Earth Arts Festival, Karratha, 2023


Every West Australian deserves the spine-tingling experience of live orchestral music, no matter where you live.

Perth Symphony takes regional performing seriously!  We travel both to perform and deliver engagement activities such as our Green Shoots program in Narrogin, where we are uniting an entire community through their participation in music.

When we travel, we take along instruments, lights, banners and a whole case of equipment…

Your gift of $500 will buy Perth Symphony a Road Case to carry our equipment!

WOTP Alumni Laurissa Brooks conducts
ABBA Symphonic


Be part of a Revolution.

It’s a fact that orchestral leadership still faces a huge gender bias, with less than 20% of professional orchestras conducted by women.

Women on the Podium provides free training for aspiring female conductors from industry leaders Alice Farnham, international conductor, and Jessica Gethin, Principal Conductor of the WA Ballet.

Philanthropic support provides 100% of the funding for this program.

Your gift enriches an individual conductor and every student, musician and audience member in their community.

An advanced conducting scholarship for one year costs $10,000…

Your gift of $1,500 brings world class conducting tuition to our studio for one workshop.*

*Gifts of $1,500 or more are acknowledged through the Conductor’s Circle

Western Australia is known as a State of beauty and vastness. Our isolation breeds creativity and entrepreneurialism, and Perth Symphony is a shining example of both of these qualities.

Help us to make Music for Everyone by making a gift to support Perth Symphony, and be part of the future of orchestral music in our State.

Burswood Park Santa’s Secret Symphony, 2021

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