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Perth Concert Hall is a leading music and performance venue, renowned for having the finest acoustics in the Southern Hemisphere. This classic ‘brutalist’ mid-century styled building, rich with musical history continues to host a number of diverse performances from comedy to contemporary and classical music all year round. Perth Concert Hall is also the proud home of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO).

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Architecture

Designed by architects Jeffery Howlett and Don Bailey, the Perth Concert Hall was the first concert hall to be built in Australia after World War II. Its construction and completion was carried out by Sabemo (WA) with its doors opening to the public on Australia Day (January 26) 1973.

Serving as a prime example of the ‘brutalist’ mid-century classical architecture, its exterior is characterised by an innovative use of white off-form concrete. Centred by a winding staircase, its interior is laid with a bold red carpet. The auditorium seats 1,729 people and houses a 3,000 pipe organ.

Noted as being a structure that was completely innovative for its time, it was recognised at the 2016 Australian Institute of Architects National Awards, and received the ‘Enduring Architecture Award’. The jury of the awards described the building to be “… hung from itself, creating enormous free spans and all from one beautifully poured material.”

In recent years, (2017 / 2018) improvements to the Perth Concert Hall have been implemented, including the lighting system which saw major upgrades to the auditorium and façade lighting.

Artists

Renowned for having one of the finest acoustics in the southern hemisphere, Perth Concert Hall has had many star studded performers set foot on its stage, from great classical ensembles The London, Chicago and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras to some of the world’s best contemporary artists including; Ray Charles, PJ Harvey, Nina Simon, Sting, Tim Minchin, KD Lang and many more.

The venue continues to host a huge number of diverse performances and events all year round – including, but not limited to, popular music, comedy, classical music and talks. Currently the home of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO), Perth Concert Hall will host over 50 performances with the Orchestra in 2019.

Guides

Guides


Carmina Burana (SOLD OUT)

The raw power of an epic classic!

  • Dates:Oct 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • Time(s):7:30pm, Sun 5pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:WASO
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA, 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$30
  • Ticket price TO:$94
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Orchestral,Choral,Classical

Description

Carmina burana has been repurposed, remixed and reworked by the best in the business for hundreds of films and TV commercials. Everyone knows it. However, there is nothing quite like the raw power of the original epic classic performed live. The wheel of fortune spins on the pleasures of lust and the perils of life in a collection of 24 medieval poems thrillingly sung by a 90-voice choir with WASO.

Dvorák's Symphony No.8

This concert features a variety of pieces from different composers with Jessica Gethin as conductor. Emmalena Huning on violin.

  • Dates:Oct 8, 9, 10 & 11
  • Time(s):7.30pm, Sun 5pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$30 plus handling fee
  • Ticket price TO:$94 plus handling fee
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Orchestral,Classical
  • Hosted By:West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Description

Featuring performances of Mendelsshon's The Hebrides, Mozart's Violin Concerto No.5 and Dvorák's Symphony No. 8.

WASO will introduce a white-hot rising star of the violin in Emmalena Huning to perform Mozart’s exquisite fifth violin concerto with WASO. Then, explore the rich emotional palette of a beautiful Bohemian soundscape with Dvorak’s joyfully melodic and beguiling eighth symphony.

WA Charity Orchestra Presents: A Walk In The Skies

The Western Australian Wind Symphony invites you on a mystical journey into the colourful world of Joe Hisaishi’s film scores.

  • Dates:Oct 13 & Oct 16
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:West Australian Wind Symphony
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace
  • Other:Music
  • Produced By:WACO: Western Australian Charity Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Orchestral

Description

The decades-long collaboration between filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and composer Joe Hisaishi has created some of the most memorable moments in animated cinema in the last 35 years. Join us, as we bring you the music which gave life to the animations which have captured the imagination of the world.

In their debut performance at the Perth Concert Hall, WA’s leading symphonic wind ensemble present music from beloved works of Japanese animation, including My Neighbour Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle. Experience the joys and pains of growing up, remember the feeling of finding your voice for the first time, and the warmth of falling in love. Delve deep into mystic forests, meet strange and inquisitive creatures, accept gifts from forest gods, and learn to fly. Come, walk in the skies with us.

Dvorák's Symphony No. 8

Enjoy the rich emotional palette in Dvorák’s joyfully melodic and beguiling eighth symphony, a beautiful Bohemian soundscape.

  • Dates:Oct 15
  • Time(s):11am & 1:30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$30 plus booking fee
  • Ticket price TO:$60 plus booking fee
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • SCOOP ADMIN ONLY:WASO Morning Symphony Series
  • Music:Classical,Orchestral

Description

Conducted by Jessica Gethin, the ticket price includes complimentary coffee or tea prior to the concert. From 9.40am there will be a Wesfarmers Arts pre-concert talk held in the Auditorium.

Main Stage: Culmination

In a magical evening, the outstanding ability of emerging artists and choral beauty combine.

  • Dates:Oct 17
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA Conservatorium of Music
  • Venue Address:Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:$25 Concessions, $35 Standard
  • Ticket Price FROM:$25
  • Ticket price TO:$35
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Choral,Classical,Concerto,Orchestral

Description

The outstanding ability of our emerging artists is celebrated as three young performers compete in the finals of the prestigious VOSE Concerto Competition. Who will win this coveted prize? Have your say and vote for your favourite performance in the People’s Choice Award! The evening spectacularly culminates in a celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary as the UWA Choral Society and the Aquinas College Scholar Choir combine with the UWA Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus to perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. 

 
Program
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3, 1st movement
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No.1, 1st movement
SIBELIUS Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, 1st movement
Interval
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9
 
ARTISTS: UWA Students, UWA Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Chorus of UWA, UWA Choral Society, Aquinas College Schola Choir
 
Solo Instrumentalists: Shuan Hern Lee (piano), Shannon Rhodes (violin), Karen Matoba (violi)
 
Soloists: Harriet Marshall (soprano), Sarah-Janet Brittenden (mezzo-soprano), Jun Zhang (tenor), Kris Bowtell (baritone) 

Mozart By Candlelight

Perth Symphony Orchestra takes its audience beyond the powdered wigs and silken undergarments of one of classical music's most revered figures.

  • Dates:Oct 30
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Time(s):7:30pm

Details

  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA, 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$30
  • Ticket price TO:$120
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Classical
  • Hosted By:Perth Symphony Orchestra

Description

Under the creative direction of PSO’s Founder and CEO Bourby Webster, this concert promises to be anything but a traditional classical concert. With performances weaving together Mozart’s own intimate letters and notes to his loved ones, alongside music inspired by the highly acclaimed Mozart in the Jungle book and television series – providing a glimpse into the secret and often racy world of classical musicians.

Boy & Bear

After the most tumultuous period of their lives both personally and professionally, Boy & Bear are back with another national tour.

  • Dates:Nov 2
  • Time(s):8-11pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Concert Hall
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia 6000
  • Ticket Price:$84.45
  • Other:Music
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Concert Tours,Pop,Gig Guide

Description

Following the release of Suck On Light, the boys are excited to share their new album with audiences across Australia and New Zealand in 2020.

**ALL AGES**

Last Night Of The Proms

Grab your flags and you friends for WASO's Last Night of the Proms.

  • Dates:Nov 6 - 7
  • Time(s):Friday, 7.30pm; Saturday, 2.00pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:WASO
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$30
  • Ticket price TO:$104
  • Other:Music
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Choral

Description

Bring your best voice and party spirit as WASO raises the roof at Perth Concert Hall with their annual barnstorm of flag-waving favourites. Join conductor Guy Noble, the WASO Chorus and special guests as they whip up a spectacular musical feast, complete with a cavalcade of classical hits and patriotic anthems. As always the concert comes to an unmissable end with the traditional ‘Last Night of the Proms’ sing-a-long including Jerusalem and Rule, Britannia.

Archie Roach 'Tell Me Why' The Final Round: 1990-2020

Legendary songwriter and ‘voice of the Stolen Generations’, Archie Roach AM, brings his life story to the stage in his final tour ever Tell Me Why.

  • Dates:Nov 8
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Venue Address:5 St Georges' Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:Standard Tickets from $70
  • Ticket Price FROM:$26
  • Ticket price TO:$77
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Country & Folk,Gig Guide
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events

Description

From stolen child and teenage alcoholic to musical icon, social activist and First Nations leader, Archie Roach’s compelling story is an extraordinary odyssey through love and heartbreak, family and community, survival and renewal – and a testament to the healing power of music.

30 years after the release of his two-time ARIA Award winning album Charcoal Lane (1990), Tell Me Why is an intimate and moving musical journey through Roach’s life. The work features seminal songs from his back catalogue, influential music from his youth and three new autobiographical songs.

Roach will be joined onstage by his five-piece band, including award-winning jazz composer and improviser Paul Grabowsky and special guest Emma Donovan.

Don’t miss this spectacular concert celebrating Roach’s eponymous memoir and latest album. 

Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4

Tchaikovsky’s passionate Fourth Symphony is an emotionally gripping masterpiece that wrestles with fate and emerges gloriously triumphant.

  • Dates:Nov 20 & 21
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$30 plus handling fee
  • Ticket price TO:$94 plus handling fee
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Orchestral
  • Hosted By:Perth Concert Hall

Description

Featuring performances of Mozart's The Magic Flute: Overture, Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. Conducted by Asher Fisch with Concertmaster Laurence Jackson performing Bruch's ever-popular violin concerto.

Les Talens Lyriques & Siobhan Stagg | Musica Viva

A program fit for 18th-century royalty.

  • Dates:Nov 23
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Musica Viva
  • Venue Address:5 St George's Terrace
  • Ticket Price FROM:$63
  • Ticket price TO:$120
  • Produced By:Musica Viva
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Classical

Description

As a child visiting Paris, Christophe Rousset demanded to be taken to the gorgeous Baroque palace and gardens of Versailles, now a byword for lavish ornamentation and luxurious decorative arts. It was the beginning of a brilliant career, and the inspiration for what has become his life’s work in the music of this era, first as a prodigious harpsichordist and then, since 1991, as the leader of his own extraordinary ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. To experience their performance is to understand why the French gave us so many words like ‘élan’ and ‘panache’ – words which equally describe the stunning virtuosity of Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg, their featured soloist on this tour.

Beethoven & Brahms

Brahms’ grand and sweeping final symphony erupts with passionate intensity, conducted by Asher Fisch.

  • Dates:Nov 26
  • Time(s):11.00am
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$30 plus handling fee
  • Ticket price TO:$60 plus handling fee
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Orchestral
  • SCOOP ADMIN ONLY:WASO Morning Symphony Series

Description

Featuring Beethoven's Egmont: Overture and Brahms' Symphony No. 4.

 

The Emperor

Konstantin Shamray makes his WASO debut with one of the greatest of all concertos – Beethoven’s mighty and majestic Emperor.

  • Dates:Nov 27 - 28
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$30 plus handling fee
  • Ticket price TO:$94 plus handling fee
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Orchestral

Description

On piano Kanstantin Shamray with Asher Fisch conducting.

Violent Femmes

The Violent Femmes are back on Australian shores this coming December for their first national tour since 2017.

  • Dates:Dec 3
  • Time(s):7.00pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$75
  • Ticket price TO:$85
  • Other:Music
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Concert Tours,Gig Guide,Pop
  • Hosted By:Perth Concert Hall

Description

NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED FROM MARCH TO DECEMBER 3 2020.

This time they come with a brand new album - their 10th - Hotel Last Resort, which resides among the band’s finest work, simultaneously refining and redefining their one-of-a-kind take on American music, mingling front porch folk, post punk, spiritual jazz, country blues, avant-garde minimalism and golden age rock ‘n’ roll into something still altogether their own.

Handel's Samson

St George’s Concert Series brings Handel’s Samson to Perth for the first time as a fully professional performance!

  • Dates:Dec 6
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:St George's Concert Series
  • Venue Address:Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$30
  • Ticket price TO:$84
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Classical,Opera,Orchestral

Description

If you enjoyed Handel’s Solomon at Perth Concert Hall in 2017, you won’t want to miss another of the composer’s great, dramatic oratorios, telling the legendary story of Samson and Delilah.

Samson requires a large and rich Baroque orchestra, and features the famous ‘Let the Bright Seraphim’. This magical aria, sung by Kiri te Kanawa at the wedding of Charles and Diana, will belong to the wonderful Sara Macliver.

St George’s Cathedral Consort
Sara Macliver – Delilah
Paul McMahon – Samson
Sally Anne Russell – Micah
David Greco – Manoah
Andrew O’Connor – Haraptha

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