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The West Australian Symphony Orchestra on tour with Mozart and Beethoven

A world- class orchestra, deeply engaged in the community, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra has been inspiring and enriching the lives of West Australians from the centre of Perth to the furthest corners of the state since 1928.

To celebrate WASO’s 90th Anniversary the full orchestra will hit the road in November to present sublime, dramatic and exhilarating music by two of the most loved composers of all time in Geraldton and Kalgoorlie. The concert will highlight WASO’s acclaimed Concertmaster Laurence Jackson as soloist and conclude with everybody’s favourite 5th symphony.

Beethoven’s Symphony No.5 is probably the most popular and recognisable classical music composition in the world. Even those who might claim never to have experienced an orchestral work would have been exposed to ’the Fifth’ – especially the opening four-note motif – in contemporary popular music (Electric Light Orchestra’s adaptation of the Chuck Berry hit ’Roll Over Beethoven’), film (Saturday Night Fever, Fantasia 2000), television (theme song for ’Judge Judy’, opening sequence of Doctor Who ’Before the Flood’) and even video games (Dragon’s Lair II: Time Warp).

But to experience the entire Symphony No.5 live from the stage in all its orchestral glory, as Beethoven intended, is something else entirely.

See the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in action!