From the centre of Perth to the furthest corners of our state, every year since 1928, we set hearts racing with extraordinary music and exhilarating performances for all West Australians to share.
West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) is a for-purpose not-for-profit company that thrives on the enthusiasm, passion and support of our entire community. We harness this energy to create events and programs across the State to stimulate learning and participation in a vibrant cultural life.
We are both fierce advocates for our great classical musical heritage and passionate leaders in the commissioning and performance of new music by leading Australian and international composers. Every year we mobilise and nurture a new generation of young and emerging artists to help secure a bright future for music in Australia.
We create the spark that sets off a lifelong love of music because we believe it has the power to touch the soul and enrich lives.
Our resident company of full-time professional musicians are the beating heart of our organisation. They play a central role in the vibrancy of our creative state, performing to hundreds of thousands of people each year. Our Orchestra is supported by hundreds of visiting artists, alongside the volunteers of the WASO Chorus, to create an exceptional performance at every venue, every time.
Our Orchestra is led by Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser Asher Fisch. A renowned conductor in both the operatic and symphonic worlds, Asher is especially celebrated for his interpretative command of core German and Italian repertoire of the Romantic and post-Romantic era. He is a frequent guest at the world’s great opera houses including La Scala, the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
We are proud to call Perth Concert Hall home.