Take Five with Percussionist Joey Eng

August 25th, 2021|Concert News, Meet our Musicians|

Next month, Joey will join the WA Youth Orchestra on the Perth Concert Hall stage for their upcoming concert, Boléro. As the percussionist, Joey will execute the challenging snare drum part in Ravel’s most famous work. He will also have the exciting experience of participating in the world premiere of Australian composer Georgia Scott’s new work, Into the Deep. We spoke to Joey about this exciting upcoming concert, and his journey to becoming a percussionist and composer.

WAYO celebrates revived premiere

August 17th, 2021|Concert News, Meet our Musicians|

Like many organisations, WAYO has keenly felt the impact of COVID-19, particularly regarding our 2020 concert season and initiatives. One of our newest and most highly anticipated initiatives, the Carol Day Commission, was put on ice as we navigated our way through a time of unprecedented performance uncertainty. We are thrilled to finally give the 2020 Carol Day Commission its well-deserved premiere this coming September! Composed by Georgia Scott, Into the Deep draws from both mythology and the aesthetic of the sublime, highlighting the ocean’s power to inspire both terror and awe...

The Art of Collaboration

August 28th, 2020|Collaborations, Concert News|

West Australian Opera is excited to present the magical storytelling of The Nightingale in an exciting and unique collaboration between five companies. We take you behind the scenes to explore the creation of The Nightingale in a season that harness the next generation of WA talent.

On this weeks behind the scenes journey we speak with members from the WA Youth Orchestra as they share with us what is involved in preparing and learning a [ read more ]

July Holiday Rehearsal Season at the Perth Concert Hall

June 22nd, 2020|Concert News|

We warmly welcome back all our WAYO members to what will prove to be an exciting week of rehearsals and performances at the Perth Concert Hall!

As isolation restrictions are now lifting, WAYO is gradually making a safe return. The July Holiday Rehearsal Season will provide a wonderful opportunity for all our WAYO members to reunite for a week of rehearsals, tutorials and music activities at The Perth Concert Hall during the school holidays.

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A World Premiere for WAYO

June 25th, 2019|Concert News, Scholarships|

Announcing the Inaugural Carol Day commissioned work by Melody Eötvös

Originally from the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Melody recently relocated to Melbourne via the USA, where she completed her Doctor of Music, to take up a full time post at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Her work draws on both multi-media and traditional instrumental contexts, as well substantial extra-musical references to a broad range of philosophical topics and late 19th Century literature. Recent commissions include a percussion [ read more ]

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