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Friday 23 July 2021 at 7pm
Sunday 25 July 2021 at 5pm

Perth Concert Hall

WAYO and WASO perform new works from local Noongar musicians alongside Stravinsky’s much loved Firebird in Dreams of Place.

In 2021 the Western Australian Youth Orchestra (WAYO) and WASO join forces in a three-year partnership, supported by Woodside. The partnership will provide a foundation of unique training opportunities for the professional development of WAYO’s young musicians. Each year, these workshops will culminate in a side-by-side performance with both orchestras on stage at Perth Concert Hall. With Woodside’s support, these talented young musicians will be provided with rare access to WASO, strengthening the pathway for them to become the professional musicians of the future and much more!

In this side by side collaboration between the Western Australian Youth Orchestra and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, over 100 musicians join forces with local Noongar singers to deliver a concert exploding with evocative images of place.

From Perth’s own spectacular Derbarl Yerrigan to Finland’s Kemijoki, the majestic Black Swan to the magical colours of the Firebird, we adventure across lands and through time.

With world premiere performances of works delivered by outstanding Noongar musicians and performers featuring the spellbinding Della Rae Morrison sitting alongside classics from Sibelius, Copland and Stravinsky, this magical night of orchestral colour, conducted by Thaddeus Huang, will bring you a renewed love for the sand beneath your feet.

Program includes:
Jean Sibelius Finlandia
Aaron Copland The Tender Land – Suite
Igor Stravinsky The Firebird – Suite


$25 – $79

Tickets may be purchased through Perth Concert Hall


New works commissioned by Perth Festival.
West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Western Australian Youth Orchestra partnership supported by Woodside.
WASO’s Indigenous Creative Collaborations supported by Bendat Family Foundation.