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Patrons & Friends Events

WASO Philanthropy coordinates a busy calendar of events throughout the year, as we love to create opportunities for our community of supporters to meet and mingle with like-minded music lovers and WASO musicians!

Tickets for our Patrons & Friends events can be booked via the WASO Box Office on 9326 0000 and proceeds go directly towards the Friends of WASO Scholarship, providing professional development opportunities for WASO musicians.

Events take place both at our home, Perth Concert Hall, and at other culturally inspired venues across Perth. We would love to see you there!

Upcoming patrons & friends events

Below are the upcoming 2018 Patrons & Friends events - we'd love to see you there! 


Patrons & Friends AGM

Thursday 7 June 2018 | 5 - 6pm
Perth Concert Hall

The Patrons & Friends Annual General Meeting will precede the Judy Sienkiewicz Lecture. All Patrons & Friends welcome.

Should you wish to attend the AGM, please register your attendance through the WASO Box Office on 9326 0000 or in person at the Perth Concert Hall. If you would like further information about the Patrons & Friends Committee, please contact Emily Kennedy on 9326 0016.

If you wish to view the papers for this meeting you may download them below.
Papers include:
Nomination form (for positions on the WASO Patrons & Friends Committee)
Minutes of the 12th Annual General Meeting

We look forward to seeing you there!

Judy Sienkiewicz Lecture

Thursday 7 June 2018 | 6 - 8pm
Perth Concert Hall

Join us for the annual Judy Sienkiewicz Lecture, this year hosted by Prue Ashurst and delivered by Emeritus Professor Alan Harvey from the University of Western Australia, who is widely regarded for his fascinating research on music and what it does to the human brain. Be astounded by the incredible links Professor Harvey draws between music and the mind and the true importance of music in today’s world. 

Following Professor Harvey’s lecture will be a short recital from WASO’s Principal Flute, Andrew Nicholson, who recently showcased his virtuosity as the soloist for Asher Fisch Conducts Debussy & Ravel with the WASO. Andrew will soon be releasing a solo album and will be sharing with us some of the incredible works featured on the album.

Tickets are $20 for Patrons & Friends ($25 for guests) and include a glass of wine.



WASO Chorus at the Cathedral

Tuesday 16 October 2018 | 6pm - 8pm
Perth Concert Hall

In the stunning surrounds of St Mary’s Cathedral, step into the world of the WASO Chorus and observe a rehearsal for Three Masses: Haydn, Mozart & Schubert. The evening will include a glass of wine and light refreshments and an invigorating introduction from Prue Ashurst.

Tickets are $40 for Patrons & Friends ($45 for guests).


Patrons & Friends Christmas Party

Thursday 13 December 2018 | 4.30 - 7.30pm
Perth Concert Hall

Finish off the year on a high with us as we listen to the final rehearsal for Symphony in the City 2018 and enjoy a BBQ dinner on the Perth Concert Hall Terrace*.

Tickets are $45 for Patrons & Friends ($55 for guests).

*Weather permitting.

Tickets for these events can be purchased by calling the WASO Box Office on 9326 0000, and all proceeds support the Friends of WASO Scholarship, providing professional development opportunities for WASO musicians.

To see reports of previous events for Patrons & Friends please go to our Encore Newsletter archive.