A heroic triumph over fate.

WASO is hitting the road this October and November with a touring party of over 70 musicians to share a complete live symphony orchestra experience in Esperance and Albany.

Led by WASO’s Assistant Conductor Carlo Antonioli, the program includes popular, classical pieces and a world premiere concerto, delivering these two regional centres the same extraordinary live music experience as the Perth mainstage.

Inspired by the ideals of the French revolution and the German Enlightenment, Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony is also a deeply personal statement. This exhilarating and ground-breaking work is a triumph of artistic will over tragic adversity.

Vaughan Williams drew inspiration from the musical glories of Tudor England in his Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, a sublime fusion of sacred music and folksong.

We are absolutely delighted to also tour a new work from Iain Grandage, one of Australia’s most exciting, creative and collaborative composers, commissioned by WASO. Grandage's new Concerto is written especially for longtime colleague and friend, WASO’s Principal Cor anglais, Leanne Glover.


VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
IAIN GRANDAGE Orphée - Concerto for Cor Anglais (world premiere)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 Eroica

Carlo Antonioli conductor
Leanne Glover cor anglais

This project is supported by the Government of Western Australia's Creative Regions program.
Iain Grandage’s Cor anglais Concerto was commissioned for West Australian Symphony Orchestra as a gift to Emeritus Professor David Tunley AM. This work was supported by Prof. Tunley’s colleagues and friends led by Emeritus Professor Margaret Seares AO.
WASO’s Assistant Conductor Carlo Antonioli appears courtesy of Simon Lee Foundation.

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