Play side-by-side with WASO musicians on stage at Perth Concert Hall!
Community musicians aged 25 years+ from all over Western Australia sit side-by-side with WASO musicians to create The Rusty Orchestra.
Since its inception in 2014, The Rusty Orchestra has given selected community musicians the opportunity to sit alongside WASO musicians in a free performance for the general public at Perth Concert Hall.
‘My favourite part was that I came away feeling I had been engaged in something bigger than myself. My desk partner was very supportive and this was hugely important. It has connected me to my playing again.’ - The Rusty Orchestra Participant 2019
'I knew Rusty Orchestra would be good but I didn’t think it would be this much fun. It was an absolute treat for me to play with WASO … I loved every minute of it. It was a such highlight of the year!' – The Rusty Orchestra Participant, 2021
Applications for The Rusty Orchestra in 2022 are now open!
Learn from the best as you play in your state orchestra with world renowned WASO musicians.
Applicants must be active community musicians. Applications close 9am,Tuesday 22 February 2022.
Successful applicants will be advised via email by Monday 14 March 2022. Positions will be offered subject to instrumentation requirements and ensemble capacity.
The cost for participating in the program is $130 and will be payable upon acceptance of your position. The rehearsals and performance will happen in May and June 2022, with exact dates to be confirmed.