For 95 years, West Australian Symphony Orchestra has been dedicated to creating moments that inspire, uplift and move you. Its impact has permeated deeply into our society, playing music that is the soundtrack to our great state. In 2023, we continue our commitment to bringing new orchestral works to life, expanding our repertoire and touring footprint and deepening our engagement with communities beyond the stage.
Contributing to our Annual Giving program is one of the most important ways you can help to shape our next chapter, sharing your love of great music with our extraordinary musicians. Every gift empowers WASO to enrich lives through music in Western Australia.
I am delighted to journey with WASO, as we spread the triumphant power of music across our vast state. I invite you to travel with us through the power of philanthropy and become part of this wonderful family that brings the magical moments of music to so many.
We love performing for you. Every note of every rehearsal is driven by our desire to bring you outstanding music that uplifts, transports, thrills, challenges and inspires you.
Take your place onstage by making a gift towards the concerts and performances you love.
$250 Replace the skin on a timpani $750 Provide new music stand LED lights for the musicians $1,100 Tune the piano across concert week for Ravel’s Piano Concerto $5,000 Underwrite the rehearsal costs of Fauré's Requiem (WASO Chorus) $10,000 Enable the digitisation of a live performance
Behind the Scenes
The generous, regular support of our annual givers enables us to dream bigger, to plan with integrity, and to create the magic you see both on and off the stage.
Help our team with a gift that raises the curtain.
$100 Purchase four new music folders $500 Help maintain and service our beautiful harps $1,000 Prepare and bind scores for new commissions $2,500 Contribute to a new set of scores for the WASO music library
Igniting the next generation
We are committed to discovering, nurturing and promoting the musical talents of tomorrow.
Help us ignite the rising generation by contributing to the evolution of our art form to secure a bright future for music in Australia.
$250 Gift fifteen tickets for a class to attend a Morning Symphony $500 Purchase licenses for popular music themes for our WASO in Schools $1,000 Support the cost of a workshop for our Composer in Residence $5,000 Fund a WASO in Schools concert for an outer metropolitan high school
Transforming lives through music
Music has the power to change lives, and we believe that all young West Australians should have the opportunity to learn at school. Unfortunately, too many WA students are finishing primary school without ever having access to a music lesson.
Play a special role in the achievements of these incredible children by making a gift to transform lives through music.
$500 Maintain the students’ violins for six months $1,500 Support a Crescendo student for a year $3,000 Maintain the new cellos, including new strings, for a year $9,000 Support a Crescendo student for the whole primary-school journey, from Pre-Primary to Year 6
Making music accessible
Music’s power is universal. It heals. It connects. It unites. Music can create and strengthen a community.
It is because of you that we can continue to connect to our community through music.
$250 Purchase four portable music stands for community chamber concerts $500 Enable members of a community organisation to attend an open rehearsal $1,500 Enable a disability support group to attend an open rehearsal $5,000 Gift a Music for the Ages performance to residents of an aged car $10,000 Enable a HOP concert at Perth Children’s Hospital