It can transport us to cherished moments within our childhood, to moments of joy in celebration with family and friends, and console us in times of sadness as we farewell loved ones.
WASO exists for you, and is dedicated to providing moments that will move you. We also exist because of you. Through your ongoing generosity, we have been able to uplift our greater community through breathtaking performances and transformative community engagement.
This year, I invite you to make a gift to our Annual Giving Appeal which will not only shape your Orchestra but inspire your fellow Western Australians with such moments. Through the power of your philanthropy, we can enrich lives through music, together.
Janet Holmes à Court
Patron of Private Giving
Concerts & Performances
Taking to the stage
We are an orchestra for everyone, and take pride in presenting a dynamic program filled with everything from majestic symphonies to thrilling films and contemporary collaborations.
Take your place onstage by making a gift towards the concerts and performances you love.
$100 To replace the skin on a timpani $500 Provide new music stand LED lights for the musicians $1,000 The cost of piano tuning across concert week for Beethoven & Elgar $3,000 To digitise a live performance for streaming $5,000 Underwrite the WASO Chorus to prepare Britten’s War Requiem
Behind the scenes
It takes weeks, months, even years to prepare for our annual mainstage season. Many elements come together from planning the repertoire to setting the stage to bring you a truly spectacular performance.
Help our team with a gift that raises the curtain.
Associate Principal Bassoon
Annual Giving Ambassador
Associate Principal Trumpet
Annual Giving Ambassador
$100 Purchase four new music folders $500 Help maintain and service our beautiful harps $1,000 Prepare scores for new commissions within Sibelius’ Second Symphony $2,500 Towards new repertoire in 2023 $5,000 To underwrite the licensing costs for Mahler’s Third Symphony
Empowering the next generation
While delivering world-class performances, we work to develop the next generation of musicians, conductors and composers, assisting them in finding their professional pathway both here and abroad.
Help empower the rising generation by giving a gift which will secure a bright future for music in Australia.
$60 Gift a ticket to a primary school student to attend a Morning Symphony $500 The cost of a bus to transport students to Morning Symphony $1,000 Allow our Composer in Residence to run workshops for young artists $2,500 Record ATAR masterclasses to broadcast to students in regional areas $5,000 Support the position of an Emerging Conductor in 2023 $10,000 Fund two EChO concerts in an outer metropolitan school
Transforming lives through music
Crescendo is an extensive and free music education program, combining vocal and string lessons to provide children who otherwise would not have the opportunity, to learn and develop through the power of music.
Play a special role in the achievements of these incredible children by making a gift to transform lives through music.
$500 To maintain the students’ violins for six months $1,125 Fund a Teaching Artists’ class delivery for a week $1,500 Support a student for a year $3,000 Sponsor two siblings and cultivate a love of music within a family $4,500 Enable a student to participate from Years 1 - 3 $9,000 Empower a student to participate from Pre-Primary to Year 6
Making music accessible
We are passionate about extensive outreach and engagement within our community, and will do anything we can to give people an opportunity to hear and participate in music.
Make a gift today which will bring music to every corner of our vast state, connecting our community through moving music.
$250 Purchase four portable music stands for community chamber concerts $500 Enable a community service organisation to attend an open rehearsal $1,500 Enable a quartet to perform at an Education Support School $2,500 Facilitate a Connect concert and workshop at Perth Concert Hall $3,000 Gift two Music for the Ages performances to a nursing home $5,000 Enable a HOP concert day at Perth Children’s Hospital