Year upon year, we thrive on the enthusiasm and passion of our generous donors.
Through the power of philanthropy, these wonderful individuals’ partner with us to deliver breathtaking performances and transformative education and community engagement programs, bringing the joy of music to our Western Australian community.
Become a partner in our artistic vision by joining our donor family with a gift to our work.
Concerts & Performances
Whether you have just discovered West Australian Symphony Orchestra, or have been attending performances for years, you know you have experienced something special. We have some of the most talented musicians in Australia and they love to play their hearts out for you here in WA.
Did you know that only 25% of our revenue comes from ticket sales? To keep our team performing at their best, we rely on the financial support we receive through donations, which helps us hit the right notes for unforgettable experiences. This is also a very rewarding way to contribute to WA’s cultural fabric!
From kids concerts to classics, musicals to movies, we invite you to make a gift towards our season performances so we will always play the finest song for you.
Education & Community Engagement Programs
We believe music should be accessible to everyone, and are committed to breaking any kind of barrier down - financial, physical, or geographical - to do this. As the State Orchestra, it is our duty.
Through our Education & Community Engagement programs, we take the joy of music to those who aren’t able to make it to the Concert Hall - a child in hospital, a family in a regional town or a member of our community with special needs.
With a gift to these programs, you can help us break these barriers and bring the comfort, therapy and joy of music to every heart and every corner of our vast state.
Our Education & Community Engagement programs include
The Crescendo program is a long-term, free music education program delivered in two primary schools in Kwinana. Crescendo starts as a vocal-based program, encouraging students to use their in-built instrument in the first two years before moving on to learning violin or cello. Students are then given an instrument, learn as a group, play together as an ensemble and are able to take their instruments home to practice.
Give a child the gift of music today and in the future supporting our Crescendo program*.
*Minimum gift $1,500, which is the cost of enabling a child to participate in the Crescendo Program each year. To read more about this unique program and read the case study conducted in 2020, please click here.
Our Patrons – our donor family
When you make a gift to WASO, you become part of our extended WASO family, united by a shared love of music.
Through your patronage, you will be acknowledged throughout the year with invitations to unique events keeping you at the heart of the Orchestra, including rehearsal viewings and “meet-and-greet” opportunities with the musicians.
You will also receive a subscription to our biannual newsletter of Encore filled with the latest news, fascinating artistic insights and real stories of the impact of your support. You can also take advantage of our Patrons & Friends Lounge prior to Masters and Classics concerts, to enjoy a pre-show beverage with your guests and fellow Patrons in a private bar.