Western Australia Minister for Culture and Arts John Day
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra To Perform Twice In Perth
Victor P Taffa
Perth will be the first city in Australia to hear the sounds of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra when the Perth Concert Hall hosts two performances in November.
Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said the State Government was proud to be partnering with the Perth Theatre Trust and the concert hall to support the orchestra’s first Australian visit.
“To have this world famous orchestra performing in Perth will undoubtedly be a highlight of Western Australia’s cultural calendar.” Mr. Day said.
“The State Government is willing to bring world-class performances to West Australian audiences and, given the orchestra has only two stops in Australia, we are pleased that we can announce a second concert for WA.”
“I am also very pleased that the Perth Theatre Trust is working with the orchestra to give opportunities to music students to attend a Sunday afternoon rehearsal of pieces by Mahler and Rachmaninov.”
These exclusive concerts by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra begin on November 13 and 14 before moving to the Sydney Opera House on November 16, 17, 19 and 20.
Chairman of Perth Theatre Trust, Saliba Sassine said partnerships with the Western Australian Government and other local businesses were essential for offering international performances of the highest standard.
“It is innovative partnerships and strategic alliances such as this one that enable the Perth Theatre Trust to bring the very best in world renowned artists and productions to Perth.” Mr. Sassine said.
Principal conductor Sir Simon Rattle will conduct the concerts which will also feature the works of Haydn, Brahms, Mahler and Rachmaninov.
The Minister said the Government was currently investigating opportunities to broadcast the Sunday performance to regional locations across WA.
Tickets to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra go on sale through BOCS Ticketing on May 10.