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Wed 10 Apr 2013, 6:00pm

Where: GPO Building - Perth, 3 Forrest Chase, Perth, Perth CBD

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $75.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Hollyodonoghoe

Following the success of Perth Symphony Orchestra’s sell-out proms concert, North Street Music will this April launch the newly formed Perth Chamber Orchestra, a brand new ensemble featuring only a handful of Western Australia’s internationally acclaimed classical performers.

The launch event on April 10 is the first in a series of concerts that will set a benchmark for how people experience classical music. The traditional setting will be turned upside down, with performances taking place in spaces unaccustomed to hosting concerts.

Founder Bourby Webster explains, “I’ve always had a desire to share classical music with the masses, to tempt new followers who may have never enjoyed classical music, put off by the formality or stuffy image the genre undeservedly endures. I want a new audience to embrace the concept of music as entertainment in its most holistic form, stirring all senses.”

The PCO Heritage Concert Series will invite guests to immerse themselves in an evening where history, art and heritage are brought to life through live painting by Phil Doncon, lighting, food, wine and music at a time where patrons can come straight from work to meet friends and clients, experience incredible live entertainment and be home in time to get a good nights sleep, or put the children to bed.

The Perth Chamber Orchestra will present concerts that are unique, combining music with visual, sensory, aural and emotional components.

The first concert will take place, in the round, in the historic heritage landmark building of Perth’s GPO, which will play host to a feast for the senses and provide the audience with a 360-degree experience. The Director of Comestibles, Faith Nicholls, has designed a menu that reflects the music being performed during the event, “We aspired to produce a multisensory experience for the guests, where the menu will echo key elements of the repertoire and setting,” said Nicholls.

Luke Dornan from The Ellington Jazz Club has curated a sophisticated wine selection for the occasion. Drawing on 15 years of experience in the wine industry, Luke has selected wines that reflect the music and food on offer. “The creation of the Perth Chamber Orchestra is simply another delicious morsel of proof that Perth is developing into a world class cosmopolitan contender. Bourby is passionate and driven; that she is at the helm of PCO is almost inevitable and promises of great things to come. I will be sourcing Western Australian wines to match the ethos and level of quality of Bourby's creation,” said Dornan.

Guests will also enjoy the chance to connect with performers prior to the performance giving them the chance to ask the performers questions and gain a new insight and perspective into the music that crosses time, boundaries and genres in one evening. The concert will be part led by Concertmaster, virtuoso violinist, Paul Wright, part conducted by Conductor Jessica Gethin and see the world premiere of Kevin Penkin's piece ‘Road to Serenity’. Solo musicians playing at the launch include Catherine Cahill (clarinet), Paul Wright (violin), and Cathie Travers (accordion).

Please note that tickets include all food and beverages.