The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) is Western Australia’s largest and busiest performing arts company.
Established in 1928, WASO is the state’s only professional orchestra, playing a central role in the cultural life of Western Australia. WASO’s vision is to touch souls and enrich lives through music.
Each year the Orchestra reaches out into the community and gives people across Western Australia and beyond the opportunity to experience the magic of classical music through concert performances, touring, education programs, and other initiatives.
The Orchestra performs over 140 concerts each year with some of the world’s finest conductors and soloists to an audience in excess of 200,000. In addition to its own concerts, WASO regularly performs with the West Australian Opera and West Australian Ballet.