For the first time since in almost three decades, the WA Symphony Orchestra has announced it will bring more than 70 musicians to share a live symphony orchestra experience with the Esperance community.
The world-class orchestra announced on Friday, May 24, that it would be travelling to the region for the first time since 1992 to perform at the Esperance Civic Centre on Wednesday, October 30.
The program, lead by the orchestra's assistant conductor Carlo Antonioli, includes popular, classical pieces and a world premiere concerto from the MACA Limited Classics concert series; delivering regional audiences an equally extraordinary live music experience as the Perth mainstage.
Audiences will also have the opportunity to attend a free pre-concert talk hosted by the orchestra and free open rehearsal experiences and masterclasses for schools and community groups.
The program will feature principal cor anglais Leanne Glover as soloist in works from Iain Grandage and conclude with Beethoven's Symphony No. 3.
The orchestra's chief executive officer Mark Coughlan said it was important to deliver the state's orchestra to regional fans.
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to return to Western Australia's regional areas, this time bringing the experience of a full live orchestra to audiences in Esperance and Albany," he said.
"Our regional fans are important to us and we look forward to delivering West Australian Symphony Orchestra to even more communities in the future."
Culture and Arts minister David Templeman said it was important to make classical music accessible to regional audiences through tours like this.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchase via www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/WASOs-Eroica-Tour or by contacting the Esperance Civic Centre on (08) 9083 1566.