The Orchestra Collective perform at Government House
The Orchestra Collective brought together student musicians and professionals to perform in the Government House Ballroom

The Orchestra Collective debuts at Government House, part of our Restart the Arts initiative

The Government House ballroom was the setting for a unique concert when student musicians took to the stage alongside professionals as part of the debut performance for The Orchestra Collective.

West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s John Keene was the Music Director and Conductor for the performance, bringing music students from WAAPA and UWA together with WASO professionals to present works from Mozart and Beethoven including Mozart’s – Don Giovanni Overture, Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major, as well as Beethoven’s – Symphony No. 7

The evening also featured a solo from WASO’s Principal flutist Andrew Nicholson.

Photo: WASO Principal Flutist Andrew Nicholson and The Orchestra Collective at Government House. 

In reviewing the performance The West Australian’s David Cusworth said “Conductor John Keene evoked a brisk and bright delivery from the start, the portentous opening chords of Mozart’s Don Giovanni overture finding a delicate balance in the intimate setting. All but the lower strings were standing, the players swaying to the music as if in a dance; the classic style of the venue adding to the composer’s timeless appeal.”

You can read the full article online here as well as discover more about The Orchestra Collective here

This event was presented as a part of the Restart the Arts with Government House initiative event for 2021. The Governor is proud to be Patron of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

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