12 Apr 2011
Culture and the Arts Minister John Day today announced the State Government, through the Perth Theatre Trust (PTT), is supporting the visit to Perth for the first time of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Minister said the orchestra was renowned as one of the world’s best.
“We are pleased the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will give two performances at the Perth Concert Hall, as part of the World Concert Series, on September 29-30, he said.
“This visit builds on successful tours to Perth of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in November last year and the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2009.”
Mr Day said the PTT would contribute up to $150,000 to the Perth concerts and negotiations with potential sponsors were continuing.
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, with conductor Christoph Eschenbach, will feature the works of Schubert, Mahler, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Bruckner. Leading baritone Matthias Goerne will also perform in Perth with the orchestra.
Mr Day said he supported the trust’s efforts to contribute to WA’s performing arts scene.
“Through its programming, the trust brings high quality national and international artists and productions to this State for the enjoyment of the WA community,” he said.
As part of its national tour, The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will also perform in Brisbane on October 2- 3 and at the Sydney Opera House on October 5, 6 and 7.
Tickets to the orchestra’s Perth concerts go on sale through BOCS Ticketing on April 28.