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Symphony in the City 2014

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Western Australia's musical night of nights
The coming of summer heralds one of Perth's most popular outdoor events. This year the eighth annual WASO Symphony in the City free concert will feature musical favourites old and new on 13 December in the pleasant surrounds of Langley Park.

WASO Symphony in the City

Proudly supported by the City of Perth and Lotterywest, Symphony in the City brings the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to the people. The program includes highlights from WASO's 2015 season, music from the movies, ballet and opera, and the perennial favourite, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

WASO Symphony in the City is the perfect family event. Bring chairs or rugs, pack a picnic or purchase food from on-site vendors and relax and enjoy this musical treat. There will also be preconcert entertainment and activitiesfrom 5:00 pm for the youngsters.

Symphony in the City 2014

The 2014 program will be conducted by Richard Mills and includes:

WAGNER Lohengrin, Act III: Prelude
ORFF Carmina Burana: O Fortuna
TCHAIKOVSKY Sleeping Beauty Suite: Waltz
ENNIO MORRICONE The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe
BARRY James Bond Medley
FAURE Pavane
SCULTHORPE Kakadu (excerpt)
JOHN WILLIAMS Harry Potter Suite: Hedwig's Theme
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.9: 4th movement (excerpts)
GERSHWIN Summertime
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

Note that road closures will be in place and parking will be limited. TransPerth ferries will run until 12:15 and extra train services will also be available.

WASO Symphony in the City will also be webcast at the Northbridge Piazza live on the big screen and online at iiNet's Freezone.

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Why? Perth's summer musical tradition
When: Saturday 13 December, 7:30 - 9:30 (approx)
Where: Langley Park
Cost: Free
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