Side-By-Side Symphony

Community Event

Saturday 15 June 2024, 6pm

Perth Concert Hall

West Australian Symphony Orchestra respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and Elders of Country throughout Western Australia, and the Whadjuk Noongar people on whose lands we work and share music.

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2024 Side-by-Side Symphony


What’s in a name? You may have noticed The Rusty Orchestra project has had a name change… well it has, and it hasn’t. Side-by-Side Symphony maintains the same values and goals of The Rusty Orchestra: courage, collegiality, fun, challenge; but with a new format.

Instead of rehearsals spread over a few weeks, Side-by-Side Symphony is run like a professional orchestral schedule: an intensive and short rehearsal period followed by a concert. This not only provides a real insight into the professional orchestral experience but also makes it easier for participants, especially from regional areas, to take part. Playing in an orchestra is challenging, exciting, and rewarding and I applaud the amazing participants for their commitment and enthusiasm. Behind the brilliant concert performance is many hours of personal practice and most likely some grappling with nerves!

I would like to sincerely thank the wonderful musicians of WASO for their kind and welcoming nature and their support and encouragement of their Side-by-Side buddies.

I am delighted to be conducting this first Side-by-Side Symphony and consider it a privilege to work with these musicians. So please clap and cheer in abundance as you support all these fantastic people on stage tonight.

Jen Winley


Side-by-Side Symphony

Sergei PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet (Excerpts) (7 mins)
Montagues and Capulets
Dani HOWARD Argentum (7 mins)
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture (20 mins)
John WILLIAMS Harry’s Wonderous World (5 mins)

Jen Winley conductor

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Community Musicians On Stage

Jillian Abraham
Missy Abrahams
Therese Arnold
Charlotte Chadwick
Marie-Victoire Cumming
Lynne Cunningham
Paul Foss
Julie Harrold
Kristel Hawksworth
Edward James
Kirsty Sutherland
Elizabeth Tindale
Louise Thompson

Belinda Allen
Aaliya Doolabh
Renee McKenzie
Mark Nathan
Theo Triantopoulos

Lynette Floyd
Laura Tan
Delia Stanley

Craig Barrett
Keith Bender
Margaret Crossen
Leigh Miller

Gabriel McMahon
Joanna Sullivan

Monique Blok
Anne Phillips

Owen Matthews

Melita Franklin
Kieryn Kilminster

Stuart Ferrie
Sarah Newman

Nathan Humphries
Alina Luff
Johannes Rickermann

Amy Little
Carlos Serrano

Jason Payne

Andrew Marsden

Kathryn Barras
Katie Brocx
Averil Riley

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