The West Coast Philharmonic is an orchestra of 50+ music-loving volunteer musicians, who come together to create brilliant performances for our community. The orchestra performs a variety of traditional, much-loved symphonic repertoire alongside contemporary, film and Australian music.
Over the past decade the orchestra has performed Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Tchakovsky’s 1812 Overture and Symphony No. 5, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, as well as music from Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, The Lion King, Bohemian Rhapsody and much more.
Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:30pm
April to December
Mondays & Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:30pm
The West Coast Phil is not a youth ensemble. Players are accepted based solely on audition performances, regardless of age. In our 2020-2021 season the ensemble featured musicians aged 18-61, and brought together musicians from various backgrounds and levels of experience.
In their upcoming season the orchestra has three spectacular performances planned, with one concert at UWA’s scenic Winthrop Hall, and two performances in the remarkable Perth Concert Hall.
“I’ve been playing in [the orchestra] for the past three years - getting to play with people of all ages, playing abilities and musical goals has been incredible. We get to play challenging and rewarding repertoire and the sense of belonging and community is fantastic. There’s truly a place for everyone to change lives through music.”