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Mozart by Candlelight


Perth Symphony Orchestra’s ever popular Candlelight series is back after a year's hiatus, to celebrate and reimagine the music of none other than Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, including a brand new commission by Australian composer Joe Chindamo.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of Silverstream wine as you enter the stunning St. George's Cathedral, flooded by candlelight and prepare for an uplifting night of music by one of the world’s greatest composers, juxtaposed with works by living composers Joe Chindamo (AUS), Jonathan Dove (UK) and Calvin Bowman (AUS), drawing inspiration from Mozart's musical legacy.

Inspired by Dove’s ‘An Airmail Letter to Mozart’, the program is woven together with letters written by Mozart himself, giving a unique insight into the mind of one of the most famous composers throughout his lifetime.

TIME: Doors and bar from 5.30pm, Concert from 6.30pm
DATE: Wednesday 16th October
WHERE: St. George's Cathedral, Perth
$90 Premium seating, dedicated entrance and includes a glass of wine
$60 General Admission, includes a glass of wine
$35 Youth (17 and under), seating within the General Admission area

Plus! Join us in the Burt Hall for a pre-concert talk and drink with composer Joe Chindamo (Melbourne) from 5.45pm - 6pm.


What may sound like a traditional concert is anything but – Perth Symphony brings to life the music of classical composers in a truly stunning setting, in the heart of the city, reaching into the minds and souls of the audience with stories and sounds that bring a whole new life to classical music.

As well as Mozart's most beloved compositions, the program includes a world premiere: a complete reimagining of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by renowned Australian composer Joe Chindamo, tailored to a contemporary audience. Calvin Bowman and Jonathan Dove both feature in this unique production of Mozart as you’ve never heard him before, along with some wonderful classics including some of the greatest earworms of all time.

Under the Artistic Direction of Jessica Gethin and Paul Wright, and featuring soloist James Huntingford, this concert is sure to satiate die-hard Mozart fans, as well as entertain and delight those new to genre.

With food options and a bar available before and after the concert, audiences are invited to drop in straight from work, to relax, unwind and experience music as it should be – with friends, food and fine wine.

This concert is made possible thanks to funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and support from Silverstream Wines and generous donations. Special thanks to Sustainability Partners Minderoo Foundation and Tim Roberts Giving, and Foundation Partner AHG.


St. George's Cathedral
38 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000

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