A permanent home for WASO?
September 5, 2008 § 9 Comments
For reasons far too complex to deal with here, WASO is the only state symphony orchestra without a permanent home. This means the musicians have no practise rooms, no easily accessible storage for their instruments, no lockers to store their concert clothing and sometimes no place to rehearse. This week we’re at the Judith Cottier Theatre at Perth College. While the venue is perfectly fine, it’s not ours.
We also often rehearse at the Perth Concert Hall which is wonderful, but it’s still not ours. We are visitors there.
When oh when will the Federal and State Governments and the Perth City Council put their heads together to solve this problem?
Ben Folds with WASO in Kings Park, Perth 2005