Sym­phony sounds lift crowd spir­its

Southern Telegraph - - News -

The Perth Sym­phony Orches­tra re­turned to Kwinana last Satur­day to put on the big­gest and best con­cert the town has ever seen as part of the Tianqi Lithium Sym­phony Spec­tac­u­lar.

The 55-piece orches­tra per­formed to an au­di­ence of more than 7000 peo­ple un­der the stars on Cal­ista Oval.

Mayor Carol Adams said the City was thrilled to have the world-class per­form­ers back in Kwinana.

“The huge pop­u­lar­ity and suc­cess of last year’s con­cert gave us no choice but to ask the Perth Sym­phony Orches­tra to re­turn,” Mrs Adams said.

“We asked them to de­liver an even big­ger and bet­ter con­cert this year and they cer­tainly didn’t dis­ap­point!”

Songs per­formed in­cluded Queen’s Bo­hemian Rhap­sody, Ice­house’s Great South­ern Land, fea­tur­ing Kwinana’s Dr Richard Wal­ley on didgeri­doo, and a Bee Gees med­ley that sent the crowd into “Night Fever”.

“I am proud that the event was

very fam­ily friendly, with ev­ery­one hav­ing a great time whilst re­spect­ing our re­quest to drink re­spon­si­bly and re­frain­ing from smok­ing at the venue,” Mrs Adams said.

The Tianqi Lithium Sym­phony Spec­tac­u­lar was a free event made pos­si­ble thanks to sup­port from Tianqi Lithium, CSBP, Kleen­heat, Fre­man­tle Ports and the Kwinana In­dus­tries Coun­cil.

Pic­ture: Chris Ker­shaw/City of Kwinana

City of Kwinana deputy mayor Peter Feasey and Mayor Carol Adams.

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