Rock given orchestral manoeuvres in the park

Cecilia AllenSound Telegraph
Perth Symphony Orchestra will perform at Calista Oval on December 2.
Camera IconPerth Symphony Orchestra will perform at Calista Oval on December 2. Credit: Richard Jefferson.

The sound of music will be heard from Calista Oval on December 2 when a 55-piece orchestra will take to the stage to entertain hundreds of people with a variety of much-loved tunes at the Act-Belong-Commit Rock Symphony.

Perth Symphony Orchestra will perform numbers by Metallica, Queen, Nirvana and Led Zeppelin.

The orchestra will also perform hits from Pharrell, Michael Jackson, ABBA, and Coldplay.

“It’s really exciting ... I think it’s one of the biggest events the City of Kwinana has put on,” Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said.

To get residents in the groove, Perth Symphony Orchestra will make appearances all over Kwinana over the next few months, with a series of mini-concerts. The orchestra will also bring its interactive Play With Us program to schools in Kwinana.

Cr Adams said the symphony was not the Kwinana Festival’s replacement but rather “a trial of something new”.

The City announced earlier this year there would be no festival, with a new schedule to entertain the region’s growing and changing community.

“We wanted to look at something alternative this year as part of our events strategy,” Cr Adams said.

“We’ll have orchestra this year and then reassess and have a debrief, which will involve the community and the new events committee, which is made up of community members.”

The Act-Belong-Commit Rock Symphony is a free event and will be held on December 2 from 6pm to 10.30pm.

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