Symphony Cultural Bridge Project

6 December 2017

Orchestra of musicians
WASO principal flute Andrew Nicholson and WASO principal horn David Evans join the CPO in performance for the first international artist exchange between the Orchestras. (11/12/2014)
  • Sector: Arts and Culture
  • Country location: Australia
  • Grantee: West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Project summary

The Symphony Cultural Bridget project fosters cultural awareness and shares expertise across Orchestras in China and Australia. Beginning in 2014 with musician exchanges, the project saw WASO tour China in 2016 and aims to achieve a reciprocal China Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) tour to Perth in 2018.

The project began as a partnership between WASO, the CPO and Australia China Business Council (WA). To date, the partnership has received a high level of media coverage across Australia and China. A documentary following the exchange program is also in development with broad distribution arrangements established across both countries.

Key dates

CPO Concert Performance 11/12/2017 -17/12/2017 Perth

Australia-China Council grant offer: $20,000.00 plus $2,000 GST

Total project value: $257,760.00

Last Updated: 1 August 2018