The West Australian Symphony Orchestra has announced that it will return to the concert hall in October with a remixed 2020 program, opening with Carl Orff’s ever-popular C armina Burana.

Western Australia is in a very fortunate position, having effectively stamped out community transmission of the coronavirus. It has now been 100 days since anyone was diagnosed with COVID-19 from an unknown source. The 20 active cases in the State are all among returned travellers who are currently in hotel quarantine. Unless there is a second wave, the lifting of restrictions means that live performances will soon begin.

Jessica Gethin. Photograph supplied

Australian conductor Jessica Gethin, who is based in Perth but conducts widely across Australia and Asia, will conduct Carmina Buranaon October 2 and 3, as well as Dvořák’s Symphony No 8 on October 9 and 10.

Principal Conductor Asher Fisch will return to the podium for the final two ticketed concerts in November featuring repertoire including Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 4, Bruch’s First Violin Concerto, Brahms’ Symphony No 4 and Beethoven’s majestic Emperorwith pianist Konstantin Shamray.

The Remixed program will...