Government House Foundation of Western Australia
The Government House Foundation of Western Australia was established in 1987, with the primary objective of promoting awareness of the significance of Government House, the ballroom and gardens as part of the history and heritage of Western Australia.
The Foundation directly supports the conservation, restoration and enhancement of this magnificent property raising funds to acquire appropriate works of art, antique furnishings,Â objets d’art and items of significant historical, cultural and contemporary value.
In 2006, the Government HouseÂ Foundation commenced theÂ Music on the Terrace series. A number of concerts of exceptional musical quality are presented each year, which provide a platform for local, national and international performers and opportunities for young Western Australian artists to shine.
This year, six Music on the Terrace concerts will be presented featuring the UWA Symphony Orchestra with violinist Shaun Lee Chen, West Australian Operaâ€™s internationally renowned tenor Paul Oâ€™Neill, Uzbekistanâ€™s brilliant young pianist Behzod Abduraimov, soprano Rachelle Durkin with the UWA String Orchestra and Vocal Consort, Rising Stars from Churchlands Senior High School choir and St Georgeâ€™s College and the return of violin virtuoso Alexandre da Costa with Violin Xtreme.
Additionally, there will be our popular and always entertaining â€˜Music of the Nightâ€™ cabaret show featuring the superb Sara Macliver and Andrew Foote and the emerging stars from WAAPA. Overall, an exciting, innovative and inspirational musical program.
In addition, Government House gardens are open several times each week to the public and guided tours are available on Open Days. See the Government House website govhouse.wa.gov.au for more information.