West Australian Symphony Orchestra + Chevron
Chevron Australia and WASO together have delivered on social investment, audience engagement and education initiatives.
Chevron Australia is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. As the state’s largest performing arts organisation, WASO reaches the community through concerts, touring, education programs and other initiatives. Together these two organisations have delivered on social investment, audience engagement and education.
Chevron initially partnered with WASO in 2005 as their Composer in Residence Community Development Partner. The partnership grew to support the Orchestra’s Community Development program and its Symphony of Smiles series before Chevron’s contribution increased again to support the Master Series from 2009 to 2010.
With WASO’s growing commitment to communities across Western Australia, the partners recognised they had a shared vision. This led to Chevron’s sponsorship of the WASO on the Road metro tour and WASO on the Road Pilbara tour.
Both Chevron and WASO believe that programs such as these are integral to the sustainable growth of the arts across the state. It is their shared commitment to develop capability in communities through education and access to the arts that has made the partnership such a success.
The Chevron-WASO partnership supported the flagship concert series and grass-roots programs that benefit communities, in particular disadvantaged youth.
The WASO on the Road program took small ensembles to visit schools and with Chevron’s support the program toured the Pilbara towns of Karratha, Roebourne and Onslow. This tour also brought the talents of the Orchestra to students with limited access to music education in Perth.
By partnering with WASO to deliver music education, Chevron is achieving its ambitious goals of social investment. Audience engagement has demonstrated the success of this strong partnership, and there is a firm commitment to the future development of more programs for the Pilbara region and beyond.
“Supporting culture and the arts in Western Australia is aligned with our commitment to contribute to the liveability of the communities in which we operate. We are proud to be able to give back to the Western Australian community through our partnership with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.”
Roy Krzywosinski, Managing Director, Chevron Australia.