Chicho Gelato, Perth’s high-water mark for the summery Italian dessert, is giving away free gelato this Monday.

The Northbridge gelataria is teaming up with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) for Gelato Symphony, the launch of the orchestra’s Summer with WASO campaign.

The event features five musicians from the orchestra’s brass section playing Christmas carols for an hour in the Perth Cultural Centre. While the five players play, Chicho Gelato will be giving away cups of three of its best loved flavours: salted caramel, mint-choc brownie and strawberry sorbet.

The event is a promotion for the WASO’s Symphony in the City, a free outdoor concert-slash-picnic being held at Langley Park on Saturday December 16. Symphony in the City is expected to attract 20,000 picnickers.

Like Gelato Symphony, Symphony in the City is a free event, although premium Twilight Packages including reserved parking, VIP seating and a gourmet hamper from Heyder & Shears are also available

Gelato Symphony is at the Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge between 1pm and 2pm on Monday December The event is free. Twilight Package tickets to Symphony in the City on Saturday December 16 start from $75 are available online.