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Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Classical Tuesdays - Semester 2

A tasty Tuesday series of free classical lunchtime concerts featuring staff, students or visiting guests serving up sumptuous musical treats for hungry ears!

Opening night: 26th Jul, 1.10 pm
Closing night: 25th Oct, 1.10 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Andrey Gugnin Piano Recital

Hailed as a “star pianist” by Piers Lane, the Moscow Conservatory and Lake Como Piano Academy graduate will bring to the concert stage an extensive and varied program.

Opening night: 24th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 24th Aug, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Momentum

Andy Paris visited WAAPA to commence work on this exciting project with the Acting students and staff and now he returns to direct this freshly minted piece of theatre.

Opening night: 25th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 31st Aug, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Radio Active - Albany

Radio Active is a high-energy celebration of chart toppers from the 1950s right through to today's hit music.

Opening night: 25th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 25th Aug, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Love and Information

Enjoy this exhilarating theatrical kaleidoscope from one of the most radically inventive dramatists of our time.

Opening night: 25th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 31st Aug, 7.30 pm
Music Theatre performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Chicago

A tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz.

Opening night: 26th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 2nd Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Massed Saxophone Project

Featuring visiting artists from the UK and the USA, WAAPA is proud to collaborate with Churchlands Senior High School to bring you the biggest saxophone event WA has ever seen.

Opening night: 27th Aug, 7.00 pm
Closing night: 27th Aug, 7.00 pm
Dance performances at WA Academy of Performing Arts
Unleash

The graduating dancers unleash their creativity by choreographing their own dance works, performed by their peers.

Opening night: 29th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 2nd Sep, 2.00 pm
Peforming Arts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Tilt

Powerful performances and impressive stagecraft underpin works that explore the very edges of theatre making, creating an evening of other-worldly theatre that will inspire, provoke and entertain.

Opening night: 30th Aug, 7.00 pm
Closing night: 9th Sep, 7.00 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Keys in the City

An interactive journey through the history of keyboard instruments.

Opening night: 2nd Sep, 11.00 am
Closing night: 2nd Sep, 11.00 am
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Dark Rain

Expect to be thrilled by the unpredictable, captivated by the sounds and colours of new music, and transported into the stratosphere by the combined power of wind and brass.

Opening night: 2nd Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 2nd Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Kuniko Kato: Total Percussion

Experience breathtaking virtuosity and extraordinary musicianship in this concert of masterworks.

Opening night: 6th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 6th Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Faith Court Orchestra: The Warana Prize

Enjoy superb musicianship as WAAPA’s three leading instrumentalists join the Faith Court Orchestra to battle it out in the final of the prestigious 2017 Warana Prize.

Opening night: 8th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 9th Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Radio Active

Radio Active is a high-energy celebration of chart toppers from the 1950s right through to today's hit music.

Opening night: 14th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 16th Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Hit Parade: Defying Gravity Turns 30!

A celebration of the energy, passion and power of percussion. It’s an electrifying birthday party, 30 years in the making!

Opening night: 14th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 16th Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
One O'Clock Jump

Join the WAAPA Jazz Vocal Ensemble as they take you on a swinging musical journey through the harmonically enriched vocal arrangements of some of the most influential jazz vocal groups of our time.

Opening night: 20th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 20th Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Magic Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Alexandre Da Costa, WAAPA's dynamic Head of Strings, directs from the violin in a program that will surely inspire and delight.

Opening night: 21st Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 21st Sep, 7.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Postgraduate and Research Showcase

The WAAPA Postgraduate Research showcase offers a rare opportunity for audiences to be dazzled and intrigued by arts projects in their nascent stages, to view the ideas that will change our cultural world in the future.

Opening night: 23rd Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 23rd Sep, 7.30 pm
Special events at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Come to the Edge

The WA Screen Academy, WAAPA and leading screen industry guests take to the red carpet for the Gala Screening of The Academy Films - a program of short films exploring the theme, 'Come to the Edge'.

Opening night: 28th Sep, 7.00 pm
Closing night: 28th Sep, 7.00 pm
Peforming Arts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Secret Project

Immerse yourself in this promenade-style production and be guided through a highly entertaining experience, with location and performance dates to be revealed in June.

Opening night: 1st Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 31st Oct, 7.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Sound Spectrum 2017.2

New voices of the next generation of composers, sound artists and improvisers will perform over 10 hours of world premieres.

Opening night: 2nd Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 6th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Starstruck

Get to know the future stars of the Australian music industry at this annual showcase of WAAPA’s graduating Music Artists in concert.

Opening night: 4th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 5th Oct, 7.30 pm
Dance performances at WA Academy of Performing Arts
Inventories of Bodies in Movement

LINK Dance joins forces with Co3 Youth, Tracksuit and DADAA to present Inventories of Bodies in Movement (IBM).

Opening night: 5th Oct, 12.00 am
Closing night: 7th Oct, 12.00 am
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Human/Machine Interaction

In this concert WAAPA Composition and Music Technology students explore the implications and consequences of this new form of music.

Opening night: 5th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 5th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Rosemary and Thyme: The English Guitar

Celebrate Bream’s artistic legacy and the English guitar heritage in all its richness and poetry, from the Renaissance to the present day.

Opening night: 11th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 11th Oct, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
As You Like It

Enjoy romance, laughter and a world of passionate possibility in the Forest of Arden.

Opening night: 13th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 19th Oct, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Threepenny Opera

Step into WAAPA’s newest venue for a classic of 20th century music theatre, Brecht’s ‘opera for beggars’.

Opening night: 13th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 19th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music Theatre performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

With its blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and an infectious rock score, this wildly entertaining 90-minute show draws parallels to today’s political landscape.

Opening night: 14th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 21st Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Impresario and Les Mamelles De Tiresias

Double your fun with a boisterous evening at the opera!

Opening night: 16th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 21st Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Piano Homages

Come and join WAAPA’s pianists as they explore a ravishing repertoire including works by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Liszt and Chopin.

Opening night: 19th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 19th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Classical Music Accolades

A night of celebration and achievement as WAAPA’s music prize winners showcase their extraordinary skills.

Opening night: 25th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 25th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Spring Sonatas

A concert overflowing with charm, energy and passion... music at its most dazzling and irresistible.

Opening night: 1st Nov, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 1st Nov, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Spooktacular!

The WAAPA Symphonic Wind Ensemble’s annual Halloween concert is sure to dazzle your senses, tickle your funny bone, and be enormously entertaining.

Opening night: 2nd Nov, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 3rd Nov, 7.30 pm
Dance performances at WA Academy of Performing Arts
Im Spiegel

Based on the theme of identity, this 45-minute contemporary dance work will bring our magical mirrored palace to life.

Opening night: 9th Nov, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 11th Nov, 7.30 pm
Aboriginal Performance events at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Windmill Baby

With the poetry of a campfire story and the comedy of a great yarn, this tale of true love is set on an abandoned cattle station in the breathtaking Kimberley landscape of azure skies and red dirt.

Opening night: 17th Nov, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 23rd Nov, 7.30 pm
Dance performances at WA Academy of Performing Arts
Verge

This program of two original contemporary works and a timeless ballet classic celebrates the skill and artistry of the graduating students as they prepare to embark on their professional careers.

Opening night: 18th Nov, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 25th Nov, 7.30 pm
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