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Classical Tuesdays - Semester 2

Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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 1:10pm   Closing night: 25th Oct 1:10pm

Classical Tuesdays - Semester 1

Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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: 28th Feb 1:10pm   Closing night: 30th May 1:10pm

8 Hits Plus

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

Vanessa Tomlinson performs solo percussion works plus Erik Griswold reunites with WAAPA percussionists to perform his signature piece.

Opening night: 5th Apr 7:30pm   Closing night: 5th Apr 7:30pm

Transcendental Voices

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

St Mary’s Cathedral will be filled with the majestic sound of Western Australia’s finest young singers accompanied by one of Australia’s leading organists.

Opening night: 6th Apr 7:30pm   Closing night: 6th Apr 7:30pm

Megan Washington

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

Performing with the WAAPA Jazz students, Australian songstress Megan Washington will be revisiting her roots, performing well known classics, interpretations of the jazz repertoire, as well as some of her original material.

Opening night: 6th Apr 7:30pm   Closing night: 8th Apr 7:30pm

Sonic Wonderment Revisited

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

Clocked Out teams up with GreyWing Ensemble and the WAAPA Composers' Orchestra to perform colourful new works for large ensemble and electronics.

Opening night: 7th Apr 7:30pm   Closing night: 7th Apr 7:30pm

Battle and Victory

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

Whether to stir the passion and nationalistic fervour of troops going to war or to celebrate the victory of an army, the emotion of battle has inspired many musical works.

Opening night: 20th Apr 7:30pm   Closing night: 20th Apr 7:30pm

Jane Austen's Drawing Room

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

English music-making of this era includes a surprisingly rich repertoire of songs for piano and guitar.

Opening night: 22nd Apr 3:00pm   Closing night: 22nd Apr 3:00pm

Fazioli Fascination

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

Head of Piano, Anna Sleptsova, curates a special program of piano masterworks covering the whole gamut of the keyboard repertoire.

Opening night: 27th Apr 7:30pm   Closing night: 27th Apr 7:30pm

Kaboom!

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

Mallets dance, flash and glow in the dark as Kaboom creates musical magic from colour and light.

Opening night: 4th May 7:30pm   Closing night: 6th May 7:30pm

A Dream Play

Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

WAAPA’s new Spiegeltent, The Edith, provides an immersive, in-the-round setting for Caryl Churchill’s adaptation of Strindberg’s 1901 expressionistic drama.

Opening night: 5th May 7:30pm   Closing night: 11th May 7:30pm

The Diary of Anne Frank

Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

To mark the 70th anniversary of its publication, visiting guest director Peggy Shannon, directs WAAPA’s graduating Acting students in the powerful play based on Anne’s diary.

Opening night: 5th May 7:30pm   Closing night: 11th May 7:30pm

Rise

Dance performances at WA Academy of Performing Arts

WAAPA’s talented dancers rise to new artistic heights in neo-classical and contemporary dance works created on them by four outstanding choreographers.

Opening night: 6th May 7:30pm   Closing night: 12th May 7:30pm

Sound Spectrum 2017.1

Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

A festival of new sounds as WAAPA’s Composition and Music Technology students and staff present over 10 hours of original music.

Opening night: 8th May 7:30pm   Closing night: 12th May 7:30pm

Video Killed the Radio Star

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

WAAPA Composition and Music Technology lets loose the YouTube generation to create new works responding to the visual in music.

Opening night: 10th May 7:30pm   Closing night: 10th May 7:30pm

Solo Stage: Moments of Being

Peforming Arts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

Expect a diverse range of styles in these self-devised short works. This is theatre that is bold, brave and brilliantly original.

Opening night: 10th May 7:30pm   Closing night: 13th May 7:30pm

Guitar Brazilliance

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

The guitar artistry of South America dances to the tune of the choros, the samba, the waltz and the tango!

Opening night: 11th May 7:30pm   Closing night: 11th May 7:30pm

Kneebody

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

Genre-defying American group Kneebody pairs explosive rock energy with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble.

Opening night: 11th May 7:30pm   Closing night: 12th May 7:30pm

Radio Active Sessions

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

From pop to rock, RnB to soul and funk classics, Radio Active Sessions showcases the musical talents of the students of All Saints' College, alongside WAAPA Contemporary Music students.

Opening night: 13th May 7:30pm   Closing night: 13th May 7:30pm

Alexandre Da Costa Plays Beethoven

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

Legendary violinist Alexandre Da Costa – WAAPA’s brilliant Head of Strings – performs Beethoven’s majesticViolin Concertoin three extraordinary and inspiring concerts of orchestral masterworks.

Opening night: 19th May 7:30pm   Closing night: 21st May 3:00pm

Twin Share

Dance performances at WA Academy of Performing Arts

Madrid-based international choreographer Carmelo Segura joins the collaborating team of Michael Whaites and Sue Peacock to create a sumptuous evening of exquisite contemporary dance.

Opening night: 24th May 7:30pm   Closing night: 27th May 2:00pm

Sleep

Peforming Arts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

This magical show of edgy adult puppetry poses questions about suppressed sensuality, vengeance for social exclusion and the occasional murderous instinct!

Opening night: 25th May 7:30pm   Closing night: 26th May 7:30pm

Lincolnshire Posy

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

With an ear for colour and a great tune, Percy Grainger paints in music the sounds of Edwardian Lincolnshire.

Opening night: 25th May 7:30pm   Closing night: 25th May 7:30pm

Winter Serenades

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

WAAPA’s leading string students parade their skills in a performance of irresistible classics by the great composers of string repertoire.

Opening night: 26th May 7:30pm   Closing night: 26th May 7:30pm

Life is a Cabaret!

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

A musical cavalcade presented by a circus troupe of performers showcasing their many talents beyond their beautiful voices and exceptional musicianship.

Opening night: 1st Jun 7:30pm   Closing night: 3rd Jun 7:30pm

The Songbook Sessions

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

Featuring a combination of exciting original works plus some wonderfully reworked classics; these young musicians will rock your world.

Opening night: 13th Jun 7:30pm   Closing night: 14th Jun 7:30pm

Present Laughter

Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

Present Laughtercombines wickedly funny wordplay, biting bon mots and acidic-yet-likable characters to create a classic recipe for timeless comedy.

Opening night: 16th Jun 7:30pm   Closing night: 22nd Jun 7:30pm

Petits Fours

Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

For those who like their theatre short, sharp and highly entertaining,Petits Fourscelebrates the breathtakingly original work of four local playwrights.

Opening night: 16th Jun 7:30pm   Closing night: 22nd Jun 7:30pm

42nd Street

Music Theatre performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

Broadway’s most famous song-and-dance fable comes to the Regal! Get ready for a dazzling entertainment of scintillating tap routines and catchy show tunes.

Opening night: 17th Jun 2:00pm   Closing night: 24th Jun 7:30pm

From Opera with Love

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

This enchanting evening will showcase a mix of the greatest arias and ensembles, including the beloved duet fromThe Pearl Fishers.

Opening night: 18th Jun 7:30pm   Closing night: 18th Jun 7:30pm

WAAPA International Art Song Academy

Special events at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

This year’s Academy will feature ancillary classes in movement and performance psychology for participants and observers alike.

Opening night: 11th Jul 9:00am   Closing night: 16th Jul 5:00pm

WAAPA International Art Song Academy Participant Showcase

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

Enjoy a fun and relaxed variety evening of songs and arias performed by the singers and pianists of the WAAPA International Art Song Academy.

Opening night: 15th Jul 7:30pm   Closing night: 15th Jul 7:30pm

WAAPA International Art Song Academy Gala Concert

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

This special gala concert in the beautiful surrounds of Government House Ballroom showcases selected performers from the Art Song Academy.

Opening night: 16th Jul 4:00pm   Closing night: 16th Jul 4:00pm

On Safari

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

The WAAPA wind and brass students invite you on a musical safari like no other!

Opening night: 3rd Aug 7:30pm   Closing night: 3rd Aug 7:30pm

The Bach Connection

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

Geoffrey Lancaster and Stewart Smith revel in the fantastical terrain of eighteenth-century masterpieces for two fortepianos.

Opening night: 12th Aug 3:00pm   Closing night: 12th Aug 3:00pm

The New Standard

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

Tonight the WAAPA New Standard Ensemble, with WAAPA piano lecturer Tom O’Halloran, will keep you on the edge of your seat with new interpretations of the classics.

Opening night: 17th Aug 7:30pm   Closing night: 17th Aug 7:30pm

Karin Schaupp and Claire Edwardes

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

Celebrated guitarist Karin Schaupp joins forces with percussionist extraordinaire Claire Edwardes in an all Australian program of enthralling musical landscapes.

Opening night: 18th Aug 7:30pm   Closing night: 18th Aug 7:30pm

Andrey Gugnin Piano Recital

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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 7:30pm   Closing night: 24th Aug 7:30pm

Love and Information

Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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

Opening night: 25th Aug 7:30pm   Closing night: 31st Aug 7:30pm

Radio Active - Albany

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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

Opening night: 25th Aug 7:30pm   Closing night: 25th Aug 7:30pm

Momentum

Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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 7:30pm   Closing night: 31st Aug 7:30pm

Chicago

Music Theatre performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

A tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz.

Opening night: 26th Aug 7:30pm   Closing night: 2nd Sep 7:30pm

Massed Saxophone Project

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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 7:00pm   Closing night: 27th Aug 7:00pm

Unleash

Dance performances at WA Academy of Performing Arts

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

Opening night: 29th Aug 7:30pm   Closing night: 2nd Sep 2:00pm

Tilt

Peforming Arts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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 7:00pm   Closing night: 9th Sep 7:00pm

Keys in the City

Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

An interactive journey through the history of keyboard instruments.

Opening night: 2nd Sep 11:00am   Closing night: 2nd Sep 11:00am

Dark Rain

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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 7:30pm   Closing night: 2nd Sep 7:30pm

Kuniko Kato: Total Percussion

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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

Opening night: 6th Sep 7:30pm   Closing night: 6th Sep 7:30pm

Faith Court Orchestra: The Warana Prize

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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 7:30pm   Closing night: 9th Sep 7:30pm

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 7:30pm   Closing night: 16th Sep 7:30pm

Hit Parade: Defying Gravity Turns 30!

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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 7:30pm   Closing night: 16th Sep 7:30pm

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 7:30pm   Closing night: 20th Sep 7:30pm

Magic Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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 7:30pm   Closing night: 21st Sep 7:30pm

Postgraduate and Research Showcase

Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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 7:30pm   Closing night: 23rd Sep 7:30pm

Come to the Edge

Special events at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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 7:00pm   Closing night: 28th Sep 7:00pm

The Secret Project

Peforming Arts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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 7:30pm   Closing night: 31st Oct 7:30pm

Sound Spectrum 2017.2

Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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

Opening night: 2nd Oct 7:30pm   Closing night: 6th Oct 7:30pm

Starstruck

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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 7:30pm   Closing night: 5th Oct 7:30pm

Inventories of Bodies in Movement

Dance performances at WA Academy of Performing Arts

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

Opening night: 5th Oct 12:00am   Closing night: 7th Oct 12:00am

Human/Machine Interaction

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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

Opening night: 5th Oct 7:30pm   Closing night: 5th Oct 7:30pm

Rosemary and Thyme: The English Guitar

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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 7:30pm   Closing night: 11th Oct 7:30pm

The Threepenny Opera

Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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

Opening night: 13th Oct 7:30pm   Closing night: 19th Oct 7:30pm

As You Like It

Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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

Opening night: 13th Oct 7:30pm   Closing night: 19th Oct 7:30pm

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Music Theatre performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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 7:30pm   Closing night: 21st Oct 7:30pm

The Impresario and Les Mamelles De Tiresias

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

Double your fun with a boisterous evening at the opera!

Opening night: 16th Oct 7:30pm   Closing night: 21st Oct 7:30pm

Piano Homages

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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 7:30pm   Closing night: 19th Oct 7:30pm

Classical Music Accolades

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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

Opening night: 25th Oct 7:30pm   Closing night: 25th Oct 7:30pm

Spring Sonatas

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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

Opening night: 1st Nov 7:30pm   Closing night: 1st Nov 7:30pm

Spooktacular!

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

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 7:30pm   Closing night: 3rd Nov 7:30pm

Im Spiegel

Dance performances at WA Academy of Performing Arts

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

Opening night: 9th Nov 7:30pm   Closing night: 11th Nov 7:30pm

Windmill Baby

Aboriginal Performance events at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

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 7:30pm   Closing night: 23rd Nov 7:30pm

Verge

Dance performances at WA Academy of Performing Arts

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 7:30pm   Closing night: 25th Nov 7:30pm

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