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Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Classical Tuesdays - Semester 1

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: 27th Feb, 1.10 pm
Closing night: 29th May, 1.10 pm
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The Masterclass Series, with baritone Gregory Yurisich AM

WAAPA is delighted to present a Masterclass Series with Mr Yurisich, all of which are free and open to the public.

Opening night: 18th Apr, 3.00 pm
Closing night: 9th Nov, 2.00 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Original Blends

Staff and students from Classical, Jazz and Contemporary Music join together to present an event where classical, jazz, minimalism and funk collide, collude and collaborate to produce some truly ‘original blends’.

Opening night: 26th Apr, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 26th Apr, 7.30 pm
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An Afternoon with Emma Matthews

The wonderful Emma Matthews, Australia’s favourite soprano and WAAPA’s new Head of Classical Voice, shares with us some of her personal favourites in a delightful afternoon of song.

Opening night: 29th Apr, 4.00 pm
Closing night: 29th Apr, 4.00 pm
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Cirque du Rhythm

A super-charged circus-inspired evening of musical entertainment, a joy-filled show brimming with surprise, delight and wonder… and supreme musicianship.

Opening night: 3rd May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 5th May, 7.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Sound Spectrum 2018.1

This festival of new sounds features WAAPA’s Composition and Music Technology students and staff performing five nights of original music at ECU's Spectrum Project Space.

Opening night: 7th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 11th May, 7.30 pm
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A Different Kind Of 'B' Line

Pianist Thomas Hecht follows pathways from the Old World to the New, with the great composers Bach, Beethoven and Brahms who are often referred to as 'the 'Three B’s'.

Opening night: 9th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 9th May, 7.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Kid A

This concert features works by WAAPA Composition and Music Technology students responding to the key moment that mainstreamed the aesthetics and techniques of alternative musical exploration.

Opening night: 10th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 10th May, 7.30 pm
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Glitter and be Gay

Superstar Emma Matthews, Australia’s renowned international opera star, returns to Perth as WAAPA’s new Head of Classical Voice.

Opening night: 11th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 13th May, 3.00 pm
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Brassed Off

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for some serious funky good times as WAAPA's talented Jazz musicians and special guests present this interactive performance of New Orleans modern jazz and funk.

Opening night: 12th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 12th May, 7.30 pm
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Pacific Rim Art Song Project

Composers from Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United States have contributed new songs for outstanding American tenor Kevin Hanrahan and WAAPA singers.

Opening night: 17th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 17th May, 7.30 pm
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Come and Sing with Mary King!

Keen singers, shy singers, bathroom singers and stage animals of all kinds are invited to our Spiegeltent, The Edith, for a day of sheer joy with the inspiring Mary King (UK).

Opening night: 19th May, 10.00 am
Closing night: 19th May, 10.00 am
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
WAAPA Jazz Young Artists Ensemble

In an exciting collaboration, WAAPA and WAYJO come together to present a showcase of the rising stars of the jazz world in the WAAPA Jazz Young Artists Ensemble.

Opening night: 24th May, 7.00 pm
Closing night: 24th May, 7.00 pm
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Forward, March!

The WAAPA Symphonic Wind Ensemble shines its boots and marches into 2018 with a program celebrating the military band tradition.

Opening night: 24th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 24th May, 7.30 pm
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Frédéric Chopin: Poet Of The Piano

WAAPA's talented piano students present this celebration of Chopin’s beloved piano music.

Opening night: 30th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 30th May, 7.30 pm
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Landscapes of the Australian Guitar

Special guest Australian guitarist Ken Murray joins WAAPA's guitar students for a fascinating musical journey into the Australian outback, from the musically iconic to the arcane.

Opening night: 31st May, 7.00 pm
Closing night: 31st May, 7.00 pm
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From Music Hall to Cabaret

For all amusement seekers everywhere, we propose an evening of delights prodigious and fantastical.

Opening night: 31st May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 2nd Jun, 7.30 pm
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Strings Bravura!

Alexandre Da Costa joins his students to perform one of his signature pieces in a concert that overflows with charm, energy and virtuosity.

Opening night: 8th Jun, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 8th Jun, 7.30 pm
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All at C

Join fortepianists Geoffrey Lancaster and James Huntingford as they present three of Beethoven’s most popular and revolutionary piano sonatas.

Opening night: 9th Jun, 3.00 pm
Closing night: 9th Jun, 3.00 pm
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Guitar Heroes

WAAPA guitar lecturer, Freddie Grigson, leads the incredibly talented jazz guitar students through a diverse range of music featuring the king of the string instruments (according to them!).

Opening night: 13th Jun, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 13th Jun, 7.30 pm
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Keys in the City 2018

This incarnation of Keys In The City sees four of Western Australia’s greatest keyboard instrumentalists take visitors on a journey of sound across an assortment of rare and historical keyboard instruments.

Opening night: 16th Jul, 9.30 am
Closing night: 20th Jul, 12.30 pm
Music performances 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: 31st Jul, 1.10 pm
Closing night: 30th Oct, 1.10 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Mingus Ah-Um

This high-energy ensemble will pay tribute to this legend, playing an assortment of Mingus’ most famous works tinged with soul, hard bop, gospel, free jazz and classical music.

Opening night: 8th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 8th Aug, 7.30 pm
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Serenade From Salzburg

Join WAAPA’s superb wind chamber ensemble as they perform the sublime Gran Partita by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Opening night: 9th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 9th Aug, 7.30 pm
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WAAPA and ECU Open Day 2018

The WAAPA / ECU Open Day is a perfect opportunity to explore behind the scenes. Come and see WAAPA in action!

Opening night: 12th Aug, 10.00 am
Closing night: 12th Aug, 10.00 am
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Phat Funk!

Get down and boogie with all the classic soul, neo-soul, funk and R&B favourites.

Opening night: 16th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 16th Aug, 7.30 pm
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Radio Active Albany

Radioactive in residence is a unique performance presented by the students of Great Southern Grammar, Albany Senior High School and WAAPA.

Opening night: 24th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 24th Aug, 7.30 pm
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Chrystian Dozza: My Brazil

Brazilian classical guitarists, Chrystian Dozza, will perform a stunning selection of his solo guitar music and will be joined by WAAPA guitar students for special performances of some of his larger works.

Opening night: 24th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 24th Aug, 7.30 pm
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Violin Xtreme

Showcasing the violin`s most popular repertoire, this is a chance to hear one of the world’s finest virtuosos in full flight on a stunning Stradivarius violin.

Opening night: 25th Aug, 2.00 pm
Closing night: 25th Aug, 7.30 pm
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Rejoice!

Two of WAAPA’s outstanding showcase choirs come together to raise the roof with glorious choral singing

Opening night: 29th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 30th Aug, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Music of Meta Overman

Meta Overman’s music has been buried treasure until very recently. Performer scholars Jeanelle Carrigan and David Wickham present performances of piano music, duo sonatas and songs in a fascinating portrait of this important artist.

Opening night: 31st Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 1st Sep, 7.30 pm
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Songs from the Coast

The WAAPA Afro-Peruvian ensemble showcases high-level WAAPA music students from all year groups collaborating to perform original music combining Afro-Peruvian and jazz musical elements.

Opening night: 6th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 6th Sep, 7.30 pm
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Faith Court Orchestra: The Warana Prize and Beethoven's Fifth

A night of drama and superb musicianship as WAAPA’s three leading instrumentalists join the Faith Court Orchestra to battle it out in the final of the prestigious 2018 Warana Prize.

Opening night: 7th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 8th Sep, 7.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Postgraduate 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 transform the future of arts practice.

Opening night: 10th Sep, 6.30 pm
Closing night: 10th Sep, 6.30 pm
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Thunderstruck

Rapturous and exotic, gorgeous and romantic, passionate and powerful: an ace team of percussion magicians joins Defying Gravity to create musical alchemy in a heavenly world made entirely of sound.

Opening night: 13th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 15th Sep, 7.30 pm
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Radio Active

The show features a diverse repertoire of music from pop to rock, R&B to soul and funk classics in a spectacularly produced concert with a huge cast of highly talented young musicians and singers.

Opening night: 13th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 15th Sep, 7.30 pm
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Saxophone Extravaganza

Come and be blown away with the sound of 130 saxophones.

Opening night: 16th Sep, 7.00 pm
Closing night: 16th Sep, 7.00 pm
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Sentimental Moods and Soulful Attitudes

Our jazz Vocal Ensemble will have you grooving in your seats to soul classics with lush vocal harmonies in abundance.

Opening night: 19th Sep, 7.00 pm
Closing night: 19th Sep, 7.00 pm
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Baroque Harpsichord

WAAPA is the proud owner of a specially commissioned harpsichord by Bruce Kennedy, one the world’s greatest craftsmen.

Opening night: 20th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 20th Sep, 7.30 pm
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Royal Over-Seas League: Music Scholarships Showcase

The Royal Over-Seas League helps WAAPA’s most talented music students achieve their dreams on stage in Australia and internationally.

Opening night: 2nd Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 2nd Oct, 7.30 pm
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The Songbook Sessions

WAAPA’s Music Artist students present their fabulous original works along with some creative rearrangements of iconic songs from song masters of our modern times.

Opening night: 4th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 5th Oct, 7.30 pm
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Bach and The New Kids On The Block

The WAAPA Camerata presents an evening of Baroque beauty with a full spread of romantic and modern vision.

Opening night: 4th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 5th Oct, 7.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Sound Spectrum 2018.2

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

Opening night: 8th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 12th Oct, 7.30 pm
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The Guitar in Dance and Dream

The guitar has always belonged to the people; across its history of many centuries, the guitar has continued to occupy the space between both popular and elite.

Opening night: 10th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 10th Oct, 7.30 pm
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In The Field – Soundscape Recording

In this concert WAAPA Composition and Music Technology students explore recordings made 'in the field' and projected into the concert hall both with and without acoustic instruments.

Opening night: 11th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 11th Oct, 7.30 pm
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Cinderella

Massenet’s sumptuous Cinderella story comes to WAAPA in a witty and darkly charming new production by director Thomas de Mallet Burgess.

Opening night: 15th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 20th Oct, 7.30 pm
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Love is in the Air

Fall in love again with Anna Sleptsova and the WAAPA piano students in an evening of elation, heartbreak, yearning and passion.

Opening night: 18th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 18th Oct, 7.30 pm
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Classical Music Accolades

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

Opening night: 24th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 24th Oct, 7.30 pm
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Mad About Mozart

Then come and join us for an exhilarating exercise in musical time travel.

Opening night: 27th Oct, 3.00 pm
Closing night: 27th Oct, 3.00 pm
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Salut d’Amour

Immerse yourself in beauty, vibrato and sensitivity as the string department invites you to experience some of the most delightful and sensual music ever written.

Opening night: 31st Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 31st Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Spooktacular!

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble brings you a fun, frivolous and feisty program of music to celebrate Halloween.

Opening night: 1st Nov, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 1st Nov, 7.30 pm
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From Marathon To Waterloo, In Order Categorical

Take a sentimental journey through the songs and times of Gilbert and Sullivan, those two venerable writers of cabaret who took centre stage when Queen Victoria ruled the empire.

Opening night: 16th Nov, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 22nd Nov, 7.30 pm
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