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Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Classical Tuesdays

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 Feb, 1.10 pm
Closing night: 29th Oct, 1.10 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Defying Gravity Under the Stars

The rapturous sounds of ancient and modern percussion soar through the trees and gardens of the Fremantle Arts Centre in an evening of musical masterworks.

Opening night: 22nd Mar, 7.00 pm
Closing night: 22nd Mar, 7.00 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Musical Fairy Tales

A night of fairy tales, surprise and magic as WAAPA's leading Classical Music students perform a gorgeous program of chamber music.

Opening night: 4th Apr, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 4th Apr, 7.30 pm
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Fauré's Requiem

Renowned Australian choral conductor Jonathan Grieves-Smith, leads WA's  finest young singers and orchestral players at the enchanting St Mary's Cathedral.

Opening night: 11th Apr, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 11th Apr, 7.30 pm
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Hooks, Riffs and Grooves

The infectious rhythms and riffs of Steve Martland, Moondog, Michael Nyman and Philip Glass are performed by the Classical, Jazz and Contemporary Music students.

Opening night: 18th Apr, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 18th Apr, 7.30 pm
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Alchemy

Michael Askill powers up Defying Gravity with his extraordinary musical skills and experiences in a super-charged, dance-inspired evening of musical entertainment.

Opening night: 2nd May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 4th May, 7.30 pm
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Romantic Tchaikovsky

Romantic music at its best, as trumpet virtuoso Brent Grapes joins the WAAPA Symphony Orchestra in a thrilling concert of orchestral masterworks.

Opening night: 11th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 12th May, 3.00 pm
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From Beatles to Bowie

This concert will showcase arrangements of pop and rock classics from musical legends such as the Beatles, Gypsy Kings, David Bowie and much more.

Opening night: 16th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 16th May, 7.30 pm
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Beats 'n' Pieces

With jaw- dropping virtuosity and a flair for the unexpected, the North American duo parade their musical skills and passions in this showcase performance.

Opening night: 18th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 18th May, 7.30 pm
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Ecstatic Waters

WAAPA's Symphonic Wind Ensemble explores the extremes of human emotion in a concert of contrasts.

Opening night: 23rd May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 23rd May, 7.30 pm
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Eine kleine Nachtmusik

This perennial Mozart favourite is performed by the WAAPA String Camerata along with Joseph Haydn's passionate Symphony No. 44 in E minor. An evening of succulent and sublime classical music.

Opening night: 24th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 24th May, 7.30 pm
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The World of Sergei Rachmaninoff

WAAPA's leading piano students celebrate the music of Rachmaninoff and his contemporaries in what will be a night to remember.

Opening night: 30th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 30th May, 7.30 pm
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Massed Sax 2019: Whirled Music

The first and still only one of its kind in Australia, this event brings together staff and students from a number of schools across WA, along with saxophone enthusiasts from the wider community.

Opening night: 28th Jul, 7.00 pm
Closing night: 28th Jul, 7.00 pm
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Full Blown Wagner

Renowned for their mastery of orchestral colour, the treatment of the brass and woodwinds by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss has left a lasting legacy on composers to this day.

Opening night: 8th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 8th Aug, 7.30 pm
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Mix't Mallets

Watch as Paul Tanner, one of Australia's most versatile percussionists, performs a program of his favourite solos, featuring some surprise musical guests including the Mix't Trio.

Opening night: 9th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 9th Aug, 7.30 pm
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Paul Cesarczyk: Guitar Artistry

In this concert of classical guitar artistry, Paul Cesarczyk performs solo and is joined by WAAPA's own Jonathan Paget for duets on 19th century guitars.

Opening night: 23rd Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 23rd Aug, 7.30 pm
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The Warana Prize

A night of drama and superb musicianship as WAAPA's three leading instrumentalists join the WAAPA Symphony Orchestra to battle it out in the final of the prestigious 2019 Warana Prize.

Opening night: 6th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 7th Sep, 7.30 pm
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Postgraduate Research Showcase

This free event offers a rare opportunity for audiences to sample innovative arts projects in their nascent stages, and to view the ideas that will transform the future of arts discourse.

Opening night: 10th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 10th Sep, 7.30 pm
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Indian Ocean Ensemble

WAAPA's elite student chamber ensemble dazzles in a program of superb chamber music.

Opening night: 12th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 12th Sep, 7.30 pm
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Power.Passion.Percussion

Defying Gravity joins International percussion virtuosi Fiona Digney and Robert Oetomo to explore a mystical world of exotic instruments, seductive timbres, breathtaking images, and the overwhelming power of rhythm!

Opening night: 13th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 14th Sep, 7.30 pm
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Steve Reich's Drumming

Unique, astonishing, pioneering, enchanting and mesmerising, Drumming sweeps audiences into another realm – a musical universe where time stands still, where rhythms shimmer with joy, and melodies unfold until they sparkle like

Opening night: 19th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 21st Sep, 7.30 pm
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Royal Over-Seas League Showcase

This concert showcases the winners of the Royal Over-Seas League prizes in Chamber Music, the Music of Bach, Improvisation, Art Song, Early Keyboard and Composition.

Opening night: 25th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 25th Sep, 7.30 pm
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Passionate Strings

A night of romance and passion, as Paul Wright directs WAAPA's String Camerata in a ravishing program of music for strings.

Opening night: 27th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 27th Sep, 7.30 pm
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Alice Giles: Harp Celebration

One of the world's leading harp soloists, the Australian-born musician leads the Perth Harp Festival in a celebration of exquisite harp music showcasing the talents of Perth's harpists.

Opening night: 6th Oct, 2.00 pm
Closing night: 6th Oct, 2.00 pm
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Australian Brass Quintet

Australia's most outstanding brass players dazzle in a concert of showcase works for brass quintet.

Opening night: 10th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 10th Oct, 7.30 pm
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Mesdames et Messieurs

Book a ticket and take a step back into time as WAAPA's multi-talented team of pianists and the illustrious Professor David Tunley recreate the sophisticated and intimate musical salons of France.

Opening night: 17th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 17th Oct, 7.30 pm
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Classical Music Accolades

Every year, WAAPA's top classical musicians vie for a glittering series of performance prizes and scholarships. Tonight, the recipients of these prizes dazzle you with their award-winning virtuosity.

Opening night: 23rd Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 23rd Oct, 7.30 pm
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Spooktacular!

It's on again! WAAPA's Symphonic Wind Ensemble celebrates Halloween in style with a rip-snorter of a concert!

Opening night: 31st Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 31st Oct, 7.30 pm
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Festive Strings

Described as 'the most ethereal of Brahms's larger works', the String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36 is a musical love letter to Agathe von Siebold.

Opening night: 2nd Nov, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 2nd Nov, 7.30 pm
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