Be wowed by the outstanding Latin Ensemble and WAAPA's most accomplished Jazz and Contemporary musicians as they rock, bop and strut their way through an awesome collection of old and new funk, soul, pop and jazz classics.
Percussion virtuoso Joshua Webster powers up Defying Gravity, creating musical magic amidst the trees and gardens of the Fremantle Arts Centre.
WAAPA’s LINK Dance Company goes underground and presents a stunning double bill of contemporary dance works at the State Theatre Centre.
Actor and director Sean O’Shea returns to his alma mater to direct William Shakespeare's definitive revenge tragedy.
The WAAPA Chorale and soloists, brass, strings and organ entwine in St Mary’s Cathedral as we continue our tradition of presenting the greatest choral music performed by the nest young performers.
From Melbourne, visiting guest artist Melanie Beddie directs the final year BPA students in this innovative performance project about displacement and identity.
Seventeen professional dancers are auditioning for only eight spots in the chorus line of a Broadway show. Through drama, dance and song, A Chorus Line presents a true picture of what it’s like to be in the theatre.
Join Geoffrey Lancaster and Paul Wright for this mid-afternoon concert as they perform three of Mozart’s sonatas for fortepiano and violin.
Whether you listen to classical orchestras, jazz, pop, rock or Eastern-European folk music, this show will spin, twist and fuse the music you love to create an extraordinary palette of musical worlds.
Chamber music at its best! WAAPA’s elite Indian Ocean Ensemble performs one of the world’s most-loved works.
West Australian Symphony Orchestra CEO Mark Coughlan and selected WASO instrumentalists join WAAPA lecturers Anna Sleptsova and Emily Green-Armytage, acclaimed Opera Australia soprano Emma Matthews, and Philip Everall in a celebration of the
Join this spectacular seven-piece band as they take you back in time with vibrant pop hits from the 60s and 70s.
WAAPA has a thriving postgraduate research program covering a broad range of performing arts disciplines, with a particular strength in practice-led research.
New voices and new sounds – enjoy a fabulous week of world premieres by Composition and Music Technology students and staff.
In the 100 years since its premiere, Gustav Holst's influential orchestral work The Planets has shaped the way we imagine the sound of space.
In this special concert, Benny will share his outstanding artistry accompanied by WAAPA’s talented instrumentalists and vocalists in an evening of exceptional swing and groove.
WAAPA’s three leading instrumentalists join the WAAPA Symphony Orchestra to battle it out in the final of the prestigious 2020 Warana Prize. Each student performs their favourite concerto movement in a night of drama and superb musicianship.
Come on a journey through the romantic Lieder repertoire with music by Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Wolf and Brahms.
WAAPA's Music Artists present their fabulous original works along with creative rearrangements of iconic tunes from song masters of our modern times.
Sparks fly as the amazing Chinese percussionist Le Yu leads Defying Gravity into a magical world of sound, rhythm and groove, using marimbas, vibraphones and a kaleidoscope of gorgeous and exotic percussion instruments.
Aurora Percussion Duo produce adrenaline- fueled concert performances which are visually spectacular, physically demanding and presented with the artistry of dedicated chamber musicians.
WAAPA is proud to welcome back this exciting showcase of the rising talent of the Western Australian jazz world.
Join us on a world tour showcasing the diverse and delectable riches of the guitar, including selections from China, Japan, Australia, Latin America, Spain, and more.
The exhilarating music of Antonio Vivaldi and Astor Piazzola merges to provide inspiring material for WAAPA's wonderful String Camerata, lead by Head of Strings Paul Wright.
From New Zealand, visiting guest artists Kemp English and Yuka Eguchi play a dazzling recital program of Viennese salon masterworks that symbolise not only an era, but also the essence of the Viennese spirit.
This concert showcases contemporary pop songs with a funky brass flavour that is guaranteed to get you moving.
American composer John Mackey’s 2014 symphony for band was inspired by Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, the thrilling adventures of Odysseus as he journeys through the Mediterranean following the fall of Troy.
From the life-affirming music of Mozart and Beethoven to the expressionist, questioning music of Schoenberg and Webern, join WAAPA’s piano students in a vivid exploration of the music inspired by this magical city.
From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard, A Lie of the Mind probes the decay at the heart of the American dream.
WAAPA’s talented dance students rise to new artistic heights in four imaginative and entertaining dance works.
The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting story of love, laughter, family and friendship into a magical, intoxicating night of entertainment!
This exciting musical experience puts the stirring emotional power and rhythmic grooves of Peruvian jazz centre stage.
Still the biggest saxophone event of its kind in Australia, Massed Sax brings together saxophone players from every corner of Western Australia (and beyond) to join in a celebration of the world’s most versatile instrument.
If your only experience of Brazilian music is The Girl from Ipanema, then it's time to broaden your horizons and experience the incredible variety of rhythms and sounds from this exciting, dynamic part of the world.
This concert brings these virtuoso musicians together with harpist Catherine Ashley and WAAPA’s most outstanding saxophone and harp students in a concert filled with reeds, strings, melody, imagination and groove!
In this concert, Mozart’s masterpiece keeps company with Beethoven’s first and last piano trios.
You're invited to come behind the scenes at WAAPA for ECU's Open Dat at the Mount Lawley Campus.
WAAPA’s Jazz students take us on an experimental journey of jazz fusion’s most famous works, combined with rock, electric instruments, and plenty of grooves.
A week-long series of workshops run by the WAAPA Contemporary Music staff combining secondary and tertiary students culminates in a special, one-off performance in one of WA's finest theatres.
From New Zealand, award-winning classical guitarist Jane Curry brings her technical virtuosity and superb musicianship to WAAPA for a concert of exceptional guitar music.
See what’s cooking in the next generation of performance makers at WAAPA in this curated evening of bite-size new works from the creative minds of 2nd Year BPA Performance Making.
The devil tricks a soldier into giving up his violin in return for a book that tells the future... Igor Stravinsky brings to life the famous Russian folktale about the value of human spirit in the face of greed and materialism.
Two rising Melbourne-based choreographers create dynamic new contemporary works on the LINK Dance Company for their final 2020 season.
Polish percussion virtuoso Aleksander Wnuk specialises in the most dramatic and exciting of percussion music: works for multi-percussion and percussion theatre.
WAAPA's Jazz students will play selections of Charles Mingus' works, tinged with the blues, hard bop, gospel, free jazz and classical music, in an uplifting tribute concert to this American jazz legend and his musical muses.
Hear the joyful sounds of young voices singing heavenly harmonies, with repertoire from the 16th century through to the modern era, from songs of praise and gospel music to jazz standards.
Get ready to be inspired, provoked and entertained as WAAPA’s graduating performance makers hit the Blue Room Theatre stage at full tilt, showcasing their creative talents over two weeks in September.
Based on the real-life story of Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man is a powerful and poignant look at what it is to be different.
This powerful tale of racism and false patriotism, set to a striking score that ranges from soaring anthems to ragtime and blues, is a timely reminder of the ugly consequences of ignorance and fear.
Come with us as we peel back the layers of French society and descend into the cabaret underworld of the 'city of love'.
Songbook Sessions showcases WAAPA’s fabulously creative Music Artists performing great original songs, classic rearrangements, and a combo of acoustic and band-driven entertainment.
Shakespeare’s most farcical tale of mistaken identity is a crazy comedy of far-fetched coincidences, madcap confusion and hilarious misadventures.
From the swinging sounds of Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie, to the smash hits of pop and R&B powerhouse Beyoncé, the WAAPA Jazz Vocalists and Big Band take you on a journey into the timeless world of vocal big band classics and beyond!
The 2020 WA Screen Academy class of producers, writers, directors, cinematographers, sound designers and editors present an exciting program of short original films exploring the theme, Reframe.
Kaboom Percussion's music videos have been viewed over 80 million times – and they join Defying Gravity for a super- charged evening of percussive entertainment. It’s a program brimming with magic, mystery and fun.
This concert showcases the winners of the ROSL prizes in Chamber Music, the music of Bach, Improvisation, Art Song, Early Keyboard and Composition.
This is a concert to delight the ear, move the heart and fire the imagination.
Be amazed by the imaginative, innovative and creative energy of the next generation of composers, sound artists and improvisors, as WAAPA’s Composition and Music Technology students and their lecturers treat you to a week of original works.<
Join us for a celebration of the English Orpheus across the ages, in a musical journey showcasing the best of English songs and madrigals, and English music for classical guitar.
In this concert, Composition and Music Technology students pay tribute to musical innovator Daphne Oram by exploring invented tuning systems and instruments to create a zany new world of imaginative sound.
The WAAPA Symphony Orchestra celebrates the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth in style, performing some of the most dynamic and beautiful music of all time.
A unique, bespoke performance event created for the historic Woodbridge property on the banks of the Swan River in Guildford.
To commemorate the 250th anniversary since this musical genius was born, WAAPA's piano students and staff invite you to immerse yourself in the world of Beethoven's magical piano music.
Legendary Australian pianist/composer Joe Chindamo joins violinist Paul Wright and the String Camerata for an extraordinary program of music.
A night of celebration and achievement as WAAPA’s music prizewinners showcase their extraordinary skills.
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs a fun selection of fresh and frivolous music with a few twists on seasonal classics.
WAAPA’s creative innovators, the Performance Making students, use puppetry and object theatre to tackle the big ideas and questions that AI presents for humanity.
The low road of profitability or the high road of principle? This boisterous, bawdy satire of contemporary American politics takes us back to the late 18th century, when America was fighting for independence from British rule.
Join us in celebrating the talents of WAAPA’s 2020 Aboriginal Performance cohort, as they take to the stage in the end-of-year public performance that marks the finale to their year of training.
In an international first, the Minderoo Foundation supports the remount of Pina Bausch’s Tannhäuser Bacchana*.
This rock-musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 cautionary play follows a group of school students as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming-of-age angst.