A tasty Tuesday series of free classical lunchtime concerts featuring students, staff and visiting guests serving up sumptuous musical treats for hungry ears!
Percussion virtuoso Joshua Webster powers up Defying Gravity, creating musical magic amidst the trees and gardens of the Fremantle Arts Centre.
Ellida, a lighthouse keeper’s daughter, is living a life of quiet desperation with her husband in a coastal fjord town when a mysterious lover from her past arrives.
WAAPA's acclaimed Acting students present a season of original short works from intimate storytelling to dynamic physical theatre.
“Terrible is the temptation to do good!” warns Bertolt Brecht’s narrator.
This program of divine praise features the superb voices of the WAAPA Classical Chorale and student soloists conducted by Kristin Bowtell in the magnificent surrounds of St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Celebrate the Dance students' return to the stage with two exciting new works created by lecturers Kim McCarthy and Justin Rutzou.
Come into the Australian woods with a diverse group of politically aware, socially outcast, provocative young adults to discover what happens after ‘happily ever after’.
Join Australian Baroque with Geoffrey Lancaster on fortepiano as they perform scintillating trios by Haydn and Mozart.
Mix’t returns with a swag of new compositions that will enthral you with their blend of musical styles, sounds, virtuosity and improvisation.
Come witness the sensational sounds and outstanding grooves of the WAAPA Phat Funk Band in a new musical extravaganza.
With his distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, John Scofield is a masterful improviser whose music generally falls between post- bop, funk-edged jazz and R&B.
A night of chamber music over owing with energy and passion. WAAPA's elite Indian Ocean Ensemble brings to life George Frideric Handel's much-loved Music for the Royal Fireworks.
You're invited to come behind the scenes at WAAPA. ECU's Open Day at the Mount Lawley campus gives you the perfect opportunity to see our talented students in action in rehearsals, classes and short concerts.
The WAAPA Postgraduate Research Showcase is in part a performance event, and in part a series of short research presentations. It offers a rare opportunity for audiences to sample innovative arts projects in their nascent stages, and to view the
This spectacular seven-piece band of WAAPA graduates takes you back in time with vibrant pop hits from the 60s and 70s!
Composition and Music Technology's mini-festival of new sounds showcases students and staff in five nights of original music at ECU's Spectrum Project Space.
Join Composition and Music Technology students and staff in celebrating the centenary of the birth of the world's foremost composer of tango music, Astor Piazzolla.
WAAPA has produced a myriad of innovative and world-class jazz composers and arrangers now located, seen and heard on stages all over the globe. For this special concert we've commissioned brand new music from our alumni, sparked by one central
WAAPA’s three leading instrumentalists join the WAAPA Symphony Orchestra to battle it out in the final of the prestigious 2021 Warana Prize, in a night of drama and superb musicianship as each student performs their favourite concerto
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.
WAAPA is proud to welcome back this exciting showcase of the rising talent of the Western Australian jazz world.
Sparks fly as David Pye leads Defying Gravity into a magical world of sound, rhythm and groove.
This event combines performances of new and recent Australian guitar works with readings of poems by acclaimed poet Glen Phillips.
A program of sensational string chamber music, directed by Paul Wright and headlined by Aaron Copland’s thrilling Clarinet Concerto performed by WAAPA’s Head of Woodwind, Philip Everall.
This concert showcases contemporary pop songs with a funky brass flavour that is guaranteed to get you moving.
Brazilian music first entered popular culture with Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luis Bonfa’s songs in the 1960’s film Black Orpheus. Suddenly, bossa nova was the new groove and Brazilian music soon blended with jazz and popular
Take a musical meditation through the seasons with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble as they perform Symphony No. 1, Leunig’s Prayer Book by Australian composer Jodie Blackshaw.
Still miss travelling? Come join us for the best alternative – beautiful piano music! Be taken on an adventure of evocative musical scenes and exotic sounds through the vast repertoire of the modern piano.
You, me, us, together... Human connectivity, dramatically reshaped by the challenges of 2020, lies at the core of LINK Dance Company’s imaginative, dynamic and entertaining season, In the Flesh.
Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Gloria explores questions of ambition, career, and who gets the right to shape the narrative.
This Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic features catchy Gershwin tunes, high-energy dance routines and a timeless Broadway tale: city boy meets country girl, they fall in love, boy messes it up and spends the rest of the show trying to
A perfect program of classical and contemporary dance!
Starstruck 2021 showcases WAAPA's fabulously creative Music Artists performing great original songs, classic rearrangements and a combo of acoustic and band driven entertainment.
WAAPA proudly celebrates the 30th anniversary of Edith Cowan University in a spectacular gala concert at the Perth Concert Hall.
The new music of 17th century Italy – opera, sonatas, cantatas and oratorios – called upon singers and players to move the emotions of the audience. With fire, virtuosity and passion we present a glimpse of some of the finest music of
Enjoy Mozart at his finest and join us for an exhilarating exercise in musical time travel.
Join us for big band classics, vocal classics, and modern interpretations of some of the world’s most famous songs all in one entertaining performance.
Internationally-renowned cello soloist Michael Goldschlager explores the gems of the solo cello repertoire, including works by JS Bach and others, in an audience-friendly presentation of masterworks.
See what's cooking in the next generation of performance makers at WAAPA in this evening of new works from the creative minds of our 2nd Year Performance Making students.
Smashing musical boundaries, Steve Reich’s iconic Music for 18 Musicians is one of the defining works of the 20th century.
Radio Active is a special, one-off performance presented at the beautiful Albany Entertainment Centre by the students of Albany Senior High School, Great Southern Grammar and WAAPA Contemporary Music.
WAAPA's Jazz students play a selection on Charles Mingus' most famous works, tinged with soul, hard bop, gospel, free jazz and classical music, in an uplifting tribute concert to this American jazz legend.
An enchanting evening of chamber music at its best! WAAPA’s leading instrumentalists join the Indian Ocean Ensemble to perform their favourite music.
Whether you enjoy listening to classical orchestras, jazz, pop, rock or Eastern-European folk music, this show will spin, twist and fuse the music you love into an extraordinary palette of exciting new musical worlds.
As the violence around her escalates, Agustina takes the war into her own hands, and ends by herself becoming the most effective weapon in the armoury of revolution.
Welcome to the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy nightclub in 1930s Berlin, where the flamboyant Master of Ceremonies commands the action and singer Sally Bowles performs against a backdrop of rising Nazism and her own complicated love life.
Gilbert and Sullivan’s most loved musical treasure is a rapturous tale of time-vexed lovers and pirates both of the land and sea.
William Shakespeare's tragedy of political ambition, corruption and betrayal charts Julius Caesar’s triumphant return to Rome, the conspiracy to take him down, and the civil war sparked by his assassination.
WAAPA's Music Artists present their fabulous original works along with creative rearrangements of iconic tunes from song masters of our modern times.
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.
Peruano Canta celebrates the thrilling intersection of contemporary jazz with musical traditions from far-reaching parts of the globe.
Percussion virtuoso Marcus Perrozzi – star of Cirque du Soleil’s hit show Dralion – joins Defying Gravity for a performance brimming with magic, fun and a bunch of amazing instruments you’ve never seen before!
Join us in an exploration of the ‘alternative history’ of 19th century song featuring music by Schubert, Rossini, Bellini, and much more.
The Royal Over-Seas League assists WAAPA’s most talented music students to achieve their dreams on stage in Australia and internationally.
We invite you to be intrigued, delighted and thrilled by the sound of instruments that are part of WAAPA’s Founding Pianos Collection, as staff and students reveal the exquisite sounds and nuances of meaning that not only were familiar to
New voices and new sounds abound in this week of world premieres by Composition and Music Technology students and staff.
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 to gospel music.
In this concert, selected students from the Composition and Music Technology program, in collaboration with Micheál McCarthy and the Eneksis Vocal Ensemble, reach for this serene space in works for voices, instruments and electronics.
The WAAPA Symphony Orchestra celebrates the music of Mendelssohn alongside Mozart’s exquisite Violin Concerto No 5, performed by Paul Wright, WAAPA’s extraordinary Head of Strings.
WAAPA’s Classical Voice and Piano students, along with Emma Matthews and Anna Sleptsova, come together to present their favourite Mozart songs, arias and ensembles.
The 2021 WA Screen Academy class of producers, writers, directors, cinematographers, sound designers and editors presents an exciting program of short original films exploring the theme, Rise Up.
Indulge yourself in a magical night of ravishing piano music by Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Satie, Poulenc, and the Parisians' favourite, Frederic Chopin.
Written when the composer was just 16 years old, the work is a remarkable blend of youthful verve and astonishing passion. No wonder it has been hailed as “one of the miracles of 19th century music”.
Danced by WAAPA students with LINK Dance Company, this is the first time Tannhäuser Bacchanal will be performed outside of Germany and the first-ever performance of Pina Bausch's work in Perth.
Every year, WAAPA’s top classical musicians vie for a glittering series of performance prizes and scholarships. Tonight, the recipients dazzle you with their award-winning virtuosity.
This popular annual event celebrates Halloween, Christmas and the end of the year in one, fun-filled concert!
Join Geoffrey Lancaster and James Huntingford as they play music by Haydn and Jan Ladislav Dussek composed for the English-style piano.
See the beautiful spaces of this world-class museum come alive as our Performance Making students create bespoke moments of performance in response to the WA Museum building and its collections.
This year marks Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s 40th anniversary, and the seventh annual collaboration between the Fremantle-based company and WAAPA’s Performance Making students.
Join us in celebrating the talents of WAAPA’s 2021 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.
Bright Star is a sweeping tale of love, regret and redemption wrapped up in a sweet bluegrass musical.
It’s Boxing Day 1945 in the outback town of Turnaround Creek, and everyone is nursing Christmas hangovers. But when Harold Slocum of Slocum’s Travelling Tent Show arrives in town, it stirs up memories of a long-ago illicit affair.
Personifying elegance and grace, our graduating ballet students will step onto the Geoff Gibbs stage for one final time before they head out into the wonderful world of the professional dance community.