Put a spring in your step with these energising free jazz gigs.
A tasty Tuesday series of free classical lunchtime concerts featuring staff, students or visiting guests serving up sumptuous musical treats for hungry ears!
WAAPA's Jazz and Contemporary Music staff and students, along with special visiting guests, provide energetic sounds for that afternoon pick-me-up.
Put a spring in your step with these energising free jazz gigs.
Uplifting sets of acoustic rock, folk, soul and pop from WAAPA's talented singer- songwriters.
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.
WAAPA's Jazz Guitar students honour this guitar great in a concert of music from the Metheny songbook, spanning his exceptional career.
Get down and boogie with a choice selection of classic soul, neo-soul, funk and R&B favourites in a concert of sensational sounds and glorious grooves by the WAAPA Phat Funk Band.
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.
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.
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.
WAAPA's Jazz students play a selection of 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.
The outstanding WAAPA Mini Big Band gets a Latin-beat boost from Daniel Susnjar's expert drumming skills and standout WAAPA Percussion students performing on traditional Peruvian instruments.
Oscar Wilde's 1889 comedy of manners about hypocritical moralities in high-society London speaks to a modern generation about the gap between political and private morality.
Director Peter Zazzali from the University of Kansas tackles Shakespeare's controversial battle-of-the- sexes comedy about power and gender.
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.
Sweet Charity follows the misadventures in love that befall the gullible and guileless Charity Hope Valentine, a woman who always gives her heart and her dreams to the wrong man.
The graduating dancers unleash their creativity by choreographing their own dance works, performed by their peers.
Hear the joyful sound of young voices singing heavenly praises, with repertoire from the 16th century through to the modern era.
Radio Active is the culmination of a series of workshops run over a week by the WAAPA Contemporary Music staff combining secondary and tertiary students, who present a special, one-off performance in one of WA's finest theatres.
WAAPA, in partnership with the West Australian Opera, welcomes Maestro Richard Bonynge for an evening of stories and songs.
Devised and directed by Artistic Director Michael Whaites in collaboration with the LINK dancers, In the Dark examines our fears and explores the ghost stories of our past.
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.
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.
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.
WAAPA's Music Artists present their fabulous original works along with creative rearrangements of iconic tunes from song masters of our modern times.
The show features a diverse repertoire of music from pop to rock, R'n'B to soul and funk classics in a spectacularly produced concert with a huge cast of highly talented young musicians and singers.
WAAPA's elite student chamber ensemble dazzles in a program of superb chamber music.
Come and be serenaded by the WAAPA Jazz Vocal Ensemble as they propel you into the wonderful world of close harmony, hot jazz and blazing grooves!
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!
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
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.
A program of short films exploring the theme, Crossing Borders, created by the 2019 Screen Academy class of producers, writers, directors, cinematographers, sound designers and editors.
A night of romance and passion, as Paul Wright directs WAAPA's String Camerata in a ravishing program of music for strings.
WAAPA staff and students introduce and play instruments from WAAPA's astonishing collection of Historical Keyboard Instruments.
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.
WAAPA's Composition and Music Technology students and staff break out a stunning array of original works at ECU's Spectrum Project Space.
Join us for a celebration of the beauty, passion and romance of the Parisian guitar.
Australia's most outstanding brass players dazzle in a concert of showcase works for brass quintet.
From the Olivier Award-winning writer comes this funny, sad and compelling satire of fame, celebrity and stardom in the 21st century.
The Hope Fault is a story about familial connections and fault lines, and why the debris of a well-lived life matters.
WAAPA's Composition and Music Technology students celebrate the zany, shape-shifting world of The Scratch Orchestra.
Based on Waters' 1990 cult-classic film of the same name starring Johnny Depp, Cry-Baby is witty, wacky and exuberantly endearing.
Created by the waltz king Johann Strauss Jr, Die Fledermaus (The Bat) is a heady mix of sparkling music wrapped around a brilliant farce.
This is a work that speaks of the fates of buildings and of those who inhabit or pass through them over time.
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.
Joseph Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross is a deeply moving masterwork that serves as a meditation on the Passion of the God-Man.
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.
This recital celebrates the arrival of WAAPA’s replica 1819 Conrad Graf piano, the type of instrument used by Beethoven and Schubert, made by the renowned European master-maker Paul McNulty.
Experience this creative response to the State Art Collection and Gallery architecture re-interpreted through contemporary dance and collaborative performance.
It's on again! WAAPA's Symphonic Wind Ensemble celebrates Halloween in style with a rip-snorter of a concert!
First loves, last rites, old wounds, fresh starts: the fleeting moments of life reveal their secrets in this impressionistic portrait of human life on earth.
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.
Join us in a celebration of contemporary Indigenous performance and culture as we demonstrate the achievements of the 2019 ensemble.
On the verge of their professional careers, WAAPA's graduating dancers celebrate their final season as students in a dazzling display of technical skill, versatility and passionate performance.