A tasty Tuesday series of free classical lunchtime concerts featuring students, staff and visiting guests serving up sumptuous musical treats for hungry ears!
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.
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
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.
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.
Gilbert and Sullivan’s most loved musical treasure is a rapturous tale of time-vexed lovers and pirates both of the land and sea.
WAAPA's Music Artists present their fabulous original works along with creative rearrangements of iconic tunes from song masters of our modern times.
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.
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”.
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!