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Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Grindhouse Grooves

Put a spring in your step with these energising free jazz gigs.

Opening night: 26th Feb, 12.30 pm
Closing night: 15th Oct, 12.30 pm
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
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Box Beats

WAAPA's Jazz and Contemporary Music staff and students, along with special visiting guests, provide energetic sounds for that afternoon pick-me-up.

Opening night: 27th Feb, 2.30 pm
Closing night: 30th Oct, 2.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Spiegel Jazz

Put a spring in your step with these energising free jazz gigs.

Opening night: 19th Mar, 12.30 pm
Closing night: 24th Sep, 12.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Studio Sessions

Uplifting sets of acoustic rock, folk, soul and pop from WAAPA's talented singer- songwriters.

Opening night: 20th Mar, 1.10 pm
Closing night: 28th Aug, 1.10 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Graduation recitals - Classical Music, Semester 1

Graduation recitals are the highlight of a music student’s studies, and bring excitement and variety to WAAPA`s music performance calendar.

Opening night: 4th Jun, 7.00 pm
Closing night: 22nd Jun, 5.00 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
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
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Pat Metheny Songbook

WAAPA's Jazz Guitar students honour this guitar great in a concert of music from the Metheny songbook, spanning his exceptional career.

Opening night: 1st Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 1st Aug, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Phat Funk!

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.

Opening night: 7th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 7th Aug, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
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
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
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
Special events at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
ECU Mount Lawley & WAAPA Open Day

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.

Opening night: 11th Aug, 10.00 am
Closing night: 11th Aug, 10.00 am
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Better Git it in Your Soul

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.

Opening night: 15th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 15th Aug, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Musicá Tambor Perú

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.

Opening night: 22nd Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 22nd Aug, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
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
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Glory!

Hear the joyful sound of young voices singing heavenly praises, with repertoire from the 16th century through to the modern era.

Opening night: 29th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 30th Aug, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Radio Active Albany

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.

Opening night: 30th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 30th Aug, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Richard Bonynge Gala Concert

WAAPA, in partnership with the West Australian Opera, welcomes Maestro Richard Bonynge for an evening of stories and songs.

Opening night: 31st Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 31st Aug, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
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
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
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
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Songbook Sessions

WAAPA's Music Artists present their fabulous original works along with creative rearrangements of iconic tunes from song masters of our modern times.

Opening night: 11th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 12th Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Radio Active Perth

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.

Opening night: 12th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 14th Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
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
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Too Darn Hot!

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!

Opening night: 13th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 13th Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
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
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
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
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
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
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
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
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
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
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Sound Spectrum 2019.2

WAAPA's Composition and Music Technology students and staff break out a stunning array of original works at ECU's Spectrum Project Space.

Opening night: 7th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 10th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
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
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Westwards by Iceberg to Tokyo Bay

WAAPA's Composition and Music Technology students celebrate the zany, shape-shifting world of The Scratch Orchestra.

Opening night: 11th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 11th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Die Fledermaus

Created by the waltz king Johann Strauss Jr, Die Fledermaus (The Bat) is a heady mix of sparkling music wrapped around a brilliant farce.

Opening night: 14th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 19th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
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
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
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
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
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
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
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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