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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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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