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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 students, staff and visiting guests serving up sumptuous musical treats for hungry ears!

Opening night: 23rd Feb, 1.10 pm
Closing night: 26th Oct, 1.10 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Postgraduate Research Showcase

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

Opening night: 22nd Apr, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 16th Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Super Nova

Sparks fly as David Pye leads Defying Gravity into a magical world of sound, rhythm and groove.

Opening night: 13th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 15th May, 3.00 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Earth, Sea and Sky: The Australian Guitar

This event combines performances of new and recent Australian guitar works with readings of poems by acclaimed poet Glen Phillips.

Opening night: 20th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 20th May, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
American Beauty

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.

Opening night: 21st May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 21st May, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Leunig's Prayer Book

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.

Opening night: 27th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 27th May, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Piano Postcards

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.

Opening night: 28th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 28th May, 7.30 pm
Special events at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Celebrate! WAAPA Salutes ECU's 30th Anniversary

WAAPA proudly celebrates the 30th anniversary of Edith Cowan University in a spectacular gala concert at the Perth Concert Hall.

Opening night: 30th Jul, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 30th Jul, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Italian Baroque

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

Opening night: 12th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 12th Aug, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Michael Goldschlager: The Cello Show

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.

Opening night: 20th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 20th Aug, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Music for 18 Musicians

Smashing musical boundaries, Steve Reich’s iconic Music for 18 Musicians is one of the defining works of the 20th century.

Opening night: 26th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 27th Aug, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Chamber Music Spectacular

An enchanting evening of chamber music at its best! WAAPA’s leading instrumentalists join the Indian Ocean Ensemble to perform their favourite music.

Opening night: 2nd Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 3rd Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Torn Edge

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.

Opening night: 9th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 9th Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Stereo Action

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!

Opening night: 30th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 2nd Oct, 3.00 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
An Alternative History of 19th Century Opera and Song

Join us in an exploration of the ‘alternative history’ of 19th century song featuring music by Schubert, Rossini, Bellini, and much more.

Opening night: 3rd Oct, 3.00 pm
Closing night: 3rd Oct, 3.00 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Royal Over-Seas League Showcase

The Royal Over-Seas League assists WAAPA’s most talented music students to achieve their dreams on stage in Australia and internationally.

Opening night: 7th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 7th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Rejoice!

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.

Opening night: 13th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 13th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony

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.

Opening night: 15th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 16th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
La Vie Parisienne

Indulge yourself in a magical night of ravishing piano music by Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Satie, Poulenc, and the Parisians' favourite, Frederic Chopin.

Opening night: 21st Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 21st Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Mendelssohn's String Octet

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”.

Opening night: 22nd Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 22nd 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 dazzle you with their award-winning virtuosity.

Opening night: 28th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 28th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Spooktacular!

This popular annual event celebrates Halloween, Christmas and the end of the year in one, fun-filled concert!

Opening night: 29th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 29th Oct, 7.30 pm
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