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calendar of events: perth + fremantle


Here's all the news on events, shows, concerts, festivals and anything else you should see if you're in town. There's always something on, whether it be concerts, theatre, sport or something for the kids that you're interested in. Click on the individual event for more information. Details are subject to change, check the organisers' websites for the latest information.



2–3 Aug WASO Masters Series: Javier Perianes Plays Beethoven Music|Concerts

Spanish pianist Javier Perianes returns to WASO following his acclaimed 2016 debut. Described as “a pianist of impeccable and refined taste”, his poetic sensibility makes him the perfect pianist for Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

8–25 Aug Black Swan State Theatre Company: Medea Theatre|Dance|Film

An exciting new drama in collaboration with WA Youth Theatre Company that observes one of history’s most notorious family breakdowns. A smart, sharp and bittersweet story told from the perspective of the two children of Medea and Jason, directed by Sally Richardson.
State Theatre, Studio Underground, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth

10 Aug International Rugby Sport

Australia v New Zealand
Perth Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

14 Aug Australian Chamber Orchestra: Luminous Music|Concerts

ACO’s 2005 collaboration with artist Bill Henson, Luminous, was a ground-breaking, cross-genre musical and visual feast. Celebrating 10 years since their last performance of Luminous, they’re bringing it back, revived and refreshed, with indie Israeli-Australian singer-songwriter Lior.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999

16 Aug WASO Special Event: Bach’s St Matthew Passion Music|Concerts

Johann Sebastian Bach's St Matthew Passion was first heard on Good Friday, 1727. Almost three centuries later this musical masterpiece stands as one of the pillars of Western sacred music. Monumental yet deeply affecting, powerful yet intimate and personal, this performance will have you at the edge of your seat, gripped with drama and transcendent music.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

16–17 Aug WASO Classics Series: Znaider Plays Elgar Music|Concerts

Nikolaj Znaider is one of the most sought-after violinists in the world. He returns to WASO to perform Elgar’s Violin Concerto on the same extraordinary instrument - the 1741 Guarnerius del Gesù – that the great Fritz Kreisler used for the Concerto’s premiere over a century ago.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

23–25 Aug WASO Gala Event: An Evening with Gun-Brit Barkmin Music|Concerts

In August 2018 the acclaimed German soprano Gun-Brit Barkmin made her Australian debut in WASO’s Tristan und Isolde and blew everyone away. From the roar of the audience, it was clear that Perth wanted more of this exceptional artist. WASO has responded. This evening of operatic and vocal masterworks from Beethoven, Strauss and Wagner will shine the spotlight on Barkmin’s phenomenal talent. And being renowned worldwide as one of the finest exponents of Salome, she concludes this gala event with the dramatic final scene of Strauss’ extraordinary opera. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience one of the most remarkable voices of our generation with Asher Fisch leading ‘an orchestra at the top of its game’.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

30–31 Aug WASO Masters Series: Schummann & Strauss Music|Concerts

In an unmissable trading of places WASO Principal Conductor Asher Fisch and Danish violinist Nikolaj Znaider switch roles as Maestro and soloist! One of the world’s finest violinists, Nikolaj Znaider is now also a much sought-after conductor, while WASO's very own Maestro, Asher Fisch, is also renowned as a sensitive and stylish pianist. Schumann’s rapturous Piano Concerto is the perfect vehicle for Asher Fisch’s boundless musical passion, and Nikolaj Znaider and WASO will positively revel in the swaggering orchestral sound of Strauss’ Don Juan.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000