Perth city

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.

 

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to 2 Aug Cirque du Soleil: Kurios Theatre|Dance|Film

Cirque du Soleil brings its newest creation to Australia. KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. A brand-new show featuring never before seen artists and performances you will not want to miss
Claremont Showgrounds, Ashton Ave, Claremont Ph: 1300 795 012 tickets.cirquedusoleil.com

to 1 Aug WASO MACA Limited Classics Series: Mozart’s Elvira Madigan Concerto Music|Concerts

Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.21 is instantly recognisable. Immortalised in the 1967 film Elvira Madigan, it’s a showcase of the composer’s skill at weaving a supremely lyrical melody into a full-bodied sound world. The concerto is brought to life by South Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son, one of today’s most distinguished Mozart interpreters. Shostakovich composed some of the most devastatingly powerful music in the repertoire. Be transported back to St Petersburg in 1905 on the eve of the revolution with his intensely charged eleventh symphony, led by world acclaimed Russian conductor Vasily Petrenko.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

1 Aug Toodyay International Food Festival Festivals|Celebrations

Tempt your taste buds with dozens of stalls offering an incredible range of mouth-watering international cuisine, as well as boutique beer and wine. Watch our main stage come to life with a diverse range of performances inspired by cultures from around the globe and headlining acts not to be missed. Kids of all ages are catered for too, with free bouncy castles, face painting and balloon twisting running throughout the day.
Stirling Tce, Toodyay toodyayiff.wixsite.com/home

1 Aug Australian Football League Sport

West Coast Eagles v Port Adelaide
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

5 Aug Australian Chamber Orchestra: Intimate Mendelssohn & Bach Music|Concerts

With playing described as both exhilarating and sweet-toned, and technique that can swing from tender to explosive, Polina Leschenko’s musicality will be on show in an intimate program featuring Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Piano, where she will be joined by Richard Tognetti.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999 www.perthconcerthall.com.au

8 Aug WASO Special Event: Comic-Con in Concert Music|Concerts

Sometimes we’re dressed in black playing Mozart and sometimes we’re breeding raptors and in cosplay! We’re bringing old favourites and new surprises for our third year running. You told us what you wanted to hear and we’ve answered the call in a concert program of pure magic with your favourite scores from movies like Jurassic Park, How to Train Your Dragon and Jaws, video games like Final Fantasy and even more pop-culture fun from the wizarding world and beyond. Whether you’re a Wonder Woman warrior or a fully-armoured Thor, grab your mates, dress up and come along to this fun fantasy night with WASO!
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

8 Aug Australian Football League Sport

Fremantle Dockers v St Kilda
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

8 Aug The Australian Bee Gees Show Music|Concerts

Fresh from celebrating 9 years headlining on the Las Vegas strip, the Australian Bee Gees Show will be heading Down Under for the Australian leg of their 25th anniversary tour. This new show will be presented in two parts and feature all of the hits in a nostalgic trip down memory lane in a multimedia concert event. For one night only be a part of the magic that is The Australian Bee Gees Show.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

13 Aug WASO Naked Classics: Fantastic Symphonies Music|Concerts

Secrets, lies, love and obsession, for centuries, the symphony has been the ultimate canvas for composers to express their innermost thoughts and feelings at scale. Join presenter Paul Rissmann as he explores the motivation behind four landmark works, in a playlist that ranges from classical beauty to unadulterated horror.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

14 Aug Australian Football League Sport

West Coast Eagles v Collingwood
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

15 Aug WASO Family Event: Dreams of Air and Flight Music|Concerts

A young boy, bewitched by his father's crazy brave ambition to fly, finds himself caught up in his dad’s fantasy. But when his father goes to war and does not return, it seems his spell may be broken, and all could be lost. Thankfully mechanical winged contraptions, fluffy white clouds and the endless blue sky offer some hope that the dream might indeed be possible. Inspired by Grahame Baker-Smith’s poignant story FArTHER, this soaring concert for the whole family features music by Paul Rissmann set to stunning animations by Victor Craven in a concert program also featuring famed film composer John Williams. Join WASO and a children's choir as we cast our eyes to the skies this August.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

15 Aug to 6 Sep Black Swan State Theatre Company: York Theatre|Dance|Film

Set in and around a single old abandoned hospital, York moves through time to uncover the buried histories we have built over. Light-hearted ghost stories and harrowing hauntings collide in this world premiere directed by Clare Watson, inspired by 200 years of real accounts.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth bsstc.com.au

18 Aug Goldmund Quartet Music|Concerts

Germany’s youthful Goldmund Quartet began their career in stellar fashion, winning prizes at major events and bursting onto the concert scene with a jam-packed schedule of performances across Europe and, more recently, in Asia and North America. This is a marriage of old-school talent – and musical dedication of the highest order – with a more relaxed, modern-day vibe.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.perthfestival.com.au

20 Aug WASO Morning Symphony: An American in Paris Music|Concerts

We’re off to the Hollywood Hills for a richly orchestrated concert, cinematic in its scale. Following Barber’s profoundly beautiful Adagio and Weill’s final melodic symphony we’ll whisk you off to Paris for Gershwin’s irrepressibly jazzy musical postcard to complete this American-inspired program.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

21–22 Aug WASO MSWA Masters Series: An American in Paris Music|Concerts

Helicopters cut through the mist in Platoon and Gene Kelly steams up your glasses in An American in Paris. We’re off to the Hollywood Hills for a richly orchestrated concert, cinematic in its scale. Between Barber’s profoundly beautiful Adagio and Weill’s final melodic symphony lies a musical reunion between Maestro Asher Fisch and Latvian violinist Baiba Skride in Korngold’s lyrical hark to Hollywood. Then we’ll whisk you off to Paris for Gershwin’s irrepressibly jazzy musical postcard to complete this American-inspired program.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

22 Aug Australian Football League Sport

Fremantle Dockers v Richmond
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

23 Aug Sheku Kanneh-Mason & the Kanneh-Mason Family Music|Concerts

Sheku Kanneh-Mason shot to global fame after his mesmerising performance at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018. The winner of the BBC Young Musician award in 2016, and now one of the brightest stars in classical music, the brilliant cellist is also one of seven siblings, all instrumentalists, who have been described by Simon Cowell as the world’s most talented family. On this, the first Australian tour by Sheku and the Kanneh-Masons, he will be joined by his sister Isata, now one of Britain’s leading young pianists, in a performance of greatly loved sonatas for cello and piano, and by the entire family in a programme of works by Chopin, Mozart, Saint Saëns, Fauré and other popular composers.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

28–29 Aug WASO MACA Limited Classics Series: Infinite Variations Music|Concerts

Principal Conductor and all-round raconteur Asher Fisch is your illuminating guide through the ideas and concepts of variations, featuring demonstrations with piano and full orchestra. Here with WASO, we uncover what inspired Brahms and Elgar to take original ideas, adapt them, twist them and develop them to compose vivid new orchestral works. Don’t miss this entertaining new MACA Limited Classics Series concert format that’s a hit for everyone.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

 

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