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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2 Jul WASO Morning Symphony: Dvořák’s Symphony No.8 Music|Concerts

Dvořák’s eighth symphony explores a rich emotional palette with some of the composer’s most memorable melodies and beautiful soundscapes rooted in Bohemian culture. Romanian conductor Cristian Mȃcelaru leads the orchestra through this joyful masterpiece. We open this concert with an exquisite new work for WASO by the talented young Perth composer Olivia Davies.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

3–4 Jul WASO MSWA Masters Series: Gil Shaham Plays Brahms Music|Concerts

Grammy Award-winning Gil Shaham has been hailed by The New York Times as “one of today’s pre-eminent violinists.”  He brings his flawless technique and sublime artistry to perform Brahms' Violin Concerto, a masterpiece filled with virtuosic energy that spans every emotion in the spectrum. We explore another rich emotional palette in Dvořák’s joyfully melodic eighth symphony, a beautiful Bohemian soundscape. The talented young Perth composer Olivia Davies has an exquisite musical style all her own and we open this concert with her new work for WASO.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

5 Jul Chanticleer Music|Concerts

After decades of international acclaim Chanticleer is coming to Australia for the first time. Founded in 1978, the group is America’s leading fulltime professional vocal ensemble, with an enviable record of awards, recordings, Grammys, and nearly 100 commissions under their belts. This is unaccompanied singing of a rare and beautiful kind, as 12 male voices blend seamlessly in enchanting music that ranges across centuries and styles.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.perthfestival.com.au

5 Jul Australian Football League Sport

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

10 Jul WASO Special Event: Eumeralla, a War Requiem for Peace Music|Concerts

The Eumeralla river flows through Gunditjmara country in southwest Victoria. It was here, 180 years ago, that war broke out between traditional owners and those who sought to dispossess them of their land. Combining moving poetry, two choirs, orchestra and the platform of the Requiem mass, a history of heartbreak and horror is revealed in this monumental new work. With a fusion of Western classical tradition and First Nations culture, Eumeralla soars with resilience and reconciliation.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

12 Jul Maali Festival Festivals|Celebrations

Maali is the traditional name given to the black swan by the Nyoongar people. Maali Festival is a celebration that will fill the State Theatre Centre with First Nations culture and arts. Welcome to this complete take-over on the land of the Whadjuk Nyoongar people. An extraordinary event to celebrate and acknowledge the diversity and resilience of the longest living culture in the world and its people.
State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth bsstc.com.au

12 Jul Australian Football League Sport

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

15 Jul 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

18–25 Jul WA Opera: Cav & Pag Music|Concerts

The classic pairing of the one-act operas Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) and Pagliacci (Leoncavallo), often known as ‘Cav & Pag’, are celebrated as the birth of verismo, a style of music drama, depicting the crude passions of everyday people rather than the exploits of kings, queens and gods. Emotions run high in these two tales that will resonate with you for their powerful raw depictions of everyday life, in all its heartbreaking and beautiful complexities.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

18 Jul Australian Football League Sport

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

18 Jul National Rugby League Sport

Canterbury Bankstown v Melbourne Storm
HBF Park, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

24–26 Jul WASO Special Event: Last Night of the Proms Music|Concerts

Bring your best voice and party spirit as we raise the roof at Perth Concert Hall with WASO’s annual barnstorm of flag-waving favourites. Join conductor Guy Noble, the WASO Chorus and special guests as we whip up a spectacular musical feast, complete with a cavalcade of classical hits and patriotic anthems. As always the concert comes to an unmissable end with the traditional ‘Last Night of the Proms’ sing-a-long including Jerusalem and Rule, Britannia.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

24–25 Jul Russell Howard: Respite Comedy

Following the record-breaking success of his 2017 tour Round The World, Russell Howard returns with his biggest globe-spanning stand-up tour to date. Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed hit Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special Recalibrate, Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that’s spinning out of control. It’s time for Respite.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

26 Jul Australian Football League Sport

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

30 Jul WASO Morning Symphony: Petrenko’s Shostakovich Music|Concerts

Shostakovich wrote 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

31 Jul 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

 

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