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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30 Jun to 1 Jul WASO Classics Series: Louis Lortie Plays Chopin Music|Concerts

Experience the artistry of one of the world’s most poetic pianists.  Acclaimed French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie’s teacher was a pupil of Chopin specialist Alfred Cortot, whose teacher was a student of Chopin himself. Lortie performs with elegant subtlety, sophistication and spontaneity - perfect qualities for Chopin’s lyrical First Piano Concerto. Christoph König frames Chopin with the muscularly romantic music of Dvořák: the seldom heard but delightful tone poem The Water Goblin and his passionate Seventh Symphony.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.waso.com.au

1–15 Jul Spare Parts Puppet Theatre: The Arrival Families|Children

Follow Aki as he starts life amidst the extraordinary inhabitants of this new land. Will he find a place to live? Will he find a job and make friends? Most of all, will Aki ever see his family again? The absence of words not only makes this story perfect for puppetry but emphasises the isolation experienced by many people arriving in a new place. The Arrival is a fusion of Shaun Tan’s beautiful and surreal illustrations with exquisite puppetry, haunting music and fine acting. This ground breaking production blurs the boundaries of performance, digital animation and puppetry. This is an emotionally moving piece which will touch anyone who has bid farewell to a loved one.
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, 1 Short St, Fremantle Ph: 9335 5044 www.sppt.asn.au

2 Jul Australian Football League Sport

Fremantle Dockers v St Kilda
Domain Stadium, Roberts Rd, Subiaco Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

4–5 Jul Simone Young: 20 Years With WASO Music|Concerts

Has it really been twenty years since Simone Young first introduced herself to WASO audiences? She takes us back to that first concert with Haydn’s Symphony No.99 and then conducts Brahms’ stirring homage to Haydn. Four of WASO’s exceptional wind Principals join Simone to premiere Australian composer Andrew Schultz’s Maali before she concludes this special concert with Brahms’ riotous medley of rowdy student songs.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.waso.com.au

7 Jul Super Rugby Sport

Western Force v Rebels
nib Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

7–8 Jul Verbitsky & WASO: 30th Anniversary Celebration Music|Concerts

Since his first appearance as guest conductor of WASO in 1987, Russian-born conductor Vladimir Verbitsky has become a much-loved figure in Perth’s musical world. To celebrate, Maestro Verbitsky leads WASO and the WASO Chorus in two dramatic Russian masterpieces: Rachmaninov’s massive, Edgar Allan Poe-inspired choral symphony The Bells, and Tchaikovsky’s Byron-inspired Manfred Symphony, in which the hero wanders in the mountains, encounters Alpine fairies, and faces his mortality in an infernal subterranean orgy.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.waso.com.au

8 Jul Elvis: One Night in Vegas Music|Concerts

Relive the King’s triumphant return to the concert stage as Mark Anthony recreates this historic period with Elvis – One Night In Vegas. 
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

9 Jul Australian Football League Sport

West Coast Eagles v Port Adelaide
Domain Stadium, Roberts Rd, Subiaco Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

15 Jul Russell Howard: Round the World Tour Comedy

Russell Howard, one of the UK's most successful comedians, returns to Australia. After completely selling out his Wonderbox tour in 2014, Russell is coming back with a brand new live show, Round the World.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

15 Jul Super Rugby Sport

Western Force v Waratahs
nib Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

15–22 Jul WA Opera: The Merry Widow Music|Concerts

The Merry Widow was the runaway hit of its period. The beauty of the music, the glamour of the setting, and the effortless charm all combine to seduce the audience, just as the characters on stage seduce each other. This is a comedy of manners, with money as its secret motivating force. The Merry Widow deals with couples in love, misunderstandings, evasive declarations, and finally a happy ending.  Art deco glamour, silky ballroom gowns and dapper gents complete this charming operetta. This brand new production, directed by Graeme Murphy, will open its Australian run in Perth.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 9278 8999 www.waopera.asn.au

15–16 Jul Dinosaur Train Live: A Rainforest Adventure Families|Children

Join Buddy with his friends as they ride the train and embark on A Rainforest Adventure. See Don, Shiny, Tiny, Mr Conductor, Tank and King, a they sing and dance their way through the deep canopy of tropical trees as they explore and discover together all the beautiful plants, animals and different levels of the ecosystem.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

16 Jul Australian Football League Sport

Fremantle Dockers v West Coast Eagles
Domain Stadium, Roberts Rd, Subiaco Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

20 Jul Little Mix: Glory Days Tour Music|Concerts

The world’s biggest girl group, Little Mix, are thrilled to announce that they’re bringing their brand new arena tour to Australia. Fans can expect songs from their brand new album Glory Days including the cheeky lead single Shout Out To My Ex... as well as their mega hits Hair, Wings, Move, Change Your Life, Secret Love Song and Black Magic.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

22 Jul Australian Football League Sport

Fremantle Dockers v Hawthorn
Domain Stadium, Roberts Rd, Subiaco Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

28–29 Jul WASO Pops Series: The Music of John Williams Music|Concerts

Winner of five Academy Awards and a record-breaking number of nominations, John Williams has scored more than 100 films, including the Steven Spielberg and George Lucas blockbusters Jaws, Star Wars, Schindler's List and Harry Potter. Join WASO and celebrate the music of the greatest film composer of all time. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as the Orchestra performs the best selection of epic soundtracks from iconic movies packed with action, romance and drama.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.waso.com.au

29 Jul New York State of Mind: A Tribute to Billy Joel Music|Concerts

More than just a Piano Man, Billy Joel is a living legend of the music industry with a catalogue of hit songs spanning more than 50 years. From the humble beginnings of playing for tips in Piano Bars to performing for millions of fans at Stadiums, New York State of Mind takes you on a journey paying tribute to the singer/song writer’s remarkable recording career in an outstanding concert performance. Anthony Mara has performed in every nook and cranny of this country for over 20 years, and now takes centre stage paying the ultimate tribute to one of his biggest influences in Billy Joel.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

30 Jul Australian Football League Sport

West Coast Eagles v Brisbane Lions
Domain Stadium, Roberts Rd, Subiaco Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

 

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