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.



31 May to 1 Jun WASO Classics Series: Romantic Rachmaninov & Symphonic Sorcery Music|Concerts

Prompted by his exile from Russia and composed as he grappled with history and faith, Rachmaninov’s gorgeous Second Symphony is a work bursting with seductive melodies of heart-wrenching passion and beauty. Australian conductor Nicholas Carter, Principal Conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, returns to WASO with this romantic tour-de-force.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

9 Jun Doric String Quartet Music|Concerts

Founded in 1998, the Doric String Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. Whether tackling the delicate nuances of earlier composers, or embracing the dramatic gestures of contemporary ones, the Dorics meet every artistic challenge with a captivating blend of sophistication and passion. This is their first national concert tour of Australia.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999

15–30 Jun Black Swan State Theatre Company: The Torrents Theatre|Dance|Film

Set in the 1890s Goldfields, J.G. Milford arrives to take a job at the local paper and gets a reception that neither she nor the community expects. This newsroom comedy was joint winner with Summer of the Seventeenth Doll for Best Play of the Year in 1955.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth

15 Jun WASO Family Series: Maximus Musicus Joins the Choir Music|Concerts

Join us for a musical adventure with Maximus Musicus, the musical mouse who finds himself at Perth Concert Hall surrounded by WASO musicians and a children’s choir. Based on the award-winning book series, this concert for families celebrates the joy of singing, and singing together. Featuring music by Mozart, Bizet, Fauré and a selection of folk songs, Maximus Musicus Joins the Choir is a magical musical story accompanied by beautiful illustrations on the big screen – a thrilling experience for the young music lovers in your life. Suitable for 4-12 year olds.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

19 Jun Australian Chamber Orchestra: Szymanowski to Sufjan Stevens Music|Concerts

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, The National’s Bryce Dessner, and American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens were all influenced by great composers. In this program they join forces with the source of their inspiration, Polish nationalists Karol Szymanowski and Witold Lutosławski.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999

21–22 Jun WASO Masters Series: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Cencerto Music|Concerts

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto is one of his finest creations, combining sublime lyricism, yearning Russian wistfulness and thrilling virtuosity. To perform this perennially popular masterpiece we welcome back to Perth the great Russian violinist Vadim Gluzman, whose recording of the Concerto was described by ClassicsToday as “jaw-droppingly spectacular”.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

27 Jun Professor Brian Cox Live 2019 Exhibitions|Displays

Brian Cox is one of the world's foremost communicator of all thing scientific. His innate ability to make highly complex matters entertaining and easy to contemplate has made his scientific television shows ground breaking in their audience reach and accessibility. Using state of the art graphics and imagery from ground-based telescopes and space probes, presented using ultra-high-resolution LED screen technology, Brian will explore the latest missions to the planets, the nature of space and time from the Big Bang to black holes and the origin and fate of life and intelligence in the Universe. He will also address questions about the value of science, how we acquire scientific knowledge and why we should trust it.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

28–29 Jun WASO Classics Series: Discovery Concert – The Classical Symphony Music|Concerts

This concert is the first in a series exploring the evolution of the core of the modern orchestra’s repertoire – the Symphony. Join Principal Conductor and presenter Asher Fisch as we go right back to where it all began, with the music of the “Father of the Symphony”, Joseph Haydn, and his illustrious successor, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Share Asher’s own insights into the music of the Classical Era and discover how its greatest masters paved the way for all symphonic music that followed.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000