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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1 May Perth Comedy Festival Gala Theatre|Dance|Film

It’s the biggest night of comedy in Perth. The Perth Comedy Festival Gala brings together a dazzling line-up of the Festival’s funniest international stars, Australian legends and next-big-things for spectacular night of comedy
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

5 May WASO Morning Symphony Series: Elgar’s First Symphony Music|Concerts

English conductor Mark Wigglesworth has an enviable reputation as a musician of immense artistic integrity and is renowned for his masterly interpretations. His commanding control and passionate insight will bring Elgar’s dramatic First Symphony to life, a work that was instantly hailed at its premiere as the greatest Symphony of modern times.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

3–4 May WASO Masters Series: Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto Music|Concerts

English conductor Mark Wigglesworth has an enviable reputation as a musician of immense artistic integrity and is renowned for his masterly interpretations. His commanding control and passionate insight will bring Elgar’s dramatic First Symphony to life, a work that was instantly hailed at its premiere as the greatest Symphony of modern times.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

4 May Human Nature Music|Concerts

Australia’s most popular vocal group, Human Nature, have announced they are making a triumphant return home in 2019, on the eve of the group’s amazing 30 years of making music together. Fresh from their smash hit Las Vegas headlining residency, Human Nature will perform a collection of their iconic back catalogue together with instant-hits from their new album, Romance Of The Jukebox.
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

4 May Daniel Sloss – X Comedy

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish stand-up star, Daniel Sloss returns to Australia with his new show, X. Brilliantly dark with razor-sharp wit and the ability to deftly spin a narrative, Sloss is a comedian who is “dirty, sweet and clever” (New York Times).
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

9–26 May Black Swan State Theatre Company: Water Theatre|Dance|Film

Water is a world premiere new Australian work by Jane Bodie. The story follows the journey of families born at different times in our country’s history who are seeking safe passage for their loved ones. An epic drama about what it means to be free, is politically charged and topically relevant.
State Theatre, Studio Underground, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth bsstc.com.au

15 May Australian Chamber Orchestra: Branford Marsalis Music|Concerts

Branford Marsalis hails from a rich Jazz heritage, but is also an artist of today, renowned for his thrilling virtuosity and boundless musicality. His ACO debut is a vivid program inspired by Latin American jazz, directed by ACO Principal Violin Satu Vänskä. Marsalis’s performances alternate with Satu Vänskä taking centre stage in Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, a heady mixture of tango rhythms and ingenious references to Vivaldi’s famous concertos. The concert concludes with Ginastera’s wild and exhilarating Concerto for Strings.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999 www.perthconcerthall.com.au

21 May ZOFO Music|Concerts

Playing one piano with four hands but a unified artistic mind is about the most intimate form of chamber music there is. Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi are ZOFO; a ‘20-Finger Orchestra’ who for a decade now, have electrified audiences with their dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming for piano-four-hands. ZOFOMOMA is an unforgettable multimedia concert experience; a celebration of marvellous pianism set against an enthralling background of international artworks, creating an imaginary tour of a brilliant modern gallery to intrigue and engage the ears and eyes.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999 www.perthconcerthall.com.au

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 www.waso.com.au

 

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