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.
to 4 Nov WA Opera: Lucia Di Lammermoor Music|Concerts
An iconic work for Australia, this is the opera which made Dame Joan Sutherland famous, in the production she made her own. The traditional setting of this opera is much loved by opera audiences. This season is cast with a new generation of Australian singers led by Emma Pearson in the title role.
5 Nov WASO Family Series: Lah-Lah and Buzz Meet WASO Music|Concerts
Sing, dance and meet some new instrument friends as Buzz and Lah-Lah introduce Lola the Dancing Double Bass to the fascinating families of the orchestra in a fun and engaging concert. Lola is a bit of a shy double bass, but it doesn’t take long for her to warm up to her brothers and sisters in the string family, who then help her join the party with the woodwind, brass and percussion families for some seriously noisy musical fun!This entertaining, interactive and educational show will have the whole family up singing and dancing with WASO!
11 Nov to 3 Dec Black Swan State Theatre Company: Let The Right One In Theatre|Dance|Film
A deeply moving and enigmatic tale of friendship – of promises made and bonds sealed in blood. This stage adaptation of the acclaimed Swedish novel and film, Let the Right One In, tells of a friendship between a boy and a centuries-old vampire. Oskar is a bullied lonely teenager living with his mother on a housing estate on the outskirts of town. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn’t know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very, very long time. When a spate of sinister killings rock the neighbourhood, their lives become further entwined. How will they survive in a world that seems destined to tear them apart?
12 Nov Rugby League World Cup Sport
Wales v Ireland and England v France.
17 Nov to 10 Dec West Australian Ballet: Peter Pan Theatre|Dance|Film
Peter Pan will once again take flight at His Majesty’s Theatre. With a little help from some fairy dust, Peter Pan whisks the Darling children from their London home to the magical realm of Neverland. Wendy, John and Michael find dangers and adventures hidden around every corner, while the wickedly wonderful Captain Hook lurks close behind. A fantasy-filled adventure for the whole family, this enchanting story features all the beloved characters including the ticking crocodile, mermaids, fairies, Tiger Lily and the Lost Boys.
17–18 Nov WASO Classics Series: Asher Fisch Conducts Schumann Music|Concerts
WASO audiences know that Principal Conductor Asher Fisch has a rare affinity for Schumann’s symphonies and each performance under his baton is a very special event. This performance of Schumann’s compact and powerful Fourth Symphony will be no exception. Szymanowski’s Concert Overture is lush, radiant and positively Straussian in its orchestration and soaring melodies. Asher Fisch is joined by WASO’s Principal Trombone Joshua Davis to premiere acclaimed Australian composer Paul Stanhope’s Trombone Concerto.
24–25 Nov WASO Masters Series: Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto Music|Concerts
Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto is a ravishing masterpiece, overflowing with lush, rich melodies that live long in the memory. Alexander Gavrylyuk is acclaimed worldwide for thrilling performances of this ever-popular concerto. The bitter core of Shostakovich’s 1953 Tenth Symphony is its scherzo: a less than flattering portrait of Stalin, who died the same year. This deeply personal symphony journeys through foreboding, anguish and despair before tragedy and repression are finally - and exultantly - overcome in the thrilling finale.