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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to 1 Nov Black Swan State Theatre Company: Wake in Fright Theatre|Dance|Film

Under the direction of Declan Greene, Kenneth Cook’s iconic work of Australian Gothic horror, conjuring a powerful tale of masculine self-destruction in the outback.
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth bsstc.com.au

to 1 Nov Black Swan State Theatre Company: Oklahoma! Theatre|Dance|Film

A seductive re-imagining, directed by Richard Carroll with bluegrass, country and a square dance at the Box Social in the round.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth bsstc.com.au

6–7 Nov WASO at the Movies: Star Wars – Return of the Jedi in Concert Music|Concerts

Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker, R2-D2 and C-3PO join Princess Leia to free Han Solo from the vile crime lord, Jabba the Hutt. Reunited, the Rebels race to the moon of the planet Endor where they launch a desperate attack upon the entire Imperial Fleet. Experience the spectacular battle between father and son, as Luke faces Darth Vader one last time on a giant screen in high definition, with music performed live by WASO.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

11 Nov Australian Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven 250 Music|Concerts

Signposting every 50 years from Beethoven’s birth with a significant composition of each era, this is an opportunity to grasp the sheer magnitude of Beethoven’s enduring influence and the development of music over the past 250 years.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999 www.perthconcerthall.com.au

12 Nov WASO Morning Symphony: Bohemian Homelands Music|Concerts

Mozart’s Haffner Symphony was originally written as party music for Salzburg, then transformed into a symphony of drama, crackling energy, and tireless invention for Vienna. Janáček’s Taras Bulba depicts the story of the 'free man' conceived in an adventurous 19th century novel, and Smetana’s heartfelt ode to his beloved Czech homeland will have you humming as you leave the Perth Concert Hall.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

12 Nov A Day on the Green: James Blunt Music|Concerts

Multi-platinum British singer songwriter James Blunt makes his highly anticipated return to Australia joined by special guest Jason Mraz. Fifteen years since fans first fell in love with the charming James Blunt via his blockbuster debut album Back To Bedlam and the global sensation You're Beautiful, James has sold more than 23 million albums worldwide.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Kings Park Rd, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

13–14 Nov WASO MACA Limited Classics Series: Bruch's Violin Concerto Music|Concerts

Young American violinist Benjamin Beilman has been described as poised and monstrously talented who plays with rare insight and generosity. For his WASO debut he performs Bruch’s ever-popular violin concerto, which is filled with rich harmonies, irresistible melodies and an exhilarating finale. The concert continues with evocative symphonic paintings: Janáček’s Taras Bulba depicts the story of the 'free man' conceived in an adventurous 19th century novel, and Smetana’s heartfelt ode to his beloved Czech homeland will have you humming as you leave the Perth Concert Hall.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

19 Nov to 11 Dec WA Ballet: GALA Theatre|Dance|Film

Dress to the nines and celebrate West Australian Ballet’s rich history and bright future with our special GALA performances. Glittering excerpts from our most iconic classical, neo-classical and contemporary works including Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, The Great Gatsby, Zip Zap Zoom, Takuto, Radio & Juliet plus many other wonderful surprises will be stunningly showcased. Designed for ballet lovers of all ages, join us for an emotional ride down memory lane as our dancers exude their passion for this exquisite art-form and Company.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

20–21 Nov WASO MSWA Masters Series: Love, Lust and Death Music|Concerts

The tumultuous passion of Haydn’s 49th symphony sets the stage for German mezzo soprano Stefanie Irányi and the soaring splendour of Berlioz’ dramatic solo cantata, The Death of Cleopatra. Then we’re off to the ballet for the piece so revolutionary it caused a riot at its premiere a century ago. Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring made a shattering impact on the musical world for its scandalous wrench away from tradition. Now, we raise the roof of the Perth Concert Hall to deliver this landmark work of the 20th century with the combined primal force of Asher Fisch and WASO.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

21 Nov to 13 Dec WA Ballet: The Nutcracker Theatre|Dance|Film

Set in a 19th century English winter wonderland, this magical, classical ballet will capture the heart and mind of the whole family as you’re transported to the wonderful world of brave toy soldiers and dancing sugar canes. Join Clara on her adventure as she battles the evil Mouse King with her Nutcracker soldier, visits the captivating Land of Sweets and revels in the iconic dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The breathtaking costumes and majestic scenery will enchant you as Tchaikovsky’s beloved music comes to life.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

23 Nov Les Talens Lyriques & Siobhan Stagg Music|Concerts

The extraordinary French baroque ensemble pairs with Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg in a program fit for 18th-century royalty.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999 www.perthconcerthall.com.au

24 Nov WASO Beethoven 250: The Maverick Music|Concerts

Beethoven’s ground-breaking piano concertos established him as one of the greatest of all composers. Performing the full cycle is the dazzling Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov, one of the finest of his generation. In this concert we begin the journey with the wistful youth and romance of the first concerto, and the beauty of his third.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

26 Nov A Day on the Green: Simple Minds Music|Concerts

Iconic Scottish band Simple Minds return to Australia for their 40 Years of Hits Tour 2020, performing at A Day on the Green venues as well as indoor shows. They will be joined by very special guests, UK electronic pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Aussie chart-toppers Eurogliders.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Kings Park Rd, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

27 Nov WASO Beethoven 250: The Master Music|Concerts

Beethoven’s ground-breaking piano concertos established him as one of the greatest of all composers. Performing the full cycle is the dazzling Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov, one of the finest of his generation. In this concert we continue our journey through Beethoven’s piano concertos with the second and triumphant fourth.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

29 Nov WASO Beethoven 250: The Emperor Music|Concerts

Beethoven’s ground-breaking piano concertos established him as one of the greatest of all composers. Performing the full cycle is the dazzling Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov, one of the finest of his generation. In this concert we conclude our journey with the barnstorming grandeur of the fifth!
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

 

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