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.
6–7 Oct WASO Classics Series: Karin Schaupp Plays Rodrigo Music|Concerts
Ravel’s Pavane evokes the courtly world of Renaissance Spain with as much perfumed nostalgia as Rodrigo’s popular guitar concerto does. Rodrigo described his glorious concerto as capturing “the fragrance of magnolias, the singing of birds, and the gushing of fountains.”Rimsky-Korsakov’s equally popular tone poem Scheherazade plunges you headfirst into the exotic world of the Tales of the Arabian Nights. Former WASO Assistant Conductor Christopher Dragon is joined by acclaimed Australian guitarist Karin Schaupp in this enchanting concert.
13–14 Oct WASO Masters Series: French Connections Music|Concerts
The three months that Vaughan Williams studied with Ravel in 1908 were rewarding both personally and professionally. The two became friends and Ravel’s tuition helped Vaughan Williams achieve a more luminous sound and greater textural clarity in his orchestral music. His Fifth Symphony is imbued with the delicate handling of lyricism and orchestral colour evident in his teacher’s Mother Goose ballet. By contrast, musical prodigy Saint-Saëns’ stormy, mercurial First Cello Concerto positively erupts with melodic invention.
26 Oct 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.
27 Oct Megan Washington with WASO Music|Concerts
Two-time ARIA Award winner and multi-platinum album selling artist Megan Washington burst onto the Australian music scene in 2008. She started her career performing jazz but evolved her style to indie pop and alternative rock. In 2017 she joins WASO with new songs and a selection of favourites from her three studio albums. Don't miss one of the defining Australian female singers of our age in this special concert with WASO.
27 Oct The Bootleg Beatles Music|Concerts
Formed from the West End cast of the Broadway musical Beatlemania, The Bootleg Beatles are the world's premier Beatles show. In an illustrious career they have played the main stage at Glastonbury, supported Oasis and performed for the Queen at Buckingham Palace. By popular demand they are bringing their amazing multi-media production back to Australia, accompanied by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.