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Immerse yourself in one
of the Dutch violinist’s
stirring performances as he
comes to Perth set to play
a Tchaikovsky masterpiece.
Ballroom and Fremantle
Town Hall, Feb 1-2.
Playing with commitment
and passion, these four
young Hungarians are
Witness the group play
classical masterpieces in
their energetic and dramatic
style. Perth Concert Hall,
OF ST MARTIN
IN THE FIELDS
The orchestra is sure to
please in the playing of an
adored classic at this year’s
Perth International Arts
Festival. Perth Concert Hall,
Feb 21, 23.
KATE CEBERANO &
TEDDY TAHU RHODES
This performance will
deliver an exciting fusion of
contemporary and classical
music. Musical theatre is
thrown into the mix with
renditions of songs from
Perth Zoo, Feb 22.
Delight in an evening
under the stars featuring
symphonic works from Perth
Symphony Orchestra and
an array of other bands,
choirs and soloists. Scotch
College, Mar 8.
The Australian String
Perth’s Best Classical
PERTH CONCERT HALL
Renowned as being one of the finest acoustic venues in the southern hemisphere
and having recently been voted ‘Best Acoustics in Australia’ , the concert hall
is home to WASO and has played host to many of the world’s best orchestras,
including the Berlin Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra.
5 St Georges Terrace, Perth.
With soaring limestone walls, manicured lawn terraces, and views across the city
skyline, the Quarry is renowned for its peaceful ambience, incredible acoustics and
magnificent natural bushland setting. Reabold Hill, Oceanic Drive, City Beach.
ST GEORGES CATHEDRAL
Constructed of limestone, with marble floors and lofty jarrah arches, the cathedral
is an iconic venue that houses the widely acclaimed Cathedral Choir.
38 St Georges Terrace, Perth.
BETWEEN THE DESERT AND
THE DEEP BLUE SEA: A SYMPHONY
In a fitting tribute to our city, this year’s Perth Festival finale
asks the people of WA, “What does Perth sound like? What
are the quintessential sounds that link you to this city?” In
the months leading up to the close of the Festival, Perth
residents are being asked to record their favourite sounds of
the city to help Tod Machover, a composer and professor at
MIT’s Media Lab, to craft a symphony tailor-made for Perth
that will be played live for the first time by WASO. This epic,
interactive experience will weave technology and ancient
storytelling into a modern musical extravaganza.
The concert also features some of the dynamic music
developed in the surprisingly sophisticated world of gaming.
Uniting the console with the concert hall, WASO will perform
a live soundtrack as some of the greatest video games are
projected on the screen above. For information on how to
send in your sounds of Perth, visit perthfestival.com.au . Perth
Concert Hall, Mar 1.
Hailed as one of classical music’s greatest
living innovators, Italian composer and pianist
Ludovico Einaudi presents his latest album, In
a Time Lapse. His meditation on the nature and
significance of our most limited resource – time – is
lauded as both epic and experimental. With 11
record-breaking albums and a string of film scores,
include J. Edgar and The Intouchables, to his
name, Ludovico’s performance showcases his
signature emotional and adventurous style. Perth
Concert Hall, Feb 8.
DAWN UPSHAW AND THE
Four-time Grammy Award winner Dawn Upshaw joins the
Australian Chamber Orchestra for a night of enchanting
music, at times blurring the lines between classical and
jazz. The performance will be the Australian premiere
of Winter Morning Walks, a song cycle written by Maria
Schneider and based on the short poems of American poet
Ted Kooser. The poems were inspired by the snow-covered
landscape Kooser would experience during his pre-dawn
walks in the Nebraskan countryside while recovering from
chemotherapy. The program continues with a range of
other complex and beautiful orchestral works including
John Adams’s John’s Book of Alleged Dances, Grieg’s
Holberg Suite and Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro. Perth
Concert Hall, Feb 19.
Quartet will take audience
members on a journey
through three centuries in
an evocative performance.
Perth Concert Hall, Mar 10.
The auditorium of Perth Concert Hall
(photography Stephen Nicholls).
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