It’s good news for those missing Government House’s Music on the Terrace concert series! A series of concerts by Perth’s top musicians has been recorded live in the Government House Ballroom and will be available for your home enjoyment through a new world-class streaming platform developed in Melbourne.

Created by musicians for musicians, Melbourne Digital Concert Hall provides a virtual stage for artists to continue to perform during the current COVID-19 restrictions. Fiona Campbell, Artistic Director of Music on the Terrace, has curated a programme of intimate, live performances by Perth’s most respected musicians, including clarinettist Ashley Smith, tenor Paul O’Neill and jazz diva Ali Bodycoat.

Aptly named ‘Satellite Nights – Perth’, the series includes three bespoke concerts offering classical music, opera and jazz.

Launched in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Melbourne Digital Concert Hall supports musicians who would otherwise be out of work. Tickets are very reasonably priced, and all money made from ticket sales goes directly to the musicians. It is a great way to both show your support for local artists and enjoy the concert experience from the comfort of your home.

Satellite Nights is presented with the support of the Government House Foundation and Government House. Find out more about the Government House Foundation here and see the schedule for Perth’s first three dazzling concerts below.

1: Gladys Chua and Ashley Smith in Recital

Wednesday 13th May at 5pm (WST)

The operatic repertoire would lend some of its greatest instrumental solos to the most lyrical instrument of them all – the clarinet. In this recital, Gladys Chua and Ashley Smith take the clarinet out of the orchestra pit and place it centre stage in an emotionally-charged selection of arias and virtuosic fantasias from the operas of Mozart, Rossini, Weber, Puccini and Verdi.


2: Opera and Song: The Human Experience


Join Internationally renowned Australian Tenor Paul O’Neill, stunning Soprano Naomi Johns and acclaimed accompanist Tommaso Pollio performing a wonderful array of thrilling operatic arias and popular songs.


3: Ali Bodycoat


Ali Bodycoat and Adrian Galante arrive in a mutual admiration society from the gloriously aligned Perth Jazz scene.

With a bilateral bond for the greatest songs ever – sung by Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland or even Frank Sinatra, take an hour out, buckle up and try saying no to this trip where Bodycoat Gets Galant(e).



Image credits: The Melbourne Digital Concert Hall, Naomi Johns – Soprano Facebook.
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