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The Music Scene in Perth & WA

While some capital cities are struggling, WA’s live music and musician scene is booming, as evidenced by the hundreds of thriving live-music venues running across the state. National and international tours plus week-end long festivals in Perth and the Southwest attract big crowds from the east coast as well as locals and expats musicians from South East Asia. WASO leads myriad classical music companies and jazz continues to thrive.

Also, check out our Gig Guide

Latest News

Indie favourites announced for Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival

Indie favourites announced for Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival

A highlight of Perth’s holidays calendar, the Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival has announced an additional line-up of indie-pop heavyweights...
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Reimagining classic tunes with WAAPA’s music artists

Reimagining classic tunes with WAAPA’s music artists

WAAPA’s Music Artists present original works alongside reimagined classics from the popular music cannon in an annual showcase called Songbook...
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Piano Battle is heading to Perth Concert Hall

Piano Battle is heading to Perth Concert Hall

Piano Battle started more or less by accident – with only one concert slot left at the Hong Kong City...
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Perth’s musical star Tim Minchin is BACK in 2020

Perth’s musical star Tim Minchin is BACK in 2020

Perth-raised musical star Tim Minchin returns to his hometown next March as part of an Australia-wide tour. Performing at Crown...
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International artists performing in Perth this winter

International artists performing in Perth this winter

There will be no shortage of music entertainment in Perth this winter as a colossal lineup of international artists take...
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Gigs to attend this long weekend

Gigs to attend this long weekend

If you’re looking to check out local artists this Easter long weekend, you’re in luck! There are a bunch of...
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A guide to this weekend’s top gigs

A guide to this weekend’s top gigs

From album releases to hometown returns, there is no better time to catch some of WA’s most acclaimed and eclectic...
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The music scene in Perth & WA

The music scene in Perth & WA

While some capital cities are struggling, WA’s live music scene is booming, as evidenced by the hundreds of thriving live-music...
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Guides


The Darlington Ensemble and UWA Strings

The cream of Perth’s chamber music scene, Semra Lee-Smith, Zak Rowntree, Sally Boud and Jon Tooby, work closely with UWA String students in this side-by-side performance of the Dvorák Bass Quintet.

  • Dates:Sep 27
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Callaway Auditorium

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA Conservatorium of Music
  • Venue Address:Callaway Auditorium, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:$10
  • Type:Music,University
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:UWA
  • Music:String Quartet

Description

A jam-packed program of stimulating performances and events in 2019 showcases the immense talent of UWA’s young emerging artists and their mentors, the celebrated alumni, and nationally and internationally recognised guest artists.

From masterclasses and workshops to intimate chamber performances and large- scale collaborations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, so come along to be inspired and entertained.
 

Passionate Strings

Enjoy a night of soaring in the skies of string music, a performance that will keep you on your toes.

  • Dates:Sep 27
  • Time(s):7:30 pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Venue Address:1.110, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Type:Music,Classical Music
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Music:Classical
  • Ticket Price FROM:$24
  • Ticket price TO:$29
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Description

Music Director: Paul Wright
Performed by: String Camerata and Paul Wright

A night of romance and passion, as Paul Wright directs WAAPA's String Camerata in a ravishing program of music for strings. From the dynamic sounds of the Baroque through to the magical world of high romance, the String Camerata transports you to a place of dreams, centred around the rich melodic tapestry of Joseph Suk's masterpiece, Serenade for Strings in E- at major. Be swept away by a night of soaring string music!


Performance dates
27th Sep 7:30pm

Ticketing information
$29 - Full
$24 - Concession/Friends

Bookings open
23rd Jul - Friends
30th Jul - Public

Marvels And Curiosities

This innovative performance by WAAPA staff and students will transport the listeners to exotic and astonishing places through the sound of various instruments.

  • Dates:Sep 28
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium
  • Time(s):3 pm

Details

  • Ticket Price:$26 Concession/Friends, $32 General
  • Venue Address:1.110, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Type:Classical Music,Music
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Music:Classical
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Description

Music Director: Geoffrey Lancaster
Performed by: Piano students and Geoffrey Lancaster

WAAPA staff and students introduce and play instruments from WAAPA's astonishing collection of Historical Keyboard Instruments. Square pianos, grands of varying ages and nationalities, harpsichord, clavichord, harmonium and antique synthesisers – this is a concert to fire the imagination, move the heart and to delight the ear.


Performance dates
28th Sep 3:00pm

Ticketing information
$32 - Full
$26 - Concession/Friends

Bookings open
23rd Jul - Friends
30th Jul - Public

The Planets

Experience the spectrum of orchestral sounds and unforgettable musical imagery in a dazzling program reaching celestial heights.

  • Dates:Sep 29
  • Time(s):5:00pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:WA Youth Orchestras
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth
  • Ticket Price:Standard $35 / Concession $25 / Student $20 (18yrs and under)
  • Type:Classical Music
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Orchestral
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors,Wheelchair Access

Description

Immerse yourself in extraordinary music!

Experience the spectrum of orchestral sounds and unforgettable musical imagery, as the Western Australian Youth Orchestra presents a dazzling program of celestial proportions. From the irresistible and quintessentially American classic Appalachian Spring to Holst's magnificent astrological musical portraits of our solar system in The Planets.

PROGRAM & ARTISTS

DULCIE HOLLAND Festival Flourish
AARON COPLAND Appalachian Spring, Suite for full orchestra
GUSTAV HOLST The Planets

Western Australian Youth Orchestra
Conductor Peter Moore OAM
Conductor Jen Winley

Proudly presented by Woodside Principal Partner

Liam Gallagher | Fremantle 2nd Show

2ND SHOW ANNOUNCED - Voted by Q Magazine readers as the “greatest front man of all time”, living legend Liam Gallagher will return in December to celebrates the release of his second solo record.

  • Dates:Dec 18
  • Time(s):Opens 6.00pm
  • Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre

Details

  • Venue Address:1 Finnerty St, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price:$109.90
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults
  • Music:Concert Tours,Gig Guide

Description

Shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland will give Australasian audiences a chance to revel in tracks from Gallagher’s untouchable back catalogue as well as taking in newer cuts from his more recent output.

We all know the Oasis story by now: Manc lads discover the magic formula, pump out several anthems for a generation, release some of the highest selling (and most loved) albums of all time, define British guitar music, burn out in a blaze of glory...

Now, as we hurtle towards 2020, it’s a sheer delight to hear the unmistakable voice of Liam Gallagher producing music just as timeless as he did at the peak of Britpop’s heyday.

Backstreet Boys

Backstreet’s back, alright! Get your group together, because the biggest selling boy band of all time are heading back to Australia in 2020 for a national arena tour.

  • Dates:May 30 2020
  • Venue:RAC Arena

Details

  • Hosted By:Live Nation
  • Venue Address:700 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults
  • Event Venue:RAC Arena
  • Music:Concert Tours,Popular Music

Description

AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardson have been enthralling fans for more than 25 years and are expanding their massive world tour to Australia

Featuring their signature, flawless choreography, costume changes, a pyramid-shaped stage of light, trap doors and giant video screens, Australian fans will experience their harmony-laden vocal prowess and arsenal of mega-watt hits such as; >‘I Want It That Way’, ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)’ and ‘As Long As You Love Me’, plus songs from their tenth studio album, ‘DNA”.

Free Lunchtime Concerts | UWA Conservatorium

Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the world.

  • Dates:Fridays, Aug 2 - Oct 25
  • Time(s):1-1.45pm
  • Venue:Callaway Auditorium

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA Conservatorium of Music
  • Venue Address:Callaway Auditorium, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free,Music,University
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:UWA
  • Music:Choral,Opera,Orchestral,String Quartet

Description

Semester Two Program

2 Aug - Lina Andonovska, Ashley Smith and Gladys Chua

9 Aug - Christmas Comes Early!

16 Aug - UWA Guitar Studio

23 Aug - Irwin Street Collective and UWA Voice Students: Handel's German Arias

30 Aug - The Winthrop Singers

6 Sep - UWA Composition

13 Sep - UWA Winds

20 Sep - UWA Brass

27 Sep - Irwin Street Collective: Beethoven Sonata Project

11 Oct - UWA Voice

18 Oct - Music Students Society (MSS) takeover: Furniture Movers

25 Oct - End of year celebration

Morning Symphony: Symphonie Fantastique

Inspired by unrequited romantic love, Berlioz’s radical masterpiece Symphonie Fantastique is full of passions, dreams and phantoms.

  • Dates:Oct 3
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:WASO
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace Perth
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Type:Classical Music
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Orchestral

Description

Revolutionary at its premiere in 1830, it remains breathtaking nearly 200 years later.

Fabien Gabel, one of the stars of the new generation opens this concert with the concentrated atmospherics of Florent Schmitt’s Rêves – a West Australian premiere.

Subiaco Lounge Series

The Subiaco Lounge Series will bring three nights of live jazz across Subiaco’s many venues, laneways and balconies.

  • Dates:Oct 3 - 5
  • Venue:Rokeby Road

Details

  • Type:Free,Music
  • Music:Free,Jazz,Rhythm & Blues

Description

Come along and get your toes tapping to an amazing collection of Jazz, RnB, Blues, Soul, Bossa Nova, Jive and so much more. Discover over 15 acts, including open-air performances and more intimate, cosy gigs hosted by some of Subi’s best restaurants and bars.

Start planning your musical adventure…
Visit www.seesubiaco.com.au/loungeseries

Symphonie Fantastique

Two dream-filled French works frame a world premiere conducted by one of the stars of the new generation, Fabien Gabel

  • Dates:Oct 4 - 5
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:WASO
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Classical Music
  • Audience:Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Orchestral
  • SCOOP ADMIN ONLY:WASO Morning Symphony Series

Description

Dreams, Witches and Visions.

Inspired by unrequited romantic love, Berlioz’s radical masterpiece Symphonie fantastique is full of passions, dreams and phantoms – a lovesick musician’s hallucinatory fantasies. Astonishingly modern and revolutionary at its premiere in 1830, it is still breathtaking nearly 200 years later. Multi award-winner James Ledger is one of Australia’s finest composers. His new Viola Concerto is his 11th work to be premiered by WASO and was composed especially for one of Australia’s greatest musicians, Brett Dean, himself an acclaimed composer, soloist and former member of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Glenn Miller Orchestra

It is with great pleasure we announce that the Glenn Miller Orchestra returns by popular demand!

  • Dates:Oct 6
  • Time(s):3.00pm - 5.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:ATA Allstar Artists
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth
  • Ticket Price FROM:$39.90
  • Ticket price TO:$89.90
  • Type:Music,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Musicals
  • Music:Popular Music

Description

Featuring a brand new programme of wonderful 1940’s music as well as your favourite Glenn Miller hits - Chattanooga Choo Choo, In the Mood, Tuxedo Junction, A String of Pearls, Moonlight Serenade and Pennsylvania 6-5000.

The concert will also feature special guest singers and sensational dance routines by the Broadway Swing Dancers. Don’t miss this world famous Orchestra in what will be an entertaining and memorable concert of big band music!??

"An evening of nostalgia…..unforgettable music……an absolutely brilliant concert……” ?- The Australian Stage

Chorales and Cantatas

Chorales & Cantatas is a gala performance celebrating the great choral and solo works from the Baroque to Broadway.

  • Dates:Oct 6
  • Venue:Winthrop Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA
  • Venue Address:Winthrop Hall, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price FROM:$25
  • Ticket price TO:$50
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:UWA,Winthrop Hall
  • Music:Choral

Description

Set against the backdrop of the magnificent Winthrop Hall, UWACS will delight and entertain with excerpts from works by great composers including Vivaldi, Mozart, Verdi, Lloyd Webber and Schonberg.

This diverse and uplifting performance is not to be missed.

This performance is suitable for all ages.

Alice Giles: Harp Celebration

Join us for a celebration of the relaxing beauty of the harp, performed by the talented soloist Alice Giles.

  • Dates:Oct 6
  • Time(s):2 pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Ticket Price:$20 concession/ friends, $30 general
  • Venue Address:1.110, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Type:Classical Music,Music
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Music:Classical
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Description

Music Director: Alice Giles
Performed by: Alice Giles and stars of the Perth Harp Festival

In the hands of the brilliant Alice Giles AM, the sound of the harp ignites the imagination and transports listeners to places of exotic beauty. One of the world's leading harp soloists, the Australian-born musician leads the Perth Harp Festival in a celebration of exquisite harp music showcasing the talents of Perth's harpists.

Tickets are available from The Harp Society of WA.


Performance dates
6th Oct 2:00pm

Ticketing information
$30 - Full
$20 - Concession/Friends

Bookings open
23rd Jul - Friends
23rd Jul - Public
 

Soup Nights 3: GreyWing

The 3rd instalment of Tura's monthly serving of new sounds presents GreyWing - [ text ]

  • Dates:Oct 8
  • Time(s):7 - 10pm
  • Venue:The Sewing Room

Details

  • Hosted By:The Sewing Room & Tura New Music
  • Venue Address:317 Murray Street, (Basement) Wolf Lane, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$5
  • Ticket price TO:$15
  • Type:Classical Music,Music
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:Tura New Music
  • Music:Classical,Gig Guide,Other Music

Description

Arguments, babble, comments, dialogue, expressions: its only talk. Words have often driven music and this concert brings together recent local and international examples of “text in music”. European sensations Jennifer Walshe and Cathy van Eck highlight the surreal possibilities of observation and declamation, Brisbane-based Vanessa Tomlinson and Eric Griswold explore memory and anticipation, while locals Annika Moses and Lindsay Vickery bring the personal and the political dimensions of words. The concert also features a new work by mercurial Paris/Perth performance artist Emmanuelle Zagoria.

Tura Soup Nights are a new monthly serving of sound. On the second Tuesday of each month starting in August, The Sewing Room will be the home of new sounds from sonic artists from both near and far. They are a platform for new curators and new cross-disciplinary collaborations. A place for artists from different backgrounds and art forms to meet, share ideas and make new connections.

Time: 7-10pm
Tickets: $5 – $15 at the door
Venue: The Sewing Room, 317 Murray Street, (Basement) Wolf Lane, Perth

The Parisian Guitar

Enjoy the sparkling music of Parisian guitar at this riveting performance by WAAPA.

  • Dates:Oct 9
  • Time(s):7:30 pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Ticket Price:$24 concession/ friends, $29 general
  • Venue Address:1.110, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Type:Classical Music,Music
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Music:Classical
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Description

Music Director: Jonathan Paget
Performed by: Classical Guitar students, Plectra Guitar Ensemble and the Indian Ocean Ensemble with Jonathan Paget

Join us for a celebration of the beauty, passion and romance of the Parisian guitar. From 16th century counterpoint through to post-modern guitar bards such Dyens and Kleynjans, the French have had a long love affair with the guitar. Enjoy musical gems from this rich body of work performed by the Classical Guitar students and Plectra Guitar Ensemble, with a highlight performance by WAAPA's classical guitar expert Jonathan Paget of Ferdinando Carulli's Petit Concerto de Socie´te´ on a period instrument, accompanied by the Indian Ocean Ensemble.

Performance dates

9th Oct 7:30pm

Ticketing information
$29 - Full
$24 - Concession/Friends

Bookings open
10th Sep - Friends
17th Sep - Public
 

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