From film scores by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer to scores by Joe Hisaishi from Spirited Away; from symphony-accompanied performances by Grammy award-winning singer, Michael Bolton, to opera with Beethoven and Mozart; from pieces composed by Debussy to Ravel. These seven events showcase both the classic and contemporary of classical music in WA. You can also check out our Classical Music page for a comprehensive guide on the 60+ events coming up.
Planet Earth II – Live in Concert
Apr 27 (Fri), Perth Arena, 8pm
Don’t miss out on this epic celebration of music and film, narrated live by Australian actor Eric Bana and featuring breath-taking footage from the BBC Earth series projected on a giant screen. WASO will perform the film’s beautiful score by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe, live with conductor Vanessa Scammell.
Michael Bolton Symphony Tour
June 24 (Sun), Perth Concert Hall
Multiple Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist Michael Bolton will be performing the Michael Bolton Symphony Tour in Perth in June! Performing with a specially selected 30 piece orchestra with conductor, Jessica Gethin, Michael will take his fans on a musical journey of the Greatest Hits. Tickets on sale March 16.
Shadows and Landscapes
Mar 25 (Sun), Kidogo Arthourse, 7:30pm
Come down to be transported into an evocative sound world, of a night of story telling through music. Chris Kotchie, Classical Guitarist and Composer, brings to Fremantle a night of original compositions for solo guitar and flute inspired by the Australian Landscape, ancient cities, artifacts, mythology and the visual arts. Featuring guest artist Kirsten Smith (flute).
Asher Fisch Conducts Debussy and Ravel
Mar 23 & 24 (Fri & Sat), Perth Concert Hall, 7:30pm
Be transported by evocative, atmospheric masterpieces. The night begins with a Debussy masterpiece conducted by Asher Fisch and a performance of Carl Nielsen’s mercurial Flute Concerto by Principal Flute Andrew Nicholson. Ravel’s La valse concludes the night with a shattering, darkly exultant transformation of Vienna’s most famous courtly dance.
Spirited Away – A Tribute to the Music of Joe Hisaishi
Mar 24 (Sat), Churchlands Concert Hall, 2:00pm and 7:20pm
Experience the rich soundscapes of Joe Hisaishi’s breathtaking compositions from films by Hayao Miyazaki, performed by the WA Wind Symphony. The concert will feature music from “My Neighbour Totoro”, “Spirited Away”, “Howl’s Moving Castle” and more!
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert
May 4 & 5 (Fri & Sat), Riverside Theatre, 7:30pm
The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series continues with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™! WASO performs John William’s unforgettable score while the film plays in HD on a 40-foot screen. Fans of all ages can experience the magic of their favourite wizard in the symphony-accompanied third film of the Harry Potter franchise.
Nicole Car Sings Mozart and Beethoven Heroines
Apr 11 (Wed), Perth Concert Hall, 7:30pm
Known for her performances in Covent Garden and Paris, to Berlin and North America, the ACO presents Nicole’s only Australian performance for 2018, which celebrates her majestic voice with stunning classical works. The night will feature Beethoven’s Romance in F major and Hildegard von Bingen’s ‘Ave Maria, O auctrix vite’, which will be paired with Verdi’s ‘Ave Maria’ from Otello.
Featured Image: Planet Earth II Live in Concert, BBC