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Today's date is Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Music School Important Dates
 May 2018
Wednesday 30
17:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents Converge | The Irwin Street Collective: Mozart Double Piano Concerto Website | More Information
Join us each week for a delightful musical surprise! From young artist-led concerts to informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind-the-scenes workshops, lectures and masterclasses, these free weekly musical experiences will delight all music lovers.

In our final Converge of Semester 1, talented honours students Maria Ceccarelli and Adrian Soares join Cecilia Sun, Shaun Lee-Chen and the UWA Chamber Orchestra for a free performance of Mozart’s Concerto No. 10 in E-flat major for two fortepianos.

This not to be missed free concert will also feature Mozart's 'Paris Symphony' before renowned soprano and UWA Conservatorium faculty member Sara Macliver joins the orchestra to perfrom Exultate Jubilate.

Entry is free - no bookings required

 June 2018
Friday 01
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents Free Lunchtime | Concert Concordia Vocalis and Con-Cantorum Website | More Information
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 country.

In our final Lunchtime Concert for this semester, the Conservatorium's Vocal Ensembles present an all a cappella program.

Concordia Vocalis present selections from Banchieri’s Madrigal Comedy Festino, and Con-Cantorum (chamber choir) perform sublime reflective works by Gjielo (Ubi Caritas), Whitacre (Lux aurumque), Elgar (Lux aeterna arranged from Nimrod), and modern arrangements.

Entry is free - no bookings required

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents Enrich - Show Choir Jazz Spectacular Website | More Information
The Conservatorium of Music offers a number of stimulating and enjoyable broadening units for all undergraduate UWA Students. Enrich! brings together these students in vibrant and dynamic ensemble performances.

Under the direction of Tim How, the Show Choir, will be perform songs from Broadway favourites. Whilst the UWA Jazz Ensemble, led by Jess Herbert will perform staples of the Jazz repertoire. This fantastic concert is not to be missed!

Tickets available at the door (cash): $10 Standard / $5 Concessions (Seniors/Children/Students/Friends of Music)

 July 2018
Friday 06
18:30 - FREE LECTURE - UWA Music presents: Distinguished Artist Lecture Series with Milijana Nikolic More Information
UWA and West Australian Opera (WAO) present a series of lecture recitals, talks and masterclasses with internationally recognised directors and artists from WAO’s 2018 season, which will delight audiences with a unique insight into the world of opera.

In our second lecture of 2018, join Serbian-born mezzo-soprano Milijana Nikolic as she discusses preparing for the title role of Carmen in WAO's upcoming production.

Entry is free | please RSVP to concerts@uwa.edu.au

Refreshments served from 630pm | event start 7pm
Wednesday 11
9:00 - EVENT - AUSTA Cello Big Day Out Website | More Information
The AUSTA Big Cello Day Out will be held at the UWA Conservatorium of Music.

Activities will include: opportunities for junior, intermediate and advanced students to play and receive feedback from expert teachers, cello ensemble workshops, and the chance for teachers of junior, secondary and tertiary students to observe and participate in discussion forums with guest teachers.

Visiting cellists include Thomas Gregory (UK), David Pereira (ANU) and Alvin Wong (Melbourne), Louise Butler (ACT) among others, will provide expert insights and feedback to participants.

The day will conclude with a master class by WASO soloist and international cellist, Pablo Ferrández.

Registration can be made for individual sessions, combined sessions or the whole day. Special discounts are available for AUSTA National Conference delegates, AUSTA members and students. Attendance at all sessions is free for Australian tertiary music students with current university ID. A catered lunch may be ordered online along with your registration.

Tickets available here: www.trybooking.com/383059
Wednesday 18
18:00 - WORKSHOP - WINTERarts: 'Uke' Can Do It Website | More Information
A fun introductory session to the ukulele.

We’ll cover all the basics from the correct way to hold your ‘uke’, to tuning, basic chords and strumming patterns, learning several songs along the way. This fun introductory session will have you rocking out to Vance Joy, Green Day and The Beatles on your ukulele in no time.

Participants can enjoy a glass of wine, and cheese and biscuits will be provided, so why not grab a group of friends and make a night of it!

Suitable for ages 18+

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UWA WINTERarts 2018 2 - 31 July Escape the winter gloom and experience the best in art, literature, music and ideas during the 2018 UWA WINTERarts season. There are exhibitions, concerts, literary events, skills workshops, tours and a dedicated children’s program for the school holidays.

Find an event for you at culturalprecinct.uwa.edu.au/winterarts
Saturday 28
13:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Music presents: Keyed Up! Day of Piano Website | More Information
At the UWA Conservatorium of Music, we know that performance enhances your brain, your social skills and helps you reach your full potential.

We also know that exams and auditions can be a daunting experience for young musicians!

Join us for the annual Keyed Up! Day of Piano where you can learn tips and tricks of piano performance from some of Perth’s most experienced teachers and examiners. Why not ensure that every performance you give is one that you are proud of, whether that be for your University or School assessment, WACE practical or AMEB or other grade exams!

The skills that you learn at the Keyed Up! Day of Piano will give you the confidence to excel in all your performance endeavours!

Led by UWA Head of Keyboard and Performance Studies, Graeme Gilling and supported by Perth’s finest pianists, teachers and performance specialists and ideally timed for those students undertaking ATAR Music and AMEB or other grade exams the Keyed Up! Day of Piano is an event not to be missed!

Register to perform and receive feedback from one of our expert panel in an informal workshop setting or just come along and observe students at your own level.

You’ll also have the opportunity to:

- Hear performances by UWA Conservatorium of Music students - Explore the Conservatorium’s Historical Instrument collection with a guided session led by Dr Cecilia Sun - Discover the range of AMEB piano options with Valerie Lang

 August 2018
Friday 03
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | Alan Lourens (Euphonium) More Information
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 country.

The lunchtime concert series resumes this week with a special performance by Head of the Conservatorium, Professor Alan Lourens. Alan will perform some virtuosic works for Euphonium accompanied by Gaby Gunders on piano.

PROGRAM

'Beautiful Colorado' - Joseph De Luca

'Zanette' - Percy Code

'A Cold Mist Over the Cypress Tree' for unaccompanied Euphonium - Philip Wilby

'Variations on a Neapolitan Song' - Herman Bellstedt

Entry is free - no bookings required
Thursday 09
18:00 - PERFORMANCE - Piñata Co-Lab: Australian Soundscapes Website | More Information
Co-Lab is an annual commissioning project that brings together UWA composition and percussion departments. In 2018, these talented young composers create new and imaginative works for percussion, inspired by works in the exhibition Modern Australian Landscapes, 1940s-1960s.
Friday 10
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | Suzanne Wijsman (cello) and Martina Liegat (piano) More Information
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 country.

This week, Head of Strings Suzanne Wijsman joins forces with Martina Liegat to perform some beautiful works for cello and piano including: Cui 'Deux Morceaux, No. 1', Dvorák 'Silent Woods', and Brahms 'Sonata in E minor'

Entry is free - no bookings required
Thursday 16
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Keyed Up! Alex Raineri Website | More Information
“As a voyager of the keys, Raineri is courageous. He doesn’t shy away from risk in his drive towards dramatic moments.” Limelight Magazine, 2018

Pianist Alex Raineri is a sought-after recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. He joins us at UWA as a Royal Over-Seas League Artist in Residence for a week of workshops, masterclasses and performances.

In this his solo recital, he presents a program of challenging and varied works for piano including a new work by UWA faculty member James Ledger.

Program

Johann Sebastian Bach / Sergei Rachmaninoff - Prelude in E from Violin | Partita #3, BWV 1006 | Chris Dench - flex for AR (2017) | Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 ‘Pathetique’ | Maurice Ravel - Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte | James Ledger - Intended Inventions (2017)

Tickets: Standard $25 | Concessions $20 | Friends of UWA Music $18 | School students attend for FREE (email concerts@uwa.edu.au)
Friday 17
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert: Alex Raineri & UWA Woodwinds More Information
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 country.

This week we welcome pianist Alex Raineri, a sought-after recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. He joins us at UWA as Royal Over-Sea League Visiting Artist and has spent the week working closely with UWA Wind Students culminating in this free lunchtime perfromance.

Entry is free - no bookings required
Saturday 18
17:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: The Irwin Street Collective | Brandenburg 5 More Information
BPhil (Hons) student Jonty Coy (Baroque flute) joins Conservatorium staff Shaun Lee-Chen (violin) and Cecilia Sun (harpsichord), plus friends, to present an all Bach program including his Sonata in E minor for Flute and Continuo, Chaconne from Partita No. 2 for Violin, and Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major.

Entry is free but bookings are essential - RSVP to concerts@uwa.edu.au
Friday 24
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | UWA Guitar Studio More Information
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 country.

This week, let the sensuous sound of classical guitars take you from the mundane to the sublime as students from the UWA Guitar Studio perform solo, duo and ensemble works.

Entry is free - no bookings required
Sunday 26
14:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Music presents: ATAR Performance Workshops (Clarinet & Saxophone) Website | More Information
The UWA Conservatorium of Music and the Clarinet & Saxophone Society of WA (CASSWA) invite clarinet and saxophone students undertaking their WACE/ATAR practical music exams to come along and perform in front of our panel of experts (including UWA's Ashley William Smith and WASO's Allan Meyer), receiving individual feedback, plus helpful tips on performance etiquette and managing stress.

We will provide an experienced accompanist to play with you, or if you prefer to being your usual accompanist along, please feel free to do so!

Attendance is free but bookings are essential!

15:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Rossini - Petite messe solennelle Website | More Information
Rossini’s 'Petite messe solennelle' is a musical curiosity, and written 30 years after his retirement from writing operas. The sacred text of the Missa solemnis is set to music which is sometimes delicate, often witty, and frequently over-the-top… while poking fun at Rossini’s own (and other composers’) musical styles.

In this salon-style performance we present Rossini’s original and rarely heard version for two pianos, harmonium/piano accordion, and 11 singers. (Spoiler alert: Sadly we can’t meet Rossini’s direction of 12 singers of three sexes: men, women and castrati).

If you love a melody and sparkling music, the Callaway Music Auditorium on Sunday 26 August at 3pm is the place you need to be.

Tickets: Standard $20 | Concessions $18 | Friends of UWA Music $15 | School students attend for FREE (email concerts@uwa.edu.au)
Thursday 30
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Main Stage Let's Dance Website | More Information
The exceptional ability of young emerging artists and their passion for music will always create an extraordinary experience for concertgoers.

'Let’s Dance' is the inspiration for new works by emerging young composers from the UWA Conservatorium of Music. These new works, performed by the UWA Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of celebrated composer James Ledger, will sit alongside John Adam’s ‘foxtrot for orchestra’, The Chairman Dances and Aaron Copland’s perennial favourite Appalachian Spring.

TICKETS: $18 Friends of Music | $20 Concessions | $25 Standard
Friday 31
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents a Free Lunchtime Concert | The Irwin Street Collective : Beethoven Sonata Project More Information
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 country.

Celebrated UWA music staff Cecilia Sun (fortepiano) and Simon Lee Foundation Artist in Residence Shaun Lee-Chen (violin) will present some of Beethoven’s classic violin sonatas in a series of concerts across 2018.

Entry is free - no bookings required

 September 2018
Saturday 01
12:30 - WORKSHOP - UWA Day of Brass : Splendour of the Brass! Website | More Information
Calling all Brass players and enthusiasts! Join us at the UWA Conservatorium of Music on 1 September for an exciting day of performances, workshops and clinics led by some of WA’s finest performers and educators including:

Golden Gate Brass

Rob Gladstones

Alan Lourens

Liam O'Malley

Peter Younghusband

Whether you’re studying trumpet at University, have just started learning Euphonium at school or have been playing trombone in your local brass band for 40 years, this day is for you!

Emphasis of the day will be on performing! You’ll have the opportunity to work on technique and sound in instrumental workshops, learn how to make the most of your practice time, find out how best to look after your instruments, or even try your hand at conducting. You’ll work on some pieces in groups, before coming together to perform these in a concert at the end of the day!

COST Participants: $20 (Standard) / $10 (Students/Teachers) | Observers: $5

Attendance at the concert is FREE
Friday 07
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | UWA Brass : Plus special guests Golden Gate Brass More Information
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 country.

This week, the UWA Brass ensemble under the direction of WASO's Liam O'Malley and the UWA Horn Choir, directed by Rob Gladstones (WASO Principal 3rd Horn) will be joined by Ensemble in Residence 'Golden Gate Brass' to present a Lunchtime Concert of big, bold, brassy delights!

Entry is free - no bookings required

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