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 March 2018
Friday 02
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | Adam Pinto (piano) 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.

Having just launched a new CD ‘Transformation’ of works by late UWA Faculty member Roger Smalley, talented pianist and Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Adam Pinto performs a free Lunchtime Concert of works for solo piano.

Entry is free - no bookings required.
Wednesday 07
17:30 - Open Rehearsal - UWA Music presents: Converge | The Irwin Street Collective : Jamie Hey (cello) 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.

This week join visiting artist Jamie Hey (cello) and UWA faculty Shaun Lee- Chen (violin), Cecilia Sun (fortepiano) and Emeritus Professor Paul Wright (viola) for a unique behind the scenes look into the rehearsal process as you observe these renowned musicians preparing for their upcoming performance.

Jamie Hey is Australia’s pre-eminent period cellist and a passionate researcher of the history, development and repertoire of the cello in 17th century Italy. He has been a member of the celebrated Australian Brandenburg Orchestra since 1995 and has been their principal cellist since 2002. He is a 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Entry is free - no bookings required.
Friday 09
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | Piñata Percussion : Loops and Rebounds Preview 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.

Week 2 - Piñata Percussion

Piñata Percussion is the resident percussion ensemble at UWA. Each year, Piñata’s concert season is opened with a program of new and existing works for percussion ensemble by Australian composers, allowing engagement with the nation’s leading creative minds in percussion composition and performance.

In 2018, Piñata celebrates the music of David Pye, an influential figure in Australian new music since the 1980s, who will be artist-in-residence with the ensemble in February and March.

This program celebrates Pye's significant contributions to Australian music with two works: 2003 percussion masterpiece 'rebana loops' and the world premiere of 'octet 112358'.

The program also features a new work from UWA graduate Adam Tan workshopped and developed for Piñata.

Entry is free - no bookings required.
Wednesday 14
17:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Converge | Miquel Bernat (marimba) 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.

This week we welcome visiting artist Miquel Bernat.

Miquel received his musical education at the conservatories of Valencia, Madrid, Brussels and Rotterdam, and at the Aspen Summer Music Festival (USA). He was granted the "Premio Extraordinario Fin de Carrera" at the Conservatory of Madrid, the Special Prize for Percussion at the Dutch Gaudeamus Competition and the 2nd prize at the Aspen Nakamichi Competition.

Being a musician of great versatility, he has played with the Orquesta Ciutat de Barcelona and with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, as well as in the contemporary music ensembles Ictus, Ictus Piano and Percussion Quartet, Trio Allures, Duo Contemporain, among others.

Miquel will perform works from Spanish composers featured in his new book of marimba etudes, plus percussion works by Alvarez, Applebaum and more.

Entry is free - no bookings required.
Thursday 15
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Piñata Percussion | Loops and Rebounds Website | More Information
Join us for a celebration of Australian music featuring works by David Pye

Piñata Percussion is the resident percussion ensemble at UWA. Each year, Piñata’s concert season is opened with a program of new and existing works for percussion ensemble by Australian composers, allowing engagement with the nation’s leading creative minds in percussion composition and performance.

In 2018, Piñata celebrates the music of David Pye, an influential figure in Australian new music since the 1980s. For three decades, Pye led a number of ensembles and projects from Fremantle, playing a pivotal role in establishing the flourishing percussion scene in WA. Pye will be artist-in-residence with Piñata in February and March. This program celebrates his significant contributions to Australian music with two works: Pye’s 2003 percussion masterpiece 'rebana loops' and the world premiere of 'octet 112358'.

The program also features a new work from UWA graduate Adam Tan workshopped and developed for Piñata ahead of Tan’s residency in Florida at the Florida Mallet Lab Summer Intensive in May, alongside works by artists from around Australia including Timothy Constable, Nigel Westlake, Vanessa Tomlinson.

Tickets: $15 Standard | $10 Concessions | Free for school students
Friday 16
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | UWA Woodwinds 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.

Week 3 - UWA Woodwinds

This week hear talented students from the UWA Woodwind program performing a huge variety of repertoire. From Ligeti's Bagatelles for Wind Quintet and Muczynski duos, to other works for winds and piano, the exceptional ability of young emerging artists and their passion for music will always create a special experience for concertgoers.

Entry is free - no bookings required.
Wednesday 21
17:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Converge | Megan Barbetti (flute) 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.

This week Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons) student Megan Barbetti returns from a semester studying at McGill University, Canada to perform a solo recital.

The program will include: Shinohara 'Kassouga', Damase 'Rhapsodie Hétu 'Aria', and Widor 'Suite for Flute and Piano'

Entry is free - no bookings required.
Friday 23
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | Irwin Street Collective : Beethoven Sonata Project (Cecilia Sun & Shaun Lee-Chen) 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.

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 (amongst other important repertoire from the period) in a series of free concerts across 2018.

In this concert they will perform Mozart's 'Sonata for Piano and Violin in B-Flat Major' and Beethoven's 'Sonata for Piano and Violin in G Major'

Entry is free, no bookings required
Saturday 24
15:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Banchieri's Festino Website | More Information
Celebrate Banchieri’s 400th anniversary in a unique concert experience featuring the Conservatorium’s newest voice ensemble – Concordia Vocalis.

Joined by percussion, guitar and brass students, with narration by Italian Studies students, Banchieri’s Festino (Festival for the Evening of Carnival Thursday Before Supper) is an absolute romp of a comedy.

Tickets: $35 Standard / $27 Concessions (includes refreshments).
Wednesday 28
17:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Converge | Improvisation : Nicholas Bannan & James ledger 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.

This week we delve into one of our 2nd year music units and explore the development of skills in improvisation. MUSC2525 is the last in a sequence of 4 'Music Language' units that develops core theoretical, musical and perceptual skills, involving two mutually supportive components - harmony and form; and aural–keyboard skills.

Lecturers James Ledger and Nicholas Bannan have devised assignments that involve students in creative responses. Material from these sessions will form the basis of pair and group improvisations, introduced and contextualised by James and Nicholas.

Entry is free - no bookings required.

 April 2018
Friday 06
19:15 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Keyed Up! : Victor Sangiorgio Website | More Information
UWA Music and the WA Music Teachers' Association (WAMTA) are delighted to welcome London based Australian classical pianist Victor Sangiorgio back to WA.

With his London debut described by The Times as “poetic perfection”, Sangorgio is sure to enchant.

The program will include:

Bach Partita No. 1 in B flat

Clementi Sonata in B flat Op. 47 No.2

Schubert Impromptus D 899

Earl Wild Concert Etudes based on Gershwin Songs: Etude no. 3 "The Man I Love”, Etude No. 4 "Embraceable You” and Etude No. 7 "Fascinatin' Rhythm.

This concert is presented as part of the 2018 WA Piano Pedagogy Conference.

Tickets: $18 Friends of Music, $20 Concessions, $25 Standard

School students attend for Free (RSVP to [email protected])
Sunday 15
15:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Music on the Terrace : Grieg and the New World Website | More Information
The UWA Symphony Orchestra once again joins forces with maestro Mark Coughlan to present a program of exciting and popular masterworks from the romantic tradition. From the excitement of grand opera to Grieg's evergreen piano concerto and Dvorak's energetic and exciting New World Symphony, this promises to be a thrilling program.

The program will include: Rossini 'Overture to the Barber of Seville', Grieg 'Piano Concerto', and Dvorak 'Symphony No 9 From the New World'

Tickets: $35
Wednesday 18
17:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Converge | The Friends of UWA Music Alex Cohen Travelling Scholarship 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.

This week, we celebrate the winners of the Friends of UWA Music Alex Cohen Travelling Scholarship in a special presentation.

The evening will include performances by the winners Jackson Vickery (percussion) and Jonty Coy (Baroque Flute).

Free entry - All welcome!
Friday 20
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | Ensemble Vagabond 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.

This week join celebrated musicians Adam Mikulicz (bassoon), Ashley William Smith (clarinet), Sandy Xu (oboe), Emily Clements (flute), Julia Brooke (horn) and Gladys Chua (piano) as they perform Ravel's 'Mother Goose Suite' and Rimsky-Korsakov's Piano Quintet.

Free entry- all wlecome

18:30 - FREE LECTURE - UWA Music presents: Distinguished Artist Lecture Series with Brad Cohen : The Cunning Little Vixen; is this one of the greatest operas ever written? Website | More Information
UWA and Tertiary Education Partner West Australian Opera 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.

Join us as West Australian Opera’s Artistic Director, Brad Cohen, discusses why Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen is, in his opinion, one of the greatest operas of all. From the early life of the composer, his creative works and inspiration for Vixen, Brad will share his insights, passion and purpose as to why The Cunning Little Vixen is a masterpiece and a must see.

Since being appointed Artistic Director of WAO in 2015, Brad Cohen has conducted Faust, Gianni Schicchi, The Riders, The Pearl Fishers, Tosca and Lucia di Lammermoor for the Company. Prior to 2015 he conducted Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor and The Magic Flute for WAO.

Brad conducted the world premiere of Thomas Adès' Powder her Face, just a year after winning the 1994 Leeds Conductor's Competition. His career spans a wide ranging repertoire at English National Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Australia, Opera North, opera companies including Luzern, Nantes/Angers, Nederlands Reisopera, and at festivals including Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Adelaide, Hong Kong, and Rossini in Wildbad. Most recently, a concert with Melbourne Symphony, Otello with State Opera of SA, Stiffelio at London’s South Bank with Chelsea Opera Group and Flight with Opera Holland Park. Complementing his performing career, Brad is the Founder of London-based Tido Music, a major new platform for the digital enjoyment of notated and recorded music.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear Brad talk about WAO's upcoming performance of The Cunning Little Vixen

Entry is free (refreshments included) - RSVP to [email protected]

 May 2018
Wednesday 09
17:30 - MASTERCLASS - UWA Music presents Converge | Guitar Masterclass with Jonathan Fitzgerald 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.

Masterclasses are an important learning opportunity for emerging artists but they also offer students, educators and music lovers not only the opportunity to see some amazing performances, but also to get a unique insight into the process of preparing a performance with advice from expert mentors.

This week Head of the UWA Guitar Studio Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald working with the next generation of young high school guitarists.

Entry is free - no bookings required
Friday 11
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents Free Lunchtime Concert | The Winthrop Singers and Piñata Percussion 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.

This week, be transported by the divine voices of the Winthrop Singers, supported by special guests Piñata Percussion.

Entry is free - no bookings required
Thursday 17
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents Main Stage | Collaboration Website | More Information
The exceptional ability of young emerging artists and their passion for music will always create an extraordinary experience for concertgoers.

In this concert, the UWA Wind Orchestra directed by Paul de Cinque perform some exciting repertoire for winds, before the UWA Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms' monumental Symphony No. 4, conducted by Head of the UWA Conservatorium Professor Alan Lourens.

Come along and be inspired by the cream of Western Australia's young musicians.

Tickets $18-25 | School students attend for Free (email [email protected] to RSVP)

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents Enrich! Ukulele Sensation Website | More Information
Since 2012 the Conservatorium of Music has offered a number of stimulating and enjoyable broadening units for all undergraduates studying at UWA.

From humble beginnings in 2014, there are now 6 Ukulele ensembles running each week on campus and in the Enrich! Ukulele sensation, the amazing Luke Dux brings these groups together to showcase their semester's work!

Tickets $10 Standard / $5 Concessions (available at the door - cash only)
Friday 18
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents Free Lunchtime Concert | UWA Guitar Studio 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.

This week, quartets from the UWA Conservatorium Guitar Studio will perform movements from Phillip Houghton’s Opals, and an arrangement of a Philip Glass string quartet (rarely heard on guitars). This free concert will also feature solo performances of works by JS Bach, Leo Brouwer and Giulio Regondi.

Let the sensuous sound of classical guitars take you from the mundane to the sublime.

Entry is free - no bookings required

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