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 July 2018
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 [email protected])
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 [email protected]
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 [email protected])
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
Wednesday 12
17:30 - FESTIVAL - UWA Music presents: Perth International Classical Guitar Festival Website | More Information
The Conservatorium of Music invites you to join us for the first Perth International Classical Guitar Festival.

Over five days, enjoy a jam-packed program featuring local, national and international artists including Craig Ogden, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Josinaldo Costa and the Perth Guitar Quartet, as well as the cream of Western Australia’s young emerging artists.

Be treated to a variety of performances from soloists, duos and ensembles, as well as the Australian Premier of Andy Scott’s Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra (2017), co-commissioned by the Conservatorium of Music.

The Festival will also include masterclasses, workshops, open rehearsals and demonstrations – allowing you to dive in and immerse yourself in all things guitar!

Full program details available here: www.perthguitarfestival.com

 October 2018
Tuesday 02
18:30 - FREE LECTURE - UWA Music presents: The 2018 Callaway Lecture with David Elliott : What is music, and what is education? More Information
The Callaway Lecture is one of the most prestigious events in the calendar of the Conservatorium of Music. In collaboration with the Kodály National Conference, we are delighted to welcome Professor David Elliott, author of ‘Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education’ and Professor of Music and Music Education at New York University, to present the 2018 Callaway Lecture.

David, who is a leading figure in the area of music education philosophy will present a lecture entitled:

What is music, and what is education? Philosophical exploration of music and musical values, and how this relates to education.

Please join us for refreshments from 630pm. The lecture will commence at 7pm.

Entry is free - RSVP to [email protected]
Tuesday 16
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - Van Diemen’s Band presents A La Danza Website | More Information
Van Diemen’s Band is made up of some of the nation’s most highly respected early music specialists who, between them, have many decades of experience with some of the finest ensembles in Europe and Australia. With a passion for excellence together with integrity of musicological research, VDB strives to share this expertise by presenting its discoveries in exciting and accessible concerts in interesting and unconventional venues.

In A La Danza, Van Diemen’s Band is joined by international soloists, cellist (and UWA Graduate) Catherine Jones (Australia/Italy) and Baroque guitarist William Carter (UK) for a sumptuous program of Italian music composed during the Spanish Occupation.

Heavily influenced by dance, this music of the High Baroque takes a simple structure and transforms it into a supremely virtuosic display, Concertos by Vivaldi, Fiorenza, arrangements of Neapolitan folk tunes by Gaspar Sanz and the famous Fandango quintet by Boccherini.

Tickets

Adults $45.00 | Concession $35.00 | Child (Accompanied child 15 years or under) $25.00

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Friday 19
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Main Stage | Culmination More Information
The exceptional ability of young emerging artists and their passion for music will always create an extraordinary experience for concertgoers.

In Main Stage: Culmination three outstanding performers compete in the finals of the prestigious VOSE Concerto Competition backed by the full forces of the brilliant UWA Symphony Orchestra. Who will win this coveted prize? Have your say and vote for your favourite performance in the People’s Choice Award!

Also on the program, Shumann's Konzertstuck for 4 Horns, and in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the French composer Gounod, the UWA Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus join forces with a performance of his beautiful, serene St Cecilia Mass.

Tickets from $18

 December 2018
Thursday 20
6:00 - CONCERT - UWA Christmas Concert : We invite you and your families to join us for our final concert of 2018! Website | More Information
Held on Whitfeld Court against the magnificent backdrop of Winthrop Hall, the UWA Christmas Concert will feature all your favourite Christmas classics and carols performed by acclaimed staff and students from the UWA Conservatorium of Music.

There will be plenty of fun for all the family with Santa making an appearance on the night.

Pack a picnic or enjoy a delicious treat from one of the local food trucks (Rancho Sombrero Tex-Mex, The Spanish Casa or Tim's Ice Creams) and join us for a fun-filled evening of music!

FREE entry - suitable for all ages

We welcome guests from 6pm. Concert starts 7pm and finishes by 8.45pm Please bring something to sit on (tall chairs only permitted on the grass bank).

 June 2019
Saturday 29
19:30 - CONCERT - Perth Orchestra Project presents: BAROQUE : Izaak Wesson conducts the Perth Orchestra Project Website | More Information
Join the Perth Orchestra Project and conductor Izaak Wesson for an evening that challenges your expectations of the 'Baroque' style. We are very proud to present this programme of unorthodox, and rarely performed works in association with Artists-in-Residence Dr Cecilia Sun and Robert Gladstones. We also welcome Composer-in-Residence for this season Stephen de Filippo, a UWA graduate whose new work for harpsichord and orchestra will be premiered in this concert.

Experience the eclectic, bold, grotesque, sublime, and ultimately astounding compositional styles of Rebel, de Filippo, Zelenka and Martinu in this one-off performance at the Callaway Music Auditorium.

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