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 September 2020
Monday 21
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Pinata Percussion : Voices, Motions, and Sounds Website | More Information
A jam-packed program of stimulating performances and events in 2020 showcases the immense talent of our young emerging artists and their mentors, along with celebrated alumni, and national and internationally recognised guest artists. From workshops and lectures to intimate chamber performances and large-scale collaborations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Pinata Percussion | Voices, Motions, and Sounds

Join Pinata Percussion for their first concert under the direction of WASO Percussionist Francois Combemorel. These young emerging artists will lead you on a journey around the world with repertoire from the U.S, Belgium, France, Australia, Japan and the Netherlands performed not just with traditional instruments, but using voices, lights and body percussion in a sensory journey that is sure to delight.

Tickets: $15 Standard, $10 Concessions, UWA Music and School students attend for FREE (email [email protected] for details)
Tuesday 22
17:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Music presents: Callaway Centre Research Seminar | Kate Milligan : ‘Economics of Visibility’: The Gendered Body on the Orchestral Podium Website | More Information
The Conservatorium of Music is a vibrant centre for research in music and music education, where a thriving community of scholars is engaged in exploring the frontiers of knowledge, working on a wide range of research projects with diverse outputs.

Our free weekly seminar series showcases presenters from within UWA and from the wider community.

‘Economics of Visibility’: The Gendered Body on the Orchestral Podium

The exclusivity of the Classical Music industry is widely documented, and scholarship indicates that orchestral conducting remains a particularly male-dominated profession: Women on the podium engage in complex gendered contortions and ‘management’ of the body as the visibility of their practice dictates. However, feminist sensibilities have changed significantly since this extant literature was published and gendered leadership has re-emerged as a subject of global public discourse. As such, a re-evaluation of the gendered conditions of the podium is long overdue. In a critical analysis of representations of elite conductors in the media, as well as a series of semi-structured interviews with practicing conductors, this paper will assess the state of gender diversity on the orchestral podium in the contemporary context. Banet-Weiser’s ‘Economics of Visibility’—that which posits the visible feminine body as product with market value—provides a crucial framework for assessing gender in a neoliberal, postfeminist context.

Kate Milligan is a composer, conductor, and researcher. She is currently mid-way through a Master of Music by research at UWA, having graduated from her undergraduate degree in composition in 2018. She has since been commissioned by a range of Perth-based ensembles including Decibel, Perth Orchestra Project, and Intercurrent. This year, she is a participant in Tura’s national Summers Night Project for emerging female and non-binary composers, as well as WASO’s Emerging Conductors Program. Kate is currently working with the Perth Symphony Orchestra (PSO) as the inaugural Conducting Fellow and as an Artistic Planner.

Free entry - no bookings required
Wednesday 23
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert : UWA Winds 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.

UWA Winds

Join us this week for an exciting concert featuring students from the UWA Woodwind Program.

In order to adhere to room capacities and appropriate social distancing, until WA enters Phase 5 our Lunchtime Concerts will be ticketed events. Entry is free but bookings are essential | https://www.trybooking.com/BKNYS
Thursday 24
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | Songs Sacred and Profane : UWA Voice Website | More Information
A jam-packed program of stimulating performances and events in 2020 showcases the immense talent of our young emerging artists and their mentors, along with celebrated alumni, and national and internationally recognised guest artists. From workshops and lectures to intimate chamber performances and large-scale collaborations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Songs Sacred and Profane

A delightful collection of works for chamber choir performed by UWA’s Con-Cantorum.

Tickets: $10–15
Sunday 27
14:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | For all the Saints : UWA Voice Website | More Information
A jam-packed program of stimulating performances and events in 2020 showcases the immense talent of our young emerging artists and their mentors, along with celebrated alumni, and national and internationally recognised guest artists. From workshops and lectures to intimate chamber performances and large-scale collaborations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

For all the Saints

CON-CANTORUM AND THE ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL CHOIR

Descending from the roofline of the majestic St Mary’s Cathedral are sixteen stained glass windows commemorating beloved and lesser known saints. In this program, Con-Cantorum joins with St Mary’s Cathedral Choir to present a program of joyous and reflective music – works that celebrate stained glass, light, the saints, and the mystery of the Mass. This eclectic program of traditional works, and twentieth-first century mini-gems by female composers, includes WA premieres of And the Lord said, Fiat Lux by Alice Chance and O splendidissima gemma (based upon St Hildegard von Bingen) by Stef Conner, Kaleidoscope by deVoight, and the premiere of a new commission for Con-Cantorum, With Visioned Eyes (for St Joan) by Lydia Gardiner.

Tickets: $25 Standard / $22 Concessions
Wednesday 30
13:00 - EVENT - The UWA Institute of Agriculture Postgraduate Showcase 2020 Website | More Information
Come and hear UWA’s top postgraduate students present their research in agriculture and related areas. Opening address by Mr Simon Stead, Chairman, CBH Group. Aernoon tea and refreshments provided. All are welcome.

13:00 - WORKSHOP - Engineering for Change: Renewable and Future Energy : School holiday workshop for high school students interested in engineering Website | More Information
At UWA our professors work with industry to change the future of engineering and then they bring this knowledge to the classroom when they teach our students. If you're passionate about the environment and want to know what it's like studying engineering, then join us for a workshop on renewable energy. You'll hear from experts in solar, wind, wave and hydrogen and get the chance to create and pitch your ideas with other students.

This workshop includes a tour of UWA's brand new sustainable building EZONE and future energy labs.

This event is most suited for students in Year 10 and 11 passionate about sustainability, climate change and a future of work in renewable energy.

13:00 - EVENT - FREE GAMSAT Preparation Courses and Revision Material Guidance And Workshop : Learn GAMSAT strategies to achieve your desired GAMSAT score for FREE. Website | More Information
Entering medical school can be a highly arduous process. Fortunately, we’ve got inside information on what to expect and how to succeed.

We all know the GAMSAT to be a reasoning exam rather than knowledge-based and have designed our courses and free resources to help you optimise the skills that are being assessed in the GAMSAT medical entrance exam test.

• Our problem-based learning method lets you approach the test as a learning experience - almost everything you need to answer a question can be found on the exam paper!

• Develop exam-level reasoning skills as you learn proven strategies

- Learn how to plan your approaches to GAMSAT Section 1, 2 & 3.

- Discuss strategies, formatting, and ideas for your Section 2 essays.

- Try a sample of GAMSAT-level Section 3 (science) questions.

- Get insights into efficient preparation relevant to GAMSAT-level practice questions.

- Free GAMSAT Section 2 Online Workshop that will help you get a head start on acing Section 2 of the GAMSAT exam! You’ll learn how to “find the theme”, which will allow you to respond to the stimuli effectively. To combat the immense time pressure of the GAMSAT Exam, you'll also learn how to plan an essay structure in a short time-frame and we’ll cover the steps to writing a high-scoring essay. To cap it off, we'll also walk you through an example marked essay to give you some final essay writing tips!

 October 2020
Friday 02
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - Carmina Burana : Featuring WASO, the WASO Chorus and Symphonic Chorus of UWA Website | More Information
The West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Symphonic Chorus of UWA present

Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana has been repurposed, remixed and reworked by the best in the business for hundreds of films and TV commercials. However, there is nothing quite like the raw power of this epic classic performed live. The wheel of fortune spins on the pleasures of lust and the perils of life in a collection of 24 medieval poems thrillingly sung by a 130-voice choir with WASO.

To open, WASO dance with the devil in UWA graduate Iain Grandage’s spectacular percussion concerto, inspired by Australian gothic stories.

2 October & 3 October 2020 | 7.30pm

IAIN GRANDAGE Dances with Devils: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra

ORFF Carmina burana

Jessica Gethin (conductor), Amy Manford (soprano), Perry Joyce (tenor), James Clayton (baritone), WASO Chorus, UWA Symphonic Chorus, Aquinas College - Schola Choir, Hale School - Young Voices

Tickets: $30–94

waso.com.au
Wednesday 07
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert : The Music of Nicholas Bannan 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.

The Music of Nicholas Bannan

Dr Nicholas Bannan is an accomplished international composer, conductor, music researcher and Associate Professor at the UWA Conservatorium of Music. He joined UWA from the University of Reading in 2006. He won several competitions as a composer, including the Fribourg Prize for Sacred Music in 1986, and has completed commissions for the Allegri and Grieg Quartets, the Guildhall String Ensemble, Cantemus Novum of Antwerp, and the Gentlemen of St Paul's Cathedral.

In 2020 Nicholas will be retiring from UWA so we invite you to join us for a special Lunchtime Concert featuring works written by Nicholas and performed by students and staff of the Conservatorium

In order to adhere to room capacities and appropriate social distancing, until WA enters Phase 5 our Lunchtime Concerts will be ticketed events. Entry is free but bookings are essential | https://www.trybooking.com/BKNYS
Thursday 08
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | Guitar Odyssey Website | More Information
A jam-packed program of stimulating performances and events in 2020 showcases the immense talent of our young emerging artists and their mentors, along with celebrated alumni, and national and internationally recognised guest artists. From workshops and lectures to intimate chamber performances and large-scale collaborations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Guitar Odyssey

Join us for this exciting free concert as talented young performers from the UWA Conservatorium take listeners on a journey exploring the variety and depth of the classical guitar repertoire. From the solo lute works of J.S Bach to the Australian premiere of Mayako Kubo's avant-garde Atem Pause for guitar quartet, listeners will be treated to familiar favourites and delighted by the unexpected.

In order to adhere to room capacities and appropriate social distancing, until WA enters Phase 5 all our concerts will be ticketed events. Entry is free but bookings are essential.
Wednesday 14
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert : UWA Voice 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.

UWA Voice

Transcend the everyday in our free lunchtime concert featuring the sublime sounds of UWA voice students. These emerging young artists will present a mixed program of songs and arias ahead of their end of semester exams and recitals.

In order to adhere to room capacities and appropriate social distancing, until WA enters Phase 5 our Lunchtime Concerts will be ticketed events. Entry is free but bookings are essential | https://www.trybooking.com/BKNYS

15:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Black Hole Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 : This lecture will give an overview and outline of the discoveries recently awarded the Nobel Prize. More Information
David Blair and Susan Scott are both gravitational wave physicists. They are both Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science and Chief Investigators of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery OzGrav, as well as the Einstein-First education project designed to bring Einsteinian physics within the school curriculum. Susan worked closely with Nobel prize recipient Roger Penrose. The work of all of the recent prize winners was central inspiration for gravitational wave physicists.

16:00 - SAgE Master Class - Authenticating honey from the apiary site to shelf : Learn about the science behind a new system being developed by the CRC for Honey Bee Products to ensure that all Australian honey is authenticated by State and region. Website | More Information
‘Paddock to plate’ is the mantra for tracing the authenticity of agriculture produce. For honey, the paddock is difficult to define. Honey bees cannot be fenced so their forage is diverse bush and their range is defined by weather conditions and available flora.

Join Dr Liz Barbour and Dr Bryan Boruff from The University of Western Australia as they explain the science behind the new system that the Cooperative Research Centre is developing to ensure that all Australian honey is authenticated by State and region.
Thursday 15
12:35 - EVENT - Quick fixes or here to stay? The COVID-19 overhaul of Australia’s social safety net Website | More Information
The health and economic crises caused by COVID-19 have had devastating consequences for thousands of Australians. There have been differential impacts across society. Before COVID-19, 3.24 million people in Australia were living below the poverty line. These numbers are likely to swell with growing unemployment, challenges redeploying large sections of the workforce, and added pressure on the charity and non-for-profit sector.

At the same time, we have seen unprecedented changes to welfare policy that have brought renewed attention to the shortcomings of the current system and opened new debates about the role of the welfare system, how to meet growing demand and how to pay for it.

This policy event, co-hosted with Anglicare WA, will bring together key experts and researchers, front-line service providers and policymakers to take stock of how the Government’s COVID-19 measures have reshaped its social policies; to analyse their effectiveness and long-term effects; to examine the gendered nature of the policy responses; and to take a look at what Australia’s social safety net may look like in 2021 and beyond.
Saturday 17
10:00 - EVENT - Art Upmarket : Perth's best dedicated art fair More Information
Art Upmarket – Perth’s best art fair Sat 17th October 2020 Art Upmarket is all about connecting art lovers with Perth’s best artists. Meet the artists and purchase art directly from them on the day. Fill your home with local art. The market will showcase a curated selection of more than 60 of Perth’s most talented artists in Winthrop Hall.

Saturday 17th October 2020 – 10am-4pm

Free entry and parking. Venue is easily accessible.

Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall and Undercroft, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6009

Website: www.perthupmarket.com.au Facebook.com/artupmarket www.instagram.com/artupmarket #artupmarket


19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Main Stage | Culmination Website | More Information
The exceptional ability of young emerging artists and their passion for music creates an extraordinary experience for concertgoers. In 2020 we join forces with West Australian Opera, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the UWA Choral Society, numerous community ensembles and local schools to present a diverse program that celebrates the true spirit of music.

Culmination

Presented in collaboration with the University of Western Australia Choral Society

The outstanding ability of our emerging artists is celebrated as three young performers compete in the finals of the prestigious VOSE Concerto Competition. Who will win this coveted prize? Have your say and vote for your favourite performance in the People’s Choice Award!

The evening will culminate in a performance celebrating Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, with the UWA orchestra joined by voices from the Symphonic Chorus of UWA and the UWA Choral Society to present Beethoven’s Symphony No.9.

Program

VOSE Concerto Movements (to be announced)

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9

Soloists

Harriet Marshall (soprano), Sarah-Janet Brittenden (mezzo-soprano), Jun Zhang (tenor), Kris Bowtell (baritone)

Tickets (on sale 11 August): $35 Standard / $25 Concessions
Monday 19
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Enrich | World Percussion Fiesta Website | More Information
The vision of the UWA Conservatorium of Music is to enrich all lives with music. Through UWA’s broadening units, all undergraduate students have the opportunity to engage in practical music-making as part of their degree.

Enrich! brings together these students in vibrant and dynamic ensemble performances.

Come and hear the wealth of musical talent on campus.

In the World Percussion Fiesta, renowned Perth percussionists Paul Tanner and Steve Richter will lead over 100 students in a lively performance of traditional Zimbabwean, Zulu and West African music, alongside new sounds of AfroJunk and traditional Samba Batucada.

Tickets: $5 (bookings essential)
Tuesday 20
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Enrich | Percussion and Handbell Carnival Website | More Information
The vision of the UWA Conservatorium of Music is to enrich all lives with music. Through UWA’s broadening units, all undergraduate students have the opportunity to engage in practical music-making as part of their degree.

Enrich! brings together these students in vibrant and dynamic ensemble performances.

Come and hear the wealth of musical talent on campus.

Percussion and Handbell Carnival

Featuring over 80 broadening percussion students, performing pieces from film and TV, Pop and Rock favourites as well as more traditional African melodies in the culmination of their semester's work! This concert will also feature our Handbell ensemble, who'll be ringing out a huge range of repertoire, under the direction of Monica McTaggart.

Tickets: $5 (bookings essential)
Wednesday 21
8:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for Black Holes : This lecture will give an overview and outline of the discoveries recently awarded the Nobel Prize. Website | More Information
In the first half of the talk Susan will outline the development of the concept of singularities and the related notion of a black hole in General Relativity theory. She will describe Roger Penrose’s spectacular theoretical breakthrough in this field for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize. David will briefly touch on Penrose’s other work, and then present an overview of the quest to explore the centre of the Milky Way, and why it was of special interest to gravitational wave physicists. He will review the seminal contributions by Australian radio astronomy pioneers, and then outline the discoveries made by Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for which they were also co-recipients of the Nobel Prize.


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