Monday, 6 August 2012

Music Monday - August

It is Monday again and time to celebrate another fortnight of classical music in Perth. August is another busy month. Here are the gigs for the next two weeks.

On Thursday 9th Club Zho is hosting Perth's young composers and the same night WAAPA's student orchestra and chorus perform Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah. Classic Brit Award-winner Tasmin Little is in town for the weekend to perform Bruch's Violin Concerto with WASO, Brahms' Fourth Symphony is also on the program. More Brahms on Sunday with the St George's Cathedral Consort singing the Liebeslieder Waltzes at Government House Ballroom.

 WASO are stretching their reach with their inagural new music festival Latitude. On Wednesday 15th they will take over Astor Cinema and perform works by James Ledfger, Essa-Pekka Salonen, Turnage and Frank Zappa. On Saturday local DJ Zeke will join them for Concerto for Turntables by Gabriel Prokofiev. Very cool.

If you'd rather stick with traditional then head to the concert hall on Wednesday 15th for the ACO's Beethoven Nine with the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Or St George's Cathedral are doing a period instrument performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Bach's Magnificat on Friday 17th.

WAAPA students feature again on Thursday 16th - this time the percussion ensemble performing Symphonic Dances by Rachmaninov and Bernstein.

It has been awhile since the outrageous Geoffrey Lancaster has visited and he is giving a piano recital on Sunday 19th as part of the Keyed Up series at UWA.

It's a good mix of concerts this fortnight, hope you manage to enjoy a couple of them.

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