It's a wet, wet winter in Perth this year. Thankfully the music continues regardless! This month has a mix of concerts, some lighthearted and some darker to suite the weather.
Now here's something I don't know what to do with: a Youtube-taught electric violinist from Zambia playing at the Perth Concert Hall. Check out Caitlin de Ville on July 4th if you're brave!
On 6th July Paul Wright and friends will perform Mozart, Mendelssohn and Dvorak at St Thomas the Apostle, Claremont as part of the Pipe Organ Plus series.
WA Opera's Magic Flute opens on the 15th where Katja Webb (Pamina) will warm your soul and James Clayton make you smile as a truly comic Papageno.
On the 12th the WA Youth Orchestra are perfoming music by Hamlet (Shostakovich), Romeo and Juliet (Prokofiev) conducted byVladimir Verbitsky. The Russian intensity continues with the Australian Chamber Orchestra who will perform Shostakovich's Piano Quintet and also Lutoslawski's Subito on the 23rd.
The WA Symphony Orchestra have a creative month planned. On the 18th is a musical/culinary feast with Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant called The Cook, the Chef and WASO, at Riverside Theatre. On the 27th actors from Classical Kids Live bring their theatrical skills to a family concert Beethoven Lives Upstairs
WA Academy of Performing Arts are hosting the inaugural International Art Song Festival from the 13-20th with teachers Dr Graeme Johnson and Deborah Birnbaum. The festival concludes with a gala concert at Government House Ballroom on the 20th. WAAPA percussion students under Tim White will take over for a high octane version of Stravinsky's ballet Petrushka on the 31st.
And finally on the 24th the Choir of King's College Cambridge are in town o as part of their national tour with Musica Viva.