It’s easy to understand how learning the humble Ukulele has become the worlds' fastest growing instrument. Easily accessible to children and adults alike, join one of our introductory workshops to find out how easy it is to start playing this amazing little instrument.
Presented by the UWA School of Music Junior Music School this workshop is suitable for beginners aged 8-13 years.
Image: Discover! Ukulele Workshop (Photo by Matthew Galligan).
A primal, yet tender, dance experience.
DNA – Simply Human presents six provocative stories that illuminate the physical and emotional qualities we all possess, the evolution of the human spirit manifested through movement and the revelations that follow. It is raw, sensual, primal, athletic and elegant.
This explosive new program comprises a richly diverse cohort of Australian and International choreographers including Oded Ronen (Israel), Gareth Belling (QLD) Penny Mullen (QLD), Jesse Martin (NSW) Matthew Tupper (WA) and Floeur Alder (WA). Together, through stylized dance, they explore what makes us human, the commonalities that connect us to universal themes relating to place, community, touch and ritual.
The works will illuminate the grace, artistry and dynamic energies of this unique company and inspire audiences to question ‘what is it to be Simply Human’?
Image: Ochre Contemporary Dance Company. Photo by Dana Weeks
Marking the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, a combined Wind Orchestra from the UWA School of Music and the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts will present works such as Nelson’s haunting Morning Alleluias in a free concert opening the UWAnzac Centenary Commemorations.
Photo by Matthew Galligan.
Be transported from the everyday every Thursday in our free lunchtime concert series featuring the cream of Western Australia’s young musicians and their mentors.
6 August, 2015 - Sarah-Janet Brittenden and Toni Johnson: Arias and Duets
13 August, 2015 - Piñata Percussion Ensemble
20 August, 2015 - Alan Lourens and friends: Hackett Brass
27 August, 2015 - UWA Guitar Ensemble
Composed while he was prisoner of war and premiered by his fellow prisoners at a Nazi prisoner of war camp in 1941, Messiaen’s magnificent and moving Quartet for the End of Time will be performed by celebrated artists from the UWA School of Music in this special Anzac Centenary commemorative concert.
The program will also feature UWA’s Piñata Percussion who will perform Peaux by Xenakis and Varese’s Ionisation for thirteen percussionists.
Photo by Matthew Galligan.
In this special free event recognising the 100th Anniversary ANZAC commemorations, the School of Music, in collaboration with the UWA Choral Society and Churchlands Senior High School, present Britten’s epic War Requiem, featuring internationally-renowned soloists Sara Macliver and Andrew Foote.
Rarely performed, the War Requiem, which features the poetry of soldier Wilfred Owen, employs multiple musical forces: a 100 piece orchestra, a second chamber orchestra, over 125 adult voices, a children’s choir, and three solo voices that alternate and interact with each other throughout the piece in a polyphony of sound. This is a concert not to be missed!