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August 19, Calendar, Music, Performing arts, Rock

Music: The Diments – An Original Rock Opera

1 – 3 August @ The Astor Theatre, Mount Lawley ·
Presented by Platinum Entertainment ·

The Diments is a big original rock score, and a musical plot with a dark twist.  The brainchild of Perth artist Keshet, an international veteran musician and sound engineer, and his writing partner Lefelman, The Diments Rock Opera is a dark tragedy about falling from grace into the realms of insanity, and one man’s quest for redemption.

More info:
W: www.platinumperth.com/whatson/the-diments-2019
E:  publicist@platinumperth.com.au

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Calendar, Festivals, Film, June 19

Film: 2019 German Film Festival Closing Night

12 June @ Cinema Paradiso ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

88 years after its initial release of The 3 Penny Opera (1931), we celebrate the closing of the festival with this cinematic delight. Join us for a glass of wine before the film, as we say auf Wiedersehen to the festival.

Closing the Festival is the celebrated classic 1931 film version of Bertolt Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera, which itself rivals the adored Weimar-era theatrical sensation. German auteur G. W. Pabst (Pandora’s Box, 1929) places audiences firmly in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London alongside our underworld anti-hero Macheath (Mackie, or “Mack the Knife”), a vicious, amoral thug who sees himself as nothing more than a legitimate entrepreneur. When Macheath marries Polly Peachum without the permission of her father, Jonathan Peachum, the “beggar king” of London and a fellow businessman, a bitter rivalry ensues.

The selection complements Festival screenings of the recent Mack The Knife – Brecht’s Threepenny Film and its brilliant depiction of the controversy surrounding the making of this famous movie production. With its palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to composer Kurt Weill’s irresistible score, this original cinematic interpretation remains a benchmark of early sound cinema.

Wednesday 12 June
Cinema Paradiso, 164 James St Northbridge
6:30pm Live music & drink on arrival
7:00pm Film

TICKETS:
www.germanfilmfestival.com.au or www.palacecinemas.com.au
General Admission $30 / Palace Movie Club Members $25

More info
W  www.germanfilmfestival.com.au
E:  kirby@anarchypr.com.au

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Calendar, Festivals, Film, June 19

Film: 2019 German Film Festival Special Event

6 June @ Cinema Paradiso ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

Join us for a cocktail and live music, before being transported to Berlin in the roaring 20s, in this wildly entertaining film, Mack the Knife – Brecht’s Threepenny Film. In true Brechtian style, director Joachim A. Lang and his outstanding cast enthusiastically bring to life true events that followed the huge success of Bertolt Brecht’s ‘Threepenny Opera’ -the bitter satire of capitalism that is as relevant today as when it premiered in 1928 Berlin.

Lars Eidinger stars as Brecht, who agrees to make a film from his popular musical theatre piece.  But the process is fraught with complications as the artist’s bold creative vision clashes with his production company’s desire to make money. Unwilling to compromise, Brecht takes the producers to court over their undermining of the author’s rights for financial gain, thus igniting a fierce battle.

With opulent décor, luscious costumes, and energetic performances, Lang’s superb re-creation of Brecht’s work and experiences transports the audience directly to Berlin during the Roaring Twenties, carrying with it a message about the importance of artistic integrity in contemporary society.

Thursday 6 June
Cinema Paradiso, 164 James St Northbridge
6:30pm arrivals
7:00pm film starts

Ticket Sales:
www.germanfilmfestival.com.au or www.palacecinemas.com.au
General Admission $35 / Palace Movie Club Members $28

The German Film Festival 2019 will take place exclusively at Palace Cinemas from 28 May – 12 June at Palace Cinema Paradiso and Palace Raine Square.

More info:
www.germanfilmfestival.com.au

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Calendar, June 19, Performing arts, story telling

Storytelling: Lit Live

5 June @ Centre for Stories, Northbridge ·
Presented Sarah McNeill ·

Sweet and Sour: A delicious collection of sweet stories with a sour twist read by master storytellers Andrea Gibbs and Luke Hewitt.

Produced and hosted by Sarah McNeill. The Centre for Stories is at 100 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge.

More info:
W: www.litlive.com.au
E:  litlive@bigpond.com

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Calendar, Festivals, Film, May 19

2019 German Film Festival Opening Night Perth

28 May @ Cinema Paradiso ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

Join us on Tuesday May 28 for the premiere of the highly anticipated thriller Balloon followed by an after party featuring drinks, German delicacies thanks to Andy’s Bratwurst and music by DJ Harvey Rae and Miss Q.

Known for Germany’s all-time biggest grossing movies Manitou’s Shoe (2001) and Dreamship Surprise (2004), comedy personality Michael “Bully” Herbig now makes his directing foray into thrillers, recreating a gripping historical event. 1979, East Germany at the height of the Cold War. Günter Wetzel (David Kross, The Reader), a bricklayer, and his friend Peter Strelzyk (Friedrich Mücke), an electrician, can no longer bear the oppressive regime. The two men and their wives resolve to undertake a mission to secretly build a hot air balloon from scratch that will carry them and their families over they sew 1,000 square metres of cloth and gather countless weather reports from West German radio with the Stasi (State Police) hot on their heels. A nerve-racking battle against the clock begins…

Watch the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=95LBIwTOR7Q&t=3s

Event Details:
Tuesday 28th May
6:30pm Reception at Cinema Paradiso – 164 James Street, Northbridge
7:00pm Screening of Balloon
9:00pm After Party at Cinema Paradiso

Tickets on sale now: www.germanfilmfestival.com.au or www.palacecinemas.com.au
Palace Movie Club $50 / General Admission $60
The German Film Festival 2019 will take place exclusively at Palace Cinemas from 28 May – 12 June at Palace Cinema Paradiso and Palace Raine Square.

More info:
www.germanfilmfestival.com.au

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Calendar, Classical music, July 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5

4 July @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

Grief, joy and triumph.

Estonian-born Hendrik Vestmann makes his WASO debut with Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. This irresistible work explores the agonies and ecstasies of fate, journeying from a bleak funeral march to a powerful conclusion. We open with the kaleidoscopic textures of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Nyx, named after the Greek Goddess of the night.

The performance commences at 11 am.

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/Tchaikovsky-Symphony-No.5-morning
E: waso@waso.com.au

Pictured: Hendrik Vestmann – Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5

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Calendar, Classical music, July 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky

5 & 6 July @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

A Russian spectacular.

Estonian-born Hendrik Vestmann makes his WASO debut with Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. This irresistible work explores the agonies and ecstasies of fate, journeying from a bleak funeral march to a powerful conclusion. Hailed as “the real deal” and “nothing short of magnificent”, Armenian-born Narek Hakhnazaryan is already one of the finest cellists of his generation. He brings his formidable technical prowess to one of the most difficult works in the cellist’s repertoire, Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto.

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/shostakovich-tchaikovsky
E:  waso@waso.com.au

Narek Hakhnazaryan – Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky

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Calendar, Classical music, May 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Romantic Rachmaninov

30 May @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

From brooding mystery to wild energy.

Prompted by his exile from Russia and composed as he grappled with history and faith, Rachmaninov’s gorgeous Second Symphony is a work bursting with seductive melodies of heart wrenching passion and beauty. Australian conductor Nicholas Carter, Principal Conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, returns to WASO with this romantic tour-de-force.

The performance takes place on 30 May at 11 am.

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/Romantic-Rachmaninov
E:  waso@waso.com.au

Pictured: Nicholas Carter – Romantic Rachmaninov

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Calendar, June 19, Musical theatre, Performing arts

Musical Theatre: Strictly Ballroom The Musical

15 – 22 June @ The Regal Theatre, Subiaco ·
Presented by WAAPA ·

Strictly Ballroom The Musical will quick step, cha cha and samba its way into your heart when it dances on to the stage of the Regal Theatre as WAAPA’s highly anticipated mid-year musical from June 15 to 22.

Based on Baz Luhrmann’s much-loved 1992 film that became a global sensation, Strictly Ballroom The Musical breathes gleeful new theatrical life into the tale of the maverick ballroom dancer who just wants to do his own steps and the shy young Spanish dancer he takes on as his rookie partner.

Defying both convention and their families in their quest to win the Pan-Pacific Grand Prix Dancing Championship, Scott and Fran discover that to be a winner, your steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom. This sequined, sparkling extravaganza features larger-than-life characters, spectacular dance routines and much-loved songs from the hit film, including Time After Time, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Love is in the Air.

There are also fabulous new songs by internationally acclaimed artists such as David Foster, Sia Furler and WAAPA graduate Eddie Perfect, whose original score for the new Broadway hit musical, Beetlejuice was recently nominated for a 2019 Tony Award.

Strictly Ballroom The Musical will be performed by a huge cast of WAAPA’s 2nd and 3rd Year Music Theatre students with an orchestra of WAAPA Music students, under the direction of Crispin Taylor and music direction of David King. Making sure the show’s dance routines are sprinkled with just the right amount of ‘sparkle’ is former WA Ballet principal artist Jayne Smeulders, who now teaches at WAAPA. Returning to their alma mater for this production, thanks to the generous support of the Minderoo Foundation as part of WAAPA Visiting Artist Program, are set designer James Browne and lighting
designer Trent Suidgeest.

So strap on your dancing shoes for this iconic Aussie story about daring to dream and being true to yourself.

Tickets $76 Full / $66 Concession and Friends / Group deals available
Sat 15, Tue 18, Wed 19, Thu 20, Fri 21, Sat 22 June, 7.30pm
Matinee Sat 15 & Sat 22 June, 2.00pm
Book now via Ticketek: Tel: 1300 795 012 or online at www.ticketek.com.au

More info:
W: www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/performancesandevents/performances/2019/strictly-ballroom
E:  a.maz@ecu.edu.au

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Calendar, June 19, Lectures and Talks, Music, Performing arts

Music: Discovery Concert: The Classical Symphony

28 & 29 June @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

A new way to experience classical music.

This concert is the first in a series exploring the evolution of the core of the modern orchestra’s repertoire – the Symphony. Join Principal Conductor and presenter Asher Fisch as we go right back to where it all began, with the music of the “Father of the Symphony”, Joseph Haydn, and his illustrious successor, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Share Asher’s own insights into the music of the Classical Era and discover how its greatest masters paved the way for all symphonic music that followed.

The concert concludes with a complete performance of Beethoven’s spirited Fourth Symphony. His last “Classical” Symphony, the Fourth is Beethoven’s final glance back to the sophisticated elegance of Haydn and Mozart, before his very next Symphony ushered in the ambitions, drama and passions of the early Romantic Era.

More info
W:  www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/Discovery-Concert-The-Classical-Symphony
E: waso@waso.com.au

Pictured: Asher Fisch – Discovery Concert: The Classical Symphony

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