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Calendar, July 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Act-Belong-Commit Early Music Masterclass Series: Keyboards with James Huntingford

6 July @ Drabble House, Nedlands ·
Presented by Australian Baroque ·

Australian Baroque is delighted to present James Huntingford for the 2nd masterclass in its 2019 masterclass series. Star of all things keyboard, James Huntingford is equally at ease performing on the harpsichord, fortepiano and the modern piano and has recently been recording fortepiano duets with Geoffrey Lancaster, one of the most eminent keyboard players in the world.

This concert masterclass is a wonderful opportunity to hear James perform as well as hearing pianists young and old from all over Perth. James will be upskilling piano students and teachers with historical techniques to further inform their playing of baroque repertoire to bring the music to life!

This masterclass is from 12.30pm – 3.30pm at Drabble House, 2 Webster Street, Nedlands.

Thanks to Healthway, City of Nedlands and WAAPA this concert masterclass series is free to attend; however, registration is essential at Australian-baroque.eventbrite.com.

More info
W: www.eventbrite.com/e/act-belong-commit-early-music-masterclass-series-keyboards-nedlands-registration-61139773709
E: australianbaroque@gmail.com

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Band on stage, 2 singing, 2 men playing guitar
Calendar, March 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Family: Party in the Park

31 March @ Paul Hasluck Reserve, Dalkeith ·
Presented by City of Nedlands ·

Nedlands marks 60 years as a city in 2019 – and you’re invited to celebrate.
The free Party in the Park takes place from 4pm-7pm, 31 March, at Paul Hasluck Reserve with  live music from The Chameleon Brass Band and Little Belle, food trucks, kids’ activities and more.

Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins said that while the official anniversary is in July, the event was being held a few months earlier to ensure good weather.

“On 1 July, 1959, Nedlands became the fourth city to be declared in Western Australia, after it was previously known as the Municipality of Nedlands and, before then, the Nedlands Road Board,” he said. “The first council meeting was held at 2.15pm at Dalkeith Hall with John Charles Smith becoming the first  Mayor of the City of Nedlands. The oath of allegiance was pledged in front of Deputy Premier Charles Court and Perth Lord Mayor Harry Howard. Since then, the City has grown and prospered, survived amalgamation attempts, retained its traditional character and become a thriving community of more than 21,000 residents. The City of Nedlands has been an integral part of the western suburbs for the past six decades – and that’s something that should be celebrated.”

The Chameleon Brass Band plays from 4.15pm-5.30pm with a sound based on the New Orleans re-birth style of  jazz, mixed with funk and hip hop. Incorporating second line drum rhythms with funky horn lines, the band has a vibe and energy that will radiate through the crowd.

From 5.45pm-7pm, Little Belle take to the stage – described as suave and sophisticated with a sassy edge,  the band is made up of six highly sought-after Perth musicians. Little Belle has performed at numerous corporate events including the Lexus Ball for Telethon, Polo in the City and Melbourne Cup at Ascot Racecourse with their range covering everything from acoustic to rock.

Paul Hasluck Reserve is on the Esplanade, Dalkeith, after the Nedlands Yacht Club.

More info
W: www.nedlands.wa.gov.au/60th-anniversary-party-park
E:  council@nedlands.wa.gov.au

Pictured: Little Belle will perform at Party in the Park, the City of Nedlands’ 60th anniversary celebration.

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Sundays in the Park
Calendar, February 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Summer Concerts in the Park

3, 10, 17 & 24 February @ Various parks ·
Presented by City of Nedlands ·

The annual Summer Concerts in the Park are back for 2019, ready to celebrate good times every Sunday in February from 5.30pm-7pm.

Presented by the City of Nedlands, the concert series is now in its 22nd year with its popular free outdoor gigs and family-friendly atmosphere for the community.

Each week, some of WA’s most popular bands will perform in one of the City’s many scenic parks with a variety of children’s activities and food trucks on hand – or you can bring your own picnic.

It all kicks off on February 3 at Floreat’s Lawler Park with Adam Hall and The Velvet Playboys, renowned as an institution on the Australian vintage music scene for their captivating live performances, slick presentation and raw energy.

On February 10, Monty Cotton and The Threads will weave their way into your hearts at Mason Gardens in Dalkeith as they belt out some true pub rock classics, covering rock’n’roll, pop, R&B, country, blues, soul, Celtic and even folk music to please the crowd.

Get amped at Swanbourne’s Allen Park on February 17 with the smooth beauties who make up Perth’s hottest powerhouse five-piece: the Velvet Amps, Perth’s only full-female cover band.

Hi-NRG come to Dot Bennett Park in Nedlands on February 24, a sizzling six-piece committed to providing awesome tunes so people can bust a move and boogie on down while they have fun and enjoy themselves.

More info:
www.nedlands.wa.gov.au/summer-concerts-park

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