It is mid-winter and finally chilly in Perth. I’m looking forward to a lusty Don Giovanni (WA Opera) to stir the blood. The season runs July 16-23 at Perth Concert Hall and stars Teddy Tahu Rhodes in the role that really made him (and his bare chest) famous.

 Jian Wang (cello) and Bernadette Harvey (piano) are touring Australia with a beautiful recital program which arrives in Perth Thursday (11th),
On Saturday (13th) Beethoven’s Ninth is being performed by the WA Youth Orchestra and UWA Choral Society. I’m a little over this work – WASO have done it twice recently – but I have to admit it will be exciting for the young musicians to perform such a monster piece.

On Friday 19th July the WA Symphony Orchestra celebrate the West End with David Shannon (think Phantom, Les Mis).