I like the idea of music being a language.
In the Liquid Architecture concert this week international sound artists Alessandro Bosett, Makiko Yamamoto, Id M Theft Able examine the point at which language becomes music and music becomes a language. October 6th at PICA Main Gallery Space.
Also on the 6th the Borodin String Quartet return to Perth with Musica Viva, performing Shostakovich and Beethoven at the Perth Concert Hall.
On October 14th the WA Symphony Orchestra are trialling an unusual project called The Rusty Orchestra which gives amateur players the experience of working alongside professionals and preparing a concert. WASO’s other standard concerts this month include the world premiere of Carl Vine’s Concerto for orchestra and Michael Collins in Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto on Oct 10/11th. A concert of Liszt featuring Piers Lane is on the 17th/18th and at the end of the month the orchestra will be in the pit for the WA Opera’s Il Trovatore, which opens Oct 30th.
The WA Academy of Performing Arts is also presenting an opera this month; Hansel and Gretel opens on the 11th October. And on October 30th Geoffrey Lancaster, whom I remember as an inspired early music lecturer and fiery fortepianist, will give an all-Mozart recital at WAAPA.
On October 24th the University of Western Australia’s new music group Ensemble Hackett will be performing works for solo instruments in unusual locations around UWA, in a program aptly titled ‘Wandering’.
On October 29th the Australian Chamber Orchestra will perform an all-Beethoven program including Beethoven’s Triple Concerto.