A mouse will find himself inside the Perth Concert Hall this Sunday. His name is Maximus Musicus, and his adventure will be narrated by Stephen Fry and the WA Symphony Orchestra with help I’m sure from the hundreds of enthralled children in the audience.
In a slightly different realm WASO will also accompany Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova (familiar from a visit with the ACO in 2008) performing Sibelius’s concerto on the 14th & 15th plus deliver timeless classics from the movies on November 21st & 22nd conducted by film music legend Richard Kaufmann. The orchestra’s busy month (they are also performing in the pit for Il Trovatore which finishes its season on the 8th) concludes with two chamber music concerts of Serenades on the 28th & 30th and will be accompanying pop artist Ben Folds on the 28th & 29th.
Violinist Ray Chen and pianist Timothy Young tour with Musica Viva on 6th November and the Australian String Quartet will bring Sculthorpe, Stanhope and Mendelssohn with them on November 10th.
The St George’s Cathedral Consort are escaping the cathedral for an open air concert (summer must be nearly here!) at the Fremantle Arts Centre with Sara Macliver on the 13th. Also in Fremantle Roland Brand will perform Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Fremantle Symphony Orchestra on Nov 23rd.
For something with a twist check out Michael Schumaer performing his Dans Le Jardin series with cellist Alex Waterman, referencing the music of J.S. Bach. They will perform in the courtyard of the State Theatre Centre on 28th & 29th November as part of the Mini Move Me Improvisation Festival.