Perth’s Fringe World festival (Jan 23-Feb 22nd) is back bigger than ever and you will need to be fit to get through this marathon. There is so much on the question is how to fit it all in? It’s enough to give you a fit!

OK enough puns on my blog title. Here is my Festival Fit List for art music lovers:

(dates listed are opening night)
Jan 23rd In the Shadow of Venus – Lost & Found opera company working their magic with 3 sopranos in 3 comic operas in various locations at PICA.
Jan 23rd Point and Shoot – returns from last year. Four performers rotate frantically through over fifty navigate the film industry in 2042.
Jan 23rd Threepenny Opera – Queens Hall Music presents Weill’s Threepenny Opera.
Jan 25th Anna Bolena – presented by Operabox starring Jenna Robertson
Jan 29th Promise and Promiscuity Penny Ashton mashes up Bon Jovi, bonnets and big balls with alacrity!

Feb 1st Jack’s Jazzy Bites – Jack Doepel’s Jazz Quartet performing an original composition
 Jan 29th European Summers Cotton Club – an ambitious project by jazz singer Cathrine Summers recreating 1920’s America

Feb 17th The Jazz Standard of Living – Mace Francis Orchestra giving jazz standards a modernist twist.


Feb 10th Duo Caliente – flute (Rebcca Guy) and guitar (Duncan Gardiner) duo playing South American dance music
Feb 12th Quo Tardis – Fiona Campbell cabaret-style

Feb 14th  Hey Music We [heart]You
Feb 29th Brothers and Sisters – 20 local musicians collaborate to recreate the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Jan 24th  percussionist Ron Reeves playing wind and guitar in a solo show

Jan 27th Through the Looping Glass – violinist Helen Bower use looping technology to create different sound worlds drawing on Australian and British compositions.
Jan 30th From a Small Distant World – song cycle by local composer Rachel Dease