If you can survive the football Grand Final this weekend you will be rewarded with some great gigs in October!

Two operas this month – hooray – including the students at the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) presenting Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream opening October 5th and WA Opera’s Faust opening October 29th starring American tenor Patrick O’Halloran as Faust.

On Monday 5th Musica Viva present the Modigliani Quartet playing Haydn, Shostakovich, Schubert and Dvorak. Perth Symphonic Chorus are putting on a spring concert of rare repertoire including Mendelssohn’s First Walpurgis Night and Lars-Erik Larsson’s A God Disguised.

The piano gets a workout from WAAPA students in recital on the 15th and at the University of Western Australia on 25th when Graeme Gilling and Geoffrey Lancaster perform the works of Mozart and CPE Bach while Gosia Wlodarczak creates a work of art in response to the music.

The WA Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Alexander Lazarev this weekend (2nd/3rd Oct) playing Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony and on 16/17th Jennifer Koh will perform Bernstein’s Serenade with Dvorak’s Symphony No 9 also on the program.