Concerts this month kick off with a delightful old wizard (actor Doug McKeag) hosting a concert hall of Harry Potter fans on Sunday 1st November as the WA Symphony Orchestra performs the soundtrack to Harry Potter.
It’s a creative month for the orchestra who will also be celebrating Back to the Future in a screening of the film with live soundtrack on 13/14th. The concert will feature new music written by Alan Silvestri especially for the 30th anniversary – Great Scott has it been thirty years already? Where did the time go?
In a return to more traditional fare Asher Fisch conducts Mahler’s colossal Symphony No 1 with the orchestra on November 20/21, followed by a Spanish-themed program including Ravel’s Bolero November 26/27/28.
Chamber music is looking good this month with the Australian String Quartet arriving November 3rd for a concert featuring Brett Dean’s latest work and Schubert’s Death and the Maiden and the Eggner Trio (touring with Musica Viva) giving a rare performance of Clara Schumann’s Trio in G minor on November 17th.
On November 8th the UWA Choral Society are returning to St Patrick’s Basilica to perform Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Mozart’s Te Deum.
And Christmas is already coming (!) with St George’s Cathedral Consort singing a condensed Messiah and Christmas songs under the stars in the Fremantle Arts Centre courtyard on 12/13th November.
On another note, it is the time of year where most arts companies are launching their 2016 programs. WA Opera’s program is looking surprisingly organic and Australian, and check out WASO’s new season here. The Perth International Arts Festival launches its 2016 program on November 4th so stay tuned.