May 28, 2012 § Leave a Comment
GALA OPENING | PICASSO AND BRAQUE GO TO THE MOVIES | with Dr Stefano Carboni, Director Art Gallery of WA
Celebrate Picasso’s contribution to the art world with a Spanish extravaganza of dance, music and tapas in the main concourse of the Gallery! Thrill to the machine gun footwork of flamenco dancers accompanied by Spanish quitarist, from the acclaimed Danza Viva Spanish Dance Company, of recent Octagon Theatre success.
Dr Stefano Carboni, Director of the Gallery, will open the Festival, his APPRECIATING talk will discuss the works of Picasso, and introduce the first of the Festival films, Picasso and Braque go to the Movies.
Born at the same time as cinema itself and both avid cinephiles, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque are creators of the Cubist movement and pioneers in the world of modern art. This film examines the possible aesthetic links between the advent of the cinema and Cubism. Discover the genesis of an artistic revolution.
Wednesday 6 June | 6pm – 9pm
The Concourse, Art Gallery of WA (via the Front Entrance)
Members $55 / Guests $65 (inc tapas & entertainment from 6pm, talk 6:45pm, followed by film)
Mention “Alex Millier” to get the member’s rate of $55.
Booking ref: F11 CLICK HERE to book with trybooking or call 9492-6750
CLICK HERE for further information
May 26, 2012 § Leave a Comment
The parlous state of music in public schools means not only are our children missing an important dimension in life, but they miss out on something that promotes brain function and social skills. China and Venezuela understand the value of music very well, and so do Australian parents, but our politicians are tone deaf. Reporter: Stephen Crittenden
A link to the Radio National show from 2009 examining this important question can be found here
May 25, 2012 § Leave a Comment
West Australian Opera choristers Penny Shaw and Fiona Cooper Smyth, otherwise known as Divalicious, are through to the semi finals of Channel 7′s ‘Australia’s Got Talent’. Watch them compete on Wednesday 30 May and SMS “Divalicious” to 1977 8888 to vote them through to the finals. Voting lines open 7.30pm 30 May and close 10am 1 June (SMS votes cost $0.55).
May 23, 2012 § Leave a Comment
As I headed home on a crisp autumn night from His Majesty’s Theatre (The Maj) I spied activity through the window at the Ellington Jazz Club. I’d just played some exciting and uplifting scores with the WASO for the WA Ballet as part of a show called “Diamonds” and didn’t feel like heading straight home.
Kat Tonkin, the Ellington’s charming manager on duty last night greeted me warmly at the door. I ordered a Squires cider off the tap and leant against the beautiful copper-topped bar.
The atmosphere was simply electric. Jazz students and regular customers filled the place. Tenor sax giant Jamie Oehlers was in blistering form and his young protégés hung on his every phrase and nuance. What a treat. On a Tuesday night, here were some of Perth’s top jazz musos tearing the place apart. (I mean this figuratively, not literally. It may be a Northbridge night club, but here it’s all about the music).
SO glad I stopped by.
The musos last night.
You can catch Nick Abbey tonight.
You can catch Jamie and Tal with Emmy and Grammy award-winning bassist Bob Hurst on the 30th and 31st of May
Even though they’ll only be tearing the place apart in a figurative sense next week, the Ellington may still need to replace some of the furniture after the gigs
Here’s a taste of the quartet from the Jazzaziz Vol 5 CD Launch at the Art Gallery of WA last year. Of course, video clips are never a substitute for actually being there…
May 14, 2012 § Leave a Comment
GROVE CLASSICS 2012
The GROVE Library and Community Centre and Cappuccino Concerts are excited to announce that the annual Grove Classics Concert Series is back for another season of live music!
The unique series of musical performances is intended to raise awareness of classical music and to bring professional classical music to more diverse and younger audiences while setting very high professional performance standards.
The highlight concert of the series will be Norwegian award-winning composer, classical pianist and stand-up comedian Aksel Kolstad. “The New Norwegian Victor Borge”, Aksel Kolstad is coming to Australia for the very first time to join the Grove Classics Concert Series 2012!
Grove Classics Concert Series 2012 commenced on Sunday 6th May 2012 in the state of the art innovative ‘The Grove’ Centre, one of WA’s most environmentally sustainable public buildings with an excellent acoustic space created in the library.
Discarding the pomp and ceremony often associated with classical music, Cappuccino Concerts are all about celebrating the musical arts for the appreciation and enjoyment by one and all. The Grove Classics Concert Series is a great opportunity for people from all walks of life to be introduced to classical music, in the exquisitely designed surrounds of The Grove Library.
When: Sunday May 27th 2012 commencing at 4:30pm
Where: The Grove Library, 1 Leake St (cnr Leake St & Stirling Hwy) Peppermint Grove WA 6011
Tickets and bookings: please visit www.cappuccino-concerts.com.au or
contact The Grove Library on (08) 9286 8686 or email email@example.com
(Tickets: $36/$32, Friends of the Grove Library $30, Standing/ student rush $10.
Complete 4 Concert Package $120). ALL EVENTS INCLUDE TASTING OF LAMONT’S FINE WINES.
Louise Mackay (cello) and Emily Green-Armytage (piano) performing at the Grove Classics concert series.
April 14, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Join WASO’s Chief Conductor Paul Daniel for an afternoon of sublime music at
Government House Ballroom.
Sunday 22nd April 2012
Special guests include Sara Macliver, Mark Coughlan, Paul Wright, Andrew Nicholson, Giovanni Pasini, Stewart Smith, Jonathan Paget and Craig Lake.
Tickets available at the door $35.
All proceeds go towards sending Fiona, Andrew and Joshua Rootes to Europe to enable Fiona to undertake urgent medical treatment
If you are unable to attend the concert, but would still like to make a donation, you can do so by clicking on the link below.
(donations to this fund are tax deductible)
December 14, 2011 § 1 Comment
My Mum just sent me this in an email.
How cool is my Mum?
To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine..and those who don’t and are always seen with a bottle of water in their hand.
As Ben Franklin said:
In wine there is wisdom,
In beer there is freedom,
In water there is bacteria.
In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated
that if we drink 1 litre of water each day, at the end of the year we would
have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. Coli) – bacteria
found in faeces.
In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop.
However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer
(or tequila, rum, whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through
a purification process of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.
Water = Poop,
Wine = Health
Therefore, it’s better to drink wine and talk crap, than to drink water
and be full of crap..
There is no need to thank me for this valuable information:
I’m doing it as a public service