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Lisa Moore In Concert

Tura New Music

9 August: 8pm

Described by the New York Times as ‘lustrous at the keyboard, and at once engaging and challenging’, pianist Lisa Moore has moved audiences across the globe with her powerful and sensitive performances. Lisa’s performances combine music and theatre with expressive and emotional power.

‘She’s the best kind of contemporary classical musician, one so fearsomely game that she inspires composers to offer her their most wildly unplayable ideas’. Pitchfork

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The Last Five Years

Fresh Bred Productions

15-16 August: 7pm

The Last Five Years is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters meet only once, fleetingly, at the centre of the show.

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UWA School of Music Artistry Concert Series

22 August: 7.30pm

Every year, the oustanding ability and youth passion of the emerging artists and their mentors combine to celebrate the culmination of a yearlong collaboration. Three young artist performs a movement of their chose concerto onstage with orchestra in the finals of the prestigious VOSE competition before being joined on stage by Fiona McAndrew for a Strauss masterpiece.

Program: Dukas, La Peri; VoSE concerto movements; Strauss, Four Last Songs; Sibelius, Symphony No.2 on D major

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Project Wild Thing

Nature Play WA

28 August: 7.20pm

Project Wild Thing is a film led movement to get more kids (and their family!) outside and reconnecting with nature. The film is an ambitious, feature-length documentary that takes a funny and revealing look at a complex issue, the increasingly disparate connection between children and nature.

Nature Play WA CEO Griffin Longley will be speaking at 7.20pm before the start of the film.

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Soweto Gospel Choir

HVK Productions

30 August: 7.30pm

Since their formation in 2003, Soweto Gospel Choir have travelled the world bringing the joy of their music and the hope for a better world into the hearts of audiences everywhere.

The two greatest fans of the choir and their music have been their spiritual fathers, the Choir's Patron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the father of their nation, Nelson Mandela, for whom they have performed for and celebrated with on many occasions.

Soweto Gospel Choir's performance at Octagon Theatre will feature a special tribute to Nelson Mandela including music performed at those commemorative services.

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David Dolan

UWA School of Music Keyed Up Series

31 August: 3pm

David Dolan has devoted his career as a concert pianist researcher and teacher to the revival of the art of classical improvisation. David has performed at major concert venues and festivals, such as the Wigmore Hall and the Royal Festival Hall in London and is a professor at the Yehudi Menuhin School as well as the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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Bart van Oort

UWA School of Music Keyed Up Series

21 September: 3pm

Bart van Oort teaches fortepiano and is a lecturer in Historical Performance Practice at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague (The Netherlands). Since 1997 Van Oort has made more than fifty recordings of chamber music and solo repertory, including the prize-winning 4-CD box set The Art of the Nocturne in the Nineteenth Century.

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Fresh Off Da Blane

The Laughing Samoans

27 September: 5pm & 8pm

Welcome on board ladies and gentlemen. This is the latest offering from one of New Zealand's most successful live comedy acts. The Laughing Samoans have been touring for more than ten years now performing their unique brand of humour. Fresh Off Da Blane will see the return of all their favourite characters including Aunty Tara and Uncle Sam.

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UWA School of Music Artistry Concert Series

18 October: 7.30pm

A specially commissioned piece for the School of Music, made possible by the generous donation from a donor, will see a world premiere by internationally renowned Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe performed alongside his monumental work Memento Mori. The Concert will coincide with UWA's Institute of Advanced Studies' 2013 Day of ideas - Memento Mori where he will also be presenting. Peter Sculthorpe's visit to UWA is sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Studies.

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An Evening With James Randi

Think Ink.

3 December: 6pm

Magician James Randi (known as ‘The Amazing Randi’) has spent the bulk of his career debunking the claims of self-proclaimed psychics and paranormalists. Randi has an international reputation as a magician and escape artist, but he is perhaps best known as the world’s most tireless investigator and de-mystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims.

The event is run as the first and exclusive public screening of Randi’s new biographical documentary, ‘An Honest Liar’ followed by a fireside chat and Q&A session to hear the tales of this (de)mystifying 86-year-old.

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