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Free Clarinet Masterclass with Andrew Simon

Internationally renowned clarinettist Andrew Simon, Principal Clarinet of the Hong Kong Philharmonic will be performing and working with UWA clarinet students in a free masterclass.

Friday 2 September
5 – 6:30pm
Callaway Auditorium, School of Music
The University of Western Australia


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2016 ATAR Performance Day

Come along to hear ATAR level repertoire performed by outstanding students with expert comments from our adjudicators… a great opportunity for teachers and students alike!

Date: Sunday 28 August
Place: Eileen Joyce Studio – UWA School of Music, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA
Time: 2pm to 4pm (includes a short break with light refreshments)
Cost: Gold coin donation

All unaccompanied under-aged participants must have completed the CASSWA Medical Consent Form

Flyer - ATAR Performance Day at UWA

Free Ashley Smith Recital

THIS Sunday 22 May at 3pm, Ashley Smith will be presenting a recital in the Callaway Auditorium at UWA.

Centred around Ashley’s research on the 20th century Italian composer, Franco Donatoni, the program consists of clarinet and bass clarinet works of extreme virtuosity. The recital shall include the Australian premiere of a solo work by Donatoni alongside the premiere of a new version of Magnus Lindberg’s Ablauf for clarinet with electronic sampling devised by Chris Tonkin. Other works include Berio’s Sequenza IX, Bartok’s Contrasts and Rossini’s Introduction, theme and variations. Lachlan Skipworth’s beautiful the night sky fall shall also be performed.

Joining Ashley will be Shaun Lee-Chen (violin), Gladys Chua (piano), Louise Devenish (percussion), Emily Green-Armytage (piano), Lachlan Skipworth (composer / conductor) and Chris Tonkin (composer / electronics).

The program is hard-edged, but promises to be extremely exciting. Entry is free!

Further details can be found on the UWA School of Music events page:

ClariSaxFeast 2016

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Programme now available: CLICK HERE

Join fellow clarinet and saxophone enthusiasts at CASSWA’s eighth annual ClariSaxFeast. CLARISAXFEAST 2016 and featured guest artist Mark Walton will present ensembles, workshops, master classes, displays and performances for clarinet and saxophone enthusiasts of all ages. Be sure to bring your instrument!


Sunday 19 June
9am – 3pm
University of WA School of Music
Morning Tea provided; Lunch self-provided


Adult: $65
Concession: $35


Entry to ClariSaxFeast automatically includes CASSWA membership until May 2017.

Special WASO Offer



Experience the phenomenal power of Strauss’ majestic musical sunrise.

Richard Strauss’ awesome opening ‘Sunrise’ fanfare is still one of the most powerful and recognisable moments in orchestral music. Used by the BBC in their coverage of the Apollo Moon landings, Also sprach Zarathustra  holds the power to profoundly move you with its strength and optimism while painting a picture of the vastness and possibility of the universe.

To complement Strauss’ musical and philosophical masterpiece, Principal Conductor Asher Fisch has chosen two more great Romantic works: Schumann’s noble Second Symphony and the triumphant Overture from Wagner’s Tannhäuser.

WASO is pleased to offer you 2 FOR 1 tickets to Asher Fisch Conducts Strauss – Zarathustra this weekend.  Pay only $96* for two Standard A Reserve seats instead of $192 – that’s a saving of $96!

To take advantage of this offer and save 50% on regular ticket prices on any remaining Standard seats in A and B Reserve*, click here to book online or call WASO on 9326 0000 quoting the promo code 1590. 2-FOR-1 offer available on Standard A & B Reserve tickets only.


*A one-off handling fee of $5.50 per transaction applies to all purchases. An additional fee of $3.20 per transaction applies for delivery via Registered Post.

Upcoming Performances and Events

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Blood on the Floor

February 25th, Fremantle Arts Centre

Fremantle Arts Centre’s annual program of intriguing cross-genre collaborations, Soft Soft Loud, returns in 2016 with a 20th anniversary performance of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s (UK) 1996 work Blood on the Floor, uniquely adapted for this occasion.

Considered one of the most gifted composers of his generation, Turnage was inspired to write this piece after losing his brother to a drug overdose. This now-seminal work harnesses a powerful, high-octane meld of jazz and classical elements.

The audience will experience a big sound as more than 25 musicians take to the stage. Jazz soloists unite with a hand-picked ensemble of dynamic WA musicians for this one-off collaboration, tackling Turnage’s complex yet lucid instrumental textures and artful union of notated and improvised material.

Jazz Soloists:

  • Ben Vanderwal – Drums
  • Carl Mackey – Saxophones
  • Sam Anning – Electric Bass
  • Carl Morgan – Electric Guitar
  • Matthew Styles – Soprano Saxophone
  • Philip Everall – Bass Clarinet
  • Andrew Nicholson – Flutes
  • Martin Phillipson – Trumpet
  • Tristram Williams – Trumpet
  • Liam O’Malley – Trombone

Artistic Director: Matthew Hoy

More information and tickets here.