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Ensemble Day 2017

If you are a saxophone or clarinet player in your second or third year of learning, we welcome you to join us at our annual CASSWA Ensemble Day.

Date: Sunday 26 March 2017
Time: 2pm – 4pm, with free light refreshments at 3:00pm for parents and friends prior to the performance at 3:30pm
Cost: FREE for CASSWA members; $10 non-members
Venue: Paul Latham Auditorium, Churchlands Senior High School, 20 Lucca Street, Churchlands

For all the event information and registration details for the 2017 Clarinet and Saxophone Ensemble Day, please click on the links below:

CLICK HERE for Ensemble Day Flyer and Event Details

CLICK HERE to complete the Online Registration form

CLICK HERE to complete the Online Medical Form

For your child’s health and safety, if you are unable to accompany your child to this event, please complete the required Medical Consent Form.

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.

Perth International Arts Festival: Chamber Music Weekend

26 – 28 February, Winthrop Hall, UWA

Over three days PIAF brings you 18 events performed on a purpose-built stage inside the beautiful acoustic of Winthrop Hall and in the gardens outside.

Sample the full breadth of style and expression, from Mozart to Messiaen, Bach to Bartok, Liszt to Ligeti and indulge your every chamber music whim in a program performed by the finest soloists and ensembles from Australia and abroad.

Clarinet Highlights include:

Saturday 27, 2–3pm: Ensemble Vagabond
Beethoven to Barber
Beethoven Quintet in E-flat major for Piano and Winds
Ligeti Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
Barber Summer Music for Wind Quintet

Saturday 27, 6–7pm: Benaud Trio and Ashley Smith (clarinet)
For the End of Time
Messiaen Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)

Sunday 28, 10–11am
Schubert’s Octet
Octet in F major
Margaret Blades (violin 1), Zak Rowentree (violin 2), Sally Boud (viola), Michael Goldshlager (cello), Andrew Sinclair (bass), Ashley Smith (clarinet), Adam Mikulicz (bassoon), Julia Brooke (horn)

Sunday 28, 8–9pm
Schubert’s Shepherd and The Trout
The Shepherd on the Rock
Sara Macliver (soprano), Ashley Smith (clarinet), Gladys Chua (piano)

Piano Quintet in A major The Trout
Jayson Gillham (piano), Lerida Delbridge (violin), Justin Williams (viola), Michelle Wood (cello), Andrew Sinclair (bass)

More information and Tickets available here

WASO Performs Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto

Join WASO for an afternoon of stirring and elegant music in either Bunbury or Mandurah.

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre: Sunday 28, 2:00PM
Mandurah Performing Art Centre: Saturday 5, 8:00PM

The concert opens with Rossini’s William Tell Overture, beloved for its high spirits and famous trumpet call. In the hands of WASO’s Principal Clarinet Allan Meyer, the eloquence and sublime beauty of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto will be revealed. Brahms’ powerful final Symphony concludes the concert.

ROSSINI William Tell: Overture
MOZART Clarinet Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No.4

Christopher Dragon conductor
Allan Meyer clarinet

For more information and tickets:
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre


Saxophone & Clarinet Ensemble Day 2016

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Join us for a fun afternoon of saxophone and clarinet ensemble playing! For students in their 2nd and 3rd year of learning.

Parents are welcome to attend and a light afternoon tea will be provided.

Date: Sunday 20 March 2015
Time: 2pm – 4pm, with a performance at 3:30pm for family and friends.
Cost: Gold coin donation for CASSWA members; $10 non-members*

Venue: Paul Latham Auditorium, Churchlands Senior High School, 20 Lucca Street, Churchlands

Registration is required. Register online here

For your child’s health and safety, if you are unable to accompany your child to this event, please complete the required Medical Consent Form

*Become a CASSWA member on the day for $30 and receive FREE entry to our premiere annual event – ClariSaxFeast 2016


Download a flyer here to share with your friends

Year 11 & 12 Performance Afternoon

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

Date: Sunday 30th August
Place: Paul Latham Auditorium – Churchlands SHS (20 Lucca St Churchlands)
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

Yr 11 and 12 Performance Afternoon


Cheryl Barker sings in SwanSongs.

Cheryl Barker

One of Australia’s best-loved singers, soprano Cheryl Barker comes to Perth for her only 2015 WA appearance to sing songs by Strauss, Fauré and Schubert. Allan Meyer (principal clarinettist of WASO) joins Cheryl for Shepherd on the Rock, a deliberate show-piece for singer and clarinettist. Series director David Wickham accompanies.

Sunday 7 June, 3pm
Perth Town Hall

Tickets from http://www.trybooking.com/GVIL – book now

“… Cheryl Barker was magnificently in her prime,…… Singing with full and thrilling richness, she was elegant, magisterial and deeply human in both theatrical and musical persona, full of tart and mellow fruitfulness.” (Sydney Morning Herald)