October Sneak Peeks 2018

In October Australian audiences will enjoy some of the finest classical music from home and abroad including the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra who will present a concert celebrating masterful performers of string instruments featuring Cuban artist Lixsania Fernandez on viola da gamba and the Brandenburg's concertmaster Shaun Lee-Chen tackling the technical challenge of Locatelli’s infamous Violin Concerto in D a.k.a. The Harmonic Labyrinth.

October Sneak Peeks 2018


The West Australian Symphony Orchestra bring two of the greatest living French instrumentalists, Gautier Capuçon and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, to Perth for two nights of spectacular music.French Flair will feature a program of Debussy and Rachmaninov alongside the world premiere of Richard Dubugnon’sEros Athanatos conducted by Ludovic Morlot, who will also be making his debut with WASO.

To mark their 70th birthday Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra presents Romeo Retold, a concert featuring the musical interpretations of Romeo and Juliet, a work that has inspired artists for over 400 years, from Prokofiev’s majestic ballet to the jazz influenced West Side Story. Happy Birthday TSO!

In Brisbane this month Queensland Theatre’s Artistic Director Sam Strong helms David Williamson’s play revealing the difficult man behind the myth of Sir Isaac Newton,Nearer the Gods, with a cast including Matthew Backer, William McInnes and Rhys Muldoon.

Sydney Dance Company will this month debut a new work by acclaimed Australian choreographer Anthony Hamilton,Forever and Ever, in a double bill with Rafael Bonachela’s 2015 Helpmann award winningFrame of Mind.

Opera Australia is touring Madama Butterfly to Tianjin, Qingdao, Shenzhen and Zhuhai, that will be the company's first multi-city international tour. The Australian Ballet is touring their lavish productionSleeping Beauty to Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai, West Australian Ballet is currently performing three contemporary works at the Dance Stages Shanghai Dance Festival,  Bangarra Dance Theatre is also heading north, returning to India for a second time as part of the Australian government’s festival program. The Australian Chamber Orchestra have been invited by the Barbican to be International Associates at Milton Court in London in late October.


included more highlights below. With over 40 opening nights this month,

the full list can be found by selecting our performance link above.

Kind regards,

Bethwyn Serow
Executive Director

Australian Major Performing Arts Group



Sneak Peeks