No matter what language we speak, what colour we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and faith, music proves: we are the same."
- John Denver
This week is Harmony Week, a time in which we celebrate our multicultural society. From the oldest continuous culture of our First Australians to the cultures of our newest arrivals from around the world - our rich cultural diversity is an integral part of Australia's national identity.
Did you know: nearly half of Australians were born overseas?
Here at Perth Concert Hall, we believe that music and art is one of the most powerful ways to bring people from all walks of life together. As a venue, we encourage you to experience, explore and appreciate the wealth of diversity available to us every day.
Did you know: There are over 500 different nations of Aboriginal people in Australia, many with distinctive cultures, beliefs and languages.
What better way to celebrate these ideas than by checking out a new artist from a different background, learning about a new style of art - ultimately travelling the world within our auditorium.
Coming Up At The Hall - Travel the world in your seat!
Over the coming months, we are excited to host a number of events that showcase an array of different cultures. Take the journey with us in celebrating our beautiful multicultural society.
Silk Road Culture Tour 'Code of Love'
14 March - 24 March
An exhibition of cultural exchange, exploring a Chinese expression of femininity through contemporary traditional Chinese visual artworks.
The exhibition is a display of 46 artworks by 17 female artists and five male artists.
Goran Bregovic & His Wedding & Funeral Band "Three Letters from Sarajevo"
He has done it all! A rock star in the former Yugoslavia, he went to write film scores and ride the fashion for brassy Balkan Gypsy music, selling 6 million albums and collaborating with everyone from Iggy Pop to the Gipsy Kings.
His Wedding & Funeral Band combines brass, percussion and lively Bulgarian vocals for a euphoric, uplifting sound. Get your dancing shoes ready for this Balkan Party!
Marsalis's performances alternate with Satu Vänskä taking centre stage in Astor Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, a heady mixture of tango rhythms and ingenious references to Vivaldi's famous concertos.
Presented by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
7 & 8 June
Broadway glamour with a honeyed jazz soul.
When the world's of jazz and classical collide, they create dazzling sparks. America's greatest composer for popular love ballads and Broadway charm, Tory Miller, is given an intoxicating new life with two of the hottest voices in the world of jazz today Laura Mvula and José James.
Performing with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Soweto Gospel Choir 'Freedom'
Winner of the 2019 Grammy Award for the Best World Music Album for their latest album 'Freedom', a collection of songs which celebrate and commemorate South Africa's democratic movements struggle for freedom. Comprised of a line-up of South Africa's best vocalists, these uplifting performers have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music including U2, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more!
13 & 14 July
Set in the dramatic landscape of the central Kimberley, Jandamarra tells the story of an indigenous Western Australian warrior and leader of the Bunuba resistance of the 1800's. In a strongly collaborative environment, WA Youth Orchestra will join forces with multiple youth choirs, soloists and an indigenous ensemble of musicians and actors from the Bunuba People to bring this dramatic cantata to life!
For more information on Harmony Week please visit http://www.harmony.gov.au