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Tue 22 Feb 2011
[2hr including interval]

Artist Talk: Tue 22 Feb, 6.30pm


Students: $15.50

Buy ten tickets to any one Festival event and receive one teacher/chaperone ticket FREE

Education Program Supported By

Rio Tinto

Department of Education

Supported By

The University of Western Australia 

The Creation
Academy of Ancient Music

Joseph Haydn's vivid portrait of the seven days of creation is his supreme masterpiece and an iconic work of the Classical period. Hailed as a work of genius at its public premiere in 1799, it quickly became an unprecedented international success.

Filled with magnificent choruses, transcendent solos and evocative orchestral writing, The Creation is a grand and radiant celebration of divine goodness. Moving from an orchestral depiction of chaos to the glorious first hours of Eden, Haydn contrasts grandeur and power with moments of quiet beauty and awe.

This Perth Festival exclusive brings together an expanded 40-strong Academy of Ancient Music, the St George's Cathedral Consort Choir and three internationally acclaimed soloists in a gala performance to make your heart soar and spirit rejoice.

Suitability: ages 13+/years 8-12 Music, Religious Studies
Themes: Classical-period music, spirituality 

Joseph Haydn The Creation hob. XXI:2

SOPRANO Sara Macliver
TENOR Timothy Robinson
BASS Peter Harvey
St George’s Cathedral Consort Choir
Academy of Ancient Music

The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) are among the world’s finest period-instrument ensembles, hailed worldwide for energised, passionate performances of baroque and classical music.

Founded by Christopher Hogwood in 1973, the AAM's ground-breaking vision and distinct style had an immediate and profound impact, inspiring a myriad of followers and changing the classical landscape forever. Since then they have reached music lovers around the globe with over 250 recordings and live performances on every continent.

Now led by the exhilarating Richard Egarr, the AAM have opened an exciting new chapter in their history. Together they have embarked on major international tours and have won Gramophone, MIDEM and Edison awards for their stellar recordings.
The AAM are presented in Perth as part of the centenary celebrations of The University of Western Australia.

Egarr is a virtuoso ... the Bernstein of early music. NPR MUSIC

The Academy of Ancient Music is in world-beating form once more. GRAMOPHONE

  • Tue 22 Feb, 7.30PM


Perth Concert Hall

Address: 5 St. Georges Tce, Perth WA 6000
Phone: (08) 9231 9900

The Perth Concert Hall features raked seating for 1,729 people and is surrounded by appointed private rooms, foyers and outdoor areas suitable for theatre style class room, cocktail, dining, product launches, trade exhibitions and marquee events.

The auditorium is also home to a spectacular custom designed 3000 pipe organ.

Perth Concert Hall is located on the main Perth city bus route of St Georges Terrace, with the northern and southern sides of the Terrace linked by a pedestrian underpass. Bus stands nearest the Perth Concert Hall are: 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 46, 47, and 48.

The free Central Area Transport RED CAT route includes a stop near the Perth Concert Hall at Victoria Avenue. The RED CAT operates every five minutes from 6.40am - 6:20pm Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays), and hourly on the weekends between 8.30am and 5pm.

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13
Transperth Website: http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au

Undercover parking for 410 cars is available in the bi-level Carpark No. 7 at Perth Concert Hall. Street entry is from Terrace Road (river front).

Lift access to the venue foyer is available from the second level in Carpark No 7.
Open air parking for 843 vehicles is available adjacent to Perth Concert Hall on Terrace Road (river front).

- Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
- Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
- Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.

The management of Perth Concert Hall endeavours to accommodate patrons with disabilities whenever possible. However, due to the production requirements of some events, these special facilities can sometimes become limited. We therefore recommend that all patrons with special requirements state their needs at the time of booking tickets. It may be useful also to call the venue during normal business hours prior to your attendance on 9231 9900.

Perth Concert Hall's usual facilities include:
- Universal access available via the ramp at the St Georges Terrace entrance 
- Universal accessible toilet available on the ground floor of the venue 
- Lift access to foyers is available from top level of the No 7 car park 
- Special allocated seating in the auditorium
- A hearing induction loop operating N6:35 to X6:35 in the stalls area
- ACROD parking available in the City of Perth No 7 car park on Terrace Road (river front)

For access information visit the Department of Culture and the Arts website.

Present your ticket at some of the City's premier bars and restaurants and extend your night beyond the show. Be it an entrée or encore, these venues offer special Festival deals for $30 to keep the night alive.

Balti Balti
3/2 St Georges Terrace, Perth
P 9221 3306
Paneer Masala and Dhal with a serve of rice, Naan bread, and a glass of house wine, or beer, or a soft drink
A serving of Butter Chicken and a serving of Rogan Josh with a serve of rice, Naan bread, and a glass of house wine, or beer, or a soft drink
Café at the Concert Hall Café at the Concert Hall
5 St Georges Terrace, Perth
P 08 9231 9941 (Bookings Essential. To redeem the offer, ‘Entrees and Encores’ must be mentioned at the time of booking)
Open 2 hours prior to show
A choice of a selection of main meals with a house wine, beer or soft drink (check with restaurant staff for more details)
Lamonts - Bishop's House

Bishop's House
P 08 9226 1884
Lunch and Dinner, Mon-Fri, private group bookings Sat & Sun
Lemon crumbed King George whiting with fennel salad, chips and dill aioli
Grilled corn fed chicken breast with soft egg, truffle butter
And a glass of Lamonts Quartet or Cabernet Merlot

The Brisbane The Brisbane Hotel
292 Beaufort Street, Highgate
P 08 9227 2300
Open Mon – Sat 11:30am to late; Sun 11:30am to 10pm
Choose any pizza on the menu with a glass of wine or a large beer
Tom's Kitchen Tom's Kitchen
3b Shafto Lane, Perth
P 08 9321 0345
Open Mon-Thur 6:30am to 9pm;  Fri 6:30am to late
Choose any main course plus a glass of wine
Manhattan's Bar Manhattan's Bar
243 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park
P 08 9361 2237
A bottle of house wine and a gourmet pizza

Bookings may be required, mention Entrees & Encores when making your reservation or order.