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Sun 13 Feb 2011
[1hr 30min including interval]

Artist Talk: Sun 13 Feb, 4pm


Standard $47.50
Friends $41

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Life Stories
Perth International Arts Festival and Tura New Music Present

Iain Grandage's Blackwood is an intimate and euphoric meditation inspired by the landscape of Western Australia. This world premiere is performed by much-loved Perth musicians Sara Macliver, Allan Meyer and Graeme Gilling against the backdrop of Brendan Darby's painting of the Blackwood River. Life journeys are reflected by the river's course, as Grandage's music and Kevin Gillam's evocative poetry drift gently downstream.

Perth's newest contemporary ensemble Etica then present Dances by famed Dutch composer Louis Andriessen. Revealing the innermost thoughts, anguish and longing of Pharaoh Sekhet-a-Ra, Andriessen's music is moving, rapt and rapturous.

Iain Grandage Blackwood
SOPRANO Sara Macliver
CLARINET Allan Meyer
PIANO Graeme Gilling

Louis Andriessen Dances
Etica SOPRANO Sara Macliver CONDUCTOR Jon Tooby

Image: Bridget Elliot

  • Sun 13 Feb, 5.00PM - Sold out


Government House Ballroom

Address: St. Georges Terrace, Perth
Phone: (08) 9429 9199
Website: http://www.govhouse.wa.gov.au/rooms_ballroom.htm 

The Ballroom, designed and built under the supervision of the Government Architect John M Grainger in 1899, is a large proportioned space in the Classic Revival style, somewhat different from the Gothic Revival style of the House itself. The Ballroom has been the scene of many grand occasions such as Receptions, Balls for visiting Royalty and Investitures by The Queen and Governors.

Busses frequently travel along St. Georges Terrace in both directions. Government House is 15 minute walk from Esplanade Train Station and Esplanade Bus Port.

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

City of Perth's Council House, Concert Hall and Terrace Road parking complexes are within walking distance from Government House. For more information see City of Perth's parking 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.

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

Box Deli Box Deli
918 Hay Street, Perth
P 08 9322 6744
Open Mon – Fri 10am to late; Sat 4pm – late
Choose any main meal from our ala carte menu with a glass of house wine
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
Platform Restaurant Platform Restaurant
7/240 St Georges Terrace, Perth
P 08 9226 3636
Open Mon – Tues 7am to 6pm; Wed – Fri 7am to late
Sweet potato, tomato, spinach, leek, feta tart, roast pepper, parmesan salad
Salt and pepper squid with mango, mint, cucumber mixed leaves, lime aioli
With a glass of Flametree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon or a Corona or a Flametree Cab Merlot
Manhattan's Bar Manhattan's Bar
243 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park
P 08 9361 2237
A bottle of house wine and a gourmet pizza
The George The George
216 St. Georges Terrace, Perth
P 08 6161 6662
Open Mon-Fri 7am to late; Sat 5pm to late
A choice of beef, fish or chicken and a glass of house wine

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