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FREMANTLE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AT TOWNHALL ON SUNDAY

 

 

The fantastic Fremantle Chamber Orchestra will be performing in the Fremantle Townhall this Sunday June 16 at 3pm under concert master Paul Wright and with violinist Emily Leung.

The FCO will be playing Valentini‘s Concerto Grosso Op 7 No 11, Mozart‘s Serenata Notturna, and Dvorak’s Violin Concerto.

Tickets are only $ 40, Concessions $ 35 and for under 18 yo $ 20.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AT TOWNHALL ON SUNDAY

 

May 4 Freo Chamber Orchestra

 

The marvelous Fremantle Chamber Orchestra will be performing in the Townhall this Sunday May 5 at 3pm.

Under conductor Rachael Aquilina the concert will feature music by Vivaldi, Locatelli, Geminiani, Grieg and Mozart.

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FREO’S ONE DAY EVENT NEEDS INVIGORATION

Posted in aboriginal, australia day, city of fremantle, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on May 1, 2019

 

 

Some of the feedback given at the RAP Working Group about the One Day in Fremantle event and Smoking Ceremony is worth considering as both events lacked the same spark as the very first year the alternative Australia Day celebrations were held.

The first Smoking Ceremony on top of Manjaree/Arthur’s Head and in the Roundhouse was nothing short of powerful and inspirational, but the subsequent years it was watered down to a much smaller event with a lot less impact and next to the Kidogo Arthouse boardwalk at Bathers Beach.

The area is too small for all the people attending and the event is not significant enough anymore because only a small number of Aboriginal people conduct it, and none of them are women. It needs to get back to the powerful ceremony it was the first year of One Day in Fremantle.

There is also a disconnect between the Smoking Ceremony, which starts at 8am, and the One Day concert, which only starts in earnest at 5pm. There needs to be either more on offer between 10am and 5pm, or the Smoking Ceremony needs to be much later in the day.

While the symbolism of the Smoking Ceremony at Bathers Bay is important the connection to the One Day concert would be much more apparent if both events were held in the same location. Would Fremantle Oval be an option?

The lack of shade on the Esplanade forced people to hide under the trees, which gave the area a deserted impression when I arrived at 4.30pm this year, so shade structures need to be erected and there needs to be entertainment on the stage all day, not just from 5-7.30pm, because it lacked energy.

Some Aboriginal people at the RAP meeting on Monday believed that the One Day in Fremantle event is an Aboriginal event and they complained it had become too multicultural, but the alternative Australia Day entertainment was moved from January 26 out of respect for Aboriginal culture because many believe that Invasion Day should not be celebrated, but that does not mean the alternative day should not be about multiculturalism.

Important though to make visitors from outside Fremantle aware that it is the alternative Australia Day, although Fremantle Council no doubt does not want to make it too political and controversial. I am confident a good compromise can be found.

So a few adjustments are needed to improve the day. A more inclusive Smoking Ceremony in a better location, and more visual recognition during the concert of the Bibulmen, Whadjuk, Noongar culture and history would be a good outcome.

Roel Loopers

MYSTERIOUS TROUBADOUR AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, concert, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on March 9, 2019

 

Archers

 

There are not many free Sunday courtyard music sessions left this season at the Fremantle Arts Centre, so go and enjoy it tomorrow.

Mysterious Australian troubadour Archer (VIC) harks back to a bygone era. His bush ballads and curious road tales are delivered with rakish charm and dirt under the fingernails. Archer will be joined by a one-off WA folk supergroup.

The BOM forecast for tomorrow is patchy rain in the morning and then clearing with a max of 29 degrees, so perfect to sit under the trees and enjoy some food and wine from the cafe, bar and pizza bar.

Roel Loopers

MARKET UNDER TREES AND PAPAYA TREE IN FREO

 

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It’s the long WA Labour Day weekend, so no reason not to be out and about in Fremantle on Sunday, as most of us won’t have to turn up for work on Monday or get the kids to school early.

Autumn has started and it was pleasantly cool this morning, so why not head out between 8am and noon to the fantastic Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield.

It is the first Sunday of the month, so that means it is a big market with additional art&craft stalls, etc.

There is plenty of fresh produce, breads, pastries, eggs, organic and vegan food and of course yummy, coffee, breakfast and lunch on the menu.

Papaya Tree

 

From 2-4pm NSW youngsters Papaya Tree will be performing their mix of reggae, funk, rock and jazz in the Fremantle Arts Centre courtyard. It is a FREE concert!

The cafe, pizza bar and bar will be open and there are some great new exhibitions as well.

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FREMANTLE ARMY MUSEUM SUNSET CONCERT

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, museum, music, Uncategorized by freoview on February 22, 2019

 

Army Museum concert. Feb 24

 

Lovers of big army bands should not miss this Sunday’s Sunset Concert Spectacular at the Fremantle Army Museum from 5.30pm.

Pipes and drums and lots of marching for $ 30 per person. Seats are provided but BYO food and alcohol.

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FREE PIGRAM BROTHERS CONCERT IN BICTON

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, city of melville, concert, entertainment, music, Uncategorized by freoview on February 13, 2019

 

Broome to Bicton. 16Feb

 

The 17th annual free Broome to Bicton concert by the PIGRAM BROTHERS is on again this Saturday February 16 at Quarantine Park in Bicton, next to the Bicton Bath, from 4.30pm.

Bring a rug and picnic and enjoy great music while watching the sun go down over the Swan river.

Roel Loopers

LANEWAY FESTIVAL AND FEMALE FOOTY FOR BUSY FREO SUNDAY

Posted in afl, city of fremantle, concert, entertainment, laneway festival, music, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on February 9, 2019

 

Laneway Festival

 

It is going to be a very busy Sunday in the Fremantle CBD with the Laneway Festival kicking off on the Esplanade from 11am till 10pm and the Freo Dockers AFL footy women playing at Fremantle Oval from 3pm.

While the footy is for free the concert on the Esplanade is $ 145.00 per person, with the following line up of great music:

Gang of Youths
courtney barnett…and in alphabetical order:

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Baker Boy – CAMP COPE – Carla Geneve – Clairo – Cosmo’s Midnight – DJDS – G Flip – Jon Hopkins – KIAN – Masego Music – METHYL ETHEL – Middle Kids – Parquet Courts – Ravyn Lenae – Rex Orange County – The Smith Street Band – 
Smino – What So Not – Yellow Days.

Have a brilliant Freo Sunday!

Roel Loopers

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HIP HOP SUNDAY AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, fremantle arts centre, local council, music, Uncategorized by freoview on February 3, 2019

 

If you are a fan of Hip Hop music the Fremantle Arts Centre is the place to be this afternoon when WAM Hip Hop artist of the year Hyclass&Premiss perform in the courtyard with a full jazz band.

Supporting act is the electro-pop duo Priscilla.

The free concert is on from 2-4pm and the cafe, bar and pizza bar will all be open to cater for your needs.

Roel Loopers

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GREAT VIOLINIST RUDOLF KOELMAN BACK IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, fremantle chamber orchestra, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 30, 2019

 

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The great European violinist Rudolf Koelman returns to Fremantle this Saturday February 2 to play with the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra.

The concert will feature Bruch, Weber and Schubert and is on at 3pm at the John Curtin College of the Arts, and is conducted by Paul Wright.

If you can’t make it on Saturday the concert will also be performed on Sunday at Government House in Perth.

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