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JAZZ AT EAST FREO’S DUKE OF GEORGE

 

The Duke of George in East Fremantle is launching its dedicated “Jazz Thursdays” with double Grammy Award winner and local music legend Lucky Oceans, and two of Australia’s greatest US-based jazz musicians, saxophonist Troy Roberts and guitarist Tim Jago on Thursday 30 July.

Due to the Covid-19  pandemic, Troy and Tim have temporarily returned to the relative safety or their hometown, Perth. New York-based saxophonist Troy Roberts has recorded 12 albums in his own name, been nominated for two Grammy Awards and has played with Herbie Hancock, Kurt Elling, Van Morrison, and Wayne Shorter.

Check out the Facebook page for more details about events at the Duke of George.

 

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FREO ARTS CENTRE MUSIC CANCELLED TODAY

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on March 15, 2020

 

The Sunday music session at the Fremantle Arts Centre today has been cancelled due to the coronavirus scare and need for the community to stay away from mass gatherings.

Cancelled: Sunday Music: Colab + Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics

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PIGRAM BROTHERS AT BICTON PARK

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, city of melville, concert, Uncategorized by freoview on February 21, 2020

 

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The annual free Broome to Bicton concert by the Pigram Brothers is on this Saturday at Quarantine Park, just above the Bicton Bath, from 4.30pm.

The Pigram Brothers are a very popular band from the Kimberley and the Bicton concerts are always a great event.

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FREMANTLE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CELEBRATES 15 YEARS

Posted in city of fremantle, clasical, concerts, culture, fremantle chamber orchestra, music by freoview on February 12, 2020

 

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Fifteen years ago Solomon Street resident Hans Hug, who is a passionate cellist, started the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra, and what a great success it has been.

The first concert for the FCO was with guitarist Milica Ilic, who had just graduated at UWA and the audience were blown away, so Hans decided that the orchestra should continue, as there was no other chamber orchestra in WA.

The master stroke of Hans Hug was to convince his friend Rudolf Koelman, who is one of the world’s leading violinists, to come and play with the FCO, and that has become a yearly tradition since.

Koelman will be there again this Saturday February 15 when the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra plays at the John Curtin College of the Arts theatre in Ellen Street at 3pm.

The program is Mendelsohnn, Saint-Saens, Cuneo and Mozart.

Whenever Rudolf Koelman plays with the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra I get tears in my eyes, as the violin virtuoso is sublime.

Don’t miss out on this great concert, and support this Fremantle group.

There is a second concert on Sunday at the Government House Ballroom at 3pm, so that is a chance to hear Koelman twice on the weekend.

Roel Loopers

 

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FREMANTLE LANEWAY FEST ON SUNDAY

Posted in afl, city of fremantle, concerts, muslim, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on February 7, 2020

 

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The St Jerome Laneway Festival is on this Sunday from 10am till 9pm, so it will be busy in good old Freo, because the Fremantle Dockers women AFL team will play their first game of the season at Fremantle Oval as well, so be prepared for having to look for parking spots and traffic restrictions in the far west end of town.

And for those who want to jump the fence and get a free concert on Sunday, be aware that you will be prosecuted and end up before court.

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FREO FIRE AID CONCERTS RAISE $ 650,000

Posted in bushfires, city of fremantle, community, fremantle arts centre, fundraising, Uncategorized by freoview on February 3, 2020

 

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I have not received official figures from the Fremantle Arts Centre, but the West Australian reported today that the two FIRE AID concerts on the weekend raised over $ 650,000 for the victims of the bushfires in the eastern states. That is massive!

A big thank you to all the artists and all the crew behind the scenes who gave up their time to support those who were affected by the awful fires. THANK YOU!

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TERRIFIC TOBY AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, concert, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 25, 2020

 

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There is a very special treat at the Fremantle Arts Centre this Australia Day Sunday.

Toby is so much more than your average singer-songwriter. She is a foot stomper, a passionate, raw, cheeky and powerful performer playing a mix of soul, blues, folk, rock and a splash of gypsy hick.

She powers through each live performance with her own lyrical talent and fierce, dynamic vocals, with audiences revelling in the genuine honesty of both her songwriting and her performance. Her live performance is a treat.

The FREE courtyard concert under the lovely trees is on from 2-4pm and the cafe, bar and pizza bar are all open.

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FREO’S ONE DAY AN ABORIGINAL SHOWCASE

 

 

Some of WA’s best young artists will be showcased during this year’s One Day in Fremantle event this Saturday., January 25

The free, all-day event will commence with a traditional smoking ceremony at Bathers Beach at 8am and conclude with a sunset ceremony featuring the burning of six balga trees, signifying reflection and renewal.

From 11am-4pm the stage will be thrown open to some of WA’s brightest young talent, including 2015/16 WAM Song of the Year winner Beni Bjah, 2018/19 WAM Song of the Year runner-up Joshua Flewnt, 2018/19 WA NAIDOC Music Award Winner Indigo Ellis and emerging rapper Trent Howard.

The program has been put together by Perth singer/songwriter and Abmusic Aboriginal Corporation representative Natasha Eldridge, who will also be taking to the stage with her band Kruize Control.

13-year-old Indigo Ellis said she couldn’t wait to perform in front of the One Day crowd.

Rapper Trent Howard said it was an honour to be able to perform at an event that promoted reconciliation and encouraged everyone to come together to celebrate Australia.

Beginning with the smoking ceremony at Bathers Beach, One Day will incorporate Aboriginal artwork, music, workshops and food at Kidogo Arthouse and around the grassed area at Bathers Beach.

Activities include boomerang painting, rock mandalas, weaving, an art exhibition, storytelling and poetry readings along with Uluru Statement from the Heart and a number of other information stalls.

Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, Walyalup Kannajil and Madjitil Moorna choirs will be among many other performers.

The free celebration will also serve as a fundraiser for the Australian Bushfire Appeal with attendees encouraged to donate to the Fremantle Foundation’s Freo Fire Fund which has been set up to support affected communities in the wake of the recent devastating bushfires.

For further information, visit fremantle.wa.gov.au/oneday.

 

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NAVY CLUB BUSHFIRE CONCERT

Posted in bushfires, city of fremantle, concerts, fundraising, natural disaster, Uncategorized by freoview on January 22, 2020

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The Fremantle NAVY CLUB in High Street is holding a bushfire fundraising concert this Friday January 24 from 5.30pm till late, so go and support it at the start of the long weekend.

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SECOND FIRE AID CONCERT AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in bushfires, city of fremantle, concerts, fremantle arts centre, fundraising, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 11, 2020

 

FAC fire concert

 

Great news for all who missed out on tickets for the FIRE AID concert at the Fremantle Arts Centre on January 31. The musicians have agreed to do a second show on February 1.

John Butler, The Waifs, San Cisco will all be at the second show, but Carla Geneve will stand in for Stella Donnelly.

Get your tickets for this great fundraising concert TODAY!

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