Set in the industrial surrounds of the historic Midland Railway Workshops, the Perth Chamber Orchestra will perform magical works by the master that is Mozart among the machinery, equipment and rail tracks that remain.
Founder Bourby Webster and co-artistic directors Jessica Gethin and Paul Wright have designed an immersive evening featuring highlights of Mozart’s chamber music, while creating an all-consuming environment and unique steampunk experience for all. Major pieces in this performance include the slow movement from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, performed by Catherine Cahill, Perth Symphony Orchestra’s principal clarinettist, and Schnittke’s Moz-Art à la Haydn, inspired by Mozart himself, featuring soloists concertmaster Paul Wright and associate concertmaster Lucas O’Brien.
“Steampunk Mozart brings to life the stories of the industrial heritage of the Midland Railway Workshops through the music of Mozart. It is a 360-degree experience for concertgoers who will step back in time with us into something edgy, provocative, unexpected yet moving. I don’t think people will have experienced anything like this concert in Perth before!” Bourby Webster says.
Set in the Midland Railway Workshops space, the steampunk theme – a costume and design movement inspired by 19th Century industrial steam-powered machinery – will be brought to life on the night not only by the setting but by the steampunk styling of full skirts and corsets worn in Mozart’s day, linking the classical Viennese music to the industrial heritage themes of the concert.
When: 14 June – Doors open at 6pm
Where: Midland Railway Workshops, B Block, Midland
Tickets: From $85 online.