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Sunday 18th August 2024 • 7:30pm


Join us for an exceptional evening as we celebrate "The American", a concert that explores diverse perspectives on America through music. This program promises a memorable journey, offering a blend of contemporary and classical works that reflect how America has inspired artists around the world.


This concert features the world premiere of a new work by Australian composer Nicholas Kyriakakis, inspired by a British photographer's image of an American street. The evening also includes George Gershwin’s quintessentially American Rhapsody in Blue, and culminates with Antonín Dvořák’s String Quartet No. 12, The American, a reflection of the Czech composer’s impressions of American culture.


Experience this unique celebration where tradition and modernity converge, showcasing global interpretations of American life and culture.



Sunday 18th August 2024 • 7:30pm

Callaway Auditorium, UWA

Ticket Types:


A Reserve tickets entitle patrons to secure an assigned seat of their choice in the first 4 rows, close to the action.


General Admission tickets offer seating on a first-come, first-served basis in an unreserved section, allowing patrons to choose their seats on the night of the event.

General Admission:

A Reserve Tickets:

Accessibility BookinG:

Wheelchair spaces can be booked by selecting the "Wheelchair Space" ticket type for $30.

If you wish to transfer into an auditorium seat, please email us so we can assist with your seating arrangements. Seat transfers are classed as A Reserve tickets.


New Work (World Premiere)


Rhapsody in Blue

antonín dvořák

String Quartet No. 12 “American”


Violin I - Lisa Smith

Violin II - Helena O'Sullivan

Viola - Aaron Dungey

Cello - Tiffany Lee

Contrabass - Josh Spirek

Piano - Andy Li

Percussion - Cara Daily


In "The American"

Concert Info

Concert Timings

Venue doors will be open at 7:00pm for patrons to enter and find their seat with the concert commencing at 7:30pm.

'The American' has an approximate duration of 76 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Containers for change

a2. orchestra is a proud supporter for Containers for Change. All containers sold by a2. orchestra are eligible for the Containers for Change program. All you have to do is put your container in the Containers for Change green

bin provided at the venue, so that they can be recycled to live another life.

Drinks & Snacks

A small selection of snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be available to purchase outside the venue both pre-show and interval from 6:30pm. Drinks can be taken into the venue however food can not be consumed inside the auditroium.


Physical and digital programs will be available for the concert. Physical programs are in limited supply, and a gold coin donation is encouraged to help us in continuing to providing high-quality programs.

Pre-Concert talk

Free pre-concert talks are held from 6:45 - 7:10pm at the event. A pre-concert talk provides insights into the music, including historical context, themes, and significance, to enhance an audience's appreciation of the performance. All concert-goers are welcome to attend no matter your prior musical knowledge.

Venue, Parking & Transportation

The American will be held at Callaway Music Auditorium located at the UWA Conservatory of Music. Scroll Down for more info.

Parking is available next to Callaway Music Auditorium in the UWA Car Park 1. View Here.

Callaway Auditorium is located in close proximity to Stirling Highway and many Transperth bus routes.


Callaway Auditorium, UWA

The University of Western Australia, Conservatorium of Music, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009


Sunday 18th August 2024, 7:30pm

Callaway Auditorium

Concert Supported By:

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