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Podcasts/Music

From the conductor’s chair

10 September 2021

WASO’s Principal Conductor Asher Fisch chats with Rosalind Appleby about his personal insights into the 2022 program, his tips on surviving quarantine and why it is important for the orchestra to have a composer-in-residence.

The excitement is palpable at the West Australian Symphony Orchestra as they announce their season for 2022. The program was launched on 9 September, coinciding with Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Asher Fisch’s four week visit to Western Australia.

In this podcast the orchestra’s much-loved conductor takes a break from rehearsals to chat with Rosalind Appleby. Listen in as Fisch shares his personal highlights from the 2022 season, his tips on surviving quarantine and why it is important for the orchestra to have a composer-in-residence.

This interview was recorded on 25 August 2021.

Read more about WASO’s bold new plans for 2022.

Season packages for WASO’s 2022 season are on sale and single tickets will be available from 9am Wednesday 13 October 2021.

Pictured top: Asher Fisch and Rosalind Appleby. Photo: Rachel King

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Rosalind Appleby

Rosalind Appleby is an arts journalist, author and speaker. She is co-editor of Seesaw Magazine, author of Women of Note, and has written for The West Australian, The Guardian, The Australian, Limelight magazine and Opera magazine. She loves the percussion instruments which can be found in the uber cool parks.

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