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  • Elgar's Cello Concerto. A section of the orchestra. The only musician playing is a man with a cello in the centre of the image A lament for two outsiders
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    A lament for two outsiders

    11 June 2022

    WASO’s double bill of Elgar and Bruckner is the ideal escape on a rainy Perth night, writes Varnya Bromilow.

    Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
  • A darkened hall with a large orchestra filling the stage, dressed in formal black and white concert attire How to listen to an orchestra
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    How to listen to an orchestra

    11 April 2022

    Are you put off by the idea of classical music as high-brow and inaccessible? Bourby Webster has 10 tips to help you have the experience of your life at an orchestral concert.

    Reading time • 10 minutesMusic
  • WASO plays a symphony for tumultuous times
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    WASO plays a symphony for tumultuous times

    21 March 2022

    Tchaikovsky’s ‘Sixth Symphony’, or the ‘Pathetique’, has always carried a sense of darkness, which makes WASO’s performance of the composer’s final work perfect for these uncertain times, writes Rosalind Appleby.

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
  • A black and white photo of a woman with long hair in a pony tail and wearing a dark turtleneck sweater stands by a window An orchestra of her own
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    An orchestra of her own

    15 October 2021

    Olivia Bettina Davies is the first woman composer in residence with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Her new work ‘In Waves’ will be premiered on 5 March and she chats with Rosalind Appleby about the unexpected pleasure in “making stuff up”.

    Reading time • 10 minutesMusic
  • A conductor raises his hands above his head mid-performance Orchestral magnificence
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    Orchestral magnificence

    13 September 2021

    Asher Fisch and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra demonstrate the delicacy and power of symphonic music, says Rosalind Appleby.

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
  • A man in a grey shirt and a lady in a green shirt are smiling in front of a brightly striped wall From the conductor’s chair
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    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.

    Reading time • 2 minutesMusic
  • Four orchestra musicians with their instruments in front of a white backdrop WASO’s bold new plans
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    WASO’s bold new plans

    10 September 2021

    The West Australian Symphony Orchestra have announced their 2022 program, including the return of international guest artists. Rosalind Appleby picks out the highlights.

    Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
  • A darkened hall with a large orchestra filling the stage, dressed in formal black and white concert attire On a grand scale
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    On a grand scale

    29 August 2021

    Principal Conductor Asher Fisch’s deft leadership guides the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (and the audience) through colossal and unpredictable soundscapes, writes Claire Coleman.

    Reading time • 6 minutesMusic

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