• Arts a state of the heart for Governor

    Arts a state of the heart for Governor

    27 October 2021

    The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia, is a relatively recent convert to the arts. He chats with Rosalind Appleby about his advocacy work, his “crazy blokes” icon collection, and why a vibrant arts culture is the heart of a healthy democracy.

    Reading time • 6 minutesMulti-arts
  • More room needed for musical magic

    More room needed for musical magic

    21 February 2021

    Freeze Frame Opera’s adaptation of Dvorak’s Rusalka has some golden comic moments but was hampered by venue limitations at its Perth Festival season, writes Rosalind Appleby, with junior reviewer Bethany Stopher.

    Reading time • 8 minutesPerth Festival
  • Two men in tuxedos smile at a woman in white dress as they sit on stage steps Cheeky chemistry, great talent

    Cheeky chemistry, great talent

    19 January 2021

    Bourby Webster had goosebumps watching superb performers bringing the greats to life in Ella & Louis!.

    Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival
  • a group of 10 musicians with stringed instruments stand against a white background Have baroque, will travel

    Have baroque, will travel

    26 October 2020

    Performing in a brewery and private homes is one way a local baroque ensemble is finding fresh and new audiences. Ara Jansen talks to Australian Baroque to find out if they go together well.

    Reading time • 7 minutesMusic
  • a young man with glasses stands in front of dark curtains Double the fun

    Double the fun

    2 September 2020

    This month two chamber choirs are back on stage and their concerts will include a piece by young, local composer Joshua Adams. He tells Ara Jansen he’s keen to hear the differing treatments.

    Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
  • A singer on stage backed by musicians playing flute, violin, harpsichord and cello Suave sounds

    Suave sounds

    24 August 2020

    From HIP to honky-tonk; Rosalind Appleby discovers the musical breadth of the new-look Baroque ensemble HIP Company.

    Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
  • fifteen string players perform in an arc on stage Delightful discovery

    Delightful discovery

    18 August 2020

    A performance by the youthful Cygnus Arioso turns out to be just the ticket on a bleak winter’s afternoon, writes Sandra Bowdler.

    Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
  • Two singers stand on stage with musicians playing harpsichord, cello and violin Pure Handel

    Pure Handel

    5 August 2020

    Perth’s baroque royalty come together for this Freeze Frame Opera performance. But can you have too much Handel? Bourby Webster finds out.

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio