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  • Five musicians are spread across an outdoor stage, the double bassist standing looking at the singer who is wearing a short pantsuit and singing into the microphone. There are also two guitarists seated and a woman in a flowery dress on violin. This is Jessie Gordon and Sassafras Perfect pairing in full swing

    Perfect pairing in full swing

    22 March 2023

    Sassafras and Jessie Gordon jazz up a delightful autumn afternoon with a sophisticated and swinging set, writes Garry Lee.

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  • Lost and Found Opera's Mel Cantwell and Mark Coughlan stand in front of a distressed tin wall in what looks like the inside of a shed. Behind them is a yellow extension chord; to their right are some pipes. Duo ready to make up for Lost time

    Duo ready to make up for Lost time

    15 February 2023

    A series of untimely events forced Lost and Found Opera into an extended hibernation. Three years on, the innovative company is back with renewed vigour. Co-artistic directors Mark Coughlan and Mel Cantwell give us some insight into the revival.

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  • People sit on picnic rugs or on low chairs on a grassed area. They are looking towards a group of musicians playing different instruments who are flanked by signs saying 'jazz done differently'. This is a Music on the Terrace concert by the Western Australian Jazz Project. Big band’s approach speaks volumes

    Big band’s approach speaks volumes

    5 December 2022

    Western Australian Jazz Project proudly proclaim to do jazz differently and Garry Lee finds plenty of reasons to appreciate that difference.

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  • six wind musicians performing on a darkened stage Orchestral comeback

    Orchestral comeback

    16 June 2020

    After a disastrous start to the year the West Australian Symphony Orchestra is returning to the stage, albeit without an audience. Rosalind Appleby discovers how the orchestra has fared through the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • Good times ahead

    Good times ahead

    16 March 2019

    Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra, ‘Symphony No 40’ ⋅ Perth Concert Hall, March 15 ⋅ Review: Rosalind Appleby ⋅ As the summer festival season fades into the background local …

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