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  • A group of young dancers and musicians mill around a studio, talking to one another. Orchestra invites dancers to spring into Stravinsky
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    Orchestra invites dancers to spring into Stravinsky

    13 January 2022

    Western Australian Youth Orchestra is injecting some bounce into its repertoire, in a collaboration with choreographer Scott Elstermann that sees six dancers performing on mini-trampolines. Nina Levy jumps in to learn more.

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  • A pianist sits at the piano with a group of five string players sitting in front playing their instruments Local focus yields rich rewards
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    Local focus yields rich rewards

    10 November 2021

    2021 has been the year of showcasing extraordinary WA talent for Musica Viva and this concert, showcasing the Sartory String Quartet and teen pianist Shuan Hern Lee, was a stunning example.

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  • A young conductor with dark hair is conducting a group of string players Musical fireworks
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    Musical fireworks

    8 November 2021

    Remarkable performances by soprano Sara Macliver and conductor Dane Lam light up this concert by the WA Symphony Orchestra, reports Sandra Bowdler.

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  • A man sits at the piano, behind him is a conductor and symphony orchestra A bright future
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    A bright future

    18 October 2021

    The annual VOSE Concerto competition took place at the Perth Concert Hall on the weekend and if the three exceptional young musicians competing are anything to go by, the future of Perth’s classical music scene is in good hands, concludes Claire Coleman.

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  • 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 has been appointed the first woman composer in residence with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. She chats with Rosalind Appleby about the unexpected pleasure in “making stuff up”.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio