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  • A stimulating journey
    Reviews

    A stimulating journey

    2 March 2021

    Leon Levy had anticipated an intriguing program, and says Sara Macliver’s superbly executed recital, ‘One & Many’, with its mix of old and brand-new music, was all he could have hoped for.

    Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
  • An aerial photo of a crowd of thousands under lights in a park surrounded by high rise buildings Park opera still on song after 30 years
    Reviews

    Park opera still on song after 30 years

    27 February 2021

    The exceptional talents of some of our great opera stars turned Opera in the Park’s 30th Anniversary Gala into a transcendent experience, Rosalind Appleby discovered.

    Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
  • a small choir stand on stage with an organ and two soloists sitting in chairs Plenty of Perth talent
    Reviews

    Plenty of Perth talent

    25 November 2020

    West Australian musicians shine as national chamber music organisation Musica Viva returns to the Perth Concert Hall. Sandra Bowdler reflects on the state’s impressive talent pool.

    Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
  • A Festival to crush cultural cringe
    Podcasts

    A Festival to crush cultural cringe

    18 November 2020

    Listen to Perth Festival Artistic Director Iain Grandage tell Nina Levy why he’s so excited to be presenting a local line-up in 2021.

    Reading time • 5 minutesMulti-arts
  • Reading time • 10 minutesMulti-arts
  • a group of musicians cluster around a harpsichord, wearing jeans and black shirts with a crowd looking on Pint-sized orchestra delivers a good brew
    Reviews

    Pint-sized orchestra delivers a good brew

    31 October 2020

    Large orchestral works in traditional concert halls might be out of the question but Sandra Bowdler discovers Bach in a brewery, thanks to the small and creative Australian Baroque ensemble.

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

    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
  • A soprano with arms outstretched singing next to a pianist Live music at last
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    Live music at last

    4 June 2020

    Hooray, a concert! Sandra Bowdler is thrilled to be entertained, wined and dined with real people, as Kidogo Arthouse’s Candlelit Soirees commence.

    Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
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