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  • Maniya Amin Dehghan, Harry Hamzat, Satchen Lucido and Happyness Yasini. Presented by Perth Festival and co-produced by Performing Lines WA and Encounter. Four young people of colour stand on stage. At the front one young woman points hopefully at something out of shot. The set is the deck of a boat. Cream of the crop 2021
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    Cream of the crop 2021

    15 December 2021

    Which shows were Seesaw Mag’s favourites this year? We ask our writers to reflect on the year that was… and the year that will be.

    Reading time • 10 minutesMulti-arts
  • A man is seated at a harpsichord with a cellist and violinist and three singers Baroque brilliance in Fremantle
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    Baroque brilliance in Fremantle

    15 November 2021

    Freeze Frame Opera brings together Australia’s leading exponents of Baroque music for what Sandra Bowdler says is an exquisite opera concert.

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
  • 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.

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
  • a small orchestra performs while actors are spotlit on surrounding balconies Lockdown delivers an operatic good time
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    Lockdown delivers an operatic good time

    20 August 2021

    An innovative inter-faculty opera from the University of Western Australia finds the intersection between Baroque arias and a pandemic, says Rosalind Appleby

    Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
  • A man in a tailcoat conducts an orchestra and choir A choir that knows how to party
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    A choir that knows how to party

    26 May 2021

    The UWA Choral Society are still going strong at 90, says Leon Levy who witnessed their musical celebration.

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
  • A stimulating journey
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    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
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    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
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    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

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