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  • a photo of a brightly gallery, seen from someone's computer Green shoots and silver linings
    Feature

    Green shoots and silver linings

    1 April 2020

    David Zampatti offers this week’s virtual arts guide, with some tantalising local and international offers.

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    Reading time • 9 minutesTheatre
  • A concert stage is filled with musicians and a conductor Extra frisson in final concert
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    Extra frisson in final concert

    15 March 2020

    Rosalind Appleby savours every moment of WASO’s last concert for what could be quite some time, and encourages patrons to support the arts sector by refusing ticket refunds to cancelled concerts.

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    Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
  • A man at a desk, gesturing in conversation Navigating opera by the stars
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    Navigating opera by the stars

    11 March 2020

    Tim Finn talks to Ara Jansen about swimming, music and his opera Star Navigator, which will be premiered by WA Opera this month.

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    Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
  • Bold new ‘Fidelio’ soars
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    Bold new ‘Fidelio’ soars

    29 February 2020

    Rosalind Appleby finds the contemporary themes of Alison Croggon’s new libretto sit comfortably in Beethoven’s opera, Fidelio.

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    Reading time • 6 minutesPerth Festival
  • Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and Pavan Kumar Hari. image credit Daniel J Grant.jpg Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and Pavan Kumar Hari. image credit Daniel J Grant.jpg Cream of the crop 2019
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    Cream of the crop 2019

    13 December 2019

    Which shows were Seesaw writers’ favourites this year? What were the highlights and lowlights for the arts in WA? And which artists will our contributors be looking out for in 2020? As 2019 draws to a close, Seesaw writers reflect on the year that was and the year that will be.

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    Reading time • 10 minutesMusic
  • Asher Fisch conducts the West Australian Symphony Orchestra Fisch comes full circle
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    Fisch comes full circle

    1 December 2019

    Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Verdi’s Requiem ⋅
    Perth Concert Hall, 29 November ⋅
    Review by Rosalind Appleby ⋅

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    Reading time • 3 minutesMusic
  • WASO's affable principal conductor Asher Fisch. Photo Rebecca Mansell A smiling conductor directs the orchestra from the podium Fascinating musical exposé
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    Fascinating musical exposé

    25 November 2019

    Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra, ‘The Art of Orchestration’ ⋅ Perth Concert Hall, November 23 ⋅ Review by Leon Levy ⋅ As audiences for the traditional concert format age…

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    Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
  • Composer stands next to performer holding her cor anglais Pomp and gloom
    Review

    Pomp and gloom

    17 October 2019

    Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra, ‘Beethoven’s Eroica’ ⋅
    Perth Concert Hall, October 11 ⋅
    Review by Varnya Bromilow ⋅

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    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
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