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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.

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
  • A man in a grey shirt and a lady in a green shirt are smiling in front of a brightly striped wall From the conductor’s chair
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    From the conductor’s chair

    10 September 2021

    WASO’s Principal Conductor Asher Fisch chats with Rosalind Appleby about his personal insights into the 2022 program, his tips on surviving quarantine and why it is important for the orchestra to have a composer-in-residence.

    Reading time • 2 minutesMusic
  • Four orchestra musicians with their instruments in front of a white backdrop WASO’s bold new plans
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    WASO’s bold new plans

    10 September 2021

    The West Australian Symphony Orchestra have announced their 2022 program, including the return of international guest artists. Rosalind Appleby picks out the highlights.

    Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
  • 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.

    Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
  • An audience fills a narrow hall, facing the orchestra on stage, with organ pipes arrayed behind Stravinsky reinvented
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    Stravinsky reinvented

    12 August 2021

    Students rework an orchestral classic side by side with professionals, in what Sandra Bowdler says is a bold experiment with a structural flaw.

    Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
  • six singers stand in front of an orchestra in a concert hall Dreaming a communal future
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    Dreaming a communal future

    26 July 2021

    A collaboration between two orchestras and Noongar soloists heralds a new era for the classical music industry, writes Rosalind Appleby

    Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
  • Promotional image for Your Arts Playground. The words
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    Introducing Your Arts Playground, Seesaw’s new podcast

    30 June 2021

    Not sure where to find out what’s happening in WA’s arts scene? Feel like you’re always hearing about the cool new shows, concerts and exhibitions after they’ve finished? Check out Your Arts Playground, a new monthly podcast from Seesaw’s managing editors, Nina Levy and Rosalind Appleby.

    Reading time • 7 minutesMulti-arts
  • A conductor leans towards the cello section, his face animated with a smile Orchestra rises to utopian vision
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    Orchestra rises to utopian vision

    21 June 2021

    Willy Wonka takes a trip to utopia in a concert by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra that entrances both young and old, writes Rosalind Appleby.

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
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