• A man in a tailcoat conducts an orchestra and choir Massive Mozart

    Massive Mozart

    13 September 2021

    Mozart’s Mass in C minor is one of his more sublime masterpieces, but its impact was somewhat mitigated by unbalanced forces, says Sandra Bowdler

    Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
  • Reading time • 7 minutesMusic
  • An audience fills a narrow hall, facing the orchestra on stage, with organ pipes arrayed behind Stravinsky reinvented

    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
  • hazy orange light bathes a conductor, orchestra and soloists. Behind the stage organ pipes glow in the light Collaboration brings out the best

    Collaboration brings out the best

    17 May 2021

    Stuffy traditions are pushed aside in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah which Sandra Bowdler says is brought to life with imagination and solid musical values.

    Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
  • A stage is filled with a large choir and musicians dressed in black. Arrayed behind them are the metal tubes of a pipe organ Ninety and still on song

    Ninety and still on song

    14 May 2021

    Australians aren’t known for celebrating arts history particularly well, but let’s defy cultural amnesia with a trip down memory lane with the University of Western Australia Choral Society as they prepare to celebrate their 90th birthday.

    Reading time • 10 minutesMusic
  • Musical worlds collide

    Musical worlds collide

    17 February 2020

    ‘Quartet & Country’ captivates Bourby Webster with its brilliant combination of music from different times and places.

    Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
  • An invigorating ride

    An invigorating ride

    15 February 2020

    Tiffany Ha is blown away by The Gesualdo Six in ‘Ancient Voices’ – especially when there’s a didge involved.

    Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
  • Two photos: a Noongar woman at a podium, a man in a garden with a cello The heart of collaboration

    The heart of collaboration

    4 February 2020

    In a chat with Roma Yibiyung Winmar and Iain Grandage, Rosalind Appleby discovers Perth Festival’s beating heart.

    Reading time • 8 minutes

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio