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A woman with flouro red hair sings accompanied by another woman on a keyboard Fresh breeze blows labels out the door
Reviews

Fresh breeze blows labels out the door

22 November 2021

Tenth Muse Initiative’s composer showcase has Claire Coleman pondering the usefulness of categories like “classical music”.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
A man plays flute with strips of side lighting shining across him Play time at the Jazz Festival
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Play time at the Jazz Festival

7 November 2021

The Perth International Jazz Festival is underway and Claire Coleman finds it invigorating to discover playful loopmaster Adam Page embraced under the jazz banner.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
A man sits at the piano, behind him is a conductor and symphony orchestra A bright future
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A bright future

18 October 2021

The annual VOSE Concerto competition took place at the Perth Concert Hall on the weekend and if the three exceptional young musicians competing are anything to go by, the future of Perth’s classical music scene is in good hands, concludes Claire Coleman.

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
A woman in black suit holding a conductor's baton is flanked by two women in light pink ball gowns, in front of a star-specked backdrop Singers bring a whole new world to Perth
Features

Singers bring a whole new world to Perth

7 October 2021

Two sopranos capitalise on COVID with a business partnership that is bringing Disney stardust to Perth. Claire Coleman talks with Amy Manford and Genevieve McCarthy to find out more.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
Reading time • 5 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 orchestra is visible silhouetted against an big screen showing an image of a bright red solar flare Music to move the planets
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Music to move the planets

9 August 2021

Grab your popcorn and pull up a beanbag for Australian Baroque’s audiovisual tour of terrestrial and extra-terrestrial wonders, recommends Claire Coleman.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
Operatic adaptation delights young and old
Kids

Operatic adaptation delights young and old

15 July 2021

Composer Emma Jayakumar offers a fresh twist on an Australian classic children’s book. Claire Coleman and junior reviewer Saskia Haluszkiewicz find plenty of common ground in their responses.

Reading time • 7 minutesTheatre

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio