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Matthew Lester as Beppe, Paul O'Neill as Canio, Emma Matthews as Nedda, Simon Meadows as Tonio in Pagliacci.Pic JamesRogers Three men and a woman are posed around a small flight of steps; each is gesturing dramatically, three to the central man who has his arm raised and his mouth open as though mid-sing. The men wear casual cream suits, that look like they're made of linen, the central man wears an 80s style brown leather jacket. The woman wears a fitted red jacket and a long and full black skirt. Everyday tales of love and murder
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Everyday tales of love and murder

21 July 2021

Love, lust, betrayal and murder are all a part of “everyday life” in this highly successful double bill, writes Leon Levy.

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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.

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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.

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Harmonies and humour
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Harmonies and humour

11 February 2021

Superb singing and hysterical readings delight a surprised Leon Levy in Madrigals and Madness.

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A man in a suit crouches over a piano keyboard, behind him are orchestral musicians Orchestra presents a mixed bill
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Orchestra presents a mixed bill

30 November 2020

Beethoven has lost his swagger but Brahms shines even brighter. Leon Levy reviews the West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s final mainstage concert for 2020.

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four string players in quartet position on a stage Musical burst of joy
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Musical burst of joy

18 June 2020

WASO’s new online chamber music series bristles with life and infinite tenderness, as though months of pent-up feelings were finally released. Leon Levy reviews the Ensemble Editions.

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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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Baroque distinction
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Baroque distinction

20 May 2019

Review: Perth Symphonic Chorus, “Magnificent Bach” ⋅ Winthrop Hall, May 18 ⋅ Review by Leon Levy ⋅ On an unusually busy choral weekend the Perth Symphony Chorus was in…

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Giovanni Consort An octet performs with a painter and canvas on either side Musical pictures
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Musical pictures

6 May 2019

Review: Giovanni Consort ⋅ St George’s College, May 4 ⋅ Review by Leon Levy ⋅ Expectations were high for the opening recital of the Giovanni Consort’s 2019 concert series.…

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WAAPA Symphonic Chorus Photo by; Stephen Heath  Fine choral opener
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Fine choral opener

15 April 2019

Review: West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, “Fauré’s Requiem” ⋅ St Mary’s Cathedral, April 11 ⋅ Review by Leon Levy ⋅ Has there ever been so fruitful a period…

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio