IMAGE_SeeSaw_970x90px.gif
Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
A conductor and choir fill the centre of a white walled cathedral, with a brightly coloured stained glass window behind them A gem revealed
Reviews

A gem revealed

18 October 2021

Yet another concert cancelled, but in this case the WASO Chorus and UWA Symphonic Chorus were redeployed and Leon Levy finds the program immensely rewarding.

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
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
Reviews

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.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
A man in a tailcoat conducts an orchestra and choir A choir that knows how to party
Reviews

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.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
A stimulating journey
Reviews

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.

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
Harmonies and humour
Reviews

Harmonies and humour

11 February 2021

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

Reading time • 3 minutesFringe World Festival
A man in a suit crouches over a piano keyboard, behind him are orchestral musicians Orchestra presents a mixed bill
Reviews

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.

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
four string players in quartet position on a stage Musical burst of joy
Reviews

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.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
Reading time • 3 minutesMusic

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio