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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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The Australian Voices feature at the Choralfest Gala Concert on April 13 at Fremantle Town Hall Choral cross-section
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Choral cross-section

15 April 2019

Review: Australian National Choral Association, Choralfest “Gala Concert” ⋅ Fremantle Town Hall, April 13 ⋅ Review by Leon Levy ⋅ The Australian National Choral Association’s Choralfest must have been heaven…

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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Photo: Kristian Kruuser Female choristers singing An early highlight
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An early highlight

14 February 2019

Perth Festival review: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Australian Chamber Orchestra ⋅
Perth Concert Hall, February 13 ⋅
Review by Leon Levy ⋅

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Peggy Lee and Judy Garland. The Ellington, Feb 6-10. 8.45pm.800x800 copy Sultry stars live on
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Sultry stars live on

7 February 2019

Fringe World review: Ali Bodycoat and Jessie Gordon, Peggy Lee & Judy Garland ⋅ Ellington Jazz Club, February 6 ⋅ Review by Leon Levy ⋅ There was something especially…

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The Giovanni Consort perform Sleep with Giovanni. The Giovanni Consort walk amongst the audience. Firing on all senses
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Firing on all senses

2 February 2019

Fringe World review: ‘Sleep with Giovanni’ ·
Upper Burt Hall, Cathedral Square, 31 January ·
Review by Leon Levy ·

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A choral Christmas treat
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A choral Christmas treat

24 December 2018

Review: Perth Symphonic Chorus and Perth Baroque Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah · Perth Concert Hall, 22 December · Review by Leon Levy · For some 30 years…

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio