man plays cello on youtube The show goes on in isolation
Feature

The show goes on in isolation

20 March 2020

Even in isolation there are ways to enjoy the arts. Rosalind Appleby and David Zampatti have compiled a list to get you through the weekend.

Reading time • 9 minutesVisual Art
A concert stage is filled with musicians and a conductor Extra frisson in final concert
Review

Extra frisson in final concert

15 March 2020

Rosalind Appleby savours every moment of WASO’s last concert for what could be quite some time, and encourages patrons to support the arts sector by refusing ticket refunds to cancelled concerts.

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
Four brightly coloured metal sculptures alongside a footpath, peeping from between the grasses Little creatures by the sea
Q&A

Little creatures by the sea

13 March 2020

Mandy White is the first DADAA artist to participate in Sculpture by the Sea. Rosalind Appleby talks to the award winning artist about the stories behind her supernatural bush creatures.

Reading time • 8 minutesVisual Art
five performers from a wind quintet Stepping into the light
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Stepping into the light

9 March 2020

Rosalind Appleby finds the performances mixed in quality but the repertoire exquisite in a concert featuring women composers.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
Two women on a piano stool, one holds a score the other cradles a french horn New harmonies
Q&A

New harmonies

2 March 2020

Introducing Perth’s newest music ensemble Harmonia Australis, who will be tackling one of the big issues in classical music on International Women’s Day.

Reading time • 8 minutesMusic
Bold new ‘Fidelio’ soars
Review

Bold new ‘Fidelio’ soars

29 February 2020

Rosalind Appleby finds the contemporary themes of Alison Croggon’s new libretto sit comfortably in Beethoven’s opera, Fidelio.

Reading time • 6 minutesPerth Festival
Life, loss and creativity
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Life, loss and creativity

21 February 2020

Rosalind Appleby finds the contemplative music and stories of Tao of Glass take her – and the rest of the audience – somewhere deep.

Reading time • 4 minutesPerth Festival
Kelly and Ledger take flight
Review

Kelly and Ledger take flight

17 February 2020

A few songs lacked impact, but on the whole, Rosalind Appleby enjoyed ‘Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds’.

Reading time • 4 minutesPerth Festival
Songlines come to life
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Songlines come to life

10 February 2020

Rosalind Appleby finds herself transported to Gurrumul’s country in Perth Festival’s powerful show, Bungul.

Reading time • 4 minutesPerth Festival
Bran Nue homecoming
Review

Bran Nue homecoming

8 February 2020

Rosalind Appleby can’t help but be swept up in the fun and familiarity of Bran Nue Dae, home again for the Perth Festival.

Reading time • 6 minutesPerth Festival

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