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Jenny Simpson Awesome insights
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Awesome insights

3 September 2020

Jenny Simpson has launched the 2020 Awesome Festival during COVID-19 and it feels a bit like jumping out of an aeroplane. In this podcast Rosalind Appleby talks with the festival’s CEO and artistic director about the challenges and delights of planning the program.

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A boy leapfrogs over a girl, they are dressed in gumnut caps and baggy knicker-bocker shorts Awesome news for festival
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Awesome news for festival

2 September 2020

WA’s first major festival since COVID-19 kicks off this month, and it’s all about the kids. Rosalind Appleby talks to Awesome Festival’s Jenny Simpson.

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A singer on stage backed by musicians playing flute, violin, harpsichord and cello Suave sounds
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Suave sounds

24 August 2020

From HIP to honky-tonk; Rosalind Appleby discovers the musical breadth of the new-look Baroque ensemble HIP Company.

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thirteen musicians on stage conducted by a man Birthday gift from big band
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Birthday gift from big band

21 August 2020

The Mace Francis Orchestra has had a big impact on the WA jazz scene over the last fifteen years and Rosalind Appleby explains why.

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Let’s get loud
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Let’s get loud

20 August 2020

WA’s first electric string quartet is turning up the volume for classical music. Rosalind Appleby talks to the members of Inneka string quartet.

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Big Band Birthday
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Big Band Birthday

13 August 2020

“You will be taken to another world of orchestral jazz sounds that you may have never heard before… elements of jazz, funk, psychedelic rock, film music and classic big band sounds.” Mace Francis promises a big party to celebrate his orchestra’s anniversary this month. Rosalind Appleby reports.

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Two violin players wait for rehearsal to start with big smiles The return of the symphony
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The return of the symphony

11 August 2020

Emotions are high and the music is magnificent as the West Australian Symphony Orchestra returns to full rehearsals. Experience the joy of this history-making moment captured in Seesaw’s exclusive podcast.

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A musical reunion

8 August 2020

After five months of practising at home the West Australian Symphony Orchestra gathered this week for their first full rehearsal since lockdown. Rosalind Appleby witnessed the joyful reunion.

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Cleaver Street Studio

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