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A semi circle of 8 singers, with one standing in the centre, facing an audience. They are in a large hall and there are cnadles, chairs and pot plants decorating the floor around them. Vanguards bring poetry to vocal music
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Vanguards bring poetry to vocal music

20 June 2022

Armchair poets become legends in their own lunchtimes in Vanguard Consort’s imaginative Saturday Night Poetry, writes Claire Coleman.

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A stage is dimly lit with pink light and a woman is singing with musicians just visible behind her. She wears a blonde wig and a black dress, with a long green trailing coat over the top Winter witchery has music lovers delighted
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Winter witchery has music lovers delighted

13 June 2022

The Music on the Terrace series launches with a sizzling performance by Rachelle Durkin and the Australian Baroque Orchestra, writes Penny Shaw.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
Elgar's Cello Concerto. A section of the orchestra. The only musician playing is a man with a cello in the centre of the image A lament for two outsiders
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A lament for two outsiders

11 June 2022

WASO’s double bill of Elgar and Bruckner is the ideal escape on a rainy Perth night, writes Varnya Bromilow.

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Chinoiserie. A group of musicians are on a stage in front or a deep green curtain. They are playing harpsichord, cello and violin as well as traditional Chinese instruments Oriental taster not enough to satisfy
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Oriental taster not enough to satisfy

2 June 2022

HIP Company’s ‘Chinoiserie’ is a wonderful blend of Western and traditional Chinese instruments but the lack of a true cultural intersection leaves Tiffany Ha wanting something more.

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Irwin Street Collective concert at Callaway Auditorium. A young man in a grey jacket sits at a piano. He has a look of concentration as he plays the instrument. We can see various other musicians behind him Great masters and young stars align
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Great masters and young stars align

23 May 2022

The Irwin Street Collective focuses on breathing new life into old music but their latest concert also provided a showcase for a future star, writes Stewart Smith.

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Richard Tognetti and Australian Chamber Orchestra. A man plays the violin. He is looking upwards with a slight smile and relaxed look onhis face. He is surrounded by a group of violinists and viola players all dressed in black Chamber champions worth the wait
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Chamber champions worth the wait

20 May 2022

Our reviewer Claire Coleman joins an ecstatic crowd lapping up the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s return to the West.

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Sensorium Theatre. Photo: Jessica Wyld. A scene from Oddysea by Sensorium Theatre. Two children peer at something we can't see, using a small torch. Their faces are alight with wonder. Creating a wonder-filled world for kids
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Creating a wonder-filled world for kids

19 May 2022

Sensorium Theatre has been making work for young people with disability for 12 years, and now the zeitgeist is finally catching up, writes Varnya Bromilow.

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Composer Kate Milligan sits partly silhouetted, with her hair tied back in a loose bun and her face turned towards her shoulder Composer looks to the past
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Composer looks to the past

9 May 2022

Composer Kate Milligan is diving back to the 16th century via an ancient shipwreck. The composer has received funding to unite old and new by bringing together electronic music and a flute that has spent 500 years underwater.

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio