Music

Exhilarating and absurd

Exhilarating and absurd

Review: GreyWing Ensemble, ‘Text’ ⋅ The Sewing Room, October 8 ⋅ Review by Eduardo Cossio ⋅ Local ensemble GreyWing are known for performing ...
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a king spotlit on a dark stage, with witches in the shadows

Magnificent Macbeth

Review: West Australian Opera, Macbeth ⋅ His Majesty's Theatre, 19 October ⋅ Review by Sandra Bowdler ⋅ West Australian Opera's new production of Verdi’s ...
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Flamenco maestro still in command

Flamenco maestro still in command

Review: Paco Pena, Ensencias · Regal, October 11 · Review by David Zampatti · It’s been my joy and privilege ...
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AN orchestra and conductor in a cathedral setting acknowledge applause

Mozart plus some

Review: Perth Symphony Orchestra, 'Mozart by Candlelight' ⋅ St George’s Cathedral, 17 October ⋅ Review by Sandra Bowdler ⋅ The Perth Symphony Orchestra, conducted ...
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Hip-hop odyssey tells confronting truths

Hip-hop odyssey tells confronting truths

Review: Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, Ice Land: A Hip h’Opera · Subiaco Arts Centre, 17 October · Review by Gina ...
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Composer stands next to performer holding her cor anglais

Pomp and gloom

Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra, 'Beethoven's Eroica' ⋅ Perth Concert Hall, October 11 ⋅ Review by Varnya Bromilow ⋅ If you’re lucky enough ...
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Sweet dreams

Sweet dreams

AWESOME Review: Giovanni Consort, Cloud Nine ⋅ Centenary Galleries, Art Gallery of Western Australia, October 5 ⋅ Review by Robert Housley ...
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Virtuosic choir on the record

Virtuosic choir on the record

Review: Giovanni Consort, 'Giovanni Album Launch' ⋅ St Mary’s Church, South Perth, 28 September ⋅ Review by Sandra Bowdler ⋅ The Giovanni ...
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students in brightly coloured shirts stand arrayed around various keyboard percussion instruments

Minimalist masterwork

Review: Defying Gravity, 'Steve Reich's Drumming' ⋅ WA Academy of Performing Arts, Richard Gill Music Auditorium, 23 September ⋅ Review by Jonathan ...
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A man sings to the camera with a woman leaning against him

Music theatre delight

Robert Hofmann and Penny Shaw, 'Au Naturel!' ⋅ 13 September 2019, Kidogo, Fremantle ⋅ Review by Sandra Bowdler ⋅ Perth connoisseurs of sophisticated ...
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To men with suitcases greeted by a person in traditional African costume

Spectacular musical but dated stereotypes

Review: Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin, Important Musicals and John Frost, The Book of Mormon ⋅ Crown Theatre, September 5 ⋅ Review ...
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A world of grace and enchantment

A world of grace and enchantment

Review:  Grace Knight: 'The First 40 Years' ⋅ Ellington’s Jazz Club August 31 ⋅ Review: Ron Banks ⋅ There is a world of ...
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Local superhero

Local superhero

Review: Laura Boynes, Adelina Larsson and Julie-Anne Long, 'Wonder Woman' · State Theatre Centre of WA, 28 August · Review ...
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A study in deep listening

A study in deep listening

Review: Decibel ensemble, ‘Partition Concrète: The Music of Lionel Marchetti’ ⋅ The Sewing Room, 26 August ⋅ Review by Rosalind Appleby ⋅ Lionel ...
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WASO's 2020 vision

WASO’s 2020 vision

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra have launched their 2020 program. On the eve of their program launch Rosalind Appleby caught ...
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Hitting the sweet spots

Hitting the sweet spots

Review: WA Academy of Performing Arts, Sweet Charity ⋅ Geoff Gibbs Theatre, 24 August ⋅ Review by Ron Banks ⋅ Sweet Charity is ...
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Gun Brit Barkmin

Virtuosic Vocals

Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra, 'An Evening with Gun-Brit Barkmin'⋅ Perth Concert Hall, 23 August ⋅ Review by Sandra Bowdler ⋅ ...
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Jamie Oehlers by night

Jamie Oehlers by night

Review: Jamie Oehlers, 'Night Music' ⋅ Album released May 2019 ⋅ Review by Ron Banks ⋅ Tenor saxophonist Jamie Oehlers is one of ...
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six instrumentalists stand on the stage of an empty auditorium

A concrete collaboration

A performance by Decibel ensemble is a visceral sensory experience, particularly when performing music by French composer Lionel Marchetti.  Their ...
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It's time to listen

It’s time to listen

Becoming a composer often requires a long apprenticeship, but composer Lachlan Skipworth's career is hitting full stride. The winner of ...
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Trio play out of their skins

Trio play out of their skins

Review: University of Western Australia & Tura New Music, Armadillo · University of Western Australia, 16 July · Review by Jonathan ...
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Sweeney sets the blood racing

Sweeney sets the blood racing

Review: WA Opera, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street · By Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler · His Majesty's Theatre, 13 ...
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Celebrating diversity

Celebrating diversity

Dr Louise Devenish's career as a percussionist has taken her around the world collaborating with a huge range of musicians ...
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Ben Burgess takes WAYO to infinity and beyond

Ben Burgess takes WAYO to infinity and beyond

From budding violin player to executive director, Ben Burgess has had a long association with the West Australian Youth Orchestra ...
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A tactile sound world

A tactile sound world

Review: Louise Devenish, 'Sheets of Sound' ⋅ Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, June 28 ⋅ Review by Eduardo Cossio ⋅ "Sheets of sound" ...
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Jazz rains supreme

Jazz rains supreme

Review: West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra, King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival ⋅ His Majesty's Theatre and surrounding venues, July 4-6 ⋅ ...
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A man conducts with both arms raised and an animated smile

The sound of the symphony

Whether you're curious, fearful or an expert on classical music, Asher Fisch has the perfect concert for you. The principal ...
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World premiere a thrill for Perth

World premiere a thrill for Perth

REVIEW: Musica Viva, Doric String Quartet ⋅ Perth Concert Hall, June 9 ⋅ Review by Ron Banks ⋅ The launch of the world-renowned Doric ...
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Operatic thriller

Operatic thriller

Review: Freeze Frame Opera, Tosca ⋅ Centenary Pavilion, Claremont Showgrounds, June 8 ⋅ Review by Rosalind Appleby ⋅ Tosca is opera’s closest thing to ...
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Two percussionists perform with a bass clarinet player and pianist in the back ground

Musical artefacts

Review: Intercurrent Ensemble, 'Walkman Antiquarian' ⋅ UWA Callaway Auditorium, 27 May ⋅ Review by Eduardo Cossio ⋅ Developments in technology brought new ...
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Singing the message

Singing the message

Review: Perth Symphony Orchestra, 'Girls Night Out' ⋅ Astor Theatre, May 30 ⋅ Review by Rosalind Appleby ⋅ The Perth Symphony Orchestra is ...
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Baroque distinction

Baroque distinction

Review: Perth Symphonic Chorus, "Magnificent Bach" ⋅ Winthrop Hall, May 18 ⋅ Review by Leon Levy ⋅ On an unusually busy choral weekend ...
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WA Day celebration

WA Day celebration

Alessandro Pittorino has been exploring the organ since he was a child, literally inside and out. The West Australian organist ...
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An octet performs with a painter and canvas on either side

Musical pictures

Review: Giovanni Consort ⋅ St George's College, May 4 ⋅ Review by Leon Levy ⋅ Expectations were high for the opening recital of ...
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Man holding clarinet

Musical juxtapositions

Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra 'Mozart Clarinet Concerto' ⋅ Perth Concert Hall, May 3 ⋅ Review by Sandra Bowdler ⋅ There are combinations ...
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Mix and match media

Mix and match media

Review: Zubin Kanga 'Piano Ex Machina' ⋅ State Theatre Centre, April 24 ⋅ Review by Eduardo Cossio ⋅ Many contemporary composers have ...
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Hacking the piano

Hacking the piano

At Seesaw we enjoy publishing a range of voices. In this feature WA Academy of Performing Arts student Mae Anthony ...
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Joseph Nolan

Easter story trimmed but taut

Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra and St George’s Cathedral, St Matthew Passion ⋅ Perth Concert Hall, April 16 ⋅ Review by ...
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Old made new

Old made new

West Australian Academy of Performing Arts: "Beethoven: Moonlight and Pathétique" ⋅ Richard Gill Auditorium, April 12 ⋅ Review by Sandra Bowdler ⋅ Charisma is ...
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Fine choral opener

Fine choral opener

Review: West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, "Fauré's Requiem" ⋅ St Mary's Cathedral, April 11 ⋅ Review by Leon Levy ⋅ Has there ...
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Choral cross-section

Choral cross-section

Review: Australian National Choral Association, Choralfest "Gala Concert" ⋅ Fremantle Town Hall, April 13 ⋅ Review by Leon Levy ⋅ The Australian National ...
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Brandenburg Quartet

Quartet coming into their own

Review: Brandenburg Quartet ⋅ Government House Ballroom, April 9 ⋅ Review by Rosalind Appleby ⋅ It is two years since the Brandenburg Quartet ...
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Our singing city

Our singing city

Perth's choral music renaissance is about to get a boost. Seesaw editor Rosalind Appleby talks to Luke Donohoe as Fremantle ...
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert

Magic at the movies

Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ⋅ Perth Convention Centre, March 29 ⋅ Review by Kevin ...
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Women taking the baton

Women taking the baton

When was the last time you saw a woman on the podium? The Perth Symphony Orchestra is tackling gender imbalance ...
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Good times ahead

Good times ahead

Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra, ‘Symphony No 40’ ⋅ Perth Concert Hall, March 15 ⋅ Review: Rosalind Appleby ⋅ As the summer festival ...
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Procession Soft Soft Loud

An R&B ceremony

Perth Festival review: Soft Soft Loud, Procession ⋅ Fremantle Arts Centre, March 2 ⋅ Review by Eduardo Cossio ⋅ Soft Soft Loud’s cross-genre ...
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A woman singing against a pink drape.

Balancing the scale

Did anyone else notice? Featured among the international artists appearing at the Perth Festival were two local composers, and they ...
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Silkroad Ensemble

Conversations with spice

Perth Festival review: Silkroad Ensemble ⋅ Perth Concert Hall, March 3 ⋅ Review by Jonathan W. Marshall ⋅ Originally founded by ...
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WASO Festival of Chamber Music

A sound sample

Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra, 'Festival of Chamber Music' ⋅ Government House Ballroom, March 2-3 ⋅ Review by Sandra Bowdler ⋅ On the ...
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Jazz gymnastics

Jazz gymnastics

Perth Festival review: Jazzmeia Horn ⋅ Perth Concert Hall, March 1 ⋅ Reviewed by Ron Banks ⋅ Texas-born jazz singer Jazzmeia Horn has ...
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Some things leave you speechless

Some things leave you speechless

Perth Festival review: Cat Hope, Speechless ⋅ Sunset Heritage Precinct, February 28 ⋅ Review by Laura Biemmi ⋅ So often, words fail us ...
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Two singers stand with arms outstretched while dancers move around them

New parameters

Perth Festival Review: The British Paraorchestra, The Nature of Why ⋅ Heath Ledger Theatre February 21 ⋅ Review by Rosalind Appleby ⋅ There ...
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Huge projection of a spider, towering over a tiny person as blood drips down the walls.

Opera at its most transformative

Perth Festival review: Komische Oper Berlin, Barry Kosky & 1927, 'Mozart’s The Magic Flute' · His Majesty’s Theatre February 20 ...
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Freddy Kempf

Russian romance and jazz

Perth Festival review: Freddy Kempf ⋅ Government House Ballroom, February 17 ⋅ Review by Ron Banks ⋅ The Perth Festival over its long ...
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Blissed out minimalism

Blissed out minimalism

Perth Festival Review: Cat Power ⋅ Chevron Gardens, Elizabeth Quay, February 14 ⋅ Review by Varnya Bromilow ⋅ It was the kind of ...
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A man with a beard, in a waistcoat, shirt and scarf, with a gun. The colours he wears are sombre.

What did you say, Ned?

Perth Festival review: Lost and Found Opera, Ned Kelly ⋅ No.1 Mill, Jarrahdale, February 15 ⋅ Review by Ron Banks ⋅ Ned ...
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Female choristers singing

An early highlight

Perth Festival review: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Australian Chamber Orchestra ⋅ Perth Concert Hall, February 13 ⋅ Review by Leon ...
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A man in blue singlet and boots pulls a dance move in front of the sign "spudshed"

Spud King flawed but fun

Fringe World review: Aarnav Productions, Tony Galati: the Musical ⋅ De Parel Spiegeltent February 13 ⋅ Review by David Zampatti ⋅ Since ...
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Ambition and emptiness

Ambition and emptiness

Fringe World review: New Ghost Theatre, Paper Doll · & FUGUE, Indigo Keane and Nicole Harvey, Silence My Ladyhead · ...
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Men with black clothes and hats pose on a stage

Seriously slick and silly

Fringe World review: The Men of the West, Goodbye and Hello: The First Comeback Tour ⋅ Circus Theatre at Fringe Central, ...
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audience and dancers move together

Cross-cultural collage

Perth Festival review: Beijing Dance Theatre, Dancenorth Australia, Jun Tian Fang ensemble,Genevieve Lacey, Gideon Obarzanek & Max de Wardener, One Infinity ⋅ His Majesty’s Theatre,  ...
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A man sings into a mic with hands on heart

Born to dance

Fringe World review: Brown Record Label, Movin’ Melvin Brown – A Man, A Magic, A Music! ⋅ Big Top at Sunset ...
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A choir and conductor

For the love of indie tunes

With over 100 members, Perth indie-pop choir Menagerie has no trouble filling an auditorium with harmonies. But what does it ...
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Sultry stars live on

Sultry stars live on

Fringe World review: Ali Bodycoat and Jessie Gordon, Peggy Lee & Judy Garland ⋅ Ellington Jazz Club, February 6 ⋅ Review by Leon ...
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A barista holds a transverse flute and a soprano holds a coffee cup while browsing her phone

A perfectly poured Baroque latte

Fringe World review: Coffee Cantatas ⋅ St Andrew's Church Subiaco, February 4 ⋅ Review by Rosalind Appleby ⋅ "If you don't give up ...
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Firing on all senses

Firing on all senses

Fringe World review: Sleep with Giovanni · Upper Burt Hall, Cathedral Square, 31 January · Review by Leon Levy · With ...
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Man with top hat leans over pedal lap guitar

Blues and bonhomie

Fringe World review: Lucky Oceans and Jessie Gordon Present: The Piano Has Been Drinking ⋅ De Parel Spiegeltent, 31 January ⋅ Review ...
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Love in bloom but passion a little lacking

Love in bloom but passion a little lacking

Fringe World review: Kate, Gus and The Other Kids · Subiaco Theatre Centre, January 31 · Persephone Productions, Savitri · The Cheeky ...
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Channelling the greats

Channelling the greats

Singer Ali Bodycoat will need no introduction to local jazz aficionados. A regular performer at Perth's Ellington Jazz Club, she's ...
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A man wearing a check shirt with a guitar on a strap.

Not much between the lines

Fringe World review, Michael de Lara, Living Between the Lines · Voila Voila Bar, January 24 · Review by Xan Ashbury ...
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A pop-up in three part harmony

A pop-up in three part harmony

Instachoir is exactly what it sounds like… a pop-up gig, choir-style. It’s the choir for those who fear commitment but ...
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Lady seated with 6 men standing

A passport to another place

For West Australian jazz musician Kate Pass, music is a means of transcending cultural and geographical boundaries, a passport to ...
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Two men in black shirts tap on pipes with small hammers

The pathos of the natural sublime

Fringe World review: PICA with Tura and Speak Percussion, Polar Force⋅ PICA, January 21⋅ Review by Jonathan W Marshall⋅ Both Australia ...
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Two young people squatting in front of graffiti. One is smoking the other is on her phone.

On trusting your gut

It’s been little more than a year since Isaac Diamond graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts but ...
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In the middle of a crowd sits a horn player in a wheel chair, behind him stands a clarinet player and two dancers are linking arms

Disabling the boundaries

English conductor Charles Hazlewood will be in Perth in February with the British Paraorchestra. He talks with Rosalind Appleby about ...
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A choral Christmas treat

A choral Christmas treat

Review: Perth Symphonic Chorus and Perth Baroque Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah · Perth Concert Hall, 22 December · Review by Leon ...
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From catastrophe to symphony

From catastrophe to symphony

Seesaw is delighted to share this short film documenting the journey of 13 year old singer and songwriter Anastacia Dawes. The ...
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A girl walking down a corridor

A girls school adventure

Review: Fishwick & Hughes, 'In SITU', presented in association with STRUT Dance, Tura New Music and Artrage · Girls School ...
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Colourful Russian composite

Colourful Russian composite

Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra, "Karina Canellakis and Ning Feng: Russian Masterworks" ⋅ Perth Concert Hall, November 24 ⋅ Review by ...
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A different kind of Nutcracker

A different kind of Nutcracker

Review: West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra, ‘Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker‘ ⋅ Quarry Amphitheatre, November 22 ⋅ Review by Rosalind Appleby ⋅ The ...
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Beyond the bombast

Beyond the bombast

Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra, “Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Dvořák’s New World” ⋅ Perth Concert Hall, November 16 ⋅ Review ...
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Kate Pass smiles as she looks down at her fingers plucking the string bass

Jazz festival wraps up as one of the best

Review: Perth International Jazz Festival Day 3 ⋅ State Theatre Centre, November 11 ⋅ Review Steve Baitz ⋅ The sun ...
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Jazz pianists battle it out

Jazz pianists battle it out

Review: Perth International Jazz Festival ⋅ Perth Cultural Centre/State Theatre Centre, November 10 ⋅ Review by Steve Baitz ⋅ It ...
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Jazz takes over the city

Jazz takes over the city

Review: Perth International Jazz Festival · State Theatre Centre Courtyard, November 9 · Review by Rosalind Appleby · The Perth ...
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Trio becomes duo but the show goes on

Trio becomes duo but the show goes on

Review: Musica Viva; Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio ∙ Perth Concert Hall, November 5 ∙ Review Sandra Bowdler ∙ Nicola Benedetti is ...
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Don Giovanni kneels opposite Zerlina

A magnificent night at the opera

Review: West Australian Opera, Don Giovanni · His Majesty’s Theatre, 20 October · Review by Leon Levy · The conductor ...
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New lightness and clarity

New lightness and clarity

Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra; Morlot, Capuçon & Thibaudet · Perth Concert Hall, October 12 · Review by Rosalind Appleby ...
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Gautier Capucon Classics 7

A legend in his prime

Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra, 'Gautier Capuçon plays Tchaikovsky' · Perth Concert Hall, October 6 · Review by Tiffany Ha ...
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Robin Fox gets banging

Robin Fox gets banging

Review: Tura New Music presents Robin Fox & Akioka · The Sewing Room, Perth, 2 October · Review by Jonathan ...
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Symphony orchestra dressed in grunge fashion, with cheerleaders

A stellar night of symphonic grunge

Review: Perth Symphony Orchestra: "Unplugged: Nirvana Reimagined" · His Majesty's Theatre, 28 September · Review by Robert Housley · Perth ...
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The great entertainer

The great entertainer

Awesome Festival junior review: Simon Tedeschi, Pianist and Prankster · Octagon Theatre, 28 September · Review by Oliver Haluszkiewicz, age ...
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Male dancers playing hopscotch outside

Bite-sized intro, out-sized delight

Awesome Festival review: Simon Tedeschi, Pianist and Prankster and Awesome Festival opening weekend · Octagon Theatre, 28 October · Review: Rosalind Appleby ...
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Man splashing in pool

Semi-submersible opera a success

Review: Lost and Found Opera, Charpentier’s Actéon · UWA Aquatic Centre, 12 September · Review by Rosalind Appleby · “Strip ...
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musicians

Seductive music & the difficult listening hour

Review: Ensemble Offspring, "Spel" · Subiaco Arts Centre, 11 September · Review by Jonathan W. Marshall · "Spel" was the ...
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Stepping outside the box

Stepping outside the box

Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra, 'Cédric Tiberghien Plays Rachmaninov 3' · Perth Concert Hall, 25 August · Review by Tiffany ...
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Tristan und Isolde

Wagnerian opera as recital: an unusual and exciting variant

Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner · Perth Concert Hall, 16 August · Review by ...
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A woman, a man and a bird surrounded by flowers.

First peek at 2019 Perth Festival

Perth Festival has given us a tantalising glimpse of its 2019 programme, revealing four of the works on the line-up ...
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Iain Grandage

In the spotlight: Iain Grandage

The appointment of Iain Grandage as artistic director of Perth Festival for 2020-2023 received a highly enthusiastic communal thumbs-up when ...
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Milijana Nikolic as Carmen

Hume’s Carmen stands the test of time

Review: West Australian Opera, Carmen · His Majesty’s Theatre, 21 July · Review by Nina Levy · Back in 1992, ...
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JR Brennan

The crossover between art and crime

From artist to parole officer to criminal justice activist, JR Brennan is an independent performance and music maker who's not ...
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Pablo Ferrández

Exciting musical chemistry

Review: WASO Classics Series, Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony & Pablo Ferrández plays Dvořák's Cello Concerto · Perth Concert Hall, 14 July ...
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Sassafras

Celebrating in style

Review: WA Youth Jazz Orchestra, King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival · Various venues, 5-7 July · Review by Rosalind ...
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Intercurrent "Sensory Horizons"

Pleasing minimalism

Review: Intercurrent, "Sensory Horizons", programmed by Tura New Music · Subiaco Arts Centre, 19 June · Review by Tiffany Ha ...
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Georgina Cramond

Through the lens of anxiety

Review: Ribs, Interrupting a Crisis · Subiaco Arts Centre, 13 June · Review by Jenny Scott · Written and performed ...
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Extreme makeover for opera

Extreme makeover for opera

Review: Freeze Frame Opera, Pagliacci · Camelot Theatre, Mosman Park, 9 June · Reviewed by Tiffany Ha · There's been ...
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Sonic gorgeousness from Devenish and James

Sonic gorgeousness from Devenish and James

Review: Louise Devenish, "music for percussion and electronics" · The Sewing Room, 15 May · Review by Jonathan W. Marshall ...
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Akio Ho

A lunchtime treat

Review: Concerts at One, Recital II, Christ Church Grammar School · St George’s Cathedral, 16 May · Review by Leon ...
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Denmark Festival of Voice

Raise your voices

Denmark will be awash with harmonies over the WA Day long weekend, when hundreds of people descend on the town ...
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Glitter and be gay

Musical magic in Mount Lawley

Review: Emma Matthews with WAAPA's Faith Court Orchestra, "Glitter and be Gay" · Judith Cottier Theatre, 12 May · Review ...
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Cunning Little Vixen

A paradise we may never want to leave

Review: West Australian Opera, The Cunning Little Vixen · His Majesty's Theatre, 21 April · Review by Tiffany Ha · What ...
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mama Kin Spender

Golden harmonies

If you were lucky enough to see Mama Kin Spender at this year's Perth Festival, you’ll know that this band ...
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GreyWing launch

Montaged blocks and slow accumulations: Live musique concrète with GreyWing Ensemble

Review: GreyWing Ensemble, Lines of Flight
 · Gallop House, Dalkeith, 6 April
 · Review by Jonathan W. Marshall · GreyWing consists of Lindsay Vickery ...
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Asher Fisch

Snippets of musical conversation

Review: WASO Masters Series – Asher Fisch Conducts Debussy & Ravel · Perth Concert Hall, 24 March · Review by ...
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Making music in the field

Making music in the field

Outdoor shows are relatively common in Perth, especially in summer… but have you ever attended a performance in a bird ...
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Asher Fisch with WASO

An ode to flair and imagination

Review: “Ode to Joy”, Asher Fisch conducting West Australian Symphony Orchestra & Chorus · Program: Beethoven's Zur Namensfeier: overture; Fantasia ...
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Tank & the Bangas

With a bang

Perth Festival review: Lee Fields & the Expressions + Tank & the Bangas · Chevron Gardens, 4 March · Review ...
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Perfume Genius

A fitting farewell to summer

Perth Festival review: Perfume Genius and Mama Kin Spender: Perth Festival · Wednesday 28 February, 2018 Chevron Gardens · Review ...
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Jordi Savall

Foot stomping and whistles!

Perth Festival review: Jordi Savall · Perth Concert Hall, 17 February · Review by Varnya Bromilow · Why do we like ...
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Milnjyia

Celestial grace

Perth Festival Review: "Milky Way - Ballet at the Quarry" by West Australian Ballet · The Quarry Amphitheatre, 10 February · Review ...
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beyond time

Mesmerising marvel

Perth Festival review: Beyond Time by U-Theatre · His Majesty’s Theatre, February 11 · Review by Suzanne Ingelbrecht · A ...
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Attractor

Incredible art-making

Perth Festival review: Attractor by Gideon Obarzanek, Lucy Guerin, Dancenorth and  Senyawa · State Theatre Centre, 8 February · Review by ...
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Attractor

Super attractor

Propelling its dancers into a state of ecstatic physical abandonment, Attractor has been a hit at festivals in the Eastern ...
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Menagerie choir

Pop in harmony

Perth’s indie-pop choir, Menagerie, has become a staple at Fringe World since its debut in 2014. With a back catalogue ...
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Jemima Foxtrot in Above the Mealy-Mouthed Sea

Extraordinary Foxtrot spins cathartic tale

Fringe World review: Above the Mealy-Mouthed Sea, Unholy Mess Blue Room Theatre, 30 January Review by Xan Ashbury Occasionally, you ...
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Composer of 'Katrina Ballads', Ted Hearne. Photo: Nathan Lee.

WIN a double pass to Katrina Ballads at Perth Festival

Thanks to Perth Festival and Fremantle Arts Centre, Seesaw has a double pass to Katrina Ballads to give away. Katrina ...
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Shania choir

Shania Choir will set your Fringe on fire

Fringe World review: Shania Choir: A Shania Twain Retrospective · Circus Theatre, Perth Cultural Centre, 29 January · Review: Tiffany ...
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slap and tickle

Saucy and jaunty

Fringe World review: Slap and Tickle by The Kabuki Drop and WAYJO · Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA, ...
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Human Service a new satirical opera

A Scrambled Serving

Fringe World review: Human Services by Queen's Hall Music · 28 January, 2018 Perth Town Hall · Review by Tiffany Ha · ...
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Dao of Dylan

Dylan done medium rare

Smart and sassy, Monique diMattina and Rebecca Barnard have juggled music and motherhood to bring you comedy cabaret act Dao ...
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Dark humour and haunting soundscapes

Dark humour and haunting soundscapes

Paully aka Paul Rowe, is the front man of Genrefonix, a Perth-based arts/music collective that will be taking audiences on ...
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A love letter to music: Jessie Gordon

A love letter to music: Jessie Gordon

Local songstress Jessie Gordon has been performing at Fringe World since its inception in 2012, and has picked up an ...
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Christmas spirit?

Christmas spirit?

Review: Christmas with The Idea of North & WASO • Friday, 8 December, Perth Concert Hall • Review by Tiffany ...
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Oh those Russians

Oh those Russians

Review: WASO Masters Series - Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.2 and Shostakovich's Symphony No.10 • Perth Concert Hall, 25 November • ...
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Perth Festival picks

Perth Festival picks

Seesaw co-editor Nina Levy shares her tips for the 2018 Perth Festival. One of my favourite things about living in ...
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Win a double pass to the Brandenburg Quartet in Perth!

Win a double pass to the Brandenburg Quartet in Perth!

Seesaw has a double pass to give away to the Brandenburg Quartet, who will be playing Government House Ballroom Wednesday ...
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Falling for Washington... again

Falling for Washington… again

Review: Megan Washington with West Australian Symphony Orchestra ◆ Perth Concert Hall, 27 October ◆ Review: Talisha Goh ◆ It ...
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Tragedy is a triumph

Tragedy is a triumph

Opera: West Australian Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor ◆ His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, Western Australia, 26 October ◆ Review: Leon Levy ◆ ...
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Sleeping beasts and spectacular contraptions

Sleeping beasts and spectacular contraptions

Review: Speak Percussion presents Fluorophone ◆ Tura New Music Totally Huge New Music Festival, 25 October ◆ Review by Tiffany ...
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Birds of a feather

Birds of a feather

Review: Aeon, Lz Dunn and collaborators◆ Presented by PICA and Tura New Music as part of the 13th Totally Huge ...
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Un-Ravel-ing the musical threads

Un-Ravel-ing the musical threads

Review: 'French Connections' – WASO with cellist Li-Wei Qin and conductor Douglas Boyd ◆ Perth Concert Hall, 14 October ◆ ...
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Designed to delight

Designed to delight

Review: ‘Wagner’s World”, Asher Fisch presenting and conducting West Australian Symphony Orchestra - Perth Concert Hall, 9 September - Review ...
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Remaking the old into new

Remaking the old into new

Review: Jen Cloher - Mojo's Bar, 3 September - Review by Kevin Runions - Jen Cloher's songs speak of real ...
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A collection of songs at the Cathedral

A collection of songs at the Cathedral

Review: Concerts at One: Classical voice students from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts - St George’s Cathedral, 6 ...
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A musical masterclass

A musical masterclass

Review: "Inspiring Wagner", West Australian Symphony Orchestra, presented and conducted by Asher Fisch - Perth Concert Hall, 6 September - ...
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An uplifting lunch break

An uplifting lunch break

Review: Concerts at One: Prendiville Catholic College - St George’s Cathedral, 30 August 2017 - Review by Leon Levy - ...
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In the spotlight: Francesco Lo Surdo, West Australian Symphony Orchestra 

In the spotlight: Francesco Lo Surdo, West Australian Symphony Orchestra 

Unlike the usual suspects – piano, violin – you don’t often hear of children taking on the French horn, but ...
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Human versus fate: Mozart & Mahler

Human versus fate: Mozart & Mahler

Review: Asher Fisch conducts Mozart and Mahler, West Australian Symphony Orchestra - Perth Concert Hall, 25 August - Review by ...
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Rapping and weaving: Hannah Brontë

Rapping and weaving: Hannah Brontë

Claire Trolio catches up with Hannah Brontë, one of nine artists performing in the 2017 Proximity Festival. I’ve managed to ...
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Twists, turns and music: Jenny Simpson (Part II)

Twists, turns and music: Jenny Simpson (Part II)

In "Twists, turns and music: part I", AWESOME Arts CEO Jenny Simpson told Nina Levy about her past; a childhood ...
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Twist, turns and music: Jenny Simpson (Part I)

Twist, turns and music: Jenny Simpson (Part I)

This year Jenny Simpson is celebrating a decade at the helm of AWESOME Arts, an organisation dedicated to making incredible ...
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Theatrical gold

Theatrical gold

Review: The Merry Widow - West Australian Opera - His Majesty's Theatre - 15 July - Reviewed by Leon Levy ...
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Young musicians impress

Young musicians impress

Review: Concerts at One: John XXIII College -  St George’s Cathedral -  21 June 2017 -  Review: Leon Levy Lunchtime ...
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