Music

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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