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A black and white photo of a woman with long hair in a pony tail and wearing a dark turtleneck sweater stands by a window An orchestra of her own
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An orchestra of her own

15 October 2021

Olivia Bettina Davies is the first woman composer in residence with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Her new work ‘In Waves’ will be premiered on 5 March and she chats with Rosalind Appleby about the unexpected pleasure in “making stuff up”.

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Orchestra leads Festival charge

25 January 2021

If you’ve been browsing the 2021 Perth Festival program you may have noticed an ensemble that keeps popping up in multiple guises. Ara Jansen investigates whether the West Australian Symphony Orchestra is the hardest working band this summer as they support local talent across four quite different events.

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A girl floats through the air, her flowing white skirt billowing behind Launching bravely into 2021
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Launching bravely into 2021

27 November 2020

Nobody knows what 2021 will hold but as Western Australia’s major arts organisations launch their programmes for next year David Zampatti discovers a mix of bravery and caution that bodes well for our artists and their audiences.

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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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six wind musicians performing on a darkened stage Orchestral comeback
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Orchestral comeback

16 June 2020

After a disastrous start to the year the West Australian Symphony Orchestra is returning to the stage, albeit without an audience. Rosalind Appleby discovers how the orchestra has fared through the COVID-19 crisis.

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