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What's on in Perth: The Hoopla Sessions. Pictured is a group of people standing amongst inflatable sculptures, decorated in brightly coloured stripes What to SEE: July gig guide
What to SEE

What to SEE: July gig guide

22 June 2022

Got the rainy day blues? Our July gig guide is packed with shows and exhibitions that will warm your heart.

Reading time • 10 minutesMulti-arts
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
Arts a state of the heart for Governor
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Arts a state of the heart for Governor

27 October 2021

The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia, is a relatively recent convert to the arts. He chats with Rosalind Appleby about his advocacy work, his “crazy blokes” icon collection, and why a vibrant arts culture is the heart of a healthy democracy.

Reading time • 6 minutesMulti-arts
More room needed for musical magic
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More room needed for musical magic

21 February 2021

Freeze Frame Opera’s adaptation of Dvorak’s Rusalka has some golden comic moments but was hampered by venue limitations at its Perth Festival season, writes Rosalind Appleby, with junior reviewer Bethany Stopher.

Reading time • 8 minutesPerth Festival
Two men in tuxedos smile at a woman in white dress as they sit on stage steps Cheeky chemistry, great talent
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Cheeky chemistry, great talent

19 January 2021

Bourby Webster had goosebumps watching superb performers bringing the greats to life in Ella & Louis!.

Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival
a group of 10 musicians with stringed instruments stand against a white background Have baroque, will travel
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Have baroque, will travel

26 October 2020

Performing in a brewery and private homes is one way a local baroque ensemble is finding fresh and new audiences. Ara Jansen talks to Australian Baroque to find out if they go together well.

Reading time • 7 minutesMusic
a young man with glasses stands in front of dark curtains Double the fun
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Double the fun

2 September 2020

This month two chamber choirs are back on stage and their concerts will include a piece by young, local composer Joshua Adams. He tells Ara Jansen he’s keen to hear the differing treatments.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
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.

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
fifteen string players perform in an arc on stage Delightful discovery
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Delightful discovery

18 August 2020

A performance by the youthful Cygnus Arioso turns out to be just the ticket on a bleak winter’s afternoon, writes Sandra Bowdler.

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
Two singers stand on stage with musicians playing harpsichord, cello and violin Pure Handel
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Pure Handel

5 August 2020

Perth’s baroque royalty come together for this Freeze Frame Opera performance. But can you have too much Handel? Bourby Webster finds out.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio