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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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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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Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
Reading time • 7 minutesMusic
A darkened hall with a large orchestra filling the stage, dressed in formal black and white concert attire How to listen to an orchestra
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How to listen to an orchestra

11 April 2022

Are you put off by the idea of classical music as high-brow and inaccessible? Bourby Webster has 10 tips to help you have the experience of your life at an orchestral concert.

Reading time • 10 minutesMusic
WASO plays a symphony for tumultuous times
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WASO plays a symphony for tumultuous times

21 March 2022

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Sixth Symphony’, or the ‘Pathetique’, has always carried a sense of darkness, which makes WASO’s performance of the composer’s final work perfect for these uncertain times, writes Rosalind Appleby.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
A concert hall stage is full of musicians from WASO and the WA Youth Orchestra wearing black clothes with a conductor on the podium. They play together for the show 'Become Ocean'. ‘Become Ocean’ – marine motions in music
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‘Become Ocean’ – marine motions in music

7 March 2022

In Become Ocean, WASO and WAYO offer two new works that tinker at the conceptual boundaries of Perth Festival’s theme “Wardan” (ocean), writes Claire Coleman.

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Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
A group of young dancers and musicians mill around a studio, talking to one another. These performers/artists are involved in the Rite and Revolution collaboration between The Western Australia Youth Orchestra and choreographer Scott Elstermann. Orchestra invites dancers to spring into Stravinsky
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Orchestra invites dancers to spring into Stravinsky

13 January 2022

Western Australian Youth Orchestra is injecting some bounce into its repertoire, in a collaboration with choreographer Scott Elstermann that sees six dancers performing on mini-trampolines. Nina Levy jumps in to learn more.

Reading time • 10 minutesMusic
A pianist sits at the piano with a group of five string players sitting in front playing their instruments Local focus yields rich rewards
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Local focus yields rich rewards

10 November 2021

2021 has been the year of showcasing extraordinary WA talent for Musica Viva and this concert, showcasing the Sartory String Quartet and teen pianist Shuan Hern Lee, was a stunning example.

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio