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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.

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Three actors are in costume, a woman dressed as a black cat, a woman in a short colourful dress representing a bird, and a man in red short overalls and yellow cap Still hungry for the wolf
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Still hungry for the wolf

30 September 2021

Revisiting an old favourite is always a pleasure for Nina Levy and her young companion, and Peter and the Wolf doesn’t let them down.

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A man in white suite is surrounded by people waving chequered flags and brandishing chess piece A chequered show
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A chequered show

4 June 2021

David Zampatti checked out the staged concert version of the Benny and Björn/ Tim Rice rock opera Chess at the Perth Concert Hall and found it a chequered experience.

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A decade of making their own rules

27 May 2021

Perth Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and Ara Jansen takes a look at how this fearless ensemble have changed the landscape of classical music in Western Australia.

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Photo: Anthony Tran Cream of the crop 2020
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Cream of the crop 2020

9 December 2020

It feels more important than ever to celebrate the arts in 2020. And so, in spite of the challenges faced by the arts community this year, we are thrilled to bring you Seesaw’s annual ‘Cream of the Crop’ round-up, in which we ask our writers to reflect on the year that was and the year to come.

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PSO mozart_by_candlelight_Sean Lee-Chen and Paul Wright duo perth_concert_hall_30_10_20_karen_lowe_first_images-19rs The sordid and the sublime
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The sordid and the sublime

1 November 2020

The Perth Symphony Orchestra took over the Concert Hall in an eye opening concert which Rosalind Appleby says revealed more than just the naughty side of Mozart.

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Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
Love tells the story of a boy, his mum and their love luggage. Photo supplied Summer 2020 gig guide for kids
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Summer 2020 gig guide for kids

17 December 2019

Summer has barely begun and we’re sweltering already. Thankfully we have the beach and festival season to help us and our children through these hot months. Read on for Seesaw’s curated list of the Fringe and Perth Festivals.

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Cleaver Street Studio

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