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Irwin Street Collective concert at Callaway Auditorium. A young man in a grey jacket sits at a piano. He has a look of concentration as he plays the instrument. We can see various other musicians behind him Great masters and young stars align
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Great masters and young stars align

23 May 2022

The Irwin Street Collective focuses on breathing new life into old music but their latest concert also provided a showcase for a future star, writes Stewart Smith.

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Maniya Amin Dehghan, Harry Hamzat, Satchen Lucido and Happyness Yasini. Presented by Perth Festival and co-produced by Performing Lines WA and Encounter. Four young people of colour stand on stage. At the front one young woman points hopefully at something out of shot. The set is the deck of a boat. Cream of the crop 2021
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Cream of the crop 2021

15 December 2021

Which shows were Seesaw Mag’s favourites this year? We ask our writers to reflect on the year that was… and the year that will be.

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A man is seated at a harpsichord with a cellist and violinist and three singers Baroque brilliance in Fremantle
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Baroque brilliance in Fremantle

15 November 2021

Freeze Frame Opera brings together Australia’s leading exponents of Baroque music for what Sandra Bowdler says is an exquisite opera concert.

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A young conductor with dark hair is conducting a group of string players Musical fireworks
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Musical fireworks

8 November 2021

Remarkable performances by soprano Sara Macliver and conductor Dane Lam light up this concert by the WA Symphony Orchestra, reports Sandra Bowdler.

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a small orchestra performs while actors are spotlit on surrounding balconies Lockdown delivers an operatic good time
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Lockdown delivers an operatic good time

20 August 2021

An innovative inter-faculty opera from the University of Western Australia finds the intersection between Baroque arias and a pandemic, says Rosalind Appleby

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A man in a tailcoat conducts an orchestra and choir A choir that knows how to party
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A choir that knows how to party

26 May 2021

The UWA Choral Society are still going strong at 90, says Leon Levy who witnessed their musical celebration.

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A stimulating journey
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A stimulating journey

2 March 2021

Leon Levy had anticipated an intriguing program, and says Sara Macliver’s superbly executed recital, ‘One & Many’, with its mix of old and brand-new music, was all he could have hoped for.

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An aerial photo of a crowd of thousands under lights in a park surrounded by high rise buildings Park opera still on song after 30 years
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Park opera still on song after 30 years

27 February 2021

The exceptional talents of some of our great opera stars turned Opera in the Park’s 30th Anniversary Gala into a transcendent experience, Rosalind Appleby discovered.

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a small choir stand on stage with an organ and two soloists sitting in chairs Plenty of Perth talent
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Plenty of Perth talent

25 November 2020

West Australian musicians shine as national chamber music organisation Musica Viva returns to the Perth Concert Hall. Sandra Bowdler reflects on the state’s impressive talent pool.

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A Festival to crush cultural cringe
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A Festival to crush cultural cringe

18 November 2020

Listen to Perth Festival Artistic Director Iain Grandage tell Nina Levy why he’s so excited to be presenting a local line-up in 2021.

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Cleaver Street Studio

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