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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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six singers stand in front of an orchestra in a concert hall Dreaming a communal future
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Dreaming a communal future

26 July 2021

A collaboration between two orchestras and Noongar soloists heralds a new era for the classical music industry, writes Rosalind Appleby

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A concert stage is filled with youth musicians wearing black, with a conductor and two soloists standing on the podium. Deep roots and musical connections
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Deep roots and musical connections

31 May 2021

Musicians of the West Australian Youth Orchestra bring grandeur to Nunggubuyu song and Mahler symphony, writes Claire Coleman.

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violin players play on a stage with faces focussed on their music Orchestra leads Festival charge
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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 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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A boy leapfrogs over a girl, they are dressed in gumnut caps and baggy knicker-bocker shorts Awesome news for festival
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Awesome news for festival

2 September 2020

WA’s first major festival since COVID-19 kicks off this month, and it’s all about the kids. Rosalind Appleby talks to Awesome Festival’s Jenny Simpson.

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