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A man in a tailcoat conducts an orchestra and choir Massive Mozart
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Massive Mozart

13 September 2021

Mozart’s Mass in C minor is one of his more sublime masterpieces, but its impact was somewhat mitigated by unbalanced forces, says Sandra Bowdler

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
Reading time • 7 minutesMusic
An audience fills a narrow hall, facing the orchestra on stage, with organ pipes arrayed behind Stravinsky reinvented
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Stravinsky reinvented

12 August 2021

Students rework an orchestral classic side by side with professionals, in what Sandra Bowdler says is a bold experiment with a structural flaw.

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
hazy orange light bathes a conductor, orchestra and soloists. Behind the stage organ pipes glow in the light Collaboration brings out the best
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Collaboration brings out the best

17 May 2021

Stuffy traditions are pushed aside in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah which Sandra Bowdler says is brought to life with imagination and solid musical values.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
A stage is filled with a large choir and musicians dressed in black. Arrayed behind them are the metal tubes of a pipe organ Ninety and still on song
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Ninety and still on song

14 May 2021

Australians aren’t known for celebrating arts history particularly well, but let’s defy cultural amnesia with a trip down memory lane with the University of Western Australia Choral Society as they prepare to celebrate their 90th birthday.

Reading time • 10 minutesMusic
Musical worlds collide
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Musical worlds collide

17 February 2020

‘Quartet & Country’ captivates Bourby Webster with its brilliant combination of music from different times and places.

Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
An invigorating ride
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An invigorating ride

15 February 2020

Tiffany Ha is blown away by The Gesualdo Six in ‘Ancient Voices’ – especially when there’s a didge involved.

Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
Two photos: a Noongar woman at a podium, a man in a garden with a cello The heart of collaboration
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The heart of collaboration

4 February 2020

In a chat with Roma Yibiyung Winmar and Iain Grandage, Rosalind Appleby discovers Perth Festival’s beating heart.

Reading time • 8 minutes
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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio