Category: Interesting things

NEWS Christopher Dragon appointed Associate Conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra

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Local conductor Christopher Dragon has been appointed Associate Conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. He will begin his initial 12 month contract by conducting a concert from the CSO’s Pink Martini concert series on 12 August 2015. Dragon has been the Assistant Conductor at WASO since 2013 and will conclude this position in December 2015. …

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NEWS local organist Alessandro Pittorino wins a place at Julliard School in New York

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Local Musician Alessandro Pittorino has been accepted into the two-years masters course at Julliard School in New York. Pittorino will be the first Australian organist to gain a place at the prestigious school and will take up his studies there in September 2015. Pittorino recently graduated from the UWA School of Music and is the …

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REVIEW WA Opera’s The Marriage of Figaro

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The Marriage of Figaro by West Australian Opera Conducted by Antony Walker and Directed by Niel Armfield 21st July 2015   Mozart, check. New production, check. Director of the moment Neil Armfield, check. Success with the last two WA Opera productions of The Rabbits and Madame Butterfly, checkCHECK. Intense EXCITEMENT!!!!!!, yesYEScheckCHECK. And somehow it all …

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NEWS 2015 Art Music Award Finalists Announced

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The 2015 Art Music Awards finalist just have been announced, with a few WA performers recieving nominations. The Art Music awards recognise achievement in the composition, performance, education and presentation of Australian art music. Art music covers activity across contemporary classical music, contemporary jazz and improvised music, experimental music and sound art. Of the 44 finalists just …

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