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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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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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NEWS Helpmann Awards nominees 2015 Announced

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Yesterday the 2015 Helpmann award nominees were announced. The Helpmann awards are the biggest awards in the Australian live performance industry and categories range from dance to comedy to classical music. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on the 27th July 2015 (and broadcast live on foxtelarts) the Helpmann awards//classical music category//facebook …

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NEWS – WA Opera appoints Brad Cohen as new Artistic Director

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Following the abrupt departure of Joseph Colaneri late last year (shockshock! after barely a year in the role!!) WA Opera has named its new Artistic Director as Brad Cohen. As an Australian conductor with significant international experience, and an interest in performing and commissioning new music, Cohen sounds like an ideal choice – all that remains …

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