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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 2015 Art Music Award Finalists Announced


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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REVIEW Fisch and WASO breathe fresh life into Beethoven’s symphonies – Paul Hopwood

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Review of WASO’s Beethoven Festival Reviewed by Paul Hopwood on the 25th August 2014 in the Australian Perth Concert Hall Music Beethoven Festival West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Asher Fisch. Perth Concert Hall, August 22 and 23. THE Beethoven Festival — all nine symphonies over two weekends, with a host of associated lectures, panel discussions …

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REVIEW Beethoven Festival Opening Concert (WASO) – Will Yeoman

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A Review of the Opening concert of WASO’s Beethoven Festival Reviewed by Will Yeoman on the 25th August 2014 in Limelight Magazine Perth Concert Hall Fisch leads a powerful synthesis; seemingly both familiar and new. This year saw Israeli-born conductor Asher Fisch take up the position of Principal Conductor of the WA Symphony Orchestra – …

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REVIEW – WASO – Stravinsky’s Petrushka – by Neville Cohn

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Dark Brahms Still Uplifting Reviewed by Neville Cohn on the 3rd June 2014 for the West Australian 3.5 stars Review of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Olari Elts and with Barritone Daniel Sumegi ERKKI-SVEN TUUR De Profundis//BRAHMS Four Serious Songs//STRAVINSKY Petrushka Johannes Brahms, that autumnal drear and high priest of gloom, is famous …

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REVIEW: Romantic Rachmaninov (Vondráček/WASO) by Sam Gillies

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Romantic Rachmaninov with Vondráček and WASO Reviewed by Sam Gillies on the 3rd May 2014 for Limelight Magazine WASO captures the light and the dark side of post-Romantic Russian masterworks. Rachmaninov – Caprice Bohémien//Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto No 2//Shostakovich – Symphony No 5 WASO’s Romantic Rachmaninov program divided its focus between two unique voices of …

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