19/09/2019 - 11:08

WASO appoints local artist

19/09/2019 - 11:08

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WA Symphony Orchestra (WASO) has announced the appointment of Perth soprano Sara Macliver to its board of directors.

Ms Macliver is a regular performer with all of the Australians symphony orchestras as well as Perth, Melbourne and Sydney Festivals.

WA Symphony Orchestra (WASO) has announced the appointment of Perth soprano Sara Macliver to its board of directors.

The appointment of Ms Macliver comes one month after WASO announced an increase in operating revenue from $5.9 million in 2017 to $6.4 million 2018.

It is the state’s only professional orchestra and regularly performs with the WA Opera and WA Ballet at the Perth Concert Hall.

WASO chairman Richard Goyder said he is looking forward to working with Ms Macliver.

“Sara is a familiar face both on and off the stage and will bring considerable experience and artistic insight to the board’s deliberations,” he said.

Ms Macliver's appointment means the WASO board will have eight members.

As well as Mr Goyder, it includes former chair Janet Holmes a Court, Woodside executive Meg O'Neill and former Wesfarmer's executive Keith Kessell

Ms Macliver is a regular performer with all of the Australians symphony orchestras as well as Perth, Melbourne and Sydney Festivals.

She has performed with Pinchgut Opera, the Australian Chamber and Brandenburg Orchestras and Musica Viva, along with a number of international companies.

Ms Macliver has also worked as a vocal teacher and has run masterclasses throughout the country.

She currently teaches undergraduate and postgraduate performance at the University of Western Australia, with many of her students embarking on high-profile careers, WASO said.

Ms Macliver is expected to perform with the state orchestra in in Bach’s Easter Oratorio in April 2020.

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