The September issue of the 2MBS Fine Music Sydney Magazine has just been released.

A welcome development is the return of live music performed in front of live Sydney audiences.  On one such gig at the Annandale Creative Arts Centre, Virginia Ginnane talked to the 2019 Winner of the 2MBS Fine Music’s inaugural Ken Weatherly Jazz Scholarship, Kate Wadey, about her third album, the song-writing collaboration with the musicians she works with, and the relief of coming out of lockdown.

Our cover features Ensemble Offspring’s Listen Up!, a micro festival of new music?at the National Art School in Darlinghurst this month. Among the impressive line-up will be Yorta Yorta singer/songwriter?Allara (Melbourne), star violinist and Ensemble Offspring’s 2022 First Nations Composer in Residence Eric Avery?(Ngiyampaa, Yun, Bandjalang and Gumbangirri), award-winning jazz collective?Australian Art Orchestra (Melbourne) and the complete Ensemble Offspring sextet. 

Paul Cooke reviews the Ben Adler String Quartet performing The Best of Danish Folk Songs at St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Macquarie Street, on Saturday 6 August. It was one of a series of concerts being held at various venues around Sydney this winter and spring, promising – and delivering – a ‘multi-sensory musical experience in an awe-inspiring location’ and accompanied by hundreds of flickering candles. At the end of the concert, the band announced that from now on the ensemble will be known as the Nomad String Quartet.

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