• Jazz In Conversation: Jonathan Zwartz

    Each Friday, Barry O’Sullivan invites a studio guest onto Friday’s A Jazz Hour at noon. This week’s guest is double bassist Jonathan Zwartz. He is also a composer, arranger, producer, songwriter, and live music advocate! His debut album won two Bell awards, and his second and third albums have ARIA awards. Barry and Jonathan will discuss his music, its influences and his current tour with his latest album ‘Another Dance’.

  • Focal Point 29.06.22
    Focal Point 29.06.22

    A look at music that is both on the rise, and causing waves around the globe.

  • Born On this Day : Sahib Shihab (June 23, 1925)
    Born On this Day : Sahib Shihab (June 23, 1925)

    Besides being one of the first jazz musicians to convert to Islam and change his name (1947), Sahib Shihab was…

  • Vale Bob Barnard AM: 1933-2022

    Australian trumpeter and cornetist, Bob Barnard has died at 88. A jazz icon has passed, but we are the richer for his life. He grew up in a Melbourne musical family and continued to pass down his knowledge and experience to his children and even his grandchildren, which included our FineMusic Artist-In-Residence, pianist Casey Golden.

    He started playing cornet at 12, because the family band (led by his mother Kath Barnard) needed a trumpeter. But he was also deeply impressed by a record of Muggsy Spanier, as well as Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Sidney Bechet, Bunk Johnson and Graeme Bell. He toured New Zealand and Papua New Guinea … … …

  • Jazz After Hours

    May 8th – Latenight Sundays and Mondays bring something special to this week, Cole Porter. From 10pm, Deborah Evans on Sunday and Gail Monjo on Monday. Catch them with jazz to engage, relax and refresh.

  • Focal Point 06.05.22
    Focal Point 06.05.22

    A look at music on the rise and causing waves around the globe.

  • Clouds of Gold

    The Choir of St James’ and BachBand@StJames’ present a dazzling and uplifting celebration of the Easter season in their first concert for 2022, CLOUDS OF GOLD. J. S. Bach’s Ascension Oratorio BWV 11, with works by renaissance masters, Victoria and Manchicourt, will be performed alongside contemporary works by Britten, Tavener, Whitacre and Judith Weir. 

  • Give The Gift Of Music This Mothers Day For Your Chance To Win

    Make mother’s day super special with a night out to see The Metropolitan Orchestra’s Musical Landscapes concert on Saturday May 14th. What better way to show how much you love her than to take her to a wonderful concert in the beautiful Everest Theatre at the Seymour Centre.

  • The Salon Series by The Langham: The best of George Gershwin

    One of Australia’s most acclaimed pianists Simon Tedeschi and vocalist and violinist George Washingmachine perform in a new programme of the best of George Gershwin and other popular composers of the great American Songbook.

  • Jazz In Conversation: Julian Curwin

    Friday 29th – Each Friday, Barry O’Sullivan invites a studio guest onto Friday’s A Jazz Hour at noon. This week’s guest is Australian guitarist and composer Julian Curwin. His recent release is Midnight Lullaby is a blend of jazz, classical film music and Latin sound, with a stellar ensemble.

  • Simon Moore interviews Guy Simpson

    On this Thursday’s Fine Music Breakfast, Simon Moore spoke with Guy Simpson, conductor of the current Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour production of The Phantom of the Opera. Guy has had a long career as a conductor, orchestrator, musical director and music supervisor, and had a long association with Phantom for productions all across the world.

  • Jazz On Wednesdays

    Wednesday 20th – Jazz On Wednesdays brings you the magic of world jazz.  At noon and 7:00pm, the feature artist will be pianist Fergus McCreadie and his trio’s 2021 album.

    One of the hottest properties on the Scottish jazz scene. Listen to Jazz Sketches at noon with Robert Vale and Planet Jazz at 7pm with Xavier Bichon. The trio’s music is dynamic and beautifully crafted, reflecting the Scottish landscape and musical traditions, while honouring their American and European jazz legacies.

  • Simon Moore interviews Benjamin Knapton

    Simon Moore speaks with Director and Creative Producer Benjamin Knapton about upcoming performances of Circa’s Peepshow at the Theatre Royal Sydney. Circa’s Peepshow turns cabaret on its head, literally. Join Circa as they embark on a seductive dance through the hall of mirrors that is your imagination, Circa’s Peepshow lurches from the thrillingly acrobatic to the comically playful.

  • Simon Moore interviews Brendan Joyce

    Simon Moore spoke to Queensland-based soloist Brendan Joyce about Ensemble Apex and St Paul’s College upcoming performance of Max Richter’s modern take on Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

  • Focal Point 07.04.22
    Focal Point 07.04.22

    A look at music on the rise and causing waves around the globe.

  • In Conversation with John Bell

    Today at 1pm on In Conversation, Simon Moore is joined by celebrated actor and director John Bell, a man who has been a driving force in the shape and direction of Australian Theatre for more than half a century.

  • First Person – Western Sydney Orchestra
    First Person – Western Sydney Orchestra

    Catherine Peake speaks with Artistic Director Kristian Winther and Chair Max Holzner from the newly formed Western Sydney Philharmonic Orchestra, or the West Phil.   

  • Tribute to Paul Goodchild
    Tribute to Paul Goodchild

    For any of us Philharmonia choristers, Christmas means Messiah, and the highlight of the oratorio, for as long as most of us can remember, has been Paul Goodchild’s obbligato to The Trumpet Shall Sound. His cut-glass articulation and elegant dynamic restraint were always a delight, and we waited, like impatient children at Christmas, to hear what fresh ornamentation he had up his sleeve this year.

  • Jazz On Wednesdays: JMO Trio

    Mar 30th – Jazz On Wednesdays brings you the magic of world jazz.  At noon and 7:00pm, the featured musicians will be the JMO Trio and their 2020 album Dandoula Tala. Jazz Sketches at noon with Robert Vale and Planet Jazz at 7pm with Xavier Bichon. [[JMO Trio are bass clarinetist Jan Galega Bronnimann, kora player Moussa Cissokho, both of West African heritage, and percussionist Omri Hason from Israel. [[The album title is a West African expression that translates as “no boundaries”, and is an apt reference to the album’s music and musicians. 

  • The Cellists of TMO

    The Cellists of Metropolitan Orchestra will delight in an afternoon of sublime music in Balmain’s charming Town Hall on Sunday afternoon, April 3rd at 3:30pm.  Showcased works will include a variety of music from classic masterworks through to re-orchestrated popular hits.

  • Focal Point 25.03.22

    A look at music that is both on the rise, and causing waves around the globe.

  • Jazz In Conversation: Matthew Ottignon

    Each Friday, Barry O’Sullivan invites a studio guest onto Friday’s A Jazz Hour at noon. This week’s guest is saxophonist Matthew Ottignon. Not just a saxophone, there are the seven other instruments he plays, as well as the band he leads, Mister Ott.

  • Born on this day 24 March, 1954 : Vince Jones
    Born on this day 24 March, 1954 : Vince Jones

    A remarkable interpreter and composer of songs in a contemporary jazz style, Vince has recorded many critically acclaimed albums and toured extensively around the world.

  • A Fine Selection 028
    A Fine Selection 028

    Always exploring, always digging deep to find the very best in jazz, world and classical is our weekly Spotify playlist “A Fine Selection”.

  • CD Review – J. S. Bach Piano Transcriptions from

    Nadia Koudasheva is a young Russian-born Australian pianist, musicologist and teacher. She studied at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she completed a Bachelor of Music (Performance), followed by a Doctor of Musical Arts. She has researched, and here performs, piano transcriptions of Bach’s music by Russian and Soviet musicians, the earliest of whom is Ivan Cherlitsky, whose first set of Bach transcriptions was published in 1844-45.

  • Live Performance Review – SIX the Musical
    Live Performance Review – SIX the Musical

    Henry VIII is known for establishing the Church of England and for his tumultuous love life, which is why the story of his six wives makes for the perfect musical. From the brainchild of English writing duo Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, SIX is currently playing at the Sydney Opera House until April and is a fun, upbeat and spectacular show, from the incredible costumes to the toe-tapping music and empowering story. 

  • Simon Moore interviews James Beck

    Simon Moore speaks with James Beck, Cellist and Artistic Director of the Sydney Art Quartet, who perform La Belle Epoque on 18 and 19 March at The Swifts, Darling Point.

  • CD of the Week

    Hailed by The Australian as possessing a “rare gift as a melodist” and by Limelight as expressing “both exquisite delicacy and tremendous power”, Australian composer Lachlan Skipworth writes across the mediums of orchestral, chamber, vocal and experimental music.  

  • New Horizons

    Sunday 13 March, 8:30pm, in New Horizons, Charles Barton brings you a program from Paul Cooke that airs the work of a number of female composers, including Australians Felicity Wilcox, Andrea Keller and Corinna Bonshek. [[Read Catherine Peake’s article acknowledging International Women’s Day in the March issue of Fine Music Magazine.

  • Jazz After Hours

    Mar 12th – Late-night Sundays and Mondays bring something special to the week. From 10pm, this week it is Deborah Evans on Sunday 13th and Gail Monjo on Monday 14th. Catch them with jazz to engage, relax and refresh.   Deborah brings the music of Larry Adler, performing with a celebrity list, including Sting, Peter Gabriel, Lisa Stansfield, Elton John, Carly Simon, and more. Gail Monjo will be celebrating Aretha Franklin’s birthday, including her magnificent voice on a few standards Skylark, Unforgettable and  Love For Sale.

  • Jazz On Wednesdays: Zakir Hussain

    Mar 7th – Jazz On Wednesdays brings you the magic of world jazz.  At noon and 7:00pm on Mar 9th, the feature musician will be Zakir Hussain and his album The Best Of Zakir. Jazz Sketches at noon with Robert Vale and Planet Jazz at 7pm with Xavier Bichon. 9th March – Born this day in 1951, Zakir Hussain is a classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have established him … …

  • CD of the Week

    American-Australian harpist Emily Granger makes her solo debut recording, In Transit, with a collection of contemporary works that reveal the breadth and beauty of harp music from her two countries.

  • Focal Point

    A look at music that is both on the rise, and causing waves around the globe.

  • CD Review – Hendrik Andriessen: Miroir de Peine, orchestral music & concertos

    This double CD features music by a lesser-known Dutch composer, Hendrik Andriessen, who had a brother and two sons who were also composers, one of the sons being much more famous than any of the others. Andriessen had a long career as an organist and composer and this recording is a welcome introduction to his orchestral music.

  • Simon Moore interviews Chloe Lankshear 
    Simon Moore interviews Chloe Lankshear 

    Simon Moore spoke with Soprano Chloe Lankshear on Thursday Breakfast this morning, in the lead up to Sydney Philharmonia Choirs upcoming concert, Mozart: Requiem & Revelations.

  • In Conversation: Constantine Costi

    Mar 2nd – A regular director with Opera Australia, Constantine Costi was responsible last year for the triumphant production of La Traviata on Sydney Harbour. He’s worked with other leading Australian arts companies including Pinchgut Opera and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, and is co-artistic director of Red Line Productions at Sydney’s Old Fitz. Simon Moore spoke with Con in the lead up to him taking on Halevy’s La Juive with Opera Australia, to be performed on these shores for the first time.

  • Focal Point

    A look at music that is both on the rise, and causing waves around the globe.

  • Nigel Butterley Remembered

    Nigel Butterley OAM, the Sydney composer, has died at the age of 86. Having learned to play the piano at the age of 5, Butterley attended Sydney Grammar. In those days, Grammar had no music department, and the young musician had to turn to the Conservatorium for tuition. After a spell in London, studying under Ivy Priaulx Rainier, Butterley returned to Australia.

  • Jazz After Hours

    Late-night Sundays and Mondays are special times of the week. From 10:00pm, this week, Deborah Evans and Eddie Bernasconi will engage you, and yet relax with FineJazz. Sunday brings Deborah Evans, with a tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, interpreted by Herbie Hancock, and KD Lang. She will also feature a bit of Gershwin as a taster for her Gershwin special later this month. Monday brings Eddie Bernsaconi who will be featuring Cardiff jazz band Slowly Rolling Camera, combining jazz and trip-hop, and the keyboard virtuosity of Larry Goldings.

  • In Conversation: Amber McMahon

    Feb 23rd – Multi-Helpmann Award winner Amber McMahon plays Eve Kendall, one of the ultimate Hitchcock Femme Fatales, in the stage adaptation of North by Northwest at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre from the 9th of March. Simon Moore talks with Amber about the craft of acting. They delve into a 20 year stage career in which she has worked with Cate Blanchett, picnicked at Hanging Rock, and, of course, climbed Mount Rushmore in high heels.

  • Mary Jo Capps AM named as new Chair at Australian Festival of Chamber Music

    Leading Australian arts and cultural figure Mary Jo Capps has been appointed Chair of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM). She takes over the leadership baton from Sandra Yates who is stepping down after eight years leading the celebrated festival. Mary Jo Capps brings a wide range of experience, expertise and knowledge to the AFCM Chair, as well as an intimate understanding of the Australian arts and cultural sector.

  • Simon Moore interviews Dale Barltrop
    Simon Moore interviews Dale Barltrop

    Simon Moore speaks to Violinist and Concertmaster Dale Barltrop about the upcoming Australian String Quartet (ASQ) concert, Britten Paterson Beethoven…

  • Britten Paterson Beethoven

    The Australian String Quartet (ASQ) is excited to return to Canberra for the first time this year to present Britten Paterson Beethoven at the James Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia. They invite you to join them for a program of music that is colourful, characterful and uplifting featuring Beethoven’s radiant third Razumovsky quartet, Britten’s Three Divertimenti and a World Premiere from award-winning Australian composer David Paterson.

  • In Conversation: Vladimir Fanshil

    Vladimir FanshilVladimir Fanshil is a conductor who has fast established himself as a versatile artist covering the symphonic, operatic and…

  • Jazz On Wednesdays

    Jazz on Wednesdays brings you the magic of world jazz. The feature for Wed 16th is Henri Texier and his album Heteroklite. Listen to Jazz Sketches at noon with Robert Vale and Planet Jazz at 7pm with Xavier Bichon.

  • Immigrant, Exile, Outsider

    In 1940, 18-yr-old Felix Bischofswerder arrived in Australia along with his father, having fled Nazi Germany in the mid 1930s for London, where he studied Fine Arts and Architecture. He shortened his surname to Werder and proceeded to play a significant role in the cultural life of his adopted country for most of the next 70 years. As a composer, he was not constrained by genre, writing chamber and electronic music, symphonies, concertos, opera and more. He was also an influential teacher, critic and public intellectual.

  • In Conversation with Jeanell Carrigan

    Jeanell Carrigan is an Associate Professor in the Collaborative Piano Unit at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She has performed throughout Australia and Europe as a soloist, chamber musician and collaborative duo partner. Her area of research is Australian solo piano repertoire and more recently in the piano music composed by early 20th Century Australian women composers. She’s released 32 albums of solo Australian piano and chamber works and has written several books.

  • Focal Point

    A look at music that is both on the rise, and causing waves around the globe.

  • In Conversation with Todd McKenney

    He is a man who has entertained Australia for over 30 years. He’s danced on film in Strictly Ballroom, stepped into stilettos for the Rocky Horror Picture Show, donned top hat and whip for a tightrope-walking PT Barnum, and everything in between – including West Side Story, Singing in the Rain, The Pirates Penzance, Cabaret, and Anything Goes. But perhaps his most well-known performance has been to bring entertainer Peter Allen back to life in the original Australian production of The Boy From Oz.

  • Simon Moore interviews Andy Morton
    Simon Moore interviews Andy Morton

    The Sydney Morning Herald has hailed The Marriage of Figaro as Opera Australia’s finest Mozart production in decades, and indeed this particular Mozart opera was voted the best opera ever written by the world’s greatest singers.

  • Jazz In Conversation

    Each Friday, Barry O’Sullivan invites a studio guest onto Friday’s A Jazz Hour at noon. This week Barry welcomes Amy Curl, CEO of the Sydney Improvised Music Association.  Listen out as she talks about her music, SIMA and managing the current SIMA Summer Festival.

  • CD of the Week
    CD of the Week

    Mace Francis brings back the power, vigour and versatility of a big band with his new project, Mace Francis Plus 11. Inspired by the swingin’ jazz sounds of the ‘50s, this new album is a deft exploration of a bygone era; a big, bold brass section, snappy melodies, and a rhythm so contagious, that unlike Covid-19 you want to catch it!

  • Jacques Ibert

    Perhaps not as well-known as some of his contemporaries, Jacques Ibert nonetheless made a name for himself as a composer. Studying at the Paris Conservatoire as well as privately, his fellow students included Arthur Honegger and Darius Milhaud. Ibert’s studies were interrupted by World War I, but after winning the Prix de Rome in 1919 for his cantata Le Poète et la fée, he continued his studies in Rome.

  • 2MBS Fine Music Sydney Magazine – February Out Now!
    2MBS Fine Music Sydney Magazine – February Out Now!

    The February issue of the 2MBS Fine Music Sydney Magazine has just been released. You can read the entire magazine through our website! This month we take a look at Simone Young, Lloyd Swanton of The Necks, as well as Jacques Ibert: A Composer To Whom All Systems Were Valid. You can also get access to this months program guide so you don’t miss your favorite show!

  • Parkes Overture Tour
    Parkes Overture Tour

    Parkes Overture stars Lucy Durack and the dynamic Josh Piterman leading a wonderful ensemble of supporting talent, including the Central West’s very own Billie Palin and Jarrod Draper. Experience the Stars Under the stars a short break away with all the triming the Country has to offer.

  • Jazz On Wednesdays

    Jazz on Wednesdays brings you the magic of world jazz.  At noon and 7pm, featuring Thierry Maillard, Stephane Belmondo & Sylvain Luc and their recent album Birka. Jazz Sketches at noon with Robert Vale and Planet Jazz at 7pm with Xavier Bichon.

  • Schubert – Bicentenary of Premiere

    Guides to the greatest classical music of all time will routinely praise some of Schubert’s symphonies, piano music, chamber music and songs. They never direct our attention to his operas, yet these take up more space in the complete edition of his works than any other form in which he wrote.

  • Inspiring Sibelius

    During the 1890s, the young Jean Sibelius was associated with the nationalistic-cultural group Nuori Suomi, or Young Finland, which promoted Finnish distinctiveness free from the cultural dominance of Sweden and Russia. The Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela was a founding member of Nuori Suomi and enjoyed a creative friendship with Sibelius.

  • Isaac Stern in Australia

    On one occasion in 1954, at an inadequately heated Sydney Town Hall, Isaac Stern, playing a “great deal of Bach”, had to rush backstage between every movement to immerse his hands in hot water. Despite this and the fact that, at another concert, proceedings were temporarily halted by a chirping cricket, Mary Cleveland, wife of the US consul, felt that attending all eight of Stern’s Sydney concerts “was one of the great musical experiences” of her life.

  • Focal Point

    A look at music that is both on the rise, and causing waves around the globe.

  • Giovanni Bononcini The man who got in Handel’s way
    Giovanni Bononcini The man who got in Handel’s way

    Written by Anne-Louise LuccariniBorn in Modena on 18 July 1670, 350 years ago this month, Giovanni Bononcini was the firstborn…

  • From the Drama to the Unexpected
    From the Drama to the Unexpected

    One larger-than-life character dominates the stage in Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor and in a very well-known opera by Verdi. Almost 100 years before, Salieri wrote his version of this comedy with its finale of shenanigans in Windsor Forest when the merry wives are the victors over a jealous husband and the would-be seducer, Falstaff. Salieri’s Falstaff opens the 2022 year of Wednesday night operas.

  • CD Review – Respighi Songs

    Ottorino Respighi is a composer known for being something of a polymath, speaking eleven languages fluently. It’s therefore no surprise that this collection of songs features works in Italian, French and English.

  • CD Review – Self Centre

    Sarah Elise Thompson is a young Sydney-based composer who studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Gerard Brophy. She has received commissions from a wide range of artists, including The Song Company, Australian Youth Orchestra, Ensemble Offspring, PLEXUS and Deborah Cheetham, some of whom return the favour and appear on this album.

  • Simon Moore interviews Anna-Louise Cole

    Puccini’s Turandot is back with Opera Australia from 12 January to 14 March. Simon Moore spoke with soprano Anna-Louise Cole, who is excited to be taking on the title role from 9 February.

  • Emergent Voices

    An Emergent Jazz special broadcast Saturday 8th Jan at 7:00, Emergent Jazz moves its focus to a special broadcast of Emergent Voices. From…

  • CD of the Week

    On J.S. Bach: Piano Transcriptions from Russia and the USSR, pianist Nadia Koudasheva presents the work of Russian/Soviet transcribers, ranging from neglected pianists such as Alexandr Nemerovsky and Igor Ilyin to the more well-known Sergei Rachmaninov and Tatiana Nikolaeva.

  • FineJazz Happenings

    Thank you, Maureen. After presenting jazz on 2MBS FineMusic Sydney since 2000, Maureen Meers is hanging up her microphone and earphones.

  • Skryabin – 150 years on

    “I am the apotheosis of world creation. I am the aim of aims, the end of ends.” It might be thought appropriate that a man who could give these words to the autobiographical hero of his opera had been born (according to the Julian calendar,

  • The well-tempered clavier – the great achievement

    Is it possible to write a brief article about Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, a seminal collection of 24 preludes and fugues in every major and minor key, for the 300th anniversary of its completion in 1722? It’s like being asked to mention the greatness of Shakespeare or of Van Gogh – the achievement is too great, too multi-faceted and so full of the summit of human genius that it defies adequate description. Surely the very attempt must involve a narrowing of focus, thus diminishing the complexity, richness, and subtlety of the whole? However, if these few words of mine pique the curiosity of even one reader enough to explore these works, that will be enough!

  • Was Brahms God? Erno Dohnányi thought so
    Was Brahms God? Erno Dohnányi thought so

    Born in 1877, it didn’t take too long into Dohnányi’s career for him to realise that he was politically denigrated by the Communists and artistically shunned by the western avant-garde. The truth was that even as a young composer, he was utterly conservative. What he had learnt in the conservatorium was good enough for him; he was no innovator and Brahms was God as far as he was concerned.

  • CD of the Week
    CD of the Week

    Award-winning concert pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska collects some of the most joyous, profound and sometimes quirky musical moments from 22 guest artists including Katie Noonan, James Crabb, Diana Doherty and Joseph Tawadros.

  • The Paganini of the double bass
    The Paganini of the double bass

    First there was Domenico Dragonetti. Though the double bass had been developed before 1600, it took a couple of centuries for a virtuoso on the instrument to make his mark. One observer remarked that “Dragonetti remains supreme and uses his instrument as Jupiter his bolts – now hurling the thunder, and now glancing the innocuous lightnings of heaven – for thus only can we describe the alternate succession of his powerful and delicate execution.”

  • CD Review – Stars

    AVÉ is a recently formed, Queensland-focused a cappella vocal quartet, whose members are Katie Noonan, Fiona Campbell, Andrew Goodwin, and Andrew O’Connor.

  • CD of the Week
    CD of the Week

    International cellist Dave Loew performs familiar classics from well-known films and musicals including, What a Wonderful World, Somewhere, I Dreamed a Dream and more on his album, The Cellist: Stage and Screen Classics.

  • 2MBS Chairman receives a North Sydney Community Award!

    Congratulations to our Chairman Michael Morton-Evans OAM for his recent North Sydney Community Award for 2021! Michael was nominated for the award by Station Manager Ray Kington.

  • Simon Moore interviews Julie Lea Goodwin
    Simon Moore interviews Julie Lea Goodwin

    This morning on Thursday Breakfast Simon Moore was joined in the studio by Opera Australia principal singer, Julie Lea Goodwin, who was in to discuss the final season of Gale Edwards’ much-loved production of Puccini’s La Bohème, and reprising the role of Musetta for at least the sixth time!

  • CD of the Week
    CD of the Week

    Be transported to a new medieval world! Composer, countertenor, medieval harpist (and Australian diplomat) David Yardley’s second album of unique medieval-inspired compositions, The Lost Codex of Avalon, features some of Australia’s finest, including The Song Company. Historically-informed, contemporary sound, with medieval and modern texts, it’s “Tolkien’s approach, in music”.

  • Jazz In Conversation

    Each Friday at noon, Barry O’Sullivan invites a studio guest onto A Jazz Hour, this week his guest is Australian trumpeter Eamon Dilworth.

  • Julie Simonds interviews David Yardley
    Julie Simonds interviews David Yardley

    On Tuesday Breakfast this week, Julie interviewed critically-acclaimed medieval harpist, composer, countertenor and music director, David Yardley, who brought in his 12th century inspired English harp (Cithara anglica) to serenade her!

  • Christmas Harp – Alice Giles

    A Christmas offering to warm the heart, this concert from world-renowned Australian harpist Alice Giles features carol arrangements and original festive music by Carlos Salzedo, and four of W.G. James’ beloved Australian carols arranged by Alice herself.

  • Jazz After Hours

    Late-night Sundays and Mondays with Deborah Evans, and Gail Monjo. This week, Grover Washington Jr. & Steven Sondheim … ……

  • Jazz On Wednesdays

    Jazz on Wednesdays brings you the magic of world jazz.  On Wednesday the 8th, the feature will be the UK trumpeter Neil Yates & his album Five Countries. 

  • CD of the Week – Music of the Commonwealth
    CD of the Week – Music of the Commonwealth

    On Music of the Commonwealth, New Music for Saxophone and Piano, HD Duo highlight the work of six premiere composers from six different Commonwealth countries. Each composer was commissioned to contribute a chamber work for saxophone and piano that was then workshopped, premiered, toured, and recorded for this album.

  • Remembering Max Olding

    Few musicians have made a greater contribution to Australian music than Max Olding, the pianist who died on 17 November 2021. Competing with Peter Sculthorpe as a youthful pianist, Sculthorpe credited him with his decision to devote himself to composing, since he realised, he could never best his rival at the keyboard.

  • A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim
    A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim

    Titan of Broadway, giant of musical theatre, Stephen Sondheim dies at 91. A light has gone out on Broadway but Sondheim’s legendry shows and songs will continue to intrigue and entertain for generations to come.

  • Simon Moore interviews Tim McFarlane

    Simon Moore interviews Tim McFarlane, Executive Chairman of Trafalgar Entertainment, about the reopening of the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Sydney. 

  • Jazz Listener Survey

    The Jazz Listener Survey is still open. Congratulations to these first winners for the Survey CD Giveaways: Carolyn (Leura), Alan (Marrickville), Theodore (Blackheath), Peter (Hornsby), Karen (Potts Point), Bonnie (Elizabeth Bay), Geoff (Pennant Hills), Tricia (Chiswick), Ben (Neutral Bay), Beverley (Roseville), Keith (Warimoo) & Jennifer (Annandale). We’ll be in touch. Save the date

  • 2MBS Fine Music Gift Subscription
    2MBS Fine Music Gift Subscription

    Share your love of music with a 2MBS Fine Music Gift Subscription!

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  • December issue out now!
    December issue out now!

    Read the December issue online now!

  • CD of the Week – A Christmas Album

    Timeless European Christmas classics are re-imagined as troubadour-like ballads and tender Austrian folk songs on A Christmas Album by guitarist Gareth Koch.

  • Australian Brandenburg Orchestra | Noël! Noël!
    Australian Brandenburg Orchestra | Noël! Noël!

    Like the refrain of your favourite carol, Noël! Noël! returns every year to offer the gift of song and joyful reunion. After a long lockdown, Paul Dyer and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra will make their live and luminous return to the concert hall.

  • Sydney Mozart Society | Sonus Piano Quartet
    Sydney Mozart Society | Sonus Piano Quartet

    Sydney Mozart Society presents Sonus Piano Quartet in Chatswood at 8pm on Tuesday 14 December. Sonus unites four accomplished musicians: Australian Chamber Orchestra violinist, Aiko Goto; pianist, Brenda Jones; Sydney Symphony Orchestra cellist, Timothy Nankervis and violist, Jacqui Cronin.


    Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) has launched the Amadeus Music Education Program, one of the biggest, most comprehensive and ambitious investment in quality music education ever undertaken in Sydney’s schools. This multi-million dollar program is being rolled out to 33,000 students across SCS’s network of 150 schools.