From time-to-time, we interrupt our normal programming to create special musical events. These might be live-to-air performance from our Founders Studio, a grouping of broadcasts that celebrate a composers work, or a consolidation of music from a number of performers.

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Each event below has a link that will take you to the event webpage, with information on the musicians and the music, with the facility to Listen Anytime to the special broadcast.

EventDescriptionDate
Year10 Work Experience 2MBS Fine Music Sydney has a goal of focussing on young musicians and composers. We opened our doors to Year 10 work-experience students, to get a flavour of life in a radio station.
This episode of Emergent Jazz was curated and presented students from the Conservatorium High School. All classical musicians, they were challenged to find their instruments within the jazz idiom; a violinist, a violist and a cellist. And what a delight. Hear it in their voices. New skills; new discoveries; new experiences.
16th November
Fine Music Showcase In our continuing focus on extraordinary Australian musicians, this month’s Fine Music Showcase has four stunning performances captured live in our Founders Studio.
Our performers include: classical guitarist Giuseppe Zangari; 2MBS Artist-In-Residence, The Sydney Cello Quartet; Nexas Saxophone Quartet; and a spontaneous improvised set from jazz legend, Mark Isaacs.
13th November
Class Act The second of our showcasing musical talent from school orchestras, bands and ensembles at several Sydney metropolitan high schools. The schools provided the recordings, and 2MBS Fine Music Sydney dedicated a Saturday afternoon to broadcast performances from Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Winmalee High School, Fort Street High School, and St Joseph’s College.
Whether you’re a classical aficionado or just like to unwind, check out these young musicians in their approach to excellence.
29th October
Young Virtuoso Award Thanks to the support of 2MBS donors and supporters the Fine Music Young Virtuoso Award is an annual feature of the Fine Music Emerging Artists program.
For over 30 years, aspiring musicians and singers have competed for the Young Virtuoso Award which brings with it career-boosting broadcast opportunities and cash prizes. The opportunities on offer include ongoing broadcast and performance opportunities for Alumni of YVA, a valuable learning experience and excellent preparation for those aspiring to a music career.
9th October
Vaughan Williams: 150th anniversary2MBS Fine Music Sydney is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of the iconic composer Ralph Vaughan Williams on 12th October. A series of programs features his principal works, including all nine symphonies alongside music of his contemporaries. The series started on the 3rd September, and concluded on his birthday 12th October12th October
Fine Music Showcase Fine Music Showcase is an exciting program of vibrant and varied music recorded live in our Founders’ Studio, presented by Julie Simonds and recorded by sound engineer Jayson McBride.
Enjoy music from pianist Alexander Yau; jazz musicians Andrew Dickeson Trio (Andrew Dickeson:drums, Jacob Graham:bass and Peter Locke:piano); and the emerging Sydney-based vocal ensemble, False Relations (Liam Green:tenor, Austin O’Toole:tenor, Gabe Desiderio:baritone and Archie Tulk:bass)
14th August
Class Act A showcase of musical talent from school orchestras at several Sydney metropolitan high schools. The schools provided the recordings, and 2MBS Fine Music Sydney dedicated a Saturday afternoon to broadcast performances from Sydney Conservatorium High School, Symphonia Jubilate, Knox Grammar, and Northern Beaches Secondary College (Manly Campus).
Whether you’re a classical aficionado or just like to unwind, check out these young musicians in their approach to excellence.
30th April