On Friday 8 March, and across the month, we celebrate International Women’s Day with special programming and performances. We hope you’ll tune in to enjoy our IWD programming highlighted below and join us later in the month at our 2024 Music, She Wrote festival celebrating women in music.

Interview with composer Naomi Dodd
Concert Hall: Thursday 7 March, 1pm

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 2024 Cybec Young Composer in Residence, Naomi Dodd visited 3MBS recently to talk with Ted Davies about her work. Tune in to Concert Hall on Thursday 7 March to hear their interview and one of Naomi’s works, Dawn ’til Dusk in Kosciuszko.

International Women’s Day special programming
Friday 8 March: 
Tune in across the day as our presenters broadcast an entire day of works by women composers including:

Briana Leaman (oboe) & Yasmin Rowe (piano) live-to-air performance
Morning Recital: Friday 8 March, 10.30am
Oboist Briana Leaman and pianist Yasmin Rowe perform live-to-air from the Lady Marigold Southey Performance Studio, Germaine Tailleferre’s Rondo for Oboe and Piano and Jane Hammond’s Song without words (arr. oboe & piano).

Reflections: Friday 8 March, 3pm—a repeat of Loretto Perkins’ interview with award-winning, Melbourne-based composer, Mary Finsterer.

Friday Night Serenade, Friday 8 March, 8pm—Join Peter Dodds for a program featuring extraordinary all-Australian women composers.

Music, She Wrote
Tempo Rubato: 20-22 March

In its fourth year, 3MBS’s three-night festival celebrating women in music moves to the heart of Brunswick to live music venue, Tempo Rubato. Join us for one, or more, of these three new exciting concerts curated by Katie Yap.