The subscriber magazine of 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne. Bringing you stories from around the Australian music scene, as well as interviews with favourite presenters, profiles of much-loved composers, highlights from upcoming programs and, as always, a day-by-day guide to the wonderful music you’ll hear on 3MBS each month.

In this month’s issue…

Staying Spectacular

“Seeing their enthusiasm and desire to press on has kept us all going and determined to do everything we can to provide the educational outcomes and performance opportunities those young people so rightly deserve.”

In an ordinary year, the Victorian State Schools Spectacular sees the joyful participation of over 3000 primary and secondary students from across the state. Chief Conductor of the VSSS Orchestra Nathan Scerri speaks of his passion for the transformative impact of the program on the young people involved and the determination of the creative team in the face of COVID’s challenges. It’s an inspiring example of the value of the performing arts for young people and is a testament to the dedication of its champions.

Photo: Image Play/Timothy Burgess

Crafting Joy

“We sometimes spend hours working on something very small, but I know from experience that these small things can make a very big difference in the way a player can connect with their instrument.”

We go behind the scenes with brass and woodwind technician Daniël Bögemann, a musician and craftsman who puts his heart and soul into every instrument he works on. He is passionate about helping fellow musicians become one with their instruments, enabling them to make the music we so love to hear.

Photo: supplied