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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…

Joseph Tawadros AM, King of the Oud

“ My music is very inclusive and I love other players to shine,
so it was important that there was a real dialogue between the orchestra and the oud… ”

His newly-released album “Live at the Sydney Opera House” has gone to number one on the Aria Classical Music Charts. We talk to Joseph from his London home about the inspiration behind his beautiful and evocative works.

Photography Daniel Sponiar

Australian Festival of Chamber Music plans three-day event: Festival Prelude

“It’s been an incredibly challenging time for artists all around the world… However, we are absolutely thrilled to be able to present an online festival as a way of staying connected with our valued audiences and showcasing some of next year’s artists.”

Festival Prelude is an exciting new event by AFCM in response to the postponement of their annual ten-day Townsville-based festival. This online festival is headlined by three feature concerts live-streamed to audiences, with thanks to a partnership with the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall.

Photography Jacqui Ferry

Musical Memories: Making music in aged care settings

“ …I didn’t ever have a person declare, “You are an ARTIST!”
until I played in aged care… ”

Musician Olivia Dandens writes of her experiences playing viola and violin for residents with dementia in aged care, and finds she receives as much joy as she gives.