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Restoration of service - update 9am Saturday 10 August

A power failure in the Wamboin area put ArtSoundFM off the air overnight on Friday 9 October. We are now back on the air and apologise for the disruption.

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On 31Radiothon 2015 invitation October ArtSound will launch its 2015 Radiothon – it’s that time of year when we invite you to renew your membership or make a donation to contribute to the work we do in promoting and supporting regional arts and in presenting to you the music you enjoy.

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It’s Spring! The perfect time to curl up with a book or ten. Or perhaps you’d rather lie back and listen to your favourite music.

ArtSound’s book and music fair is being held in conjunction with our annual Radiothon and is being held on our open day Sunday 8 November. This will give you the opportunity to stock up on some great treats for your eyes and ears at bargain prices or perhaps pick up a bargain for that elusive stocking filler.

Can’t make it on Sunday? Then come to our special Member’s Only Preview from 4 – 6pm on Saturday 7 November.


FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! 8PM 9 OCT 2015 - Sandie White and The Dream Team at Bungendore Woodworks Cafe RESCHEDULED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE!

In a career spanning 50 years Sydney songstress Sandie White has worked around the globe with enough top names to fill a “Who’s Who of Jazz” compendium.  In the tradition of vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, Sandie works through well-selected numbers from the Great American Songbook, presenting jazz standards with professionalism and interpretive style. 

Sandie is accompanied by two world-class jazz master musicians living right here in Canberra - Wayne Kelly on piano and Eric Ajaye on the double bass.  Both are amazing exponents of their instruments and are both strongly connected with live performance nationally and internationally.

In tonight's concert, Sandie's selections from the Great American Songbook include delightful compositions from Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Fats Waller, George and Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington and Harold Arlen just to name a few.

Produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM.  FNL is kindly sponsored by B2B, Canberra's leading business and government magazine.


Bernice Chua wins ArtSound Young Virtuoso of the Year Award

We are pleased to announce that Bernice Chua has won the ArtSound Young Virtuoso of the Year Award for 2015.  Bernice competed against 3 other finalists in a concert broadcast live on ArtSound FM on Sunday 27 September. Bernice's winning performance included three works by Haydn, Chopin and Bridge.  She wins a recording session with ArtSound and the opportunity to enter into the Australian Fine Music Network's Young Virtuoso of the Year national competition to be held at the ANU School of Music on November 29.   

Bernice (13 years) began learning piano when she was 4 years old.  She has been awarded various scholarships, including the special prize awarded by the Head of School for the most oputstanding pre-tertiary student in 2011 and the Head of School of Music's Special Award, chamber competition in 2013.  Bernice has consistently achieved A+ for her AMEB piano exams and is currently preparing for her A Mus A exam. In 2015, she performed in the Canberra International Music Festival in concerts at the school of Music, Wesley Music Centre and various embassies.  She participated in many masterclasses with international artists, including the Young Chopin Masterclass.  Bernice achieved outstanding success at the Australian National Eisteddfod by winning many first places.  She has also won first, second and third places at the Sydney Eisteddfod in the past few years.  

ArtSound gratefully acknowledges the support of the Friends of the ANU School of Music and The Bungendore Woodworks Gallery and Restaurant for this project. 


FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! 8PM 2 OCT 2015 - Herd Trio

Founded in 2009, HERD consists of Panu Savolainen (vibes), Mikko Pellinen (bass) and Tuomas Timonen (drums).

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Jenni Knobel - a tribute from Colleen Hills

ArtSound lost one of its stalwarts, Jenni Knobel, in August. Here is a tribute from Colleen Hills.

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"Music Works" Special - 2PM Sat 26 Sept 2015: Finnish Pianist Iiro Rantala 

Iiro Rantala is an energetic keyboard lion, who crosses music genres and styles with flair and excitement, playing at his exhilarating and adventurous best.

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