Program schedule

Here’s our weekly program schedule. You can also show a particular program type: Arts | Blues | Classical | Folk | Jazz | Nostalgia | Special interest | World music

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May
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Tue
New York Jazz
May 14 @ 10:00 pm – May 15 @ 12:00 am
New York Jazz

“Our musical bag is nostalgia” says Tom Parker in his trip down memory lane, showcasing the very best in jazz from New York and cities across the USA. All the great names are there, from the 40s through to the current era, remembered with stories and anecdotes contributed by Tom and his listeners. Cast yourself into a world of ‘late night’ American jazz clubs and be charmed for two hours by a man of style and eloquence who lives in New York but still calls Australia home.

May
15
Wed
Ultima Thule
May 15 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am
Ultima Thule

A weekly program of ambient and atmospheric music from across the ages and around the world, heard on radio since 1989. Ultima Thule weaves a mix of ambient, trance, drone and chill-out electronica, spacemusic, ancient, medieval and neoclassical creations, traditional and world music, soundtracks, cool jazz and impressionist soundworks into an exquisite, chatter-free 90-minute musical narrative. Visit their website for track listings and more information: www.ultimathule.info.

After hours
May 15 @ 1:30 am – 7:00 am
Sounds Early
May 15 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Sounds Early

A lively and very different way to start the day, with a mix of quality music, commentary, arts news, interviews, information and features. The program features Australian Independent Radio News, Arts Diaries and weather bulletins on the hour.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music. Each five-program series builds off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time periods. Visit the website:www.exploringmusic.org.

Soundspace
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Arts Cafe
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Arts Cafe

Every weekday at noon, straight after the news, the “Arts Café” opens its doors to bring you a delectable smorgasbord of bright music,interviews,arts stories from the region, Arts Diary plus The World, our summary of the day’s world events.

Concert Hall repeat
May 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Concert Hall repeat

A repeat of Sunday Night’s Concert Hall

In The Foyer
May 15 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Photo of Paris Opera

IN THE FOYER – 3.30pm Mondays .. repeated 3.30pm Wednesday.

30 minutes of interviews, reviews and music focusing on shows being presented in the Canberra region and beyond, and the artists who create and perform in them.

In the Foyer is produced and presented by Bill Stephens OAM, a familiar voice to Artsound listeners through his programs Red Velvet and Wild Boronia (6.00 pm Sundays and 3.30 pm Tuesdays) and Dress Circle. Bill narrated The Gershwin Project and contributed weekly interviews to On Stage, both produced by Len Power.

In addition to his work with ArtSound FM, Bill is a member of the Canberra Critics Circle, reviewing dance, musical theatre and cabaret for City News, Australian Arts Review and the Canberra Critics Circle. He writes feature articles for Stage Whispers, is a member of the Helpmann Awards Cabaret Voting panel, and a longtime interviewer for the National Library of Australia’s Oral History program, specialising in the performing arts.

Swingtime
May 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Swingtime

Swingtime Goes Showtime

There’s no business like (swinging) show business! This week on Swingtime Ian McLean looks at songs from the world of musical theatre that swing — classics like “Hello Dolly”, “Big Spender”, “Cabaret”, and “I Got Rhythm” along with “A Bushel and a Peck”, “Mack the Knife”, and even a swing version of “Tomorrow” from Annie. Artists featured include Fred Astaire, Sarah Vaughn, Cleo Lane, and Laura Fygi as well as Henry Mancini and Robert Mandell with their respective orchestras and chorus.
Tune in to Swingtime on Wednesday 3 April from 4-5pm for an hour of swinging show tunes.