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
25
Sat
The Phantom Dancer
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A treasure trove of swing, jazz & dance from live 1920s-60s radio & TV presented by Greg Poppleton, 1920s-30s style dance band singer and band leader. Includes Australian, UK, US and non-English language swing orchestras, vocalists, society bands, bop, trad, blues, cool, jive as well as the occasional hillbilly, western swing and early rock ‘n’ roll live radio material.

May
26
Sun
Red Velvet and Wild Boronia
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Canberra Concert Hall
May 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Catch the best of Canberra’s live classical music performances by local and international artists. Every year Art Sound volunteers record around 50 such concerts. You can hear many of them on Concert Hall and also keep in touch with musical events coming up around town.

Concert Hall sources its live concerts from such venues as the ANU School of Music, the Wesley Music Centre, the National Gallery, the National Library, University House and local churches. We cover all genres and forms of classical music performed by solo instruments and voices, ensembles, orchestras and choirs.

The Broadway Musicals Yearbook
May 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Everyone has a favourite showtune.  Sometimes we don’t even know a favourite song was originally a showtune! Len Power’s weekly program, The Broadway Musicals Yearbook is full of surprises like that.

Each week, he’ll play songs from Broadway musicals that opened in a particular year – the hit shows and the flops.  There’ll be the songs you know and love and great songs you’ve never heard before.  You’ll also be surprised to hear superb songs from shows that lasted only a few performances and would have disappeared if they had not been recorded.

You’ll hear behind the scenes anecdotes of treachery, bad luck, poor management and total incompetency.  Did you know that in previews of House Of Flowers, every time Diahann Carroll had a success with a new song, jealous star, Pearl Bailey, demanded the song for herself?  And what about the lyric writer of Hair, Gerome Ragni, asking for the release of 500 butterflies into the audience at the start of every performance of the disastrous Via Galactica?

Each program focusses on a different year chosen at random – this week it could be 2005, next week it could be 1928 or maybe 1964.  You won’t know until you tune in.  As Broadway music is a reflection of musical styles current at the time, you’ll always hear a rich, varied and entertaining program.  It won’t be a history lesson or a collection of dusty old museum recordings – songs from the early shows will often be sung by modern artists with their own unique interpretations.

The show is written and presented by Len Power, a local theatre identity as well as Artsound’s theatre critic and a member of the Canberra Critics Circle.

‘The Broadway Musicals Yearbook’ plays weekly from Sunday 5th July at 5pm. 

You can also catch a weekly repeat of the program from Tuesday 7th July at 11am.

Swingtime
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The very best of big band swing music ever – includes special features on swing groups and artists.

Woodsongs
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Woodsongs

Take a trip to Lexington, Kentucky for all your blues and roots and folk needs. For more info visit the website: www.woodsongs.com

Concert Hour
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Deutsche Welle looLive recordings of the world’s music stars performing in Germany’s palaces, churches & concert halls, conveying the full immediacy and festivity of these renowned musical events. If you can’t fly to Germany for the music festival season, we’ll bring it to you! Visit the DW website for more information.

May
27
Mon
Exploring Music with Bill McLaughlin
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Exploring Music with Bill McLaughlin

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.

Global Village
May 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

World music with a difference – a musical carpet ride for armchair travellers. Habib Massad presents a celebration of cultural diversity that features music from all corners of the globe.

May
28
Tue
Exploring Music with Bill McLaughlin
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Exploring Music with Bill McLaughlin

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.