Enjoy Shakespeare themed-music on 4MBS Classic FM 103.7!

Saturday 23 October 2021

6am | THE BANDSTAND COLLECTION | Celebrating Shakespeare with Brass
Prepared by Ross Sadler

The program will commence with Sir Arthur Bliss’s Fanfare Homage to Shakespeare, include brass arrangements of music from Shakespeare’s time, brass transcriptions of highlights from Shakespeare- inspired operas (such as Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette) and also Macbeth inspired compositions (notably Peter Meechan’s Lament from ‘Macbeth’).

6.30am VIENNA AND BEYOND | Keep those Witches Dancing
Prepared by Ross Sadler

The program will concentrate on music written by composers including Sullivan, Granville Bantock Briccialdi, Richard Leveridge and of course Giuseppe Verdi, all of it inspired by the witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

4pm | SATURDAY FEATURE | 4MBS Shakespeare Festival
Prepared by Jenny Dawson | Sponsored by Leigh Burgess Piano Connection

Local composers make up most of this program! Hear eight overtures to Shakespeare’s plays that were commissioned by 4MBS Classic FM from local composers P Bonetti, Kopetz, Brumby, Cronin, Beath, Seeto, Healy and Lawrence. The program begins with 20th Century English composer William Walton’s Macbeth, Fanfare and March, arranged by Palmer.

What is the Question?

Do you know your Macbeth from your MacDuff? 
Your Porcia from Portia? 

Tune into 4MBS Classic FM for this Trivia Night with live music performances!

Test your knowledge of the Bard, his plays, and musical works inspired by his writings.

Host Leslie Martin-Nightingale will guide you through trivia questions and musical entertainment.

Luisa Tarnawski, soprano
Iain Henderson, tenor
Leanne Warne, piano
Leslie Martin-Nightingale, host

4MBS On Demand – Subscribers Only


Two Program Series: Macbeth on and off the Operatic Stage

Program 1 | Week commencing 17 October 2021

Macbeth on the Operatic Stage

Macbeth operas by Verdi and Bloch, as well as some peripheral inspiration, such as Dmitri Shostakovich’s opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District and Cunningham’s The Okavango Macbeth

Program 2 | Week commencing 24 October 2021

Macbeth off the Operatic Stage

The program will deal with extended instrumental and vocal works by Smetana. Sullivan and Richard Strauss, all based on the play Macbeth.

Thursday 28 October 2021

1pm | UNDER SOUTHERN SKIES | Southern Shakespeare
Prepared by Jenny Dawson

Discover music based on Shakespeare’s works, all performed by Australian musicians.

Saturday 30 October 2021

4pm | SATURDAY FEATURE | Ghoulies, Ghosties, and Things that go Bump in the Night
Prepared by Jenny Dawson | Sponsored by Leigh Burgess Piano Connection

A scary Hallowe’en selection of some of music’s spookiest moments!

Monday 1 November 2021

2pm | MONDAY CONCERT HALL | Shakespeare at the Concert
Prepared by Jenny Dawson

A concert program devised from works based upon Shakespeare’s writings.