We often hear people remark, "I love hearing classical music, but I wish I knew more about what I was listening to!".
That's why we've produced live and online music appreciation courses, so you can identify the Baroque and the Romantic periods, and know the difference between an oboe and a clarinet.
See below for the courses we have on offer!
Want to learn more about classical music from your own home?
Access the 4MBS Music Appreciation courses online for FREE
Radio Announcing courses and Music Appreciation courses are run at select times through the year including the 4MBS Summer School.
4MBS Summer School
The 2018 Summer School will be held from 23 to 27 January at the 4MBS studios - 384 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo.
Radio Announcing course
A three-day course covering the basics of classical music announcing including presentation, programming and console operation, the course can lead to an opportunity to become an announcer on 4MBS Classic FM. Led by professional broadcaster 4MBS's own Peter McCahon and classical music experts, comprehensive notes are also provided.
Participants can attend the 'Exploring the Symphony' Music Appreciation course for free.
Tue 23 Jan | 10am-4pm
Wed 24 Jan | 10am-4pm
Thu 25 Jan | 10am-4pm
Adults $330 | Concession/Seniors/4MBS Subscribers $275
'Exploring the Symphony' Music Appreciation course
General Manager Gary Thorpe will explore the development of the symphony over the last 250 years from Haydn to the present day. The course will include examples from the Classical, Romantic and modern periods as we enjoy tracing this marvellous music form that remains a mainstay of classical music.
Sat 27 Jan | 10am-4pm
Adults $60 | Concession/Seniors/4MBS Subscribers $50
Please call 4MBS on (07) 3847 1717 to book for these courses, 9am-5pm seven days a week.
Check our homepage as ticketing events are added.
SEAN ROSS Tchaikovsky, Angel of Music opera, Act One LIVE Workshop performance
See Act One of Sean Ross's award-winning romantic opera, Tchaikovsky, Angel of Music. Having already presented workshops of Acts Two and Three, this is the final instalment, and will be particularly exciting, as it will feature an orchestra of 36 players, ten vocal soloists, an adult chorus of sixteen, and a boys' chorus of twelve.
Conducted by the composer Sean Ross, don't miss this rare opportunity to see a colourful, dramatic new work being tried out and worked on for the first time by some of Brisbane's finest musicians.
Venue: St Nicholas Church Hall at 344 Vulture Street, Kangaroo Point.
Sun 28 Jan | 2pm
$10 - Children FREE
Limited to 120 - come early!