The Best of Upbeat for 29 May 201505/28/15
In this week's episode: Eva speaks to Australian conductor Richard Gill, before talking to Balanchine expert Diana White, and meeting Scotty Barnhart and Carmen Bradford of the Count Basie Orchestra.
Lachlan Craig and Gracie Francis
Auckland Youth Choir music directors preview this weekend's concert: Love and Love Lost.
Andrew Foster: Auckland Theatre Company
Director of the Auckland Theatre Company's latest production: Enlightenment. [ topics] arts
Wilma Smith, Gillian Ansell and Natalie Lin
New Zealand Chamber Music Contest alumni talks about their reunion as the Turnovsky Jubilee Ensemble.
Thomas Press: Red Leap Theatre
'Dust Pilgrim' is Red Leap Theatre's latest show, combining movement, puppetry and sound. Thomas Press is in charge of the music for 'Dust Pilgrim', and he tells Eva what he's concocted.
Lauren Ellis: Big Band Drummer
Lauren Ellis drums for the Rodger Fox Big Band. She previews their upcoming shows and album release with pianist Michael Houstoun.
New Executive Director of SOUNZ: The Centre for New Zealand Music
Patrick Spottiswoode: Shakespeare
Patrick Spottiswoode is the founding director of Globe Education, and he's here as an assessor for the Shakespeare Globe Centre of New Zealand-University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival.
Peter Hoar: Letters in Wartime Review
Peter reviews Monday's Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra concert, featuring works by five New Zealand composers.
Ashraf Sewailam: NZ Opera
Egyptian bass Ashraf Sewailam is back with NZ Opera, performing the role of Alidoro in the current production of Rossini's 'La Cenerentola'.
Scotty Barnhart & Carmen Bradford: Count Basie Orchestra
Music Director and lead singer of the Count Basie Orchestra, currently touring New Zealand
Gunter Herbig: Johannes Möller
Upbeat guitar music contributor explores the work of Swedish virtuoso and composer Johannes Möller.
Diana White: NZSD Balanchine Repetiteur
Former New York City Ballet dancer and Balanchine Repetiteur in NZ to coach students at the NZ School of Dance.
Jennifer Shennan: Royal NZ Ballet Review
Jennifer reviews the opening night performance of the Royal New Zealand Ballet's season of 'Salute'.
Wellington Jazz Festival preview.
Christine Argyle: The Big Sing
Northern Area adjudicator for The Big Sing regional choral festival previews this year's event which opens around the country this week.
The Best of Upbeat for 22 May 2015
In this week's episode: violin virtuoso Anthony Marwood talks about the Britten concerto, before we hear from science writer Philip Ball and ex-pat New Zealand bass-baritone Martin Snell.
Music director of The Age of Discovery previews their Back-to-Back Bach concert.
Brianne Kerr & Alice-May Connelly
Actors starring in The Bacchanals' season of Lysistrata.
SMP Ensemble director previews their performance of Piccola Musica Notturna.
- Wellington, New Zealand