Mona Lynn Courteau: World Music08/26/15
Mona-Lynn introduces French-speaking Belgian Euro-pop star Stromae and his most recent album in which the artist satirizes contemporary consumer culture.
William Barton: Digeridoo player
William Barton talks about playing Peter Sculthorpe's Earth Cry for didgeridoo and orchestra with the Auckland Philharmonia. The work is the Australian composer's howl of rage at environmental destruction.
The Toys In Chouchou's Corner
Katherine Hebley talks about a play called The Toys In Chouchou's Corner on at the Storylines Festival in Auckland. Set to the music of Debussy's Children's Corner Suite the production features a quintet of Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra musicians...
Curator Michael Heath and filmmaker David Blyth talk about Horror Unleashed: a retrospective of Blyth's films showing at Nga Taonga, the New Zealand Film Archive.
Violinist Baiba Skride
Latvian violinist Baiba Skride talks to Eva ahead of her performances of the Sibelius Violin Concert with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
Sue Densem: Music Director
Sue Densem is the conductor of the Burnside High School Senior Chorale which won the platinum award for supreme excellence at the Big Sing Finale and also of Bel Canto - Burnside High School's premier girls' choir which won a gold award.
John Kliem: Jazz
John looks at the 2015 Downbeat Critic's Poll which samples the state of the art of Jazz today.
Michael Norris: Stroma
Michael Norris talks about the ensemble Stroma's first concert this year at the Wellington City Gallery.
Craig Cooper: Christchurch Arts Festival
Craig Cooper, Director of the Christchurch Arts Festival, talks about the four weeks in early spring when the central city comes alive with creativity and energy.
Peter Mechen : CLiK review
Peter reviews CLiK the Ensemble, a trio of young musicians touring for Chamber Music New Zealand. Violinist Natalie Lin, pianist John Chen and cellist Edward King are old friends who've come home from their various overseas activities especially for...
Deirdre Tarrant: Footnote NZ Dance
Founder of Footnote New Zealand Dance looks back on thirty years of creating original dance works for her company ahead of the premiere of '30Forward' and national tour.
Hamilton theatre manager Jeremy Bell directs a visionary play from the 1920's: Rossum's Universal Robots, the play that brought the word 'robot' into the language and almost invented the genre of science fiction.
Jennifer Shennan: RNZB Review
Jennifer Shennan reviews the world premiere of Liam Scarlett's A Midsummer Night's Dream by the Royal New Zealand Ballet. The young British choreographer has an impressive reputation for creating exciting new work for top ballet companies worldwide.
Fabienne Séveillac and Joshua Hyde: Soundinitiative
Soundinitiative is a Paris-based contemporary music ensemble that prides itself on a strong stage presence and physical interaction with its audience. Eva talks to Australian saxophonist Joshua Hyde and mezzo soprano Fabienne Séveillac about making...
Andrew Gourlay: Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Andrew Gourlay makes his debut with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra tonight conducting a programme called French Twist. Named by Gramophone magazine as their 'One to Watch', the young conductor compares the sensual and ecstatic music of Claude...
Raewyn Whyte: New Zealand Dance Company review
Raewyn Whyte reviews the opening night of Lumina, the New Zealand Dance Company's season of three new dance works by Louise Potiki Bryant, Malia Johnston and Stephen Shropshire.
Fiona and Neil Pardington: City Gallery Wellington
Fiona and Neil Pardington: City Gallery Wellington Fiona Pardington is one of New Zealand's most important, and celebrated, photographers. A Beautiful Hesitation is the largest exhibition of her work to date, with over 100 photographs, spanning 30...
Naomi Deacon and Nathan Simkiss
The Christchurch Youth Choir has grown to over 40 members in the four years since it was reborn after the 2011 quake. Tenor Nathan Simkiss and soprano Naomi Deacon talk with Eva ahead of the choir's first international excursion - an upcoming five-day...
Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Opera star Teddy Tahu Rhodes opens up about the pressures of performing in both musicals and opera . He's about to come home for a show called From Broadway to La Scala : the title itself reflective of the two sides of his career.
CLiK the Ensemble
Three of New Zealand's top young musicians have joined forces under the name Clik for a Chamber Music New Zealand tour. Pianist John Chen, violinist Natalie Lin and cellist Edward King have known each other since they were children and share such...
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