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From the concert hall to the cinema, we talk to musicians, composers, choreographers, dancers, actors, directors and artists - Upbeat finds out what makes them tick. Keep abreast of the international arts scene with Eva Radich's daily show of music news, interviews and concert reviews.

From the concert hall to the cinema, we talk to musicians, composers, choreographers, dancers, actors, directors and artists - Upbeat finds out what makes them tick. Keep abreast of the international arts scene with Eva Radich's daily show of music news, interviews and concert reviews.
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Wellington, New Zealand

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From the concert hall to the cinema, we talk to musicians, composers, choreographers, dancers, actors, directors and artists - Upbeat finds out what makes them tick. Keep abreast of the international arts scene with Eva Radich's daily show of music news, interviews and concert reviews.

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Episodes

Bravo Ensemble and pianist Joel Tortul celebrate the music of Argentina

11/14/2018
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Wellington’s tango group Bravo Ensemble and guest Joel Tortul from Argentina play some tango and samba on Upbeat before their concert tonight at St. Mary of the Angels in Wellington. Joel Tortul is a virtuoso tango pianist, music arranger and composer who will play his own arrangements of traditional tango, Argentinian folk as well as some of his own compositions at tonight's concert with Bravo’s String quintet. The group talk with Eva Radich about their love of tango and the diverse folk...

Duration:00:14:45

REVIEW: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and friends at The Michael Fowler Centre

11/14/2018
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In a show set to surprise his fans, comedy legend Bill Murray produced some genuinely funny moments at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington last night. Elliott Childs went along.

Duration:00:12:30

Five Faves with NZSO Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen

11/13/2018
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NZSO Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen is the soloist for the orchestra's performance of Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No 2 in Dunedin on Friday night and in Christchurch on Saturday.

Duration:00:49:14

Art, Life, Music - Karl Maughan

11/12/2018
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Karl Maughan is not only the best known garden painter in New Zealand – he is one of the most successful in the world. Charlotte Wilson visits him to discuss his collection of art books and poetry - which run to shelves and shelves – his love of oil paints, the eternal lure of gardens, being married to a writer, and of course, music.

Duration:00:29:33

Quality of the Christchurch Symphony raises the bar

11/11/2018
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Tony Ryan reviews "Pictures at an Exhibition", the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra's last Masterworks concert for 2018 and nominates the whole Masterworks series as the musical highlight of the year in Christchurch. He makes the point that with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra only coming for four concerts in 2019, it may be time to start planning for the CSO to become a fully-funded full-time orchestra serving the South Island.

Duration:00:21:21

Auckland Arts Festival Artistic Director unveils his treasures

11/8/2018
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Jonathan Bielski, Artistic Director of Auckland arts Festival, discusses the highlights and themes of his 2019 programme. A production of Mozart's 'The Magic Flute" from Komische Oper Berlin is already proving popular and drawing high expectations.

Duration:00:32:07

Chris Finlayson pays tribute to philanthropist Denis Adam

11/7/2018
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National MP Christopher Finlayson, a Trustee of the Adam Foundation, speaks to Eva Radich about the work of his friend Denis Adam who died on October 18 in Wellington in his 95th year. Chris has been involved with the Foundation for many years, and is a former Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage. He says the legacy of the Foundation that Denis and Verna Adam established in 1976 is very significant within New Zealand.

Duration:00:24:58

From the Outback to the concert halls of the world

11/6/2018
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Classical pianist Jayson Gillham has gone from the Outback to the world's concert halls. He's in NZ to perform with the APO and CSO.

Duration:00:38:45

Art, Life, Music - Hannah Beehre

11/5/2018
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Lyttelton artist Hannah Beehre talks about music to paint to, her residency in Antarctica, the mysteries of nature and her monumental Nebula series.

Duration:00:29:48

NZTrio manager Vanessa Zigliani gives her business mind to her love of music

11/4/2018
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Vanessa Zigliani is manager of NZTrio one of this country’s best loved classical ensembles. At present the trio has a line-up of guest players working with cellist Ashley Brown, which this month includes violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim for the touring programme “Twine”. It features the linear sway of Philip Glass, the refreshing new pluck and spin of Matthew Hindson, and a new commission from kiwi composer Celeste Oram. Schumann and Brahms add lashings of romantic sentimentality,...

Duration:00:16:05

On tour with Voices NZ

11/1/2018
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New Zealand chamber choir Voices New Zealand is on tour at the moment – travelling to the UK, Germany, France and Spain. The group is wowing audiences and grabbing the attention of Classic FM. David Morriss caught up with them before they left for their adventure.

Duration:00:30:24

Farr adds soundtrack to Dylan Thomas' words

10/31/2018
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New Zealand composer Gareth Farr explains how he's added a stunning soundscape to Dylan Thomas' words for Under Milkwood.

Duration:00:18:30

Performing NZ work a treat for APO violist

10/30/2018
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Auckland based violist Robert Ashworth is out to prove the jokes about the viola don’t stack up when he takes to the stage to perform Anthony Ritchie’s Viola Concerto with the APO on Thursday night.

Duration:00:36:32

Art, Life, Music - Lisa Reihana

10/29/2018
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Auckland digital artist and film-maker Lisa Reihana, recently appointed MNZM, on kiwi music and the stories behind her work that amazed the world at the Venice Biennale 2017.

Duration:00:29:17

Lars Vogt in superb form with the NZSO

10/28/2018
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Peter Mechen reviews pianist Lars Vogt who has taken on the Mozart challenge of directing from the keyboard with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Duration:00:36:56

International sensation Lars Vogt to add spark to NZSO

10/25/2018
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Acclaimed German pianist and conductor Lars Vogt will be adding his flair to the classics this week when he performs with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Duration:00:56:39

Rising Star of the European concert hall Christopher Park soloist for Orchestra Wellington

10/24/2018
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Pianist Christopher Park is soloist with Orchestra Wellington in its concert ‘The River’ this Saturday. Park is also teaming up with Orchestra Wellington’s concertmaster Amalia Hall for a one-off recital on Tuesday next week. The two friends talk about how they developed their musical relationship and what matters most in performance.

Duration:00:37:35

Simon Over back for all Russian programme with Dunedin Symphony Orchestra

10/23/2018
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Dunedin Symphony Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor Simon Over returns from London to conduct an all-Russian programme.

Duration:00:37:34

Women centre stage for Stroma concert Vox Fem

10/22/2018
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Composer Jasmine Lovell-Smith and soprano Barbara Paterson discuss the concert Vox Fem, which features music by New Zealand and Australian women, performed by Stroma and The Jac ensemble as part of this year's Suffrage 125 celebrations.

Duration:00:27:30

NZ Opera turning the screw for 2019 season

10/18/2018
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New Zealand Opera announced a streamlined 2019 season this week, which continues a trend of moving away from large chorus productions.

Duration:00:32:33