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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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@RNZConcert

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English


Episodes

An Instrumental Voyage

9/17/2019
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A 55-minute orchestral journey through the history of New Zealand from pre-European times to today is being performed by the NZSO this week, with the help of local school children.

Duration:00:13:04

New research shows music therapy helps children with autism

9/15/2019
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New research out of Victoria University has shown music therapy can help children with autism.

Duration:00:33:11

The Los Angeles Percussion Quartet land in Christchurch

9/14/2019
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Percussion quartets are rare, and their list of instruments number in the hundreds, from marimbas to found scraps of metal and plastic. The Grammy-nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet is heading to New Zealand to play here for the first time, and in another first they'll be performing a specially commissioned piece created for them and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. A quarter of the quartet Justin DeHart moved to Christchurch for a Music Lecturer job at the University of Canterbury...

Duration:00:09:45

The interesting and slightly unusual world of Bruckner

9/12/2019
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What makes Bruckner so interesting? Wellington Chamber Orchestra conductor Michael Vinten explains more.

Duration:00:33:34

Tudor Consort's “The Patterns of Time”

9/10/2019
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Tudor Consort questions the patterns of time.

Duration:00:42:08

Viktoria’s fear and freedom

9/9/2019
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Fear and the drive for freedom are behind the success of famed Russian violinist Viktoria Mullova, who’s performing in Auckland this week.

Duration:00:31:11

Tony Chen Lin on tour

9/8/2019
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New Zealand pianist Tony Chen Lin is touring the country for Chamber Music New Zealand. He talks with David Morriss about visiting small town NZ.

Duration:00:19:28

School of Rock rocks Auckland

9/8/2019
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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit Broadway musical School of Rock opened at the Civic in Auckland last week. A couple of the stars pop by to explain why the musical is rocking Auckland.

Duration:00:12:23

Famed pianist brings versatility to NZ

9/3/2019
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French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie has been described as one of the world’s most versatile pianists.

Duration:00:30:41

Pasifika myths told through song

9/2/2019
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The story of Maui is coming alive in Canterbury primary schools in the coming weeks thanks to a new theatre collaboration.

Duration:00:13:23

Classical music and kapa haka combine for world première

9/1/2019
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Classical music and kapa haka combine this week in Rotorua and Hamilton.

Duration:00:19:25

The highs and lows of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

8/29/2019
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Austrian-New Zealand bass Anthony Robin Schneider gives Clarissa Dunn an insider's view on the challenges of singing the bass part in Beethoven's Choral Symphony.

Duration:00:18:48

The Big Sing Finale: What the judges are listening for

8/27/2019
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The finale of The Big Sing competition is taking place in Dunedin this week and the judges will be listening hard.

Duration:00:16:43

The Kugels on the road

8/26/2019
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Klezmer band The Kugels get ready for their New Zealand tour.

Duration:00:25:11

Jacqueline Coats awarded 2019 Pettman Dare Fellowship

8/25/2019
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Jacqueline Coats has been awarded the 2019 Pettman Dare Fellowship, travelling to the UK to work with Opera North and study at the University of Leeds.

Duration:00:21:52

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa: Theatre renamed after soprano great

8/24/2019
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The Aotea Centre is renaming its ASB theatre after our most famous opera singer and first-ever Grammy award winner, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

Duration:00:12:00

More inclusive version of ‘Rigoletto’ challenges violence against women

8/22/2019
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Wellington opera company Eternity Opera has created a more inclusive version of ‘Rigoletto’ to address modern day views.

Duration:00:29:09

The fart heard around the world: how an Australian musician's fart went viral

8/22/2019
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When an Australian musician recorded his fart on his phone he had no idea it would become an educational talking point for music students all around the world. His 7-tone fart was so unique, he turned it into a symphony and it went viral.

Duration:00:08:13

The colourful organ

8/20/2019
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Not many of us would consider the organ to be colourful, but that’s exactly how touring organist Benjamin Sheen describes his instrument of choice. He’s performing with the APO this week and chats with David Morriss about his colourful world.

Duration:00:21:22

Southern history told through music

8/19/2019
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The story of settlers of the south will be told through music this week thanks to the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

Duration:00:25:35