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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

Compassion at the heart of CSO 2020 season

10/21/2019
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The events of March 15 are central to the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra's 2020 season.

Duration:00:34:52

The many strings to Amalia Hall's bow

10/17/2019
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Violinist Amalia Hall on performing the Barber Violin Concerto with Orchestra Wellington and her recent concerts with NZTrio.

Duration:00:27:53

Andalusian flamenco comes to Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

10/15/2019
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Australian dancer Roshanne Wijeyeratne has Sri Lankan heritage but has become a passionate advocate for Andalusian flamenco. She is running flamenco workshops in Auckland before bringing her show Ida Y Vuelta to Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival.

Duration:00:12:56

This Time it’s Personal: Louis Baker on the music of Chopin

10/15/2019
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NZ soul singer-songwriter Louis Baker still loves the classical music his mum played him as a kid. He’ll be voting in RNZ Concert's classical music countdown Settling the Score, for an old favourite, Chopin.

Duration:00:03:03

Sing it to my face: understanding each other through song

10/14/2019
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Split into three generational groups (under 30s, 30-60s and over 60s) the participants in this community choral event express what they really think of each other - in song.

Duration:00:15:42

Samuel Jacobs, horn player: Sting, Spectre and Strauss

10/13/2019
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Back with the NZSO after a few years in the UK playing with the Royal Philharmonic, horn player Samuel Jacobs talks with David Morriss about some of the projects he's been involved in.

Duration:00:34:07

This Time It's Personal: Jennifer Ward Lealand

10/13/2019
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Actor and director Jennifer Ward Lealand talks about her earliest memory of music in ‘This Time it’s Personal’. In this year's Settling the Score poll, she’ll be voting for Violetta’s aria “Croce e delizia” from Verdi's La Traviata which made a big impression on her as a child.

Duration:00:10:19

Drax Project's Shaan Singh on the Bach Cello Suites

10/9/2019
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When Shaan Singh of Wellington indie-pop group Drax Project needs inspiration, he turns to 16th century German composer, Johann Sebastian Bach.

Duration:00:04:27

The duelling guitars

10/8/2019
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Guitar duo Jane Curry and Owen Moriarty have just released a new album. They chat about the recording process, their recent tour with the NZ Guitar Quartet and their nerdy obsession with their nails.

Duration:00:47:18

Joy Cowley shares the music that thrills her

10/8/2019
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Music lover Joy Cowley chooses her favourite piece of classical music and tells us about the pleasure she gets from Debussy’s ‘Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun’.

Duration:00:14:36

Award winning guitarist Molly Tuttle is coming to Auckland

10/7/2019
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Guitarist and songwriter Molly Tuttle will plays her first ever New Zealand show on Sunday October 13th, as part of the Americana Fest at the Tuning Fork in Auckland. She spoke with Elliott Childs about playing music with her family and the many different styles of guitar picking.

Duration:00:16:36

64 years between visits but HK Gruber will never forget Wellington

10/6/2019
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Composer HK Gruber talks to David Morriss about returning to New Zealand for the first time since 1955 when he toured here singing in the Vienna Boys’ Choir. This time he's here to conduct the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and to sing in his most famous work Frankenstein!! which has the players take up toy instruments.

Duration:00:41:52

New commission ‘Tectonic Impact’ to be performed by NZTrio

10/2/2019
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If your idea of a piano trio is that of restrained elegance, possibly a bit on the stuffy side, then you’re definitely not thinking of NZTrio, especially this week when the trio will be making an impact with a new commission from Martin Lodge titled ‘Tectonic Impact’.

Duration:00:18:56

SOUNZ Contemporary winner announced at Silver Scrolls 2019

10/2/2019
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Michael Norris has won the 2019 SOUNZ Contemporary Award for a third time with ‘Sama’ a concerto for violin and orchestra. The award recognises compositions demonstrating outstanding levels of creativity and inspiration

Duration:00:06:07

Ex-pat New Zealand conductor Holly Mathieson returns for NZ Opera's The Turn of the Screw

10/1/2019
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NZ-born Holly Mathieson returns to conduct an all-Kiwi cast in NZ Opera's production Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw.

Duration:00:28:04

Expat opera star Madeleine Pierard returns home

9/28/2019
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Dramatic coloratura soprano and astute businesswoman Madeleine Pierard has returned home from London to perform in NZ Opera's new production of The Turn of the Screw.

Duration:00:15:32

Carlos Acosta - Cuban ballet star

9/27/2019
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From the slums of Havana to the world's greatest stages, acclaimed ballet dancer and choreographer Carlos Acosta has led an extraordinary life. He has danced with the English National Ballet, National Ballet of Cuba, The Royal Ballet, and in January will become the artistic director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Yuli, a film based on his autobiography No Way Home sold out screenings during this year's International Film Festival and will open on general release around New Zealand next...

Duration:00:24:45

Live session: Double Forte

9/26/2019
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What do you get if you combine a Juilliard trained musician who works with some of the best orchestras on Broadway with one of New Zealand’s leading musical theatre men? Double Forte who came to perform live for RNZ Music.

Duration:00:30:05

NZ Secondary Students’ Choir on Tour

9/25/2019
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The New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir is just about to embark on a tour around the South Island. Music Director Sue Densem explains how much work is involved in getting the choir tour ready.

Duration:00:20:45

In-demand Kiwi conductor Tianyi Lu brings the music to life

9/24/2019
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Vulnerability, accessibility and psychology is what drives Kiwi conductor Tianyi Lu who is home to conduct the APO.

Duration:00:37:15