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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

Music tells the story of ‘New Beginnings’ for the Polish Children of Pahiatua

11/10/2019
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Music will tell the story of the 733 Polish children and their caregivers who sought refuge in Pahiatua during the Second World War.

Duration:00:22:35

99.9 percent of a musican's job is to listen

11/7/2019
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"The joy of performing is listening," says violinist Jennifer Koh, in New Zealand to play Esa-Pekka Salonen's Violin Concerto with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Duration:00:30:21

A Festival Feast

11/6/2019
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The Auckland Arts Festival has named its line-up for 2020. It brings together the weird, the wonderful, the musical and the “mad”.

Duration:00:21:31

Comic, crazy and sublime: NZ Barok's The Enchanted Forest

11/5/2019
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A Spanish nobleman attacking a windmill; birdsong; drunken soldiers singing folk songs - just some of the musical depictions in NZ Barok's final concert of 2019.

Duration:00:29:31

Claire Cowan's fairy tale composition

11/4/2019
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The Royal New Zealand Ballet, for the first time, has commissioned a female composer to write a full length ballet. For composer Claire Cowan it's a fairy tale composition.

Duration:00:22:15

Unity at the core of commemorative concert

11/3/2019
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Unity is at the core of a performance marking Kristallnacht in Wellington this week.

Duration:00:31:38

Natural trumpets star in “All The Pleasures”

10/31/2019
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Natural trumpets will tingle the senses at this weekend’s Queen’s Closet concert “All The Pleasures” in Wellington.

Duration:00:38:27

Royal New Zealand Navy Band to mark Remembrance Day

10/29/2019
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Next week the Royal New Zealand Navy Band will present ‘Remember’, a concert paying tribute to New Zealand’s past and present.

Duration:00:30:17

Review: Quatuor Ébène

10/28/2019
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Famed French quartet Quatuor Ébène brought Beethoven to life in a "really delicious" performance. Reviewer Elizabeth Kerr was there.

Duration:00:28:25

Epsom Girls ruffle some feathers: The Lark Descending

10/28/2019
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Epsom Girls Grammar School students have mass voted in Settling the Score for the ‘Grand March’ from Verdi’s Aida thereby knocking ‘The Lark Ascending’ by Vaughan Williams off the top perch.

Duration:00:12:05

Renowned French quartet tours NZ

10/24/2019
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Beethoven's string quartets cross cultural divides as Quatuor Ébène performs them around the world.

Duration:00:35:06

Rita Paczian – a woman of influence

10/22/2019
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The Women of Influence New Zealand programme recognises and celebrates women from all walks of life who make a difference in the lives of everyday New Zealanders - Bach Musica's Rita Paczian is one of them.

Duration:00:28:37

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