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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

Three Kiwis Dame Kiri turned into stars

11/19/2019
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Tonight there’s a star-studded gala to celebrate the naming of the Kiri Te Kanawa theatre at the Aotea Centre. On stage are three performers whose lives have been touched by New Zealand’s greatest opera export.

Duration:00:26:57

The stark reality of being an opera performer

11/18/2019
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Opera might seem like a glamorous vocation, however performers train for years before even stepping onto the stage. Operatic export Martin Snell is back in New Zealand to perform but knows all too well how difficult the opera world can be.

Duration:00:41:16

From small town NZ to Broadway's bright lights

11/14/2019
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Hayden Tee is one of New Zealand’s most successful musical theatre exports. He's just released a new album and is back home to perform in Les Miserables. The humble, and entertaining leading man talks about his new album Face to Face, his small town heritage and working with a 64 piece orchestra.

Duration:00:24:28

Bringing jazz musicians together

11/12/2019
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The New Zealand jazz community is about to get a lot better connected with the launch of Jazz Aotearoa.

Duration:00:10:52

NZ Opera not serving up “the same old cat food” in 2020

11/11/2019
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“If we serve up the same old cat food, then no one gets to taste anything different,” says New Zealand Opera’s General Director Thomas de Mallet Burgess, who announced the 2020 season today.

Duration:00:27:24

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs with local musicians at free Christchurch event

11/11/2019
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Yo-Yo Ma performs with New Zealand artists in an extraordinary event on the banks of the Ōtākaro/Avon River in Christchurch to celebrate the way water connects us.

Duration:00:15:25

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