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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

“Comic tour-de-force” makes NZSO debut

12/4/2019
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Bass-baritone Hadleigh Adams has gone from humble beginnings in Palmerston North to performing with major orchestras around the world. He returns home for the first time in 11 years and will make his New Zealand Symphony Orchestra debut this week singing in Handel’s ‘Messiah’.

Duration:00:34:11

Eve de Castro-Robinson: from “sonic artist” to world leading composer

12/3/2019
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Dr Eve de Castro-Robinson is one of this country’s leading composers and composition educators. She’s putting her books away having announced her retirement from teaching after 25 years. She talks about her career, her compositions and what’s next.

Duration:00:42:08

Five Faves with Sir Roger Hall

12/2/2019
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2020 is going to be another busy year for Sir Roger Hall. New Zealand’s most successful playwright plays his favourite tunes and tells us about his upcoming world première.

Duration:00:44:13

Orchestra Wellington celebrates The Great Romantic in 2020

12/1/2019
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Orchestra Wellington has just announced its 2020 season. It celebrates a great romantic with big tunes and rich harmonies.

Duration:00:23:29

Gisborne International Music Competition starts today

12/1/2019
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All this week talented young musicians will be giving their all at the Gisborne International Music Competition.

Duration:00:13:55

Roger Wilson: celebrating 50 years in the New Zealand opera scene

11/28/2019
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Monarchs, priests, soldiers and enraged fathers - just some of the many roles baritone Roger Wilson has played in his opera career so far.

Duration:00:33:21

Making opera accessible to all

11/26/2019
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Opera can be an acquired taste but opening it up to those who might approach it with trepidation is the ethos behind Wanderlust Opera.

Duration:00:38:45

Sing New Zealand – the story of choral music in Aotearoa

11/25/2019
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The history of choral music in New Zealand has been documented in a new book Sing New Zealand – the story of choral music in Aotearoa by Dr Guy Jansen, who died earlier this year. His daughter, Nicola Kiver, is in New Zealand for the launch of this important book.

Duration:00:33:51

Jazz superstar returns to NZ

11/21/2019
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Legendary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny is set to make just his second NZ appearance, at the 2020 Auckland Arts Festival.

Duration:00:17:02

Pat Metheny full interview

11/21/2019
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Nick Tipping's full interview with jazz guitarist Pat Metheny.

Duration:00:30:51

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

Queen and Coldplay are the new Beethoven and Mozart

11/16/2019
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The likes of ABBA, Queen and Coldplay should now be put on the same pedestal of the world's greatest classical composers according to a new study published in the Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain journal.

Duration:00:28:09

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