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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

What makes the BBC Proms so special?

8/18/2019
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Here at RNZ Concert we are in the middle of our BBC Proms season, so we decided to get the inside scoop from BBC Proms Director David Pickard on why the Proms is so special.

Duration:00:24:06

Lazarus String Quartet on tour

8/15/2019
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The Lazarus String Quartet is about to embark on a tour of New Zealand.

Duration:00:26:50

Beethoven's symphonies: why you need to hear them

8/13/2019
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Dr Hamish Robb explains why Beethoven's symphonies are just as relevant today as when they were first performed.

Duration:00:42:09

Accordion star James Crabb and his eclectic musical tastes

8/13/2019
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Scottish accordionist James Crabb is a world authority on Piazzolla's tango music, a lover of folk music and a champion of new music for the accordion.

Duration:00:18:39

NZSO Shed Series review

8/11/2019
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NZSO's latest Shed Series concert 'Sinfonietta' proves to be the most intellectually challenging of the series for reviewer Hadyn Green but a winner thanks to Conductor Hamish McKeich's thorough explanations.

Duration:00:34:47

APO and Wu Man deliver a night of imaginative music

8/8/2019
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Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Reimagined concert lived up to its title for reviewer Peter Hoar, with music from ancient China to the 1990s delivered in effortless style.

Duration:00:24:59

Jennifer Stumm and the power of the viola

8/6/2019
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Jennifer Stumm is a viola virtuoso with a career to prove it. She's also committed to breaking down barriers to classical music. Jennifer runs a Latin American festival which gives young players opportunities they would not otherwise have had. It's become a modern model for 21st century creativity and efficient artist-led advancement of diverse talent.

Duration:00:36:03

The wonder of Wu Man and the Pipa

8/5/2019
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APO soloist and Pip virtuoso Wu Man talks about and plays her instrument which dates back more than 2,000 years. She's been its biggest advocate for several decades, helping the pipa find a place in multiple genre. She is here to play the Pipa Concerto written for her by Lou Harrison.

Duration:00:31:48

Sixteen Strings wins NZCT Chamber Music Contest

8/4/2019
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Wellington string quartet Sixteen Strings has won the NZCT annual chamber music contest Grand Final held in Auckland over the weekend.

Duration:00:21:05

Opera Otago singers delight in The Mikado

8/4/2019
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Dunedin singers soprano Clare Barton and tenor James Adams talk about the fun of performing Gilbert and Sullivan’s satiric opera The Mikado.

Duration:00:15:06

Former RNZ Concert Manager Helen Young has died

8/2/2019
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Helen Young, a former manager of RNZ Concert and a tremendous advocate for New Zealand performers and composers died on Friday in Auckland aged 93.

Duration:00:13:37

Trumpeter takes on leadership of the Wellington Youth Orchestra

8/1/2019
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Mark Carter is well-known as sub-principal trumpet in the NZSO, and now he’s also Music Director of the Wellington Youth Orchestra. He talks about his plans for developing the young players.

Duration:00:21:31

Music, Art and Robots

7/31/2019
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Marc Taddei, Music Director of Orchestra Wellington, discusses the August 2nd concert 'Pictures at an Exhibition' which blends the musical and visual arts together and includes the live creation of a painting, thanks to a robot.

Duration:00:30:17

Bianca Andrew finds her feet at Frankfurt Opera

7/30/2019
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New Zealand mezzo soprano Bianca Andrew is back home this winter to sing with Stroma New Music Ensemble and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. She talks about her new position as a member of the company at Frankfurt Opera. This week she's busy preparing to sing the folk songs of 20th-century Italian composer Luciano Berio with Stroma in Wellington on 1 August.

Duration:00:32:41

What to do when your bow breaks mid-performance

7/29/2019
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Just imagine your bow breaking mid-performance. That's what happened to touring cellist Lev Sivkov while performing with the CSO. He describes what happened and how he brought Elgar's music back to life.

Duration:00:27:01

From composing to computers with Barry Vercoe

7/28/2019
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Barry Vercoe is a New-Zealand-born composer you may not have heard of – at least as far as composing goes. But in the field of computer audio, he’s something of a legendary figure.

Duration:00:15:47

2013 Wallace Piano Comp winner back in town

7/28/2019
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2013 Wallace National Piano Competition winner Jason Bae is back in the country performing in Wellington tonight and Auckland next week.

Duration:00:33:41

APO joins Beatles music revolution

7/24/2019
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The music of The Beatles is getting an orchestral make-over this weekend thanks to the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

Duration:00:14:44

Getting loud with contemporary music

7/23/2019
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A new collective is dedicated to making contemporary chamber music more accessible. Violinist Mark Menzies and percussionist Justin DeHart of the cLoud Collective explain more.

Duration:00:26:37

Roar of a Thousand Tigers a fitting name for Sir Edmund symphony

7/21/2019
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Composer Gareth Farr describes how he turned the Kiwi spirit of adventure into a symphony. The specially commissioned piece celebrating Sir Edmund Hillary and his ascent of Everest has its world première this week in Christchurch.

Duration:00:35:19