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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

Organ rising from the rubble

2/21/2018
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Canterbury organist Martin Setchell gives the inaugural recital on an organ that’s more than 100 years old. He explains how the instrument survived the February 22nd earthquake even though the church crumbled around it, why it was important to save it, and how the latest technology has being integrated into the restored organ..

Duration:00:28:00

Favourite daughter helps celebrate CSO’s 60th

2/21/2018
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The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 60th anniversary on Saturday. Violinist Natalia Lomeiko, who’s been a soloist with the CSO since she was seventeen, will play Bruch's romantic Violin Concerto. She speaks to Eva Radich about the joy of being back home with the orchestra where it all began for her

Duration:00:31:35

Hemingway’s first novel and decadent lifestyle on stage

2/20/2018
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John Collins, founder and director of experimental theatre group Elevator Repair Service, talks about The Select (The Sun Also Rises). It’s a unique adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s classic first novel, complete with a stage littered with liquor bottles, a story ranging from the bistros of Paris to the running of the bulls in Pamplona, and a word-for-word delivery of Hemingway’s original text.

Duration:00:22:29

Composer John Young brings Spirit to CSO

2/19/2018
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Electroacoustic New Zealand composer John Young has written a fanfare to open the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra’s 60th birthday season on Saturday. His new work Spirit tells a true story of love and loss in Italy during WWII.

Duration:00:12:29

A New Zealand Partita

2/19/2018
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Pianist Stephen De Pledge brings alive new pieces written by seven Kiwi composers who were inspired by JS Bach’s Partita no. 3 in A minor. He discusses how this 18th-century musical form has been reimagined for the 21st century.

Duration:00:45:49

The Piano en Pointe

2/18/2018
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[thumbnail:141495:full] Jiří and Otto Bubeníček talk about their ballet vision for the film The Piano. The new full-length work tells the story of Ada McGrath and her daughter Flora set to a score that depicts New Zealand’s isolation and desolation.

Duration:00:35:01

Jazz – 1920s dancing, music and sex in NZ

2/15/2018
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Dr Aleisha Ward explains the evolution of the Charleston, where the word “jazz” comes from, the history of the flappers and what 1920s New Zealand was all about.

Duration:00:28:13

Upbeat for Thursday 15 Feb

2/14/2018
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French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet discusses the composers who have influenced him, from Bartok and Beethoven in his youth to Debussy as an adult.

Duration:00:35:36

Upbeat for Wednesday Feb 14

2/13/2018
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Film maker Reiner Moritz explores the life and times of composer, conductor and cultural politician Pierre Boulez.

Duration:00:59:21

Opera’s such a drag…

2/12/2018
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Drag Queens combine with New Zealand Opera to celebrate the colourful and fascinating life of a legendary Aucklander Peter Taylor.

Duration:00:34:43

Review: NZSO musical movie magic

2/11/2018
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The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra launched its first tour of 2018 on Friday night in fine fashion. Upbeat producer Zoë George reviews the music from the movies.

Duration:00:40:52

Festival Opera’s Anna Pierard’s five favourites

2/8/2018
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Festival Opera founder Anna Pierard took time out of her busy Madame Butterfly schedule to discuss some of her favourite pieces of music.

Duration:00:55:13

Jordi Savall’s musical time machine

2/7/2018
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Viol player Jordi Savall is taking the audience time travelling during the New Zealand Festival. He explains how he bridges the gap between old and new and how music is capable of transcending cultures, continents and history.

Duration:00:25:24

Tama Waipara: Love Me As I Am

2/5/2018
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It's ten years since the early death of prolific singer song-writer Mahinarangi Tocker. Mahinarangi composed more than 1000 songs exploring identity and aroha, many of them written in Te Reo Maori. Auckland Arts Festival celebrates her work with a show called Love Me As I Am directed by Tama Waipara and including several generations of artists, Maori and Pakeha. Tama met her when he was studying classical clarinet and talks about why her legacy is so strong, especially for Maori artists of...

Duration:00:31:10

NZSO’s Hamish McKeich’s top picks for 2018

2/4/2018
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The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is shaking things up in the hopes of attracting new audiences to classical music. NZSO conductor Hamish McKeich chooses five diverse pieces that will be on offer from the Orchestra this year.

Duration:00:41:44

What’s up with Upbeat

2/4/2018
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Explore the new shape of Upbeat with host David Morriss and Eva Radich. Find out what’s happening, how you can engage with the great stories we’re telling and what it means for the future.

Duration:00:12:08

The Pick of Strings

1/22/2018
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[image:138617:full] We kick off Monday night with dose of Iberian passion. Flamenco Guitarist, Paul Bosauder has returned from Spain and joins us for a special extended interview ahead of his NZ tour and debut album release to talk about life, guitars, flamenco...and to play us a few tunes.

Duration:00:35:37

Contentious car park studio

12/17/2017
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The strained relationship between the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the New Zealand School of Dance didn’t affect Wellington City Council’s decision for relocating the national ballet company. The Council has cancelled its plan to upgrade Te Whaea National Dance and Drama Centre to accommodate the RNZB while its home in the St James Theatre is being earthquake strengthened next year. WCC’s Richard McLean explains why the Council will spend $2.5 million on a temporary ballet studio on the...

Duration:00:07:39

What is New Zealand Music?

12/14/2017
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VUP has published a new book: Searches for Tradition: Essay on New Zealand Music, Past and Present, edited by Michael Brown and Samantha Owens. The book covers a huge range of perspectives about what “tradition” means in the NZ music context, with chapters on the evolution of Jazz, Classical, Colonial and Māori music. At its heart is the search for an intrinsically New Zealand music that Douglas Lilburn was so anxious to establish. Editors Michael Brown and Samantha Owens discuss the book...

Duration:00:27:23

University of Waikato confirms Music Job Losses

12/14/2017
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The University of Waikato has confirmed job cuts in its Music School. The university underwent three rounds of consultation throughout the year, with the number of fulltime positions finalised recently. Upbeat has been told pre-enrolments for many areas within Music are up… so why the cuts to full time jobs? Acting Dean of the faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Professor Allison Kirkman explains more

Duration:00:14:43

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