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RNZ: Upbeat
Radio New Zealand
What's going on in the world of music and the arts? 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.
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Co-founder of the Stroma new music ensemble previews their Auckland and Wellington performances of The Mirror of Time part 3 which features contemporary New Zealand works alongside historic and ancient compositions.
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Wellington based Jazz trumpeter on his recently released his debut CD "The Cut". The album was recorded in Montreal at McGill University where French was completing his Master's degree in Jazz.
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Peter reviews the NZSO's complete Beethoven Symphony cycle which they performed in Wellington from the 12-15 of June.
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Lexus Sonquest adjudicator and Radio NZ Concert producer announce the finalists and listeners choice for the 2014 competition. The finalists arte Bianca Andrew, Edward Laurenson, Isabella Moore, Oliver Sewell, Christian Thurston and Benson Wilson. The Radio NZ Concert Listener's Choice winner is Madison Nonoa. The final will take place in Auckland on Saturday July 26.
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Upbeat blues contributor looks at the work of Howlin' Wolf. Born Chester Arthur Burnett in 1910, Howlin' Wolf was influential American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player.
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NZ clarinettist performing Webers Clarinet Concerto No 2 with the Waikato Symphony Orchestra this weekend. Nathaniel won this year's Waikato University Concerto Competition and placed third in the NZ National Concerto Competition
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Peter reviews the first Wellington concert of the NZSO's Beethoven Symphony Cycle. Last night's concert featured Symphonies 1, 2 and 3.
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Philip Norman: Christchurch Music Centre Music spokesperson on the Christchurch Music Centre Trust comments on yesterday's good news announcement by Prime Minister John Key that the government would buy the land for the new performing arts precinct planned for the central city.
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Local clarinettist releases his new CD Clarinet Treasures. Mark is back home in Christchurch briefly from his home in Sydney where he's been based for many years. "Hidden Treasures" features music from English composers that he has discovered by trawling through sheet music shops or from composers he has met.
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Simon explores the Spectral works of composers including Magnus Lindberg, Tristan Murail and Iannis Xenakis. Spectralism was developed in the 1970's through the examination of the timbral qualities of music using computer technology and then using the findings as a basis for compostition.
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