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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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Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti is back playing with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. This time, she performs Brahms' Double Concerto for Violin and Cello with German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich. Nicola and Leonard discuss the pressures of having both a creative and personal relationship and how that impacts on their performance of Brahms' intimate Double Concerto. The couple will play the work in eight centres around the country with new NZSO music director Edo de Waart.
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New Zealand composer and instrument builder Phil Dadson takes us on a meander through his latest sound walk along the new Te Whau Pathway in Kelston. Sounding the Whau combines the sounds of nature with traditional and some of Phil's experimental instruments.
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Naxos Record label founder German entrepreneur Klaus Heymann discusses being a world leader in digital music streaming and looks ahead to how we will consume, purchase and listen to music in the future.
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New Zealand violinist Amalia Hall on her recent win at the 64th Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition Overseas Award.
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Acoustic blues and roots Melbourne guitarist Nick Charles is in Wellington for the New Zealand launch of his new album The River Flows which has already received high praise in Australia. The finger picker plays a few tunes live in the studio and talks about touring New Zealand, Australia and the United States.
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Violinist Michael Barenboim is in Auckland to perform Schoenberg's Violin Concerto in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's concert called 'Degenerate'. The works by Mendelssohn, Stravinsky and Schoenberg were all banned by the Third Reich, which would've made this concert illegal in 1940s Germany. Michael Barenboim talks with Eva Radich.
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Stepping into the spotlight are Hannah Smith and Ralph McCubbin Howell the brains behind the theatre company Trick of the Light. The company are presenting the show Beards! Beards! Beards! at Bats Theatre before heading off to the Brighton Fringe Festival.
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Edo de Waart opens his tenure as Music Director of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, with Swedish mezzo soprano Charlotte Hellekant and a host of singers. Peter Hoar reviews the epic 100 minute journey as de Waart puts his stamp on the orchestra at Friday's opening concert in Auckland.
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This Saturday is the world premiere of Erebus, a musical memorial of the 1979 civil aviation disaster. Composed by David Hamilton, Erebus takes the audience through the excitement as the passengers embark on an adventure; however jubilation turns to grief when tragedy strikes. Baritone Te Oti Rakena plays the pilot.
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Orchestra Wellington Music Director Marc Taddei has a new job to add to his resume. He's just been appointed Music Director of the Vallejo Symphony Orchestra. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area and one of the oldest orchestras in California. topics] music, politics
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