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RNZ: Upbeat
Radio New Zealand
Keeping you in tune with music and the arts, with host David Morriss
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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.
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New Zealand Opera's General Director Stuart Maunder is leaving the company after four years at the helm. He tells Eva Radich about his time in NZ and where he's off to next.
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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 today.
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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.
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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.
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[image:138617:full] New Zealand guitarist Paul Bosauder plays flamenco with true Iberian passion.  Paul has returned from Andalusia in Southern Spain where he lives to tour the country. Paul did a one-off performance live on Nights on RNZ National with Bryan Crump  recently to coincide with his debut album release. He talked with Bryan about the history of flamenco...and played some of his own original material.
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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 Michael Fowler Centre car park instead.
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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 Maori 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 and its scope and whether Lilburn’s search for tradition has come to pass.
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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
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Piano duo Anderson and Roe are motivated by their passion to make classical music a relevant force in today's society. Greg and Elizabeth play with an explosive energy on a single keyboard. They have a global audience of listeners watching their music-films and videos on social media. Greg and Elizabeth discuss their Chamber Music New Zealand tour in March where they pair Bernstein and The Beatles, Gluck and John Adams, Stravinsky and Leonard Cohen with some tango thrown to complete the experience.
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