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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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Clarissa Dunn spoke with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra CEO Gretchen La Roche about her votes in Settling the Score 2016 one of which was Mendelssohn's overture 'Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage'.
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The NZSO's Principal Timpanist Larry Reese spoke with Clarissa Dunn about the three works he voted for in Settling the Score 2016.
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More than 250 students will fill the grounds at the stadium in Wellington next week to be part of Shakespeare & Henry Live at the Stadium! Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ will also be live-streaming the students, who will make up the English and French armies as they perform scenes from Henry V. Dawn Sanders explains how much preparation has gone into something of this magnitude.
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What do you call a bassoon that weighs nearly six kilograms and is more than two meters long? “Bassoon-osaurus”, of course. That’s the new name affectionately given to the new baroque contrabassoon now residing at Pinchgut Opera in Sydney. Simon Rickard explains the ins and outs of handling such a large beast.
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Earlier this week, Frederick Jones was named the winner of the New Zealand Aria competition in Rotorua, taking out the $20,000 Dame Malvina Major Foundation sponsored first prize. It’s the latest in the string of successes for the tenor who has exciting opportunities ahead.
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Actor and comedian Kura Forrester is part of the new play Perplex, which has its New Zealand debut next week at Silo Theatre. Written by German playwright Marius von Mayenburg, it features an elk, Nietzsche and a Nazi, a character who morphs into a volcano and nude discussions of Darwin. Kura chats about comedy, creating characters and clown school.
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The 200kg Ferns - an iconic Wellington sculpture - has been missing from the heart of Civic Square since June. It was removed because of metalwork fatigue. Wellington Sculpture Trust’s Sue Elliott explains what’s going on with the iconic artwork.
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New Zealand Tenor Amitai Pati, who won the 2012 Lexus Song Quest and is one third of Sol3 Mio, is one of four new Adler Fellows joining San Francisco Opera in 2017. He explains the road to the fellowship, what he’s learnt in 2016 during the Merola Program and looks ahead to Christmas and New Year.
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An exhibition to mark 50 years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship opens at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery this weekend, featuring works from 49 fellows including the likes of Michael Illingworth, Graham Sydney, Fiona Pardington and Miranda Parks. Curator Priscilla Pitt explains how the eclectic mix of 90 works is a reflection of New Zealand life and culture.
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She’s only 18, but she’s already recorded and released her first album and is about to tour the country for the first time with her country and folk tunes. Candice Milner hails from Lyttelton and plays live for Upbeat from the Christchurch studio.
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