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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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In the latest episode Upbeat producer Zoë George gets Virginia Kennard to bare all regarding life drawing classes. What would possess someone to volunteer to be a life drawing model? If you are an artist, is it alright to talk during class? And what happens if you draw something not to scale?
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This is international choral music's most prestigious event - its world showcase - and places among the 24 featured choirs and 30 presenters are highly sought-after.
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Auckland Art Gallery is searching for hidden portraits of Maori chiefs and pakeha leaders by Gottfried Lindauer. Curator of Maori Art Nigel Borell explains why these portraits are so important, what it means for New Zealand history, and how to tell the difference between a Lindauer and a Goldie.
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Loved Australian star of long running TV soap Home and Away, Ray Meagher talks to Zoë George about sliding from the silver screen to the stage for the New Zealand season of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert where he plays Bob the Mechanic. He shines the spotlight on where his famous Alf Stewart catch-phrases come from, what happens when he's back stage and how he keeps his stamina up at 72.
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Young Russian classical guitarist Vladimir Gorbach has won more than 10 of the most important international competitions and is nothing short of a magician with the breadth of scintillating music he can breath life into. He's toured virtually everywhere and is now also half of Duo Cologne with Goran Krivokapic.
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New Zealand violinist Benjamin Morrison has been a member of the Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras for over a year. He tells us about the process of first proving your skills over an extended audition period before becoming eligible to apply for membership of one of the top orchestras on earth.
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The story of the Little Mermaid is being retold in a new way at the Court Theatre these school holidays. Playwright Allison Horsley has intertwined the Maori myth Pania of the Reef with Hans Christian Andersen's story to create something with a uniquely New Zealand flavour. It features original music performed by three actors, including Jane Leonard.
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New Zealand Opera's La traviata opened last night in Christchurch. Francis Yapp critiques the story of love, sacrifice and heartbreak, with soprano Madeleine Pierard making her debt as courtesan Violetta, Enea Scala as Alfredo and baritone Phillip Rhodes as his father Giorgio Germont.
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Wairua Sinfonietta Conductor Elizabeth Lau draws on old friends and new for a Winter Soirée Fundraiser Concert. Yuka Eguchi and Matthew Cave are guest Concert Master and Double Bass soloist for this special event. Yuka is used to throwing herself into new situations: she's one of the leading Concert Masters in Japan but has left her comfortable life behind to become assistant Concert Master of New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
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A new collaboration between the Hamilton Civic Choir and the University of Waikato School of Music is allowing young voices to soar. Students of Dame Malvina Major's vocal program gain experience performing with the choir and orchestra, and in turn the choir and musicians benefit from working with top soloists. Sally Rosenberg explains more.
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