Upbeat for Thursday 17 December 2015
Jonathan Alver is the Director of the Wanganui Opera School which runs every January. He talks about the new tutors coming this summer and the visit of Dame Kiri te Kanawa..
Christopher Marshall previews his 21st season producing his own series of chamber music concerts in Christchurch. The last two concerts of Christopher's Classics 2016 will be in the new venue The Piano concluding with Affetto early music ensemble.
Concerto Italiano is one of Europe's finest baroque ensembles. Led by Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano make its debut here during the New Zealand Festival in March performing Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610; their recording of this work won Concerto Italiano a Gramophone award.