Upbeat for Monday 14 March 2016
Musicologist Dr Nancy November from the School of Music at the University of Auckland has been awarded a Marsden Fund grant to investigate the social role of chamber music in 1800s Vienna. The grant worth $580,000 will fund the first in-depth contextual study of chamber music in Beethoven's time and examine why so many leading composers of the day have been forgotten.
Deirdre Tarrant reviews Australian dance company Chunky Move's Complexity of Belonging, running as part of the New Zealand Festival in Wellington
Complexity of Belonging is a collaboration between director/writer Falk Richter and Chunky Move's Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk.
New Zealand tenor Jonathan Abernethy tells us about his exciting debut last week for Opera Australia in a lead role. Jonathan was half through his dinner when the understudy received a call to get down to the Opera House pronto to take over from leading man Nikhil Navkal who had fallen during the show.