Upbeat for Friday 18 March 2016
1pm Nixon in China review by Claire Scholes
Claire Scholes reviews the New Zealand premiere of John Adams’ Nixon in China by Opera New Zealand with Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra. The opera is part of the Auckland Arts Festival. It features New Zealand singers Simon O’Neill and Madeleine Pierard as Chairman Mao and Pat Nixon with Barry Ryan playing Richard Nixon and Hye Jung Lee as Madame Mao.
1.15 Deirdre Tarant reviews Pina Bausch dance company
Deirdre Tarant reviews the work of dance visionary Pina Bausch and her company Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. It’s the first time this company has appeared in New Zealand. The company is performing a double bill of Café Muller and The Rite of Spring, classic works from the 1970s.
1.30 Uri Caine
New York pianist and composer Uri Caine is on tour for Chamber Music New Zealand with New Zealand String Quartet. He’ll be reimagining the likes of Schubert, Beethoven and Bach, and will be presenting two of his own pieces.