Upbeat for Friday 22 April 2016
1pm Simon Bowden
Executive Director of The Arts Foundation, Simon Bowden talks about the success of its crowdfunding website Boosted with $2 million raised for New Zealand arts.
1.20 Peter Hoar
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Welcome Maestro concert is reviewed by Peter Hoar. New Music Director Giordano Bellincampi conducts Ligeti Atmospheres, Mozart Symphony 40 and Strauss Ein Heldenleben
1.40 Elizabeth Kerr
Elizabeth Kerr reviews the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra concert Spirit of Anzac: Voices from the Field conducted by Hamish McKeich. It features music by Australian Frederick Septimus Kelly and Englishman George Butterworth, who both died during the 1916 Battle of the Somme. And a rare performance of Ross Harris' Symphony No 2 featuring soprano Madeleine Pierard.